08/25/2013 1:34PM

Closer Looks: Saratoga August 26, 2013

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Race 1

Tripski
Stakes winning veteran ran well in his first start over this turf course in his latest outing, and it didn't hurt him to experience breaking from a tricky rail post that day; the rail post at this distance is 3-for-51 (6%) at the current meeting; despite the post, he merits top contender status.
Bernie the Jet
Not sure that his best effort is quite strong enough to get the better of the top contenders in here and he's likely going to need to show up with an effort that earns him a career best Beyer Speed Figure to get the job done.
Joes Blazing Aaron
Grade 3 winner sports fine overall turf form, and even though his two starts sprinting over turf were at 6 1/2 and 7f, they were solid performances; he has his share of appeal while making his first start in a true turf dash.
Spring to the Sky
Obviously there's cause for concern when seeing that he had to be vanned off in his latest start, but he's clearly capable of producing a performance that is strong enough to make him serious threat for the top prize against these; must consider.
Perregaux
He carries multiple graded stakes placed credentials with him, and if he can remember the way that he performed sprinting over turf at Keeneland back in April, there isn't any reason why he can't get himself into the mix with these.
Tiz Yankee
Sire wins with approximately 11% of his turf starters and dam was winless from two starts, and she didn't make a start over turf; have to respect how well he's performed in a number of his starts racing over dirt, something to consider if this race has to be moved to the main track, but this might prove to be a tough spot for his first turf test.
Awed
Five-year-old gelding owns a nice turf pedigree but he has had his chances to show us what he can do and it will take a much improved performance out of him in order to get the better of this field; respect connections, but he looks like more of an outsider.
Happy My Way
He has a high degree of early speed and feel that his connections are showing a lot of confidence in him by shipping him here for this; his turf debut in his latest outing was an encouraging performance, and if anyone in here is going to lead this field every step of the way, this might be the one.
Awakino Cat
Multiple stakes winning veteran is making his first start for the Rodriguez barn after a 25k claim and this bonafide horse-for-course enters this race after laughing at four rivals in his latest outing; ignore this old pro at your own risk.
Hannibal Lecter
There's some legitimate dirt form lined up in the main body of this race and this will likely prove to be a tough assignment for this gelding if this race has to be moved to the main track; feel that a minor award is within reach, but looking toward others for the top spot.

Race 2

Red Miracle
1/2 SW 2yo Flashy Ways (107K, 2-4 at 2, 1-1 sprint) by 142-791 (18%) 2yo sire; dam placed sprinting (10K, 0-3 sprint) with 2 winners from 3 runners (1-3 with 2yos, 2-3 sprinters); dam 1/2 SP 2yo sprinter Dakota Digger (166K, 0-2 at 2, 1-8 sprint); barn 3-24 (13%, $2.87 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-out 2yos MSW dirt sprint Spa; should be tighter for this.
Fingers Crossed
Sire 43-268 (16%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from sprint winner (61K, 0-3 at 2, 1-8 sprint); dam 1/2 SW Manchurian (125K, 2-3 sprint); dam full turf SP Jinni (132K, 1-2 at 2, won debut); barn 7-44 (16%, $1.59 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/4 work matches Sky Painter (1st FTS MSW turf 69 Beyer 8/22)
Camryn's Gem
Full SP Nijinsky's Song (55K, 0-1 at 2, 1-2 sprint) by 13% 2yo FTS sire; dam won route (76K, 0-2 at 2, 0-3 sprint) with 3 wnnrs/5 rnnrs (0-2 with 2yos, 2-5 sprint); dam 1/2 G1 SW Rubiano (1.2M, 7-15 sprint), barn 0-39 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 8/5 work match Mosler (4th FTS MSW 70 Beyer 8/10); solid pedigree.
Domino Derval
27K RNA yearling, 70K RNA 2yo after 1F work 10.1; sire 8-91 (9%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from unplaced dam (0-1 sprint); dam 1/2 turf SP Skyfall (117K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 1-1 sprint); barn 36-98 (37%, $2.79 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprints; don't ignore.
Ocean Boulevard
Sire 116-790 (15%) 2yos; SW dam (184K, 0-3 at 2, 2-5 sprints) has 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 1-2 sprinters); dam 1/2 G3 route SW Susan's Angel (350K, 0-2 at 2, 0-4 sprint); barn 1-77 (1%, $0.04 ROI) past 5 years 2yos MSW dirt sprint; showed slight improvement 1st-Lasix; perhaps more speed here.
U. S. S. O'Brien
1/2 SP 2yo turfer Horse and the City (Italy, 31K) by 9% 2yo FTS sire; unplaced dam (1K, 0-5 at 2, 0-2 sprint) has 3 winners/3 runners (3-3 with 2yos, 2-2 sprint); dam 1/2 G2 SP 2yo router Cash Deal (79K, won debut, 1-1 sprint), barn 4-20, $2.03 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 8/18 work match Free Release (3rd FTS 50K MCL 47 Beyer 8/22)

