Divided Attention (4/1 morning line) is a filly who has a huge chance to make significant improvement today. The offspring of her sire, A. P. Indy, are prone to improve by leaps and bounds when they’re stretched out for the first time off of short sprint races.
Divided Attention’s trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin, has a trainer rating of just 58 with first-time starters. However, that figure spikes to the maximum rating of 100 with second-time starters. The dam of Divided Attention, Contrive, also produced two-year-old champion Folklore. Folklore was defeated in her career debut, but she loved these elongated one-turn races at Belmont Park, winning the Grade 1 Matron by 14 lengths and taking the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at 8.5 furlongs at Belmont. Divided Attention’s TimeformUS Pedigree Rating for dirt routes is a 94, the highest of any horse in today’s race.
Divided Attention never looked comfortable in her debut, a race won on the front-end by a highly touted Pletcher filly, Sweet Whiskey. Look for big improvement from Divided Attention today.
For exotic purposes, the best underneath options are Mei Ling and Julia Tutwiler.
Betting strategy: Win bet on Divided Attention. Box Divided Attention with Mei Ling and Julia Tutwiler in the exacta.