Thursday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Customer List can rebound on firm turf

Saratoga | Race 8 | Post Time 5:05 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs | Not already a TimeformUS member? Sign up 

This N1X allowance affair has attracted a wide open field of 3-year-old fillies, including a couple of dangerous Christophe Clement runners drawn towards the inside. 

#3 Myriskyaffair obviously kept good company in her last race, finishing second to Consumer Spending, who just rallied for third last weekend’s G1 Belmont Oaks. She’s yet to win on the turf, but has run well in both of her starts on this surface. She’s perfectly logical, but I’m more intrigued by Clement’s other runner #1 Canisy. She was a bit of a surprise when she won her debut at 15-1 in May, upsetting a couple of highly regarded Chad Brown trainees. She lost her second start at this level last month, but was unlucky, as she got stymied behind a wall of traffic for much of the stretch drive before shaking free too late. She figures to get a better trip from her advantageous rail draw this time and is arguably the one to beat.

I’m taking a shot against these two with #6 CUSTOMER LIST. She’s coming off a poor effort in her return at Penn National last month, but she clearly didn’t handle the boggy turf course that day after stumbling at the start. She showed real promise in her lone appearance as a 2-year-old, inhaling an overmatched group to win her debut at Monmouth. This daughter of Wootton Bassett still has upside as she makes her second start off the layoff, and I’m encouraged that Chad Brown is running here with four encouraging turf works showing since that return. 

I would also use the other Chad Brown trainee, #13 Santa Giulia, who gets in off the also-eligible list after the scratch of Wonka. It’s a tough post position, but Chad tends to have these Euro imports ready to fire at Saratoga. She’s been working in company with Customer List, and has reportedly been getting outworked by that one in the mornings. Though, she figures to be a square price, comparatively.


WIN: #6 Customer List, at 3-1 or greater

USE: 1,13

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