Race 3

Garmentos Girl
The drop in for a tag worked to perfection but she has just gone through the motions since; there seems to be enough speed in here to help promote the kick; the rail at this meet at this distance is one for 18; note it took her over a month to record a published drill after the last outing; look for her late if at all.
Elusive Act
Have always liked the claim back angle especially when talking about a sharp barn like Maker's; like the way she extended in last and note place horse was over 3 clear; miss has natural speed but can sit just off the pace and still score; the 6/8 show horse cashed next out in a $25K starter in Philly with a 69 Beyer; repeat well within the realm.
Merry Meadow
Some like this kind of play right back figuring the runner can build on the confidence thing of winning a race; but that can be a slippery slope; she basically just flattered the rail with the victory; the 7/12 race did come back okay as the Laguna Girl and 4th finisher took MSW event next out; miss finished her last furlong last time in :13.11; leaning toward watching a race vs. winners.
Heart of Rome
She flashed renewed energy in the Bowie more on the 9th; winner of the Jostle two back repeated in the Grade 1 Prioress with a 93 Beyer; place horse in the last win took a $20K claimer here 8/9 with a 76 Beyer; trainer has spotted them great all year, could need a local outing.
Gnarley Girl
Pressed and stopped when hung wide on the wrong surface last time; like fact she won in the second off the layoff run in June; best of 73 bullet locked and loaded for barn that is popping with everything; the 5/7 winner repeated in a $40K N2L fray, lost next 3; last angle to think about: this rider is 7 for 24 the last year or so when getting a leg up from Dutrow.
Ol Donyo
Bet like a good thing in Philly and she just kept on extending; place horse that day graduated next out in a maiden $40K seller, then was 2nd beaten 4 in a $25K Philly starter; winner of the shore finale was taking her second consecutive stakes and raised her record to 6 for 10; she has the couple of local drills to draw from here; legit player.

Race 4

Lion Down by Me
Off-the-pace for all 4 wins she hopes to save every inch of ground today then make 1 run; 2 of her 4 wins occurred on less-than-firm grass which why latest was disappointing when defeated by Madame Giry; rider from last sides with Roman Invader; have her ranked a notch below the top contenders.
My Jopia
SAR-stakes win at 1 Mile; she got up in time at longer in last noting all 4 wins were at longer distances than today's; lone start at 5F was a too-late rally; could bounce here winning off the 10-week absence with a career-best Beyer speed figure now back in 43 days for this.
Promise Me a Cat
The 13 minor awards during career leaps off the form at you as a runner who often settles for supporting roles than wins; sire is 9-for-112 with 1st-turf starters; dam went 2-0-0-0 on grass; 2 foals to race on turf are 0-for-3 combined; the 3-back runner-up finisher Beyered 93 in a next-out SAR-100K stakes win.
Roman Invader
Graduated at 5.5F on synthetic but her other 5 wins were in races at 1 Mile or longer; best Beyer posted on fast dirt; exits her 1st race of career with blinkers which was a strong effort on wet dirt when handled by Jan's Perfect Star; excuse for her last grass defeat when troubled vs. My Jopia and Sweet and Lovely.
Jan's Perfect Star
All 3 wins on the lead she is the one to catch; sire is 1-for-50 with 1st-turf starters; 2-for-7 dam (30K) did not race on grass; 3 of 5 foals to race on turf are grass winners including 98K-turfer stakes-winner Maria's Mirage (3-for-4 grass).
Sweet and Lovely
Has never raced at this short of a distance during career so getting up in time is major issue; late run was too late in last at longer but it was her 2nd straight start narrow loss in defeat; last win occurred at much longer than this; the 2-back winner repeated in a SAR-100K event with an 87 Beyer.
Rosa Salvaje
Needs a massive-wakeup call off latest-fresh loss when beating 1 runner home; speedster has to beat Jan 's Perfect Star to the front then hold off the closers; here winless over 1 year since her stakes triumph on less-than-firm green at today's distance on SAR sod.
Madame Giry
Exits her 1st-SAR grass loss when rushed near the front then had no stretch kick when asked; clearly her best races are from off the pace when able to make 1 run; Rosa Salvaje and Jan's Perfect Star project to fly early to set things up for a late runner like her; needs patient handling.
Harbor Mist
Has not raced this short since her runner-up SAR dirt debut at 5.5F; Main Track Only entry posted her last 2 wins on the lead but made the front in last then had no answers late vs. the runner-up finisher who Beyered 81 in a next-out 98K stakes win then repeated with an 84 speed figure capturing a 100K stakes.
Delightful Quality
MTO and consistent sort has not missed an in-the-money finish during career; the 2-back show finish looks better since the winner repeated in a Grade 2 score with a 95 Beyer then captured her 7th in a row taking a G1 with a 94 speed figure; both wins on the lead but stalked effectively in lastest; 2012 SAR race was vs. the winner who repeated in a PRX-Grade 1 with a 96 speed figure.
Five Star Momma
Both wins stalking the speed but was a bit speed crazy for last; MTO is ranked a notch below the top contenders off latest loss in her SAR dirt debut when making the lead before faltering; the 3-back runner-up and show finishers Beyered 86-82 in next-out BEL-Grade 3 and SAR-optional claiming wins.  

