Thursday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Dancing Breeze can improve in her second start in this country

Aqueduct | Race 7 | Post Time 2:50 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs 

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Rymska (#10) was installed as the tepid morning-line favorite, and I’m definitely afraid of this Chad Brown runner. She was beating a weaker field last time at Laurel, but she did it the right way, making a sustained wide run around the far turn before proving superior in the lane. She showed real promise as a two-year-old and seems to have taken a step forward this year. I think she’s the horse to beat, but I’m afraid of the pair that were part of the close finish in last month’s Pebbles at Belmont. That said, both Thais (#1) and Party Boat (#7) got favorable trips that day in a race where the narrow winner Rubilinda was much the best.

I’ll use all of them, I think the horse that will offer the best value is DANCING BREEZE (#4).

I know she only faced allowance company last time, but winner Abbreviate is a very talented horse for Chad Brown. The flow of that race did not favor Dancing Breeze, as she broke slowly and was very rank through the early stages, throwing her head around and steadying down the backstretch. She finally got on track late, but just had too much left to do. This filly figures to get a more honest pace to close into this time.

THE PLAY

 Win/Place: 4
Exacta Key Box: 4 with 1,3,7,10

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