HOBBS HOPE‘s recent form reads well in the context of this sprint claimer and she looks ready to strike again. Okie Princess has good enough form in the book to win a race of this nature and joins Lady Abigail on the shortlist.
HALLIES DREAM would be no surprise winner judged on what she’s shown in four starts thus far, and James Helzer’s charge can get the better of Miss Casey Beth and Polarcents. Elle Z and Lady Fatma are two interesting newcomers.
BAJAN CASH is a seven-time career winner who is more than capable at this level debuting for a new barn. Got My Mo is another to consider closely on the evidence of his latest second, while Libertarian wouldn’t be winning out of turn.
DRAMACIDE has been hammering on the door in recent starts and could be let in here, possibly at the chief expense of Im The Man Now and November Mike.
A competitive heat in which TOWN CHAMP, last seen winning for Steven Asmussen at Oaklawn Park by five lengths, makes plenty of appeal in his present mood now debuting for Greg Compton. Minister Of Soul is another boasting sound claims in here, while Lawton is versatile and will also have his say.
If Northern Dynasty returns from a lengthy absence in the same form as when last seen she would have to be considered, but more recent race fitness gives MARIA CHUCHENA the edge. Kari Craddock’s filly has been competitive in better races of late and could strike now dropped in grade. Daisy Can and Unprovoked are others to note.
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CORKY made it three straight runner-up finishes last month and can finally gain deserved success here. Run Away Flash wasn’t beaten far at Canterbury when last seen and is interesting if fully wound up on his return, while Baptism is improving nicely and could get involved.
Girls A Bullet had Lakota Princess behind when second here two starts ago, but she was behind Lil Footnotes last time. The latter struggled in a stakes race last time but could be better in this, though preference is for SHESOMAJESTIC, who went close in a stakes race at Zia last year and could come on for her first run of the year at Sunland.
SHANNON C followed up a close second in a handicap here with a good runner-up effort in a stakes race last time. He is taken to land the spoils here, though Pat Daddy and Drena’s Star cannot be ruled out with confidence.
FLYING LINDY struggled in more valuable contests on her first two starts but showed up much better when second over track and trip in a similar grade to this last time. Debutant Theycallherpinky merits respect on her recent workouts, while Favorite Sister could be a player if managing to find her Remington form from last year.