08/04/2013 11:50AM

Closer Looks: Saratoga August 5, 2013

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Race 1

Crown the Chief
Drops in price for his return from 3 months on the shelf with a new pilot on board; 7 year old does bring sprint speed to the table and maybe that helps him establish position from this inside draw in a field that doesn't look to contain much pace opposition; one to consider.
 
Martini Madness
Returns at the level for his first start off the claim by an outfit that's had some recent success with the move; his last dirt start earned him a number that is much better than these have thrown down of late, but it came over a wet track last fall and nothing he's run before or since suggests it's a true indication of his ability; maybe for a share.
 
Irish Lion
First part of the coupling has been scratched from a couple of recent local spots and now he'll show up for conditioned tag with another top pilot named; while he may be better going long he proved downstate that he can handle sprinting and he does figure to have some bottom with the recent turf tries behind him; expect to see him coming late but don't know that the pace will be to his liking.
 
Reserved Quality
Switches surfaces for the drop back in for a tag for the first time since this outfit reached in for him in the spring; colt has been a different runner in the past here, taking each of his local starts, so maybe the taste of the local water helps move him up some, but off what he's shown of late it's tough to get excited about his chances in here.
 
Winning Touch
Drops in to face straight claimers for the first time after getting beaten as the chalk over synthetic footing in Illinois while making his return from nearly 11 months on the shelf; 6 year old was quite good in each of his 2 local spins and if he runs back to either of them he wins this; a top pilot gets the call for a barn that hits at a nice clip second back from the break, but expected strong tote support and the plunge off a weak return try pose at least a brief concern; one to beat.
 
Curve Ball
Stays at the level of the barn's last out claim after breaking his mini win streak on the downstate lawn; he does have solid tactical foot which could put him in a good tracking spot while returning to a venue at which he's run pretty well in the past; he'll need to improve, from a figure standpoint but the price figures to warrant him a look.
 
Pure Attitude
Barn's other half steps up for his first start off their claim after being given some time to get over the tough Belmont route effort; he'll cut back to sprint in his local return and he was in against tougher going long here last summer; he showed last time that he can get involved early if need be and he should be a little stronger late at this trip; with Castellano named on both halves only one will meet the starter.
 
Unlimited Power
Gray wasn't a threat in any of his 3 starts since being taken by this outfit and now he'll cut back to sprint in his return to this level; maybe the new pilot helps shake things up some, but he hasn't shown much early interest of late and looks to have his work cut out for him today; passing.
 
Precious Metal
Barn's third runner in here goes as a separate betting interest while dropping in claiming price off their last out buy; he's been turfing so those heats could have him legged up for the return to dirt and he has run well sprinting on the main track in the past, including a near miss last summer in his lone local spin; with Rosario taking the call he can't be overlooked.

Race 2

El Dreamer
Chronic maiden has earned several major checks but has been on the shelf for nearly 4 months and the returning breeze pattern is modest; best Beyers have been in routes and this could be a mere prep; pass for now.
 
Rum Tum Tugger
Although continually failing as the favorite, he earned decent out-of-town numbers to be considered here; can rally from close range and the pace nature of this field is definitely on the soft side; can finally atone under expert rider.
 
Streets of Fire
Interesting turnback possibility and the race 2 back is of interest as well as he attended the pace until the last furlong; chances increase dramatically if he can make first run; looks like a comfortable fit.
 
Acro's Game
Not much to highlight here except he did show more life in the latest run on the grass; main track form is dull and he cannot be considered a major contender regardless of the soil condition at post time.
 
Fairy Snow
Nearly pulled off the shocker last month and the subsequent breeze was upbeat; if he can avoid early pace pressure, he can earn a major award once again; switches to Maragh and must be respected.
 
Countercyclical
The only newcomer in the field should be a factor by default; his sire won a G1 and 1.5 million (offspring of Circular Quay have won 4 of 35 debuts); the dam never raced; among the winning siblings is 204K earner Dream of Atlantis.
 
Boogie Too
One of the better performers in this light field, he received a freshening since a solid placing on the lawn more than 2 months ago; in his sole try over this course, a route, he prompted the early pace before fading when facing much better stock than this; playable.
 
Spintastic
With an alert break, this son of Bernardini could be the clear speed and he has run well from a wide post before; could not have found a much easier comeback spot for the class involved; note upgrade to the latest breeze at five-eighths.

