Golden Gate Fields hosts a seven-race card along the San Francisco Bay area tonight where Fort McHenry takes a massive drop in class in the 10.21 and is a confident selection.
An interesting claimer for the ladies. She’s In Luck & Naomi Fraley are recent winners that are sure to be popular with punters. However, Morning Dave could be one for value hunters & forecast players.
Only having her fifth career start, she should strip fitter for her latest moderate start and should relish this drop to 5f.
The lightly-raced Unchaining Melody is having her third start for Trainer Tim McCanna. It’ll be no surprise to see this mare reverse recent form with Lucky Lager and if she can rekindle the sparkle of her August maiden claimer victory, she’d have a big chance against these.
Perfect Sale won over a mile here in February and has since changed stables. Jack Steiner now applies blinkers as she drops in trip for her treble bid. Emma’s A Beast is very consistent though and could prove a tough nut to crack.
Gregs City Zip is having his first start for Clifford DeLima. He ran well in defeat over course & distance last time out and represents value each-way. Gem State has been beaten favourite a few times in his career and isn’t one to be trusted too easily. Totally Tiger switches here after a solid effort at Santa Anita on Feb 14 and will be very hard to beat.
Aotearoa stayed on well in victory in February, but may struggle to stay in front over this extra half furlong. A chance is taken with the consistent Stocked who went close over course & distance on Feb 6th. Jockey Frank Alvorado has a decent strike rate at this venue too.
Fort McHenry takes on easier opposition after not being disgraced in a $250k race at Santa Anita last time out. Today’s rivals will be like running in slow motion compared to that contest as he makes his second start for Doug O’Neill’s stable.
The gelding is a confident selection to open his account.
Connections have been quick to lower his sights tonight after being well beaten last time out. However, this unexposed filly should go close in a race that lacks strength in depth.
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