Sunday's 8th race from Woodbine is the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes for two-year-old fillies traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the all-weather surface (Post Time 4:37 p.m. EST).
No. 4 KANTA (3-1) showed marked improvement when stretching out and earning her diploma second time out Oct. 9. The $300k Into Mischief filly projects an early-pressing trip in a race lacking front end speed, and she might be this good.
No. 3 Mrs. Barbara (9-2) returned to the maiden ranks and picked up her first win from off the pace at this course/distance Nov. 7. She fired in both local all-weather attempts and probably fits with these.
No. 7 Aubrieta (5-2) stalked the pace and ran well in all three local sprints. She is a logical contender after a solid win in the Glorious Song at seven panels, but she hardly dominates the paper race.
No. 6 Moira (4-1) rallied strongly from an outer post to graduate in her local debut in the Princess Elizabeth at this distance Oct. 23. She drilled a bullet for this Nov. 21 and the $150k Keeneland sales grad could easily score again.
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Nov. 1 - KEEPIN' IT CLASSY ($4.00)
Nov. 2 - LADY MCKENZIE ($7.00)
Nov. 3 - NEXT REVOLT ($4.40), Quinella ($7.80)
Nov. 5 - ECHO ZULU ($3.60)
Nov. 6 - CE CE ($14.40)
Nov. 9 - WELLINGTON WONDER ($6.40), Exacta ($26.60)
Nov. 10 - LASTCHANCEATGLORY ($6.80), Exacta ($15.60)
Nov. 11 - SPA CITY ($3.40)
Nov. 12 - Rowdy Rascal/Cuatro Madres Exacta ($12.80)
Nov. 16 - Johan Zoffany/Venture Forth Exacta ($56.00)
Nov. 20 - SERVE THE KING ($6.10)
Nov. 23 - ZESTFUL ($4.20), Exacta ($7.00)