Fiery Opal has been performing with credit of late and is now the subject of a positive trainer change having joined the barn for high-percentage operator Dale Bennett. Indian Gulch would be a big danger on his best form but ran a dull race for new connections on his latest start.
Northern ran poorly last time but that effort is best forgiven and he is taken to bounce back to his best in this $6.5k claimer. Main danger Dad’s Yankees made all last time but may get a bit more pace pressure this time around, while Mr Kisses is another to factor in.
Tiz Samurai hasn’t run on turf for a while but has some solid form on the surface and is taken to strike in this $10k claiming contest. Toss will be a big danger if drawing in from the reserve list, though a wide draw may make things a bit tricky.
This looks a weak maiden claimer on the turf, and with that in mind, first-time starter Missandei won’t have to be anything out of the ordinary to make a winning debut.
A decent workout on the surface last month suggests she should take to it, and she can come out on top ahead of likely favourite Princesa Crystal.
Flaming Hot ran well to just be denied in a stronger race than this over C&D last time and a repeat of that will make him tough to beat. Beyond Gone may emerge as the biggest danger, while Ain’t Wasting Time is one to consider at a bigger price.
Lemon Scat hasn’t been cutting much ice in better races than this of late, though she is dropping in grade now and looks well worth supporting. Wicked Solution has had wide trips on her last two starts but should be a contender if getting a better run through this time.
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