Race 5

Knock Quietly
Draws the fence again after failing to threaten the winner at this trip and level last week; doesn't look to catch a very tough bunch this time around, either, but he's still going to need to find more to threaten for the top spot; prefer others.
Primal Gold
Returns from nearly half a year on the shelf to try the lawn for the first time since his debut run last summer; he had very little to offer over the main track this past season and there doesn't look to be much surface pedigree to warrant him another crack over the footing as his sire gets 9% first time turf winners and his SW dam never tried the stuff.
Amber Coast
Returns at the level for his first off this sharp outfit's claim; he had troubled settling from a wide draw when dropped in for this price in his local return, but his prior grassy efforts earned numbers that would make him a big threat in this spot; contender.
Cash Your Ticket
Statebred wasn't close in either of his last 2 at the level on the local lawn; maybe today's move towards the inside helps him sit a better trip but he's never as much as hit the board over this type of footing; has a lot of improving to do off what he's shown of late.
Sir Leslie
Didn't have much to say first time with winners in the statebred allowance ranks and now he'll try conditioned claimers with a switch back to the pilot aboard for his downstate maiden score; he could find this weak bunch a little easier, but he's now finished tenth in each of his 3 cracks over the local sod; maybe for a minor award.
Act of Divinity
Changes hands for his first start in over 6 months while tackling older for the initial time in this start; barn has had recent success with this type, but this sophomore hasn't done much in either of his 2 turf tries including the debut effort over the local sod; he's shown some early lick, but even against these it's tough to make a solid case for him.
Bedouin Now
Drops off the claim for the meet's leading owner and now he'll move back to the lawn while switching to the top pilot at the stand; sophomore's last out main track spin was not very good, but this barn does know how to place them right back and the number he earned in his downstate turf debut score was certainly good enough to win this; he's the one to beat.
Chief Gaga
Lost his best shot at the break of his local main track return but didn't do much running thereafter; gelding did earn some solid numbers at one turn on the lawn last year and maybe the surface switch helps, but in this guy's current form it's not easy to have much faith he runs back to them on the stretchout for an outfit that hasn't won a race all year.
El Corriente
Hood comes off for another crack at the level following a rough start at the level last week; gelding hasn't been very competitive of late and the barn hasn't had much luck with limited runners at the stand; outside draw doesn't help him much either.
So Outspoken
Pletcher gelding broke his maiden in his return to the local lawn last week and now he'll try winners; 350K yearling buy didn't beat much in that one and draws towards the outside again but he has solid tactical foot and with a clean break he should be able to overcome the starting slot and secure a tracking trip; dangerous repeat threat.

