POST TIME: 5:14 EST--A very full field of possibly 14 going 1 3/8 miles. #7 In My Glory (20-1) and #10 Zaskar (12-1) are speedsters that will gaurantee a quick pace up front. Neither will be around the money at the finish. The class dropper #3 Morena (12-1) and #4 Long Approach (5-1) will be forwardly placed stalking the duelers. #8 Mystic Miracle (12-1) and #9 Closeout (8-1) will sit off the pace about 4 lengths back. Rest of the field will close from at least 6 lengths back.
Given the close start to the far turn, any horse in the 10 hole or higher will be severely compromised
The horse that will get first run at the leaders, and my top selection is #2 Belle Allure (6-1) trained by Christophe Clement and riden by the capable Maragh Rajiv Toss his last as he was trapped along the rail when it counted most. This is a lightly raced 5 year-old that is sure to get the distance. Very nice win in the G3 Athenia and will improve off that.
#13 Nehantic Kat though in a tough post has a huge late kick and will produce tremendous value in this race Had trouble in last and Bravo sticks.
Top bombers include:
#1 Proud Lisa
#6 Celtic Princess
#8 Mystic Miracle
#12 Kiawah Cat
$1 Trifecta 2,3 with 4,8,11,12,13 with 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11,12,13,14 ($100)