It looks like another competitive day. Lots possibilities though.
Race 1 9-2-10-8
Galroyale comes back off a long vacation and drops into a MSW for the 2015 debut. Some concern that she bled through the Lasix last out but she’s back on the turn and at a shorter sprint distance. Unforgettable Mark drops in price after setting most of the fractions. Perhaps the easier field gets him to the wire in front. Kitty’s Pearl ran a good one last out despite a stumbling start. Fits the distance and class. Lirica Heat has a lot of starts but is usually part of the picture. Should be winging up front and can’t be discounted.
Race 2 4-2-6
Eastern Rose dominated a short field last out and seems to be improving. Clothes Fall Off made her 2015 debut an impressive one, running a new top. Like the chances today. Predicate has the best figures but is 9 of 13 in the money but with only one win. Better in the money prospects.
Race 3 1-6-3-10
Tiz Afleet jumped way up in finish time after switching to the turf and small improvement may get him to the winners circle. Kensington Court looked much better second time out and drops out of MSW for this spot. Well bred for the lawn and the distance. Number One missed by inches last out as the favorite and the switch to Castellano may get him over the hump. Lucky Leroy Brown is newly gelded, drops from MSW down to MCL and isn’t too far away from the top ones.
Race 4 6-7-2
Chasintheblues seems to have improved since breaking his maiden. Should be near the lead and has shown courage in the stretch. Boston Strong improved when dropped to a sprint and has a strong kick in the stretch. Pierce’s Prize looks best bred for the turf and the distance and may be an attractive price.
Race 5 8-1-5
Longfor the City just missed last out. He should be the front speed and the claim by DJ has to be in his favor. Frost Jordan has some competetive races against open company and has the best last out figure. Sea Raven raced well at BEL last out and is right behind Frost Jordan with his figure.
Race 6 8-3-5
Soul House drops down to the claiming ranks in search of win number two. Dominates the field on finish times. Prophet’s Cat is a somewhat pathetic 1 for 20, but seems to be a better horse on the turf. Perhaps a stretch but at 15-1 worth thinking about. Keep Me Grounded looks to be the one second off the claim for Servis. He was over his head last out but fits much better in this group.
Race 7 5-1-11-2
Kacy Lauren improved on the turf and it helps to have Chad Brown in your corner. Splendid Gold just missed on the turf first out and returns to that surface for today’s trip. Congress Park has the best figures and the works look like she should be ready off the vacation. Aussie Prayer cuts back in distance and given the speed she’s shown could be a factor here.
Race 8 5-1-3
Global Positioning ran well first time on the BEL strip. Never seems to run a bad one. All Is Number has competitive figures and fits the distance and conditions. New York Chrome goes first time with winners and is improving with each start.
Race 9 7-5-6-1A
Made in Detroit is all the speed in this race and based on that we’ll give him the chance to set an easy pace and run off with the race. World Approval comes out of a Grade 2 race at CD on Derby Day where he was flying late. Divisidero comes out of two Graded races, the last one a win in the aformentioned Grade 2 at CD. Very dangerous. Startup Nation was one of the top two year old turfers last year and we’ll see if Chad Brown brings him back in winning form.
Race 10 6-4-5
Clifton Pleasure drops down after funning decently in his first BEL start. Igotthediscoinme faltered against much better last out but definitely fits with this group. Majestic Guy is looking for the right level, seems to have found it at $16K NW2.