Wednesday, February 15, 2012
With All Due Respect, We Like Dutrow’s Mare
Today’s feature race at Gulfstream is a beauty, a classified allowances for older fillies and mares going a mile on the turf, offers a little bit of everything. As challenging as it is, we need to play this one close to the vest and still might get paid if we get this thing right.
All Due Respect (4-1) has been training steadily and very well since early December. Earning an excellent figure in its turf debut two years ago in the Grade 3 at Santa Anita, she returned to form with two excellent tries on the main track; the G2 Go for Wand Stakes and a restricted stakes event.
This represents softer competition—perhaps—but it does own tactical speed, kick, pole position and attracts Javier Castellano, known usually for working out good trips on grass. His skills will be tested here, as will the mare’s, but Rick Dutrow figures to have her set for best.
Taking All Due Respect to win at anywhere near early line odds, and key boxing her in exactas with talented and fast returnee Trix In the City (10-1) and the imported Future Generation going first time Lasix for Chris Clement with formidable European Group form. Also adding Cumulonimble (6-1), Sea Road (20-1) and In The Rough (6-1) to the super-exotics mix.
Running Totals: (1025) 318-203-148 Total Dollar Return: $2,193.00 [win selections only]