Race 3

Kingofgoldstreet
Sire 44-323 (14%) 2yos; G1 SW dam (745K, 1-4 at 2, 1-5 sprint) has 2 winners from 4 runners (0-3 with 2yos, 1-3 with sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple SW sprinter High Blitz (430K, 12-30 sprint); barn 1-5 (20%, $0.72 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-time 2yo/1st-time Lasix MSW dirt sprint (0-3 at Spa); raced greenly in debut and is stuck down inside.
 
Chisholm
400K 2yo - 1F work 10.1; 1/2 route SW Devotion Unbridled (163K, 0-1 sprnt), turf SW Snow Cone (353K, 2-7 at 2, 0-3 sprnt) by 13% 2yo FTS sire; SW dam (516K, 2-12 at 2, 1-9 sprint) has 8 wnnrs/10 rnnrs (1-3 2yos, 3-9 sprint); barn 33%, $2.59 ROI pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/8 work .04 slow than Pecorino (2nd FTS MSW 71 Beyer 7/22)
 
High Ransom
Sire 7-91 (8%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from unraced dam; dam 1/2 multiple G2 turf SW Strut the Stage (1.5M, 1-2 at 2, FTS winner); barn 1-34 (3%, $2.94 ROI) pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 2 works match Strong Mandate (5th FTS MSW 59 Beyer 7/22); strong turf bloodlines.
 
Tightly Bridled
250K yearling; 330K 2yo after 1F work 10.3; sire 13% 2yo FTS; unraced dam has 0 wnnrs/1 rnnr (0-1 with 2yos); dam 1/2 multiple G1 SW Finder's Fee (708K, 3-8 at 2, FTS winner, 5-17 sprint); barn 0-51 past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 6/29 work matches A Touch of Poetry (3rd FTS MSW 69 Beyer 7/27)
 
Aslan
1/2 turf SP Spellwork (France, 53K, 0-1 at 2) by 16% 2yo sire; winning dam (352K, 2-4 at 2, FTS wnnr, 0-1 spr.) has 1 wnnr/2 rnnrs (0-2 2yos, 0-1 spr.); dam full 2yo G1 turf SW Lujain (England, 139K, 3-4 at 2, FTS wnnr), G1 SP sprnt Botanical (403K, 1-4 at 2, FTS wnnr, 2-17 spr.); barn 20%, $1.96 pst 5 yrs 2nd-out 2yos MSW dirt sprint (0-7 Spa)
 
King Cyrus
Sire 6-66 (9%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from unplaced dam (0-2 on turf); 3rd dam G1 SW Dispute (1.1M, 1-2 at 2, FTS winner, 2-4 sprint); barn 33%, $2.59 past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa); 6/16 work matches Danza (1st FTS MSW 68 Beyer 7/12); 7/28 work matches Chisholm.
 
Souperfast
1/2 multiple 2yo G1 route SW Uncle Mo (1.6M, FTS wnnr, 1-2 sprint) by 11% 2yo FTS sire; multiple SP dam (81K) has 3 wnnrs/3 rnnrs (2-3 with 2yos, 1 FTS wnnr, 2-3 sprint); barn 0-41 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/21 work matches Quilt (2nd FTS MSW 58 Beyer 7/31)

Race 4

Acigarisjustacigar
Best Beyer speed figure was in last off the bench on SAR turf but lacked the finishing punch at huge odds at this new grade; new rider makes his 4th different pilot in as many races which is not a good win angle but sheds 5 pounds off last in with the lightest-weight assignment ever; view as a pace presence for part.
 
Hoboken Joe
Never been this short off a solid effort 1st off the claim when troubled at the gate break; he settled in and was a major force from the half mile pole to finish; the 3-back winner repeated in a BEL-20K caimer with a 67 Beyer; the cutback in distance and getting up in time is the issue but figures to save ground behind a hot pace and should be tough to hold off late.
 
Sayaprayerforme
Half of his 6 career starts produced last-place finishes including latest loss on SAR dirt; best Beyer on turf when setting the pace 3-back; figures to press a hot pace for this then hopes to find the missing stamina; a tough call.
 
Greeley Pack
Sire is 2-for-31 with 1st-turf starters; dam was a stakes winner on dirt (5-for-31, 179K) but did not race on grass; 1 of 3 foals to race on turf is a grass winner (3-for-14 Classic Pack 281K turf); the winner from last repeated in a SAR-optional claimer with a 78 Beyer; projects to race on or near the lead in a race loaded with other gate speed.
 