Race 6

Lincoln Flyer
Caught extremely wide in his debut, he just missed the show; his sire won the Breeders' Cup Classic and 4.37 million; the dam scored in 6 of 15 appearances earning 428K; there are no winning siblings to mention; precarious post to overcome.
Tax Alex
Newcomer was sired by 360K winner Noble Causeway whose offspring have won 3 of 102 debuts; the dam won 9 of 27 and 318K; there are no winning siblings to report; solid work tab during the last month or so; playable.
Catholic Cowboy
Makes only his second attempt for a tag (the first one at the claiming level was a game placing); did not seem to care for the wet-fast track condition in the last assignment and should fare better over a dry surface; upgraded in the latest half-mile breeze.
Deadicated Deal
Rallied in subtle fashion in his sole attempt at seven-eighths and in his last assignment, he had little chance against a blowout winner (a race way above average in quality); worth some follow-up with the return to this distance and should offer fair betting value.
Sneaky Blowout
Tries blinkers for the first time after failing in his first attempt around 2 turns; the previous effort is certainly of interest where he had the misfortune of facing Moreno who won the G2 Dwyer thereafter; should be able to launch an effective rally.
Team Lazarus
Suffered through troubled trips both times; his sire won multiple G3s and 413K while the dam involved was unraced; among the winning siblings is 121K earner Write When Ready; nice blowout only 5 days ago should brighten the prospects.
Won'tualwayswonder
Doubles in price after being claimed earlier this month; makes his belated sprint debut and is certainly bred for the occasion as his sire was an expert in that category; remains a very puzzling item on the turnback.
Takajo
Improved in his latest attempt when showing more prompting speed and endurance; scheduled blinker addition and outermost post should help the cause as should the presence of Rosario who has done very well with a limited number of mounts for these connections.

Race 7

Glass Art
Like the idea of this gelding employing his tactical speed to sit a comfortable ground saving trip after breaking out of post one, but with Plainview and Compliance Officer signed on, a minor award might be the ceiling.
Scotus
He's a Grade 3 winner racing over the main track at Churchill Downs, and even though his turf form hasn't been bad, his best chance might be to see this race get taken off the turf; on the grass, others entice more.
Twigazuri Strait
Lightly raced 4-year-old is by a top turf sire but he's going to need to step it up over what he's shown so far if he's to put pressure on the top contenders in this spot; runner up from latest won next out at GP on 3/31 going 1 7/16m over turf vs. 25k OPC's with an 87 Beyer.
Plainview
He has to be viewed as being a gate-to-finish threat, and if Glass Art is content to sit second early on, this gelding should be able to dictate the action on his own terms; he's two-for-two over the local sod and is in with a very good chance to make it three-for-three.
Screenplay
A little concerned when seeing the decline in his recent form, but he is being sent out by the Jacobson barn and he's run races in the past that are strong enough to get him into the mix against these; Alvarado has won with 22 of 79 (28%) mounts for this barn in 2013.
Compliance Officer
Multiple stakes winner has accomplished a lot since being claimed for 25k in May 2011, and even though he might not have been quite the same in his four starts in 2012, he was still very good, and it might be worth noting how well he ran after a long layoff to begin 2012; if that August 12 workout is any indication, then he's ready to roll.
Noble Doss
There's a chance that he might get involved in the running early on, but he's never run a race that is up to the level of the top contenders in this spot; winner from latest won next out at Bel on 7/3 going 6f over turf vs. 20k OPC's with a 96 Beyer.
Money in Motion
Respect the fact that a couple of his recent starts have been two of the sharper performances of his career, but he enters this race off of a sub par performance, and this does appear to be a tough bunch for him to be meeting up with; 3rd finisher from latest won next out here on 8/22 going 1 1/16m over turf vs. 35k claimers with an 84 Beyer.
Political Courage
Late running type will have to hope that a few of these show up with less than their best to have a chance at the top spot and the shape of this race doesn't look like it will favor his late running style; prefer to give the nod to others in this one.
Chaotic Bull
It looks like being reintroduced to turf two starts back has agreed with this runner, but he's going to need to be ready to take his game to another level if he's planning on getting the better of this tough bunch.
Quantity
He was geared up to run a good one after a layoff in his latest outing when sent out by the barn of Chad Brown, but this has to be considered a tough spot for him to make his first start for new connections after a 20k claim.
Maui Mark
Maybe the time off he's needed between starts lately is something to be concerned about with this 8-year-old, but he's done some nice work racing over dirt surfaces in his career and it will be tough to ignore this 11-time winner if he gets to go in this spot.
Drink With Pride
He's been a solid 12.5k claim for his current connections, and if he performs the way he did just two and three starts ago, he's eligible to show up with a competitive run against these.
Dighton
Feel that his best effort is a cut or two below what the top contenders in this spot are capable of; perhaps if a fast and contested early pace develops he can pick up some pieces late, but prefer to look toward others.
Dawly
Like to see the way that he bounced back from a sub par performance in his latest outing with a solid third-place finish, and this looks like it would be a good spot for him to land in if this race has to be moved to the main track; this barn has been live at this meeting, and a little unlucky to not have posted a few more winners.
Kingsford Drive
Stakes placed veteran is capable of putting together a pretty decent run on his best day and he might appreciate getting back over dirt after a poor showing over turf in his latest outing.

