I’m hoping that between the speedy types Firsthand Report and True Charm, enough pace materializes to set up the late run of WASHINGTON’S SONG (#1).
After easily winning her debut, she actually ran much better than it appears in her second start. She was away towards the back of the pack that day, and then was steadied sharply while making a sudden move towards the leaders heading into the far turn. She was spun out wide from there, and actually did well to recover in time to nab second. She didn’t want any part of two turns in the Ginger Brew and now returns for new trainer Chad Brown, who gets a 98 trainer rating off layoffs of this type as well as with turf sprinters.
Firsthand Report (#3) and Lady of Victory (#4) both ran well in similar spots last time and must be included. I’ll also throw in Enchanteresse (#5), who may appreciate cutting back in distance for Tom Proctor, who is more than capable off layoffs of this type.
Exacta Key Box: 1 with 3,4,5
Trifecta: 1 with 3,4,5 with 3,4,5