We get going with a maiden on the turf over a mile. A lot of the market principles have been tumbling through the grades. PUNCHLINE is one of these, and he showed enough on his turf debut 24 days ago to suggest he is capable of taking this.
Onto the dirt now for a mile race. PEPPI THE HUNTER has been very unlucky in his last two runs and can make amends here, against weaker opposition, on his debut for the Saffie Joseph yard.
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6 furlongs in front of these maidens and ARCH FLYER is taken to build on the promise of her recent debut. The selection was 6th on that occasion and with that experience under her belt and the step up in trip expected to suit, a bold bid is expected.
Wide open looking race over 6 and ½ furlongs now. MIGHTY FAST was 4th in a hot race last time out, the form of that event has worked out really well and a repeat of that would put Luis Saez’s mount firmly on the premises here.
Keep the faith with LITTLE BELLA. The selection was very unlucky in a messy race last time out, and this 5 furlong sprint on the turf should be right up her street.
Todd Pletcher’s newcomers have been flying lately and expect BARDOT to continue this run. We are going an extra place here. And each way punters should give May Day Info a market check as this newcomer has reportedly been working well.
IM THE CAPTAIN NOW was a good second over course and distance 24 days ago. Conditions look perfect here for Barclay Tagg’s six-year-old and he looks primed to score.
The top two in the betting are very closely matched on form. But with the extra place on offer here it may pay to take a chance on YOLANDA’S PRIDE who is capable of getting into the frame at a decent price. The selection showed improved form, albeit in a weaker race, when scoring over course and distance last time out and with further improvement can be involved again.
INTER MIAMI is back on dirt and over his favourite trip and is the one they all have to beat here. Forget about his recent run on turf, these are his conditions today.
Another extra place race here, and with 4 places on offer, DR SHANE looks a cracking e/w bet. The selection broke badly and was never a factor in a better race than this last time out. His victory before that was more like it and he can go close here.
I’LL FIGHT DEMPSEY came out swinging on debut and had no problems knocking out his rivals. It’s round two now and expect Todd Pletcher and Luis Saez to team up and maintain this exciting colt’s unbeaten record.
TRILBY has lost her way in her last couple of runs. Perhaps a switch to Ronald Spatz’s yard can rejuvenate the 5 year old and get her back in the winner’s enclosure for career victory number six in the finale.
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