Segismundo has been in good form of late and makes plenty of appeal back on dirt after a fine runner-up effort on turf last time. What a Hoot is largely unproven on dirt but will be a big threat if able to run to his best back on this surface, while The Kahn is another worth looking at.
Tipsy Again was an impressive maiden claiming winner here last time, and while today’s task is much tougher, the rating and speed figure she recorded there suggests she’s up to it. Chit Chat Girl ran well to be second at Gulfstream last time and rates the main danger. Romantic Gizmo can’t be ruled out of things either.
Monkey Mind has faced some stiff tasks since winning an allowance optional claimer at Meadowlands in October and can take advantage of the drop in grade today. Barrel of Destiny also has less on her plate in this contest and should give a good account, while Cape Laa Di Da commands a second look as well.
Alex’s Bourbon was an impressive winner on his first start for his current barn here 16 days ago and is taken to follow up in this similar contest. That effort came on a muddy track, but the selection is versatile regarding surface, so forecast drier conditions today will hold no fears. Tapindeed appeals most of the opposition.
Libertarian ships in from Turf Paradise for this $10k claimer, where he has been running well to be placed on his last three starts. Despite dropping in trip, Esteban Martinez’ charge has good early speed and ought to be able to get a decent early position. Nomo Ron represents one of the top trainers at the track and is likely to be in the mix as well.
Another Turf Paradise shipper who commands plenty of respect is Trapalanda, who was an impressive winner at that aforementioned track on his latest outing. Ed’s Rocket arrives here in very good vein of form and is likely to be in the mix as well, while Imma Wild Bling is another worth closer scrutiny.