Race 8

Poliziano
The last run is a bit deceptive as he was burdened with the outermost post and did not have a clean getaway; has to be a dead send today considering the pace structure of the field and can last longer than most bettors anticipate; worth some inclusion therefore.
Fiona's Hero
Quit early in his local debut despite having a solid breeze pattern going into that effort; latest a.m. drill is excellent but until he shows more firepower, he is tough to recommend until racing returns to Belmont Park.
Mister Woolman
Commendable placing at the course and distance when facing 11 opponents; still seems many lengths slower than Drum Roll who appears to be holding all the aces today; unless that key foe happens to scratch, he cannot be given the top vote.
Belief System
Although dropping in price following the claim, the main factor to consider here is the trainer involved who has enjoyed a banner meet; switches to a top-notch rider and may be ideally situated, just off the early lead; the gelding has finished out of the money only once in his main track career.
Fly Bye Pomeroy
Graduated here last summer in decent time but then was on the shelf until a interesting comeback race at Delaware; failed to fire thereafter at Penn National while the 3 to 2 favorite but the return to this soil should do wonders for this colt; intriguing item in many ways.
Thingamajigger
This son of Holy Bull enjoyed a nice trip when breaking maiden here a month ago and his previous try, at seven-eighths, was respectable as well; the trainer excels with fresh claims and the colt has breezed well this month; will fly under the betting radar.
Bemata
No match for Drum Roll 19 days ago but he lost significant ground in that showing; still, it seems unlikely he can cut into the margin of that likely favorite as a softer pace seems in the cards now; the only 3-time winner in the field, however, still warrants trifecta inclusion.
Drum Roll
Quite an overlay earlier this month considering the back class, blinker addition and expert connections; extra 2 pounds today seems immaterial but the only mystery is why he is racing for the same price tag; remains a very logical favorite.
Pleiadian
Nothing to highlight in the last pair over the lawn; main track form is lacking and even though he draws an ideal slot today, it seems improbable he can run down some quality front-runners and pace-pressers; wait until he returns to the green.

Race 9

Dreaming of Cara
Winless since April, 2012, 13 races ago taking 3 pictures in a row culminating in an AQU-turf victory; she finished 8th in a Grade 2 event in 2011 as her only dirt race at today's 1M and an eighth distance; twice finished off the board in grass races traveling this far.
Shesabronxbomber
Late runner exits her best Beyer speed figure since November but posted 13 minor awards during career as she often races well in defeat; purchased for this?; was claimed 4 times since November including latest by a 30%-winning 1st-off-the buy trainer; last race going this far was a near-miss finish on SAR slop last summer.
Mischief Maker
Benefits greatly as the lone-gate speed in this event; reunites with the BEL-win rider; she caught a sloppy-race track in her only other SAR dirt start; has never raced this far during career; last 2 wins were when sitting just off the speed and hopes to improve stamina off latest when no match for Lady On the Run; try to catch me.
Lady On the Run
Returns to the SPA posting her 4th-lowest Beyer ever the only other time competing on SAR dirt August, 2012; she was screaming out for more yaradge in last and gets it here; has never raced longer than 1M and 70 yards during career and that was back in her 2nd and 3rd career races January, 2011; winless since a 6F-FL score more than 13 months ago.
Tahoe Tigress
Another who has never raced this far; deep closer was never better before the 46-day absence posting a career-best Beyer; she leaves a 24%-win barn for a trainer 1-for-13 since 2012 first-time out with newly-acquired runners; distant-show finish in a 20K claimer last summer in her only other SAR dirt start does not add to the appeal.
Guyana Princess
Reunites with I Ortiz the only time the win rider was aboard was her AQU-January, 2012-allowance victory at 6F; her best Beyer occurred at 6.5F on dirt which was her last victory 14 races ago; she has never raced this far while prepped for this exiting her shortest-distance test since November.
Go Unbridled
Did not come into this event in top form one year ago but drew away like a good thing; SAR-stakes winner in 2012 defending champion in this event at today's distance; 64 days since posting a co-career-low Beyer going back to 2010 to see a lower speed figure on her form.

