This is the second race on the card and a tight market is expected. Not much winning form to go on, but the selection has a winning line of form in this grade back in February when winning pulling away. Has mixed in Grade B and been a little disappointing since returning to this grade.
A return to form can be expected and should get the inside rail early as Trap 1 Cbj Villain makes its debut at the track. That win in February stands out in this race and class is permanent.
Low-grade action next up but Trap 8 O Ya Freckles has to he one of the bets on the card. Just the two runs at the track for his former Gulf runner who ran a cracker latest when finishing second with a flying finish. The winner posted an excellent time and it’s safe to say the selection would have won most Grade J races with that performance.
Drawn in trap 4 in that race she has a much better draw here on the outside. Will take some stopping and will get stronger with each run at the new track.
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Cracking Grade B contest and all eyes will be on Trap 7 Pat C Merlin Joe who is a former Daytona Beach runner. A winner on his last four starts by an average winning distance of five lengths in Grade A, if he takes to the track he will need some holding in Grade B here. Has everything, blistering early pace, and a real strong stayer. Palm Beach should suit him down to the ground.
The trap draw has also worked out well as he is a middle to wide runner so sit back and enjoy.
It’s a real fall from grace for the selection here and to be honest the grader has certainly done his best. A winner of six races, has mixed generally in Grade B and has some impressive wins also in Grade C.
Her rivals have also struggled in this grade and the last time Jay’s Billy Jean ran in the grade which was last December she won as she liked by three lengths. The grader might have a few complaints after this race and don’t expect to see her in Grade D too often.
We’re saving the best until last here. Trap 3 Flying Greyjoy returns to Palm Beach on the back of four races at Gulf. Has mixed with the best here previously and has top-class form in Grade A and also three wins in Grade B.
His last appearance at Palm Beach was back in January when he was very unlucky in running in Grade A and he returns in Grade C. It doesn’t make much sense that he is in this grade and it is a huge drop class. Has a tendency of missing the break, but he would have to fall asleep not to be in the mix here.