Monday's Best Bet: Back to Ohio has the upper hand in Debutante

Monday’s seventh race from Presque Isle Downs is the $100,000 Presque Isle Debutante for 2-year-old fillies dashing 6 1/2 furlongs on the all-weather surface. The scheduled post time is 4:12 p.m. EDT.

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No. 3 Back to Ohio (5-2) ran well in all three starts and should make her presence felt throughout. She cruised to a sharp local win in her sprint debut and exits an easy Ohio-bred dirt sprint stakes score. 

No. 8 Damaso (6-1) ran well in her first two local synthetic sprints and tailed off in her next two stakes starts at Saratoga. She is back in a preferred sprint and figures to stalk outside. 

No. 2 Just a Warrior (5-1) adds blinkers and turns back in distance. She won both sprint starts, and this is her first all-weather attempt. 

No. 6 Grand Oak (5-2) looked good in her turf sprint maiden win at Churchill Downs but struggled in three subsequent starts. She should attend the pace under Jose Ortiz. 


No. 3 to win 

Exacta box 3-8

Trifecta key 3/2-6-8

Trifecta 3/All/8

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