Solengo
Best Beyer on a less-than-firm SAR turf coming off 4 consecutive double-digit length defeats; best game has been when able to stalk the speed which is a trip which seems likley here but must find the missing late punch from recent losses vs. similar rivals.
 
Slimshady
Did not fire at this grade in last in this same spot 16 days ago on SAR sod; that big late punch shown 2-back with a career-best Beyer at BEL was a no show locally; was handled by Hoboken Joe a few times in 2013 suggesting we rank him a notch below the top contenders.
 
Irish Etiquette
Finished 8th, 9th and 9th in 3 races off previous 45-day-or longer layoffs and comes off an extended break for this; defeated the 4th and 8th-place finishers from last who Beyered 76-49 in next-out BEL-MSW and AQU-20K-maiden claiming wins; projects to race on or near the lead in a race top heavy with frontrunners.
 
Winamen
Sire is 1-for-5 with 1st-turf starters; 2-for-17 with debut runners; 4-year-old gives away experience to each rival but Freud's Pleasure; dam finished off the board in her only start on dirt; her only other foal to race is 0-for-4 Go and Run who did not race on turf.
 
Freud's Pleasure
Sire is 29-for-215 with 1st-turf starters; 36-for-318 with debut runners; is out of an unraced dam who produced 2 winners from 2 other foals to race with top earner 16K-Butterfield Road (1-for-24) who went 5-0-0-0 on turf (5K).
 
Seljuk
Today marks his shortest distance test ever so getting up in time is the issue; projects to press the pace wide; was able to stalk effecively in last from a similar outside post position finishing well at 1.5F longer; posted a 9-0-1-0 record in NY-bred MSW races during career and leaps back to that grade for this.

Race 5

Elusive Design
Her career debut sprinting was a fine run in a race that saw her break 1-2 lengths slow and race between three and five wide around the turn, but it's fair to question the caliber of competition she met up with, and now she's stretching out to a mile in her first attempt against winners.
 
Dattts Da Boss
Street Boss is proving to be a stong influence as a turf sire and this filly has seen her game improve since being placed over turf a number of starts back; however, she has been beaten by a couple of today's rivals in her two most recent races.
 
Exchange Cat
Multiple stakes placed filly has proven to be a very sharp 16k claim for her current connections as they went right to turf with her and her form took a noticeable turn for the better; like what she's done in her starts at today's distance and she owns the positional speed to sit a comfortable trip after breaking from the inside.
 
Corporate Culture
Really like what this miss has shown in her turf starts and she was a sharp runner up behind next out stakes winner Maximova two starts back, and she had trouble at a key point in her latest start, and after the 1-2 finishers got away form her at the top of the stretch, she finished very well to be third; she's tough to ignore while going out for Castellano and Brown.
 
Dancing for Glory
Prefer Corporate Culture of the Chad Brown-trained horses in here, but this filly sports solid form in her own right, and she exits a productive race; winner from latest won next out at Kee on 4/18 going 1m over turf in a G3 with an 82 Beyer and 3rd finisher won next out at Kee on 4/7 going 1 1/16m over turf vs. N1X rivals with a 79 Beyer.
 
Blossom's Trail
Have to respect the form she displayed in going three-for-three to begin her career and she'll appreciate the class relief after testing graded stakes waters in her latest outing; however, this barn has been quiet to begin this meeting and it might be worth noting the presence of Prado aboard another in here.
 
Eddy Gourmet
She earned a career best Beyer Speed Figure with blinkers being removed in her latest outing, but feel that it's fair to question the strength of that field at this point in time, and Prado did give her a really nice ride that day; not eliminating her as a contender, but prefer to look in another direction for the top spot.
 
Red Hot Tweet
Half-sister to Birdie Beats Par (7-18, 216k, including 3 of 8 turf starts for 114k) showed up with an improved performance in her turf debut in her latest start and she carried a lot of ground around the turns in that race, and her rider dropped the whip; she has her share of appeal with John V. taking over.
 
Smittenwithkitten
Have to respect what these connections have done this year, and this miss has a fine pedigree for turf; however, she needed nine starts to get to her first win and not wild about the field she beat in her latest start, a race that was a bit of a staggerfest through the stretch; Rosario has won with 42 of 117 (36%) mounts for this barn in 2013.
 
Rock Show
There isn't much in the way of dirt form worth mentioning in the main body of this race and this filly has seen her form improve with a move to dirt and having blinkers taken off; feel that her latest effort was much sharper than the 56 Beyer Speed Figure suggests and the runner up from that race recently finished second in a 20k maiden claimer with a 62 Beyer.
 
