After all our wait, we got a race to go and it was one we wanted MARYJEAN is the morning line favorite but that certainly doesn’t mean it is going to be a walkover. Here is the field for Race 2 tomorrow:
Bells of Concerto (Donlin/Shepherd): Had a very nice go against $7500 claimers last out. She stalked the early pace and drew off to win in the lane. The water gets a little deeper as she steps up in class, but she belongs.
Sputey’s Cabin (Padilla/Stevens): This Minnesota bred doesn’t appear to be the same mare she was last year when she was very gritty and determined. She has a pretty substantial class drop here so that may shake her up. Her successful style is front running so there could be some early speed to run at.
Switchen Er Up (Bravo/Butler): Another class dropper that has been successful near the front end winning allowance races in Texas.
What A Score (Lund/Escobar): Wasn’t tagged in the starter allowance/optional claimer when she finished beat What A Score. Another who likes to go quick early (sensing a pattern?).
Miss Darla (Scherbenske/Eikleberry): Unsuccessful on the poly in Chicago, she was successful at the $20,000 on the dirt at Hawthorne and now returns to the Canterbury dirt.
Ballistic Sue (Diodoro/Lopez): Second to Bells of Concerto last out at $7500, she was claimed by the Diodoro barn who wins at 29% first out after a claim.
The race is going to shape up pretty speedy up front and Alex should have her in a pretty good position as they turn for home. Hopefully she can outclose Bells of Concerto and the class droppers aren’t too much for her.
In case you missed it, here is the Group 4 make up:
GROUP 4 – Martell – Scheper
I’ll see you all over at Silks prior to our race!
Ted, how many people have picked up winner circle photos from the Memorial day race so far?
It looks like Alex is starting to warm up a bit after being ice cold post days served.
There were some earlier today though the gift shop said that they sold the last one earlier. That was the second batch we ordered of 15. The first batch was 40, so 55 were picked up in total. We ordered a few more to have there but they probably won’t get there until next week.