07/19/2007 11:00PM

Horse of the day for 7/21


Del Mar - Race 4
5 1/2 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $53,000.

Trainer John Sadler thought enough of B R'S GIRL to debut in a stakes race, and the daughter of Pulpit wasn't disgraced after a wide trip. Last time out, she dropped into a maiden special weight, and showed good speed before getting nipped at the wire. The daughter of stakes-winner Bam Bam Bull (8-4-0-2, $81,360) has the experience and bottom edge over her main rivals, and should be a handful from the get-go.
GABBY'S HEN is by the competent debut sire Hennessy (two juvenile debut winners this year), and her dam was a multiple stakes-winner on grass (26-4-6-0, $220,646). Her workouts are solid, but she must deal with the often-intimidating inside post position, and trainer Ron McAnally is 0-85 over the past five years with debut runners.
FOXY DANSEUR broke poorly from a tough outside post position in her debut, and she shows a recent bullet workout for barn that did well with juveniles here last summer. She cost $280,000 at auction, and her second dam was a Grade 3-winning sprinter. Expect improvement. VULNERABLE is by hot first-crop sire Vindication (two juvenile debut winners this year), and sold for $100,000 as a yearling. She was bought back for only $19,000 at OBS in March, however, and the half to Grade 2 route winner Wimbledon (11-2-3-2, $443,818) may want more ground.
MORE HAPPY is a half to multiple Grade 3 sprint winner Saiorse (18-8-2-2, $502,721), and her dam was a multiple Grade 2 sprint winner (Apelia went 24-12-3-3, $621,708). The $725,000 yearling buyback was purchased for a cool million in March, and will go out for top debut trainer Bob Baffert.

1. B R's Girl
2. Gabby's Hen
3. Foxy Danseur

The play: B R's Girl to win (2-1 or more)

YTD record based on starts, wins, top pick in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play: 59-11-24 (+$48.60)