Monday's Best Bet: Maldives Model has edge in Princess of Sylmar

Monday’s seventh race from Presque Isle Downs is the $100,000 Princess of Sylmar Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares traveling a mile and 70 yards on the all-weather surface. Post time is 4:12 p.m. EDT.

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No. 2 Maldives Model (3-1) is a sharp surface switcher. She won the Lyphard Stakes on turf June 3 and finished in front of a next-out winner in a solid runner-up finish vs. open company June 30. She was part of the exacta in four of her five all-weather starts, and she won two of those races. Her regular pilot Tyler Conner has running style options aboard the versatile filly. 

No. 4 Tactical Pajamas (5-2) captured half of her 12 synthetic starts, including a local sprint score June 30. She is a logical prominent throughout threat if she handles two turns. 

No. 1 Lovely Ever After (8-1) should save ground behind the speed and might get a piece of this if she continues to improve. She ran well in all three local routes. 

Wagers: 

No. 2 to win

Exacta 2-4/1-2-4

Trifecta 2-4/ALL/1

Recent best-bet winners

July 1 - Net a Bear ($6.20), trifecta ($87.80)
July 2 - Crystal Cliffs ($4.20) - dead heat
July 3 - Chasing Artie/The Virginian exacta ($29.00)
July 6 - First I've Seen/Hannah's Haven exacta ($17.40)
July 9 - Butterbean/Falconet exacta ($22.00), trifecta ($74.20)
July 11 - Mo Clare's ($6.80)
July 16 - 
Beren/Wondrwherecraigis/Pickin' Time trifecta ($146.00)
July 21 - Practice Squad ($12.60), exacta ($26.20), trifecta ($31.40)
July 22 - Dolce Zel ($8.60), trifecta ($96.00)
July 23 - Bellabel ($8.00)
July 24 - Heywoods Beach ($8.20), trifecta ($70.60)

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