Mastery should win easily but this is horse racing and two year olds can get better in leaps and bounds. That's why I'm looking at Show Me Da Lute (the other Baffert horse).
I don't like playing chalk but I do like American Gal. Liked her last with a slow start and wide trip was game all the way. Baffert should have her ready and he knows LRC well. Also like Abel Tasman. She seems to be getting better with each start and liked her last win over Fact of Life despite moving back in distance from a two turn maiden win.
I do like Frank Conversation, Blackjackcat and Free Rose. I'll add Camelot Kitten to the mix in the exotics.
i think Vale Dori is strictly the one to beat. I'm adding Wild at Heart (liked her run last year's SA Oaks against Stellar Wind before going to sidelines and coming back to route distance after three sprint runs. Think the route will help her chances here).
Miss Temple City definitely is proven miler and class but her two biggest wins are only at Keeneland. At low odds want her to prove otherwise so going against her here. Going with Cali-based Stays in Vegas (like her record at distance) and Mexican Gold (solid Euro form and feel like she'd like the firm surface).
In the Jimmy Durante - I'm going with Journey Home, Partyinthepaddock and La Force. In the Seabiscuit - What a View, Hunt and Ring Weekend.
Another solid, competitive field for Clark. I'm sticking with my BC Classic longshot pick Shaman Ghost and adding the reliable Hoppertunity.
Definitely not the strongest field for this year's running but still a nice betting races as always. With that being said, I do like the improving Threefiveindia (I believe the mile is an ideal distance and the two favs are vulnerable in here) and Economic Model (solid all year and especially liked his 7F King's Bishop two starts back to BC Champ DreFong. Proven that a mile is right up his alley).
Depending on if they do run, I'm sticking with Shaman Ghost and Keen Ice here.
I like the much improved Stallwalkin' Dude, Ivan Fallunovalot (doesn't look like he lost a step in his comeback albeit softer company at RP. Reuniting with Borel) and improving Life in Shambles (seems to improving under Asmussen)
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