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BEST BET: RACE 12, COS­MIC LOVE

FIRST RACE

MO SPEED led un­til about the eighth pole be­fore fad­ing grad­u­ally to third over an anti-speed turf course when de­but­ing on Sept. 28. The pricey son of Un­cle Mo has worked reg­u­larly since, and should take some beat­ing here in an­other one-mile maiden spe­cial. TRICKY MA­GI­CIAN placed in three straight sprints, in­clud­ing a turf stakes, to com­mence his ca­reer, but missed the board in his last two out­ings in tough route stakes on the lawn. Off his dull de­but go­ing short, LUCKY STREET might wel­come the stretchout in dis­tance, with blink­ers on.

SEC­OND RACE

MATTHEWS’ ORB ral­lied in­side for fourth while im­prov­ing his Beyer power at sec­ond ask­ing go­ing three-quar­ters Oct. 20. This seven-fur­long maiden spe­cial could be ideal for the son of clas­sic win­ner Orb. THE BOSS FAC­TOR fought for the lead be­fore weak­en­ing to sec­ond when beat­ing the top pick in his im­proved sec­ond race. JUST LIKE LARRY was com­pet­i­tive against the likes of Nashtrick, War of Will and Jun­gle War­rior in his three starts, all on the grass.

THIRD RACE

GOLDEN SPEAR is drop­ping off a neck loss in a sec­ond-level op­tional claimer, to this much eas­ier op­tional starter. EM­I­NENT FORCE was shock­ingly empty in the afore­men­tioned Oct. 20 event, but is be­ing re­united with the rider who was aboard for his best re­cent per­for­mances. The classy mil­lion­aire KAIGUN came from off slow frac­tions to fin­ish a close third be­hind GOR­GEOUS KIT­TEN in his lat­est.

FOURTH RACE

IF YOU ONLY KNEW dis­ap­pointed at 5-2 last time for $10K. She would be tough on a du­pli­ca­tion of his nar­row loss two back for $12.5K, with Carig­nan re­plac­ing the sus­pended bug Kimura. ATIYA is drop­ping to a new low while mov­ing out to a route, and is bred for the task at hand. COURTLY DIVA could be the dom­i­nant speed un­der Wil­son.

FIFTH RACE

SILENT TANGO is de­scend­ing from $40K to meet $20K maid­ens in this turf route, and should make some noise at a square price with Moreno aboard. The third horse from her last race re­turned to win at this same level with a 59 Beyer. AU­DREY GRACE had a wide trip over an in­side-bi­ased track when fourth in a re­cent $20K route on the Tapeta. MAMITA’S CHICA placed in each of her last two out­ings, on both sur­faces. Use her un­der­neath in the ex­otics, along with CALAIS COVE.

SIXTH RACE

FOR­EST HALO set slow splits be­fore weak­en­ing to third, over a track that hin­dered speed, when go­ing seven-eighths in her lat­est. She’s chart­ing un­known ter­ri­tory around two turns, but should be prom­i­nent with her tac­ti­cal speed. LISA’S ES­CARP­MENT wound up fifth be­hind the top pick then, ahead of two next-out win­ners. She was pre­vi­ously in good route form. MA­CHO BOUR­BON could dom­i­nate the front-end pro­ceed­ings. The lightly-raced gray is bred to be a late bloomer.

SEV­ENTH RACE

SILENT RE­SPECT is hard to go past off her lappe­don sec­ond last time in a sim­i­lar spot, which came af­ter she fin­ished third be­hind the good Zestina in the Pass­ing Mood Stakes. SUBZERO PLUS has been com­pet­i­tive at this level since mid-sum­mer,

and will likely be a speed threat. She’s a must-use on the bot­tom of ver­ti­cal wa­gers, along with the drop­ping WORLD RIOT and BOO­GIE WITH ME. DANC­ING DOLL pre­vailed in the front-end bat­tle and the war last out in her fifth start vs. maiden spe­cial types. This seven-fur­long stakes came up sur­pris­ingly light, and she could strike again with her con­fi­dence on a high. SOUPER CHAR­LOTTE rode an in­side bias in her gate-to-wire de­but vic­tory Oct. 7. She’s worked en­cour­ag­ingly in the in­terim, and should be dan­ger­ous with Lasix added. SI SI TEQUILA ben­e­fited from an out­side bias when beat­ing N1X op­po­si­tion Oct. 17. She could have a good trip track­ing the speed on the out­side.

NINTH RACE

TED W ral­lied to­wards the in­side to just miss over an out­side-fa­vor­ing track at a notch higher Oct. 17. Her­nan­dez re­places the sus­pended bug Kimura on the vet­eran, who’s over­due for a photo ses­sion. TOUCH OF DIS­NEY edged out the top choice for sec­ond then af­ter get­ting stuck in traf­fic in the stretch. He won his two pre­vi­ous out­ings un­der Da Silva. RED FEVER is drop­ping from op­tional-starter com­pany, and THREE RING CIR­CUS rode the bias when a close fifth be­hind the top two picks Oct. 17.

TENTH RACE

ICKYMASHO has worked well for her re­turn from a lay­off, and de­serves top billing in this sec­ond-level op­tional claimer. She was sec­ond in her last start in the G3 Tril­lium be­hind this year’s prob­a­ble Cana­dian cham­pion older fe­male, Gam­ble’s Ghost. SIL­HOU­ETTE raced wide through­out over an in­side-bi­ased track when fifth in her last race, from which the run­ner-up ex­ited to take the G3 Maple Leaf. SPARKLES’ GIRL comes off back-to-back fourths in two re­stricted stakes. Da Silva is 4 for 13 at the meet for this barn.

ELEVENTH RACE

SPANISH RIVER took the long way home over an in­side-fa­vor­ing track last time when sixth. This third race of his form cy­cle could be a peak one, and the ad­di­tion of Wil­son is a plus. RUN TO THE BANK came close to end­ing a long drought most re­cently when sec­ond af­ter rac­ing three-wide. WILLY’S CAS­TLE and KIT­TEN’S SO­LU­TION are can­di­dates for the lower rungs of the ex­otics.

TWELFTH RACE

COS­MIC LOVE was third two back in the im­por­tant La Lorgnette Stakes, won by Sham­rock Rose, who even­tu­ally took the G1 BC Filly & Mare Sprint—the fourth horse sub­se­quently cap­tured the G3 Maple Leaf. She was sec­ond as the chalk most re­cently on the grass, and is switch­ing back to the Tapeta here in her third race af­ter a break. HOT CASH ral­lied wide from off fast frac­tions for sec­ond when fa­vored in an iden­ti­cal spot Oct. 14. POWER EMPIRE fig­ures to pick up some of the pieces, and PER­FEC­TION CAT is an­other prospect for the mi­nors.

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