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4-1 on the ML. We don’t like this filly at 4-1. She’s a first-time starter who has been training as if she has some ability, and this looks like a weak field. But her trainer, Peter Eurton, does not crank up this sort of horse, as a rule. We are mentioning her only on the off chance that she is ignored in the wagering, in which case we would throw her into trifectas but do so without a bit of enthusiasm.
Smil’n From Above:
12-1 on ML. The crowd doesn’t like betting this trainer. (The crowd must have seen his stats.) This seven-year-old mare is overmatched in here, but her last race was an interesting effort. She acted up in the gate and got a tough trip. Chance to slip into the superfecta at big odds.
8-1 on ML. No enthusiasm here, either. In a race lacking closers, he has a chance to float up late and get into the superfecta. That’s as far as we’ll go here.
9-2 on ML. Gelding has a heathy pattern of development. Improving speed figures. Strong workouts. Looks like good trifecta anchor—to get on the board somewhere.
12-1 on ML. Has the right style in a race projected to have a fast pace. Acted up in the gate before her last start. Then raced wide and got choked behind a slow pace. Returned to train well enough.
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