Super Screener: Street Band brings value to Cotillion Stakes

September 18, 2019 03:39pm
Super Screener: Street Band brings value to Cotillion Stakes
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In her most-recent start, Street Band ran third behind Dunbar Road in a sloppy renewal of Saratoga's Alabama Stakes (G1). On Saturday, she'll meet another talented Chad Brown-trained favorite when facing Guarana in the Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes.

Mike Shutty, author of Horse Racing Nation's Super Screener handicapping 
system, expects Street Band could do one -- and maybe two -- better this time.
The Super Screener, a time-tested, data-driven product that covers major races on a weekly basis, lists Street Band as an "A" contender for the 1 1/16-mile Cotillion, a key race on the way to the Breeders' Cup Distaff for 3-year-old fillies.

Guarana's the only other contender in the field of 11 with that designation. While she could be treated as a single by some players, as Shutty puts it, "
There will be plenty of heat in the kitchen in this race."

And when it comes to Street Band,
"her best races have come with hot pace setups."

In addition to Guarana, who led at every call of the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), Serengeti Empress figures to send from the inside post. The reigning champion Jaywalk has also run her best as a pace factor, and the pressing type Bellafina is putting blinkers back on for the Cotillion.

Street Band chased fractions of 24.14, 48.97 and 1:13.43 to open the 1 1/4-mile Alabama.

"She ran well enough to finish an up-close third after tracking the slow pace," Shutty said. "Cut back in distance is a big plus here, and form cycle analysis indicates a new lifetime top coming in this race. She needs a clean trip but couldn’t ask for a better setup. There's terrific value here."

Street Band, who has the No. 3 post under returning jockey Sophie Doyle, is seeking her first Grade 1 victory for the connections of trainer Larry Jones and an ownership group that includes Ray Francis, Medallion Racing and MyRaceHorse Stable.

The daughter of Istan won the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) earlier this season, then returned from a sixth in the Kentucky Oaks to take the Indiana Oaks (G3). The Cotillion will mark her third start off the layoff.

Shutty recommends playing Street Band on both sides of the exacta, and he'll be including a high-priced longshot as a key player underneath. For his notes on each horse, plus suggested tickets, get the 
Super Screener advantage today.


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