Off My Cloud
Her dirt form has been plenty strong enough to give her a competitive look in this spot and the winner from her latest race returned to win next out at Sar on 7/22 going 1m over turf vs. 100k OPC's with an 89 Beyer; she's also entered Main Track Only in a 35k OPC at Delaware Park today

Race 6

Miss Mischief
Hung wide in sloppy debut, game in the return and she was boosted when the show horse graduated 7/27 at Penn National with a 68 Beyer; the way she came home and ran her final furlong in :12.16 last time suggests a repeat is well within the realm.
 
Can't Explain
Bothered early in the shore debut, then dueled into submission; connections thought enough of her to try the Grade 3 the last time in town and winner of the 2012 closer took the Grade 1 Spinaway next out and then won again in a G3 in May at CD; blood is there for her to thrive as kin to G2 winner and near $230K earner Together Indy.
 
Madre Ditutticapi
Toss last, she wants no part of grass at this point; miss did catch career splits and just could not keep up; place horse in the maiden breaker graduated in a state-bred $35K seller, then ran out of the money; expect better effort.
 
Bobby Jo
Runner was entered in as a MTO runner here Sunday in a $65K starter when tabbed at 2-1 on the morning line; would have expected more speed on the stretch out in last but she rated for another slice; winner two back repeated in a $25K optional, then was 2nd a neck in a Grade 2 here last week; 4th finisher in last took a $16K claimer next out, 5th finisher took an N1X and 6th finisher beat $5K sellers, all in Philly; she has a right to grow into her skin as kin to near $350K earner Bold Comment.
 
My Sparky
Goes from one good barn to another and like the way she was coming away late in last; miss proven she can put wins together early in the year to boot; miss has natural speed but note she rated in the winning maiden breaker; note trainer went into his own pocket for her; don't ignore.

Race 7

Swag Daddy
Gets back to the lawn for the first time in over 14 months while making her second start for this barn; colt has some positional foot so expect he'll be able to secure a decent spot early even with the long run to the first turn and he worked ok over the green across the street last week; sibs are a combined 0 for 6 on the lawn so don't know that he's going to get much better over this stuff.
 
Alarmed Ndangerous
Barn's second runner in here has been away since earning both of his career scores over the local sod last summer; gelding tries better in this spot but he has been working regularly for his return and he did run well fresh to begin last season; tough to give away the recency edge, but over a course he loves he's worth considering.
 
Tapitdar
Steps up seeking his third straight score after taking each of his 2 spaced starts since returning from the layoff; gelding is in great form but he's yet to hit the board in 5 career spins over the local sod and that's a concern; he did work well here last week, though.
 
Mia Poppy
Speedy gelding stretches out while dropping back in with statebreds off the last out fade downstate; he ran well at a slightly shorter 2 turn trip here last summer and his main pace foe is drawn on the outside in this spot; there's a long run to the first turn, but if he's able to outrun that guy early he could prove tough to run down; one to catch.
 
Sneaky Kitten
Ran ok for third money in an off the turf stake at Mountaineer last month and now he'll return to the level of his late running third place finish at odds on downstate; colt earned some big numbers on the green against open company earlier in the year and he should get a solid clip to rally into in this spot; owner/trainer combo won 3 races here on Friday and Rosario was aboard one of them; he's the one to beat.
 
Fourseventeen
Fresh gelding worked pretty well here last weekend for his return to the statebred ranks; he ran well to hold second money downstate last time and now he'll make his first start for an outfit that hasn't had much luck thus far at the stand; with just 2 starts this season under his belt maybe he has more to offer today, but have to limit his use to underneath in exotics.
 
Status of Forces
Tries better after tracking a slow clip and upsetting entry level allowance runners at Belmont; he's on the improve from a figure standpoint, but he'll need to keep moving forward in order to have any kind of say at this level; siding against the repeat.
 
Front
Sophomore gets back in with older after failing to go on late against open stakes runners on a downstate course with some give to it; barn boasts some solid numbers with runners second back from the break and this guy was pretty good in beating cheaper despite trouble 2 starts back; worth a good look at a price.
 
Lawyer Jim
Gutted out the upset score over cheaper after breaking from an outside draw and now he'll take the next step up the class ladder; gelding isn't the most consistent sort and his lone local spin last summer was not very good, but he has shown the tactical foot of late to secure a tracking spot early in a heat that features a long run to the first turn and the number he earned last out puts him in the mix here; barn already has a winner from just a few starters at the stand.
 
