Vladimira is nothing if not consistent. She runs performance figures that are consistently competitive with this group and she earns them under virtually any scenario. Her last effort was especially good visually, drawing away late to win her winter track debut and showing the kind of development you like to see in a newly turned four-year-old.
She gets a break in the weights under 7-pound apprentice Maylan Studart and has held fair if a recent short bullet blowout is any measure.
But Golden Win has a lot going for her, with the possible exception of her outside draw at this distance. The good news is that she’s run almost as fast as these early in her three-year-old season and now returns with added maturity for the Levine barn, a very worthy and profitable 32 percent efficient with returnees off greater than 90-day layups.
Levine also is a profitable 31 percent when adding Lasix for the first time. Further, his filly has a fairly significant pace advantage here which should enable her to gain the lead before reaching a first turn that comes up quickly at this distance. Noted speed rider C. C. Lopez is a huge plus.
Taking Golden Win to win at 3-1 or greater and an exacta box with Vladimira and Baroness (7-2), who showed improved early speed in last.
Running Totals: (361) 112-72-47 Total Dollar Return: $783.90 [win selections only]