Race 10

Spunky Princess
Moves to the fence after showing some early interest in her turf debut earlier in the month; filly drops in price in this one, but the beaten chalk from her last shows up here as well and that gal defeated her rather easily; her sibs are a combined 0 for 3 on the green so don't know that she'll move forward so quickly over the footing; siding with others.
Sapphire Blue
She's burned money in each of her last 2 tries, but now she'll drop to a career low level; filly packs a decent late kick and will return without a break for the first time in her brief career here; trainer/jockey combo hit at a big clip and they are recently profitable, but this gal is likely to again get hit hard at the windows; may need some help in front of her, but she again looks to be the one they'll have to down.
Coralita
Runner up in her return to the turf at this level should be tighter with that try behind her for an outfit that's having a pretty nice stand; they hit at a big clip second back from the break and this gal did breeze well across the street earlier in the week for this; looks to be the main threat.
Shewreckstheplace
She's had plenty of chances and hasn't been close at the wire in some time; filly goes for a barn that has won just one race on the year and there doesn't look to be much to suggest she's going to go much better in this spot; passing.
See See See
Statebred is her barn's lone off the board finisher at the local stand and now she'll stretch out and switch surfaces; she's never hit the board on the green and looks to be another long price in this spot.
East Coast Express
Goes for a tag for the first time after again failing to offer much on the green in her local course debut; filly does have a right to be a little tighter for this one, but the barn hasn't had any recent luck second time back; she's kin to SW and 132K earner Queen's Harbor who finished second in 2 of her 3 surface tries so maybe she'll have some more to offer with these.
Bettina Brugge
Had early trouble at a big price first out at the level here last summer and didn't do any running; she's kin to a limited surface winner, but will make her first start since the unveiling while stretching out in this spot; just watching her here.
Laghazirella Beach
Barn hasn't had a winner from limited starters this year and now they'll unveil a filly by a sire who hits at a 9% clip with his newcomers and with 16% of his first time surface runners; 5 of the dam's 7 wins came on the green while banking 240K and her lone foal to race was winless from 15 tries, 8 of which came on the lawn.
Bargaining Table
Ran big on the lawn 3 back at Belmont and then suffered through a wide trip in her subsequent surface spin; filly sharpened her lick sprinting in the off the turfer last time and maybe that helps her sit closer to the top early in this one; barn's had a rough stand, but she's one to consider.
Locks of Gold
She's done little in her 3 spins at the level and now she'll add the hood for the stretchout in her second surface try; filly returns quickly for this one for a low percentage outfit but there's not much route or green in her pedigree; looking elsewhere.
Simplie Sinister
Five year old hasn't lifted a hoof in either of her dirt sprint starts and now she'll stretch out for the move to the lawn; mare's sire gets 6% winners from his first time surface runners and the dam was winless from 3 turf tries prior to dropping a surface winner from 4 foals to try the footing.
Suzenshine
MTO hasn't had any luck trying the MSW ranks while well bet in each out of town start; she's got speed and should be involved from the bell in this one; she's never traveled past 3/4s but she could find this bunch much more to her liking; front end threat if the rains come.
Medium of Exchange
MTO goes first time for a new barn in her local debut off nearly 5 months on the shelf; filly is working well here for this and she has shown the ability to pass runners; earned a decent number going long on a wet track and is bred to relish the footing she'll likely get if she meets the starter here; contender.
Cebu
Last out runner up just missed when shades were added in that one; MTO showed improved early interest in that one and maybe she's got a move forward in her second time in blinkers but she's certainly had her share of chances; consider.