Thursday’s race will be a good test for Tahitian Queen. You will get a chance to see if she takes to the turf. She has a running style that fits this course, an off the pace attack approach. But her breeding is not overly strong for turf. Her sire, Western Playboy, is a 4% turf debut sire. The dam sire, Meadowlake, is 5%.
I looked at the BRIS past performances. Their Prime Power number, which combines several factors to determine the top contenders, has TQ ranked on top. Great, but the unknown is the new surface combined with the added distance.
The morning line is 10 – 1.
There are powerhouse trainers in here this time. Mac Robertson has a pair entered. David Van Winkle has a class dropper. And Tammy also has another horse entered that will be trying the turf for the first time. That filly appears to be working very well.
When your trainer has 32 horses, eventually she will have to have more than one horse in a race to keep everyone happy. There are not many chances to run on the turf in a conditioned claimer.
While the race is tough, she fits here and should do well for you if she likes turf. Mac’s horse Prophesy figures to be the favorite and Martin Lozano has a runner that is in good form.
We will talk with Tammy Wednesday and post some video