After bypassing a shot at a graded-stakes placing on Sunday, Miss Radiance shows up as the 8-to-5 favorite in Thursday’s featured allowance optional claiming event for older females running 1 1/16-miles on the main track.
“She’s a good filly. I thought we’d have a chance (in the La Canada), but after Saturday when the horses on the lead were running so good I didn’t feel we had as good a shot so we decided to wait and run today,”trainer Mike Puype told me this morning from his Barn 48.
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In her last start on December 30, the four-year-old daughter of Yes It’s True owned by Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing stumbled badly at the start before rolling late to finish second.“We’ve taken her over and stood her,” Puype said regarding the work he’s done with Miss Radiance at the gate. “It was just a freak thing that she didn’t come out good that day.”