Saturday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Lovely La La should appreciate the switch to turf

Belmont Park | Race 7 | Post Time 4:46 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs

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The two fillies with turf form who are likely to attract the most support are Dream Passage (#7) and New Pass (#8). The former has had many chances, but she’s also run well in the majority of her races. I can’t pick her on top, but she has to be in the mix. I slightly prefer New Pass, who is a bit better than her speed figures indicate. She’s run well in both starts since returning from the layoff, and the slight turnback to seven furlongs should be ideal.

I’m using her prominently, but the horse who interests me most at a slightly better price is LOVELY LA LA (#6). I think it’s a good sign that Chad Brown tried her on dirt in her career debut despite her pedigree being geared more toward grass racing. She must have trained well in the morning, and it’s not as if she ran badly in that race. However, watching the performance, it’s clear that she has a high-striding action that is probably better suited to turf. Her dam is a half-sister to turf runners J’ray and Make a Decision, and I like that Brown is keeping her at this shorter distance for her grass debut.

The other two horses to throw in are Lady of Miracles (#5) and Chiclet’s Dream (#10). They exit the same Nov. 10 race at Aqueduct in which they both ran well while attending a pace that fell apart. The turnback should suit them.

THE PLAY

Win: 6

Exacta Key Box: 6 with 5,7,8,10

Trifecta: 6,8 with 6,8 with 5,7,10​

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