Jonrah
Late runner was really rolling in the lane when stepped up to this level in his first start under this conditioner's name downstate; guy who split him and the winner returned to crush at this level, freaking with a 101 Beyer; nice to see Lezcano stick and this heat does figure to offer a much more suitable pace, but his style could well subject him to some traffic issues in this big field; consider.
 
Image of Disco
Outside drawn runner brings plenty of early lick to the table and though his main pace foe draws inside he does get a long run to the turn in which to try and outrun him; stamina is a concern as even if he is able to clear he hasn't offered much resistance since stepping up to this level; know him early, but don't think he'll prove a serious threat late.
 
Call for the Clock
MTO looks to return to dirt after failing to threaten from an outside draw with restricted stakes peers on the green; he was solid on this type of footing earlier in the year including the maiden breaker over a track with moisture in it at 2 turns over the inner; contender if the rains come.
 
Most Happy Fella
MTO set the pace before being run down by an odds on chalk in the open company ranks last weekend; 6 year old likes both the local main track and the off going and he should be able to make the lead from the outset in this heat; they'll have to run him down if this gets rained off.
 
Papa Tom
First part of the coupling stretches out in his return fro mthe freshening after getting second money at a big price behind the subsequent winner of the local Evan Shipman 2 weeks ago in his downstate finale; maybe the return to 2 turns helps and he has run ok over a wet surface in the past, but he doesn't win too often; maybe for a minor share.
 
Warrior Up
Barn's other half also exits a downstate placing for an outfit that won with its lone starter here; he and his mate were each entered to go yesterday and with the same pilot named on both parts of the coupling only one will meet the starter here if the rains come; another whose ceiling is likely a minor award.

Race 8

Apropos
Much trouble in her getaway race at Churchill as the winner of that one got away unpressured (Burban subsequently turned in a decent pace-prompting try in the recent G2 Honorable Miss stakes here); ran a pair of sharp races when breaking from the fence previously; consider.
 
Enchante
The mare has been shut out this year although she did not have the smoothest of trips in the last 2 efforts; needs the right type of pace set-up and returning in the irons is Velasquez who was aboard for a narrow loss earlier this year; the betting value will certainly be there.
 
Delightful Quality
She has a perfect in-the-money record and has the flexible nature of either setting or pressing the pace; Castellano has been aboard since day one and although the recent local work tab is not that inspiring, this filly ran a very sharp race in her sole try over this course.
 
Five Star Momma
Note she has won via the turf-to-dirt method in the past and did have a legit excuse when trounced by Well Kept in mid-June; there have been a few days at the current speed where early speed has dominated; consider this longshot lass if that seems the trend today.
 
Holiday Soiree
The only 4-time winner in the field, she has met some true amazons including Starship Truffle who has a record of 14 wins in 24 starts and a bankroll of 433K; despite her inexperience over this course, this lady is a major player for Pletcher.
 
Well Kept
Crushed her opponents last time but had the rail advantage and was never tested; although without an exacta finish in 3 prior efforts at Saratoga, she clearly was aiming high in last season's G1 Test; a wet track this afternoon would likely enhance her money chances.

Race 9

Qushchi (GB)
She's run well in her four starts in America, including securing a G3 stakes placing two starts ago at Keeneland, but it might be worth noting that you have to go back 17 starts to September 2011 to find her most recent victory; winner from latest won next out at Del on 7/13 going 1 1/4m in a 200k stakes with a 77 Beyer.
 
Kissable (IRE)
She was an impressive winner in this event in 2012 off a wide journey, and judging from her a.m. activity in July, she appears to be fully cranked as she gets ready to defend her title; feel that her one start this year at Keeneland is better than it looks on paper as she was a pole behind the leaders going through the stretch the first time and simply had too much work to do late.
 
Angel Terrace
She was really rolling through the lane in her one start over this turf course in the Nani Rose last year and she followed that performance up with an upset victory in the G3 Valley View; obviously she was disappointing in her one turf start this year, but still feel that she's an interesting player while getting back over turf for this; plus, it's interesting to see Sheppard call upon Castellano for this.
 
Anjaz
She's displayed solid form since arriving in America, and she earned a G2 stakes placing over a soft turf course two races ago at Belmont Park; she looks like a solid fit with this group and she might find herself sitting a favorable trip just off of the early speed of Mystical Star.
 
