Race 3: Candy Promises (#4)
Was compromised by a wide trip over a track that featured an inside bias last time.
Has been subtly rounding back into better form, something that his published past performances don’t clearly indicate.
New trainer David Duggan (70 TimeformUS Trainer Rating) does a very good job with a small stable of runners.
4-1 on ML
Race 6: Zecha (#6)
Was compromised by a wide trip on Feb. 24, a day that featured an intense inside bias.
Finished willingly at the end of her debut, suggesting that added distance should not be a problem.
Is bred to handle a route, since her dam was a confirmed router and is a half-sister to a pair of route stakes runners.
10-1 on ML
Race 8: Mission Command (#1)
Should get an honest pace to close into if Bavaro, Foreset, and Tribecca hook up in the early going.
Seemed to get discouraged racing from the back of the pack last time in a race that seemed to favor horses with early speed.
Will likely be fitter in his second start off the layoff.
7-2 on ML