#7 Congress Park made a promising debut last September at Belmont Park as a 2yo, when she ultimately had to settle for second best to a Chad Brown first-time starter who would return to run 2nd in a stakes race in her next start. After showing improvement in her next two starts, without winning, she was put away for the winter.
Returned from the layoff over 7 furlongs last time, Congress Park had her fitness tested right away when caught chasing a fast pace from the start (note Pace Figures/fractions shaded red). She got tired in the stretch as that race fell apart, but she still earned a new top TFUS Speed Figure of 84 for her effort. She makes her second start off the layoff today, and with that first start back showing a nice sign of development, we think she can take another step forward today.