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The fact that Victor Carrasco’s I Am A. Luring is likely to top the market in this is testament to how weak the race is. Not only has I Am A. Luring failed to win in any of his 17 races he’s also failed to make the frame in any of them. We’d rather avoid supporting a horse on the basis that it’s probably the best of a poor lot.
We prefer the chances of Biz Maker at the likely odds. She was unlucky to be pipped at the post over 8 and ½ furlongs on turf here on Feb 23 and is only having her ninth career start. Biz Maker has failed to reproduce that form in three subsequent starts but still warrants serious respect in this weak contest.
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Sunset Empire was beaten favourite over 6 furlongs here on May 9. Antony Granitz’s mare looked to be cruising behind the leaders as they swung for home, but failed to quicken before staying on late in fourth. The step up to a mile today looks sure to suit.
She won over this trip here last year & Antonio Gallardo, who rode her on her latest start retains the ride. Sunset Empire is no world beater but we reckon Gallardo will leave no stone unturned in his quest to get her back in the winners enclosure.
Put Position has won eight of her 20 starts to date. She failed to sparkle in her last two races at Gulfstream and the change of scenery today could aid her cause. She looks the main danger to our selection, Sunset Empire.
Jockey Angel Suarez has drawn a blank in his last 15 races and has only won on one of his last 30 mounts. He’ll surely be chomping at the bit to get back in the winner’s enclosure and his mount here, Fly Nightly, should have a big say in this $9k claimer over a mile.
The unexposed gelding is only having his fifth career start tonight. Michael Stidham’s gelding was a comfortable winner of a maiden here January 15 and has been a touch disappointing since. However, he should be more than capable of getting back in the winner’s enclosure for his overdue a winner jockey. Drillomatic has finished second in four of his last five contests, looks sure to run his race again and rates the main danger.
Prized Warrior stepped up on previous form when second over 7 furlongs on his first visit here May 1st. He’s having his second run for trainer Antonio Machado today. The gelding is stepping up to a mile here & top jock Antonio Gallardo retains the ride. We take him to gain compensation for that latest narrow defeat & lose his maiden tag tonight. Hay Hay My Way has been knocking on the door lately, he’s been placed in six of his 14 starts & is also respected.
Queens Embrace overcame traffic problems when finishing fast for the spoils here April 19th. She’s looking for her fifth win in a row tonight & is very hard to oppose in her current form. Sugar Fix was an easy winner here over course & distance May 2nd. She’s stepping up in class on her first start for Edward Allard tonight and also warrants respect.
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