A tricky opener and only a tentative vote goes the way of CAMELLIA GAL, who has shown ability in tougher events and will relish this drop in class. The Velvet Beast, Trevess and Dinner At Five are others to consider.
Memorize landed a similar event here latest (Suz third) but isn’t the most consistent and preference is for FOUR K’S, who gets a big drop in class today.
MIGHTY FAST filled the runner-up spot in a higher grade over 6 1/2f latest and, dropped in class and upped in trip, he gets the nod over Consilium and Strong Ending to go one better here.
A chance is taken on FAST VENEZUELA in a select but competitive claimer, as she might still be improving and has already tasted success a couple of times in her short career. Lalali and Don’t Get Khozy can also have their say.
Rearrange and Pop A Choc are very much respected in this maiden special weight, but a chance is taken on the newcomer ALL I NEED, who should know her job given her shrewd connections. The jockey booking is a huge positive around here.
SCATNAP brings good form at this level to the table and should go well for a long way. It is difficult to be overly confident about any of these, but she gets the nod ahead of Bareeqa and Britesideoftheroad.
BROOKES ALL MINE has proven consistency personified in recent months and a reproduction of her latest second over track and trip could suffice. Put Position was beaten by the narrowest of margins when runner-up under these conditions on her penultimate start and she may prove the biggest danger ahead of Cacciatora.
Patrol impressed when making a winning debut over an extended six furlongs at Aqueduct in February and this will reveal more while Hombrazo has won two of his last four and his latest success was impressive. However, NO WORD impressed when making a winning debut and will find this easier than the Grade 3 he was last seen in at Belmont in September.
BLAKEY was always prominent before sprinting clear to score by nearly five lengths over track and trip last month and he is difficult to oppose after such a dominant performance. Trappezoid has won his last two and looks next best ahead of Gran Greyfrost.
The highly-tried Heir Of Light didn’t fire on her comeback, but will relish the drop in class. Even so, this could be fought out by Cariba and BERING STRAIT, who claimed minor honours over 7 1/2f here, and Todd Pletcher’s filly has more scope for improvement so can progress past her rival.
Some nicely-bred fillies do battle here and while Two Cent Tootsie and Better With Age have the edge in experience, RENATA stormed home to take second on debut and can go one better. Makisupa, Sundae Smile and Let Them Eat Cake all have place claims.
- 17:55 Gulfstream – CAMELLIA GAL @ 13/8
- 18:24 Gulfstream – FOUR K’S @ 6/4
- 18:53 Gulfstream – MIGHTY FAST @ 10/3
- 19:23 Gulfstream – FAST VENEZUELA @ 9/2
- 19:53 Gulfstream – ALL I NEED @ 9/2
- 20:23 Gulfstream – SCATNAP @ 10/3
- 20:53 Gulfstream – BROOKES ALL MINE @ 2/1
- 21:25 Gulfstream – NO WORD @ 7/4
- 21:55 Gulfstream – BLAKEY @ 9/2
- 22:25 Gulfstream – BERING STRAIT @ 4/1
- 22:55 Gulfstream – RENATA @ 7/2
*All odds correct at time of publication