Most of today’s captured the lead by the half mile pole. Only three passed others in the stretch. pace figures: (FT/SY) 6 Sprints 0.58 – 1 wire to wire; 2 Routes 2.04 – 0 wire to wire
Race 1 – PAPA’SPERFECTBRAT #5 (fourth) might be sharp after dueling with next time winner AZUBA 24Jan. WATOMPKA #1 (third) was full of run in the stretch last time. MIGHTY AGGIE #3 (second) trailed WATOMPKA by a couple lengths 17Feb.
Race 2 – I’LL TAKE JACKS #6 (third) could have a pace advantage over the well matched front runners as he cuts back today. MR. C’S LEGACY #2 (fourth) gave it up in the stretch last time but that might have saved some energy for today’s rematch with DOOR ATTHE LIGHT #1 (winner $5.40) who was powerful good but exhausted after that 17Feb battle. This is a well matched field. None of these would be a surprise.
Race 3 – Tracey Herbert switches to ALL OF OLIVES LOVE #4 (third) possibly fit from her sprint and fade route 16Feb. CORPORATE COMET #5 (second) has turned the quickest six furlongs of these, could kick loose. Tangling for the lead last time was a change of tactics last time for struggling BILLIE SKIRTS #6 (winner $4.00) also likely to profit returning to six furlongs. 6,2 exacta $10.00
Race 4 – WILD ZINGER #3 (second) ran down stablemate GRAND BURKAN #1 (third) 17Feb. A duel between those two could set the table for shipper BAR WEDDING #4 (winner $4.00) who has probably been running against tougher on the east coast. 3,4 exacta $11.40
Race 5 – JOEY’S BEST #3 (fourth) returns to a competitive level today. SPECIAL ENERGY #5 (third) likes this distance, but ran at MNR on Sunday, a quick turn around. QUEENS ESCORT #2 (second) would win with a repeat of her last performance.
Race 6 –
CRASH MAGEE #1 (scratch) knows how to break from the gate. Conditioning shouldn’t be a factor in this short burst. RED SKY #2 (second) should delight in the reduced distance.TO THE TOP AND BACK #8 (fourth) will be ready to pounce in the second quarter if the leaders faulter.
Race 7 – Chicago invader HOLIDAY LUNCH #2 (winner $6.20) looks ready to take on the best locals after an impressive debut here.Maryland allowance runner
CUSABO #1 (scratch) may have found the right spot to post a confidence builder if he actually shows up. Old man BLIZZARD BUDDY BEN #7 (second) may be in position to sling shot from the outside for four in a row. 2,7 exacta $14.40
Race 8 –
WITHFRIENDSLIKETHIS #5 (scratch) should be the one to catch, could get loose if we are on a slick surface. ANGEL’S SIGH #7 (second) was quick early last time, Tracey Hebert tries to figure her out today. Although inconsistent ROMA’S GAL #3 (third) seems silly to overlook if that 10/1 morning line holds.