Thursday, June 05, 2014
No Rest for Sabbatical in Belmont Feature
The fastest filly in today's 8th race at Belmont Park, an NX1 going 1-1/16 miles, Equilateral (9-5) is a tough read. Bred both sides for wet, she broke her maiden more impressively than the margin might suggest. It was a classy effort indicating that she could have more talent in reserve.
But it certainly looks like Lasix brought out the best in Sabbatical (7-2), a maiden breaker at Keeneland in her 3YO debut. After breaking slowly, she finished like a rocket and it just could be that that's going to be her best style.
The well bred daughter of Medaglia d'Oro and Daydreaming met a pretty salt group in her only start on dirt here last fall. There's enough speed signed on to set the table nicely, as Shug McGaughey reaches out for Javier this afternoon for a filly bred to stay all day.
Taking Sabbatical to win, no price restrictions, and key boxing her in exotics with the aforementioned Equilateral and potential price shot Ballylee (8-1), showing much improved early speed in last, her Belmont debut.
Number of Selections since 2007: 1540
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 470-295-237
Amount Wagered: $3,080 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,182.20
Profit to Date: $102.20