A course-and-distance winner on her penultimate start, Wish Upon was then far from disgraced when finishing fifth in Garde 2 company last time. She gets some class relief in this allowance optional claimer and should prove tough to peg back. Bramble Queen ought to be thereabouts as well.
Kalu’s last effort when having some trouble at the start is best forgiven and he is taken to bounce back to form dropping down to an $8k claimer. Gilded Drama also drops in class and can chase the selection home, while Mikado is another who demands consideration.
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Mr Kringle ran well to be second in a stakes contest over this course and distance last time and a repeat of that will see him go close in this allowance optional claimer. Cadet Connelly has a decent chance on form and could well emerge as best of the remainder, while Alley Oop Johnny can’t be left entirely out of calculations.
Innocent Storm returned from a layoff to finish a good second here last time and has a fine strike-rate at this track. Ryrysweetie has less on her plate than in her last race and could well come out best of the remainder, while Emily’s Pegasus also demands respect.
Big Hearted Factor returned to form with a good runner-up finish here last time and should go close once more. Money Broker makes some appeal on barn debut and is up there on the shortlist too, while Sergios Limoncello also comes into the reckoning.
Sleepy Eyes Todd sets a good standard based on his second in the G3 Oklahoma Derby back in September and showed signs of a return to form when sixth in similar company at Fair Grounds last time.
Fight On and Pendleton are others in with a shout in a decent contest.
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