MARYJEAN takes on 7 $5,000 claiming fillies and mares today going 5 1/2 furlongs over the dirt course at Thistledown. The race is the 6th.
Here is a rundown of the speed laden race:
Pass Me A Drink (Hunt/KGonzalez) – Good early speed. Won last in dominating fashion but seems like last came from nowhere so there is the potential that she could regress off of that effort.
Sneaky Sweet (Capelini/LGonzalez) – Another who likes it on the front, a very consistent filly who is pushing up in class after the last win off the claim at $4,000.
Friendly Wildcat (Morales/Rosario) – Two since the break/claim has been real clunkers but prior to that…love the front.
Emma’s Image (Radosevich/Skerritt) – Everyone seems to wants the lead, including this gal. She comes from one of the leading barns and has one of the top local jocks on her.
Devaney (Faulkner/Urieta-Moran) – Yet another who does her best running on the engine, she seems to be having some trouble getting her old form back since the break.
Dancewhileitstorms (Dominguez/Smock) – Horse throws in an occasionally good race from time to time, she likes to settle just off the pace and there will be pace in here, no question.
Cashed Out (Morales/DeLaCruz) – One guess where this one likes to go…to the lead…
Well there certainly is going to be pace to run at in here, no doubt about it. I have one real concern: if there is enough real estate for her to make up the ground she’ll need to. She’s won at 5 1/2 before and there is plenty of speed in the race. As long as the fractions can be solid, we should get the pace we want as long as our jockey, Noel Vigil, listens to Juan (he made the trip with Clay’s trio in today) and his instructions.
Race time is about 2:25 Central. Good luck!!