Sunday's Best Bet: Faith in Humanity brings the heat in Pebbles

Sunday’s ninth race from Belmont at Aqueduct is the Grade 3 Pebbles Stakes for 3-year-old fillies traveling one mile on the turf course. Scheduled post time is 5:13 p.m. EDT. 

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No. 4 Faith in Humanity (5-1) attended the pace and captured her turf route bow as the favorite at Monmouth Park July 24. She stalked above par fractions, led and held the place at 19-1 odds in the restricted Riskaverse at Saratoga second time out Aug. 25. Manny Franco knows her now, and Chad Brown’s lightly raced filly should be in the thick of things throughout. 

No. 5 A Mo Reay (6-1) showed decent late interest in a show finish in the Riskaverse. That was her first turf outing, and Todd Pletcher’s $400k purchase might go a bit better this time. She is versatile, and her winning pilot Luis Saez stays put. 

No. 1 Majestic Glory (8-1) makes her stateside bow for Todd Pletcher. She captured the Sweet Solana Stakes (G3) in Great Britain last year and occupied the show spot in the Fred Darling (G3) April 16. She drilled a Saratoga turf bullet for this Sept. 4.

No. 8 Bahamian Club (6-1) improved her speed ratings in all three starts for Chad Brown. She won two of her first three outings, and Irad Ortiz Jr. got acquainted with her in an optional claiming victory at Saratoga Aug. 12. 

No. 12 Gina Romantica (7-2) switched to turf and smartly rallied for the win under Flavien Prat in the Riskaverse last time. Chad Brown’s filly must work out a trip from the outside post and won’t be 14-1 this time.    

Wagers: 

No. 4 to win

Trifecta key 4/1-5-8-12

Trifecta 1-5-8-12/4/1-5-8-12

Recent Best Bet winners

Sept. 7 - Wolfie's Dynaghost ($3.20), exacta ($5.60), trifecta ($12.60)
Sept. 8 - Private Creed ($7.58), exacta ($11.42)
Sept. 9 - Giver Not a Taker ($4.60)
Tuesday - Adventuring ($7.80), exacta ($17.78)
Thursday - Collaboration ($9.30), exacta ($27.60)
Friday - Ramblin' Wreck/Provision exacta ($39.20)

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