Beijoca
Although her most recent start wasn't one of her better performances, have to respect the way that she's performed since moving into this barn; runner up from latest won next out here on 8/1 going 1m over turf vs. 62k OPC's with a 90 Beyer.
 
Mystical Star
Like to see that she regained some of her better form in her latest start, and not only can this G2 winner prove to be tough to deal with on her best day, but she figures to benefit from a tactical advantage when looking around at the lack of early speed in this race; Lezcano has won with 16 of 57 (28%) mounts for this barn in 2013.
 
Team
One of two signed on in here for the Clement barn and it's tough to give this one the nod over Mystical Star; not that her turf form has been bad, but she's yet to run a race that is up to the level of the top contenders in here.
 
Roman Invader
Angel Terrace and Team haven't run poorly in their dirt starts, but this looks like it would be an ideal spot for this mare to get to go of this race has to be moved to the main track; maybe the distance is a little bit of a concern, but she clearly sports the strongest dirt form.

Race 10

She Drives Me Wild
Winless 13 races since an October, 2011, BEL-16K-claiming victory on a yielding turf course at today's distance; grauated August, '11; at 1 Mile over today's SAR Mellon turf course; no match in last for Sallys Dream who follows her here; ranked as an outsider.
 
Decennial
Troubled vs. the runner-up finisher from last who posted a 70 Beyer speed figure in her next-out MTM-optional claiming win then repeated at SAR with an 89 Beyer; 23%-win trainer 1st-time out with newly-acquired runners; last win on less-than-firm turf the surface for half of her 6 grass wins; the victory 2 summers ago at SAR was on the Inner Turf course in a starter handicap at 1 Mile.
 
Sally's Dream
Exits her best Beyer since December; figures to stalk Freud's Notebook for the lead then should get 1st run on the closers; won a 20K-claimer on SAR Inner Turf one year ago at today's distance; the win rider lands on Starsilhouette for this.
 
Sheza Heartbreaker
Has not won past 1 Mile but comes into this in rock-solid form; 21 minor awards during career she often races well in defeat; races 1st time on the SAR Mellon turf course; the main issues are her 2013 races at today's distance on grass were both dull efforts and must show more; reunites with the 2-back win rider for this in need of a wakeup call.
 
Freud's Notebook
Exits a career-low Beyer; last grass start finished 8th-beaten 15 lengths July 2010, on today's turf course at the distance; finished 10th in her only other grass start; looks like the lone gate speed here with Sally's Dream the likely pace presser; any runner loose on an easy lead can get brave up top but would have to turn things around dramatically to hang around late.
 
Lady's Lunar Luck
2012-two time win rider and pilot of recent races sides with Let the Kitten Run for this; twice beaten favorite at BEL but after defeating the show runner 2-back she lost to that one in last; showed her best Beyer on less-than-firm turf.
 
Starsilhouette
Going for win 15; she has never won on wet dirt so willing to excuse last; reunites with the 2-back victory rider who seemingly had other options here; have to go back one year to see a bad race on her form; 2 summers ago finished 3rd losing by a neck in a 20K claimer on SAR Inner Turf with this rider.
 
Pagan Priestess
Deep closer needs a pace meltdown to score 1st time racing in New York today; back in just 11 days off a much-improved try in her 2nd race of the year; wish we saw a projected hotter pace to help setup her deep rally then viewing one runner loose on the lead.
 
Let the Kitten Run
Graduated at today's distance and the last time racing this far was a near-miss finish; win rider stays here when seemingly having other options; necked at the distance at AQU in April by the winner who repeated in a BEL alw. with a 74 Beyer; lots to like here.
 
Twillerbee
Nowhere at huge odds in her last grass start showing her best form on wet-main tracks; the 3-back winner repeated in a FL alw. with a 74 Beyer; weight break in with her lightest assignment since April; prefer if this is moved to a wet-dirt surface.
 
Jean's Surprise
Stakes-placed in last at today's distance with a career-best Beyer and a repeat of that effort would make her a tough customer for this; must overcome a wide draw here; the 3-back show runner Beyered 60 in her next-out PID-$7,500 claiming win.
 
Broken Trust Fund
Defeated the show and 5th-place finishers from last who Beyered 85-72 in next-out AP-optional claiming and MNR alw. wins; last grass race at today's distance was a super effort in defeat at CD: has not run a bad race since October on a synthetic surface; new rider wins 29% for the barn since 2012; big factor if in.