Distant Image (9-2) figures to be forwardly placed after stretching out from
her latest effort over the downhill turf course at Santa Anita. Her second
place finish on 8/8/13 was a gutsy performance.
She repelled a bid from the 7-5 favorite, but was ultimately rundown
late. She was very game til the end and
I expect a similar effort today. I view
the shift to Nakatani in the saddle as a positive angle. Furthermore, trainer
Vladimir Cerin scores with 17% of his turf starters.
Win and $15 Place on #2 Distant Image
Analysis by Dustin Weems