Mosienko (#4) is the horse to beat once again as she continues to ascend the class ladder. However, I’m a little skeptical that this mare can continue her charmed run of success now that’s facing some legitimate open company foes. Putting aside that fast win at Saratoga two back, her other speed figures don’t exactly make her a standout in this group and she figures to be a short price.
I’m also somewhat against her main rival Bank On Anna (#3). She got a perfect trip when catching a weak field in the Union Avenue last time. She is a 3-year-old who may just be improving now, but I think she may be a little overrated off that score.
I’m trying to beat both of them with PATTY H (#7). We haven’t seen her since the begging of January when she was making her first start off the claim for Tony Dutrow, and she never got a chance to deliver a true effort that day after stumbling badly at the start. Her form prior to that had been pretty strong, as she had twice bested the hard-knocking Easy to Bless in the summer and fall of 2021. Plenty of time has passed since then, but she isn’t catching a particularly tough field for this level off the layoff and she’s drawn well outside as the potential controlling speed.
I would also use Movie Moxy (#6), who faced a better field at this level last time and appeared to take a step in the right direction after having lost her form earlier this year.
WIN: #7 Patty H, 7-2 or greater