Mozano has been competing in better maiden claimers than this down the highway at Gulfstream Park and a repeat of his latest fourth-placed effort ought to be enough to get the job done here.
Cliffy is an interesting newcomer and may emerge as one of the main dangers.
Never Have I Ever is clearly the one to beat here on his best form, but hasn’t looked the same horse since switching barns and may be worth taking on with Game Day Drama. The selection was third following a claim last time and is now the subject of another trainer switch, this one a positive based on his new handler’s numbers.
The maiden in which Sense of Justice finished third at Parx on his debut is proving strong form and he can strike at the second time of asking. His trainer does well with horses returning from breaks, so the 261-day layoff shouldn’t be too much of an issue, and the selection also appears to be working well for this comeback run.
Elijah Anet’s comeback run is worth upgrading considering he set a fast pace before tiring a little on what was his first run in three months. He should strip fitter this time and can come home ahead of Ranger Bob and Starling.
Rookie Season was an impressive comeback winner over course and distance last time but is backing up relatively quickly and could be worth taking on. With that in mind, Criminal may be the one to be with. Best forgiven his last run (on turf), the selection will be suited by a return to dirt and looks the value call.
Plenty of Munny has shown enough in five starts to suggest she’s up to winning a small maiden claimer and can take what isn’t a deep-looking contest. Indellibly has hinted at ability in better races than this and may be the main danger starting out for new connections.
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