Sunday's Best Bet: Pizza Bianca sizzles in Natalma

Sunday’s 8th race from Woodbine is the Grade 1 Natalma for two-year-old fillies traveling one mile on the turf course (Post Time - 5:06 p.m. ET).

#2 PIZZA BIANCA (4-1) ran a quality race in her turf route debut at Saratoga July 22. She went last-to-first from the outside post on a good turf course that day. Her winning rider Joel Rosario stays put, and Christophe Clement’s filly should be heard from in the late stages. 

#5 Wild Beauty (5-2) ran well in her last four turf sprints in Great Britain. Frankie Dettori hops aboard and Charles Appleby has had success with shippers to North America. 

#10 Eminent Victor (6-1) rallied to win her Arlington Park sprint debut from the outside post on all-weather ground at 39-1 odds July 17. Chad Brown has her now, Flavien Prat takes the call, and she adds blinkers for this. She is a bit interesting but might take more money than she should for quality connections. 

#7 Diabolic (3-1) won all three sprint starts for Mark Casse including stakes victories in the My Dear and Catch a Glimpse. She figures to stalk the pace and is a logical win contender once again. 

#4 Royal Engagement (8-1) improved her speed ratings in all three sprint starts. She hit the board in her last two local stakes outings and figures to attend the pace. 

#8 Mrs. Barbara (15-1) is still a maiden after three starts. She exits a troubled show finish in the Catch a Glimpse and dam has produced four turf winners. 

#6 Baksheesh (20-1) moves to the Mark Casse barn following a sharp late running victory in the Muskoka Stakes on all-weather ground. Dam has produced a turf winner and she is bred to go this far. 

#1 Ready Lady (10-1) sat a nice trip behind the speed and wore down Guileful in her local extended sprint turf debut. She fired a local turf bullet for this Sept. 11 and all three of dam’s starters scored on turf. She is bred to handle this distance. 

#3 Guileful (15-1) switched to turf and ended up a clear 2nd after battling on the pace Aug. 28. She is still a maiden but is getting better and will probably impact the pace. 

#9 Cardio Princess (20-1) wired the field in her local turf sprint debut Aug. 22. Mark Casse’s filly will probably attend the pace. 

Wagers: 

#2 to Win

Exacta 2/5-7-10

Exacta 5-7-10/2

Trifecta 2-5/ALL/6-8

Recent Best Bet Winners

Sept. 7 - Midnight Bella/Princess Javoncia Exacta ($20.40)
Sept. 8 - Snapper Sinclair/Bob and Jackie/Midnight Tea Time Trifecta ($128.00)
Sept. 9 - HENDY WOODS ($6.60)
Sept. 10 - Red Valor/Self Taught Exacta ($12.80)
Sept. 11 - NOT SO QUIET ($5.00), Trifecta ($463.80)
Sept. 13 - YOU LOOK COLD ($5.20), Exacta ($12.80)
Sept. 17 - Colonelsdarktemper/Allege/Beau Luminaire Trifecta ($459.60)
Sept. 18 - SHANTISARA ($11.40), Exacta ($37.60)

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