Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Today's Gulfstream feature is a very interesting optional claimer for high-priced 3YO fillies going 1-1/16 miles on the turf. We give four of the fillies an excellent chance but we're going to have to opt for early line favorite Raging Atlantic (5-2).
This filly looms fastest on our energy scale and had a tough last time out stalking the pace--not her preferred style--in the G3 Herecomesthebride at 9 furlongs. This is suitably shorter, and easier, and it's hard to imagine anyone having better meets than the team of Castellano and Maker, unless it's Castellano and Pletcher, or Castellano and...you get the idea.
Today's distance and outer draw should set her up nicely in the trip department.
Taking Raging Atlantic to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing first and second in super-exotics with tough-trip-last-out Patsy's Holiday (3-1), recent good-looking claim One Penny Piece (4-1), price shot Backstretch Lady (8-1), from the live turf barn of Michael Wilson and well intentioned Spring Likeacobra (5-1), switching to Rosario.
Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1498
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 458-285-229
Amount Wagered: $2,998 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,132.60
Profit to Date: $134.60