MIDNIGHT BANKER has been knocking hard on the door of late and she could be hard to beat now switched to claiming company for the first time. Love Me Tomorrow and Plink Freud appear to be the main dangers.
Implied Volatility and Our Stormin Norman are both capable of going very well, but preference is for the unexposed INSIDE INFO after his decisive victory in a valuable maiden event here earlier in the month.
In a race that lacks a leading candidate, marginal preference is for IMPERIO D, based upon his placed effort at this track a few weeks ago. The shortlist is completed by Apex Predator and Talespin.
Musical Heart put 10 lengths between himself and the second Noble Thought when scoring at Gulfstream in May and makes plenty of appeal once again. However, this represents a big drop in class for ABIDING STAR, who could make a winning return to the track now.
Sandra’s Mine was an encouraging second on her final start of 2019 and commands plenty of respect on her reappearance. However, preference is for the consistent EMPRESS LUCIANA, who arrives in top form. Vinda Machine and Magical Romance are others to consider.
MAKINGCENTS opened her account with an impressive 10-length victory at Aqueduct in March and could have plenty more to come. Nasty Affair (first) got the better of the ultra-consistent First Dawn (second) when they met in February, but the latter has match-fitness on her side this time.
My My Michelle and Lem Me Have It are others to take seriously in a competitive contest.
FAST GETAWAY (third) finished ahead of Discretionary Marq (sixth) when the pair met at Aqueduct last November and the former is expected to confirm that effort as his recent homework has been solid. Valmont completes the shortlist.
CELTIC STRIKER wasn’t disgraced when sixth behind Maxfield in a Grade 3 at Churchill Downs last month and an ease in class can see him return to winning form. The unbeaten Casino Grande and Toy are both unexposed and appear capable of taking the step up into stakes company.
FRESCO has shaped with considerable promise on both her outings to date and Christophe Clement’s filly could benefit from the drop to 7 furlongs. Unicorn Sally and Magnolia’s Lady head the list of dangers.
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