After fading tamely over 1 1/16m, A BEAUTIFUL DAY returned to form to make the frame over track and trip and she gets a tentative nod. All American Jewel has been acquitting herself well at Tampa, while it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if Todd Pletcher was able to spark Halfy into life.
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Just Right Mike made a pleasing start to his career when third here but he bumps into some interesting newcomers, the pick of which could be Wes Ward’s Nyquist colt BREAKTHROUGH. His stablemate Chasing Artie is an obvious danger, as is the Todd Pletcher-trained Prisoner.
PEACE CONTROL accounted for subsequent winner Tong Shu here and then held her own when upped to a $20k claimer. She can see off Blue Blue Ice, who failed to fire in an allowance optional claimer last time but was in fine fettle prior to it.
It’s quantity over quality here and it looks a good chance for RAGS FOR BRITCHES, who has been running well in better events than this and will relish this drop in class. Severus and Fayez look the main threats.
R BOY BODE landed a similar C&D event when last seen in February and could tough to deny a double if returning in the same form today. Kyle has been threatening to score and, along with New York’s Finest, will be ready to pounce if the selection isn’t at his best.
Commanding Lady and Kozy Dreams must be respected on the downgrade, but the one to beat appears to be BARDOT. She ran a big race when second over 6 1/2f here on debut and should come on plenty for that outing.
ENLISTING arrives in excellent nick after her latest five-length course success and hat-trick beckons. Nothins Free will go very close if bouncing back to her best, while Tiz Possible Dear should also be considered.
Todd Pletcher has booked arguably the best two riders in town for his runners MANDATE and Rhythm Section and both should go very close, with preference for the Irad Ortiz Jr-ridden former who won his maiden well here last time. Arithmetic won on his introduction and should also be taken seriously.
FLUTE MAKER scored by nearly 12 lengths when shedding the maiden tag on his penultimate start and although finding the rise to Grade 3 company too much at Churchill Downs in September, he reappears at a lowly level and can make his class count. Jesus’ Team got off the mark with a fluent success and can prove the biggest danger ahead of Smash.
Kitten’s Covergirl is knocking at the door and ought to be thereabouts while Dixieincandyland sprinted clear to score in fluent fashion over track and trip last month and isn’t passed over lightly. However, LADY GRACE has won her last two starts in the manner of a progressive individual and may prove capable of completing a hat-trick.
FLORADO finished a neck second in a stronger looking event over track and trip in March and could prove difficult to beat if running to that level here from a favourable draw. Summer Shore is an interesting newcomer representing Todd Pletcher and any market support would be interesting while Quiet Company has displayed enough to suggest she can make her presence felt and is respected.
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