Golden Pal is going to be a red-hot favourite and we have a little evidence of his ability as he ran second in the Norfolk Stakes behind The Lir Jet and he has won comfortably on home soil at Saratoga since. However he does have to overcome the widest stall in 14 and is going to be tested up on the front end. That sets this contest up for a closer.
UBETTABELIEVEIT will get the desired pace to run at and he can be produced fast and late to get a slice of the pie at massive each-way odds. It may even just fall into his lap.
The French raider is a tough-as-teak juvenile and has the perfect profile and a favourable stall position to cause a bit of an upset. He was mighty impressive when getting the better of Nando Parrado in Group One company in the Jean-luc Lagardere. Admittedly it will be much faster ground conditions, but SEALIWAY is undoubtedly blessed with a huge amount of talent and stepping up in trip on a quicker surface will prove no problems.
Brings in the perfect 100 per cent unbeaten record and has already tasted success of the highest level already, winning the Group 1 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park. DAYOUTOFTHEOFFICE has a bit of experience of the dirt being thrown in her face and that will stand her in good stead, as there looks like being a ‘burn up’ for the early lead.
The red-hot favourite Princess Noor is also protecting an unbeaten record, but surely is going to be much tighter in the market, given her trainer’s record. Her form and speed figures are not as good as as the selection’s as she comes from an unfashionable outfit.
Has a huge amount of talent, but also a little touch of attitude, despite winning twice and having yet to finish out of the first three. ALDA has made life tough for herself by being slowly away and ducking out left-handed, when leaving the starting gate.
Connections have obviously focused on the big race as they have secured the services of top jock, John Velazquez The multiple Breeders Cup winning rider taking over in the saddle and her trainer having a particularly good record when shipping horses in from another area, she looks overpriced.
Everyone is going to be smashing into the red-hot favourite, Jackie’s Warrior, who looks a good thing to many Stateside punters. He still looks to be going the right way, but as yet in his four races he’s not had any dirt kicked in his face and has had the perfect run around on every occasion.
That’s not going to happen on Friday and if an upset is on the cards, it could fall to CLASSIER. He’s coming in with limited experience but was a very comfortable winner at Santa Anita on his only start and must be training like a champion to be thrown into Grade 1 company on just his second start.
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