Giant Zinger (#5) has not run quite as fast as a few of her rivals, but she’s coming off two straight victories and must be considered a major threat to continue her march through her New York-bred conditions. While she won by only a nose in each of her last two starts, she’s beaten some decent fillies. That was especially true last time, when she went three wide around the far turn and made the first move ahead of the talented Myhartblongstodady. I’m using her, but there are definitely others to consider.
Purely Lucky (#4) skipped this condition when she tried her hand against open N1X allowance foes two back, and she actually ran very well that day. A dirt experiment failed last time, and now she’s heading back to the right class level. I do wonder if she wants to go a bit farther than 1 1/16 miles, but I think she must be used.
I’m using both of these fillies, but I think it would be unwise to dismiss the horses coming out of the New York Stallion Series Stakes on Aug. 9. Kreesie (#7) had some trouble that day as she got caught between horses in upper stretch, but she ultimately had her chance in the late stages and flattened out.
I’ve been a fan of that race’s runner-up, WEGETSDAMUNNYS (#1), and I think her turf races are better than they appear. She had to alter course multiple times when rallying through the lane on June 24, and then last time out, she rallied determinedly despite going wide around both turns. She’s proven that distance is no issue for her, and I like that she’s drawn inside this time.
Exacta Key Box: 1 with 4,5,7,8
Trifecta: 1 with 4,5 with 4,5,6,7,8