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Go­ing on the as­sump­tion that all of to­day’s turf races will stay on the grass. LIL­LIE’S AN­SWER fin­ished well from off a leisurely pace while show­ing marked im­prove­ment at Tampa, looks ready for best yet mak­ing third start of her ca­reer. VIVA BERTHA an eight time win­ner who comes off a game show­ing vs. open claim­ing com­pany, con­tin­ues to hold form well, may ul­ti­mately prove one to catch. AL KHAZAALIYA fin­si­hed full of run in a race that col­lapsed late while turn­ing in big ef­fort off an 11 month lay­off. Ob­vi­ous fac­tor if able to re­peat the ef­fort to­day.


LES­LIE’S HAR­MONY a $1.1 mil­lion year­ling pur­chase and kin to cham­pion Be­holder de­buts off steady se­ries of works, hasn’t caught any world­beat­ers for her de­but. TALE FOR RUBY looks best of the ex­pe­ri­enced ones. Ran well be­hind 5-2 choice de­spite wide trip stretch­ing to a mile, dons shades for 3yo bow. Fig­ures for­wardly placed from the out­set. PRE­SUMP­TU­OUS did well to fin­ish third af­ter break­ing slow from tough post in a much needed ca­reer bow at N Y Ex­pect bet­ter with the ex­pe­ri­ence.


CATHRYN SOPHIA has opened ca­reer with two sen­sa­tional wins but does get a class check mov­ing to the big stage for her graded stakes bow. Still may be too fast for th­ese. CON­QUEST BABAYAGA has turned in a cou­ple of sharp ef­forts to open her ca­reer. Won off im­pres­sively at first ask­ing, gave highly re­garded and un­de­feated Ami’s Mesa(see Sweet­est Chant) in her only other start. Could prove main up­set threat. IS­LAND SAINT proved she’s at her best when al­lowed to use her speed to good ad­van­tage, must avoid po­ten­tial sui­ci­dal duel with the pre­ferred one.


CAR­DIO COW­BOY short on ex­pe­ri­ence but ap­pears long on tal­ent, has trained ex­tremely well for lo­cal bow, worth a shot at what may be fair value con­sid­er­ing pres­ence of AWE­SOME BAN­NER in this lineup. The lat­ter has run­away and hid in two im­pres­sive ef­forts to launch ca­reer but fac­ing tough­est task yet to­day. ECO­NOMIC MODEL ran to his back­ing to win de­but last sum­mer at Saratoga, has worked well in com­pany with Sha­gaf at Palm Mead­ows. Might be this good even off the bench.


CON­QUEST DAD­DYO did well to fin­ish fourth in the BC Ju­ve­nile Turf de­spite a tough trip fol­low- ing im­pres­sive G2 win at Wood­bine in which he de­feated a field that in­cluded sta­ble mate and next out Cup and Saucer win­ner Con­quest En­forcer. Work­ing well for 3yo bow. LIFE IM­I­TATES ART has yet to run a poor one, fi­nally got his head down in front in the Da­nia Beach af­ter se­ries of near misses at 2. AZAR et­ter than his ef­fort of yield­ing ground in the Ju­ve­nile Turf might seem. Pre­vi­ous tries points him out among the ma­jor play­ers in a race where trip likely the de­cid­ing fac­tor.

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