When she broke her maiden by half the stretch in December of her 2-year-old season at Gulfstream Park, I swore that Ciao Bella (5-2) was going to be the next big thing. Then she took a 7-month vacation; obviously all was not well. She's been racing regularly since, mostly on grass, sometimes in graded company, and more often than not giving a good account of herself.

Well, back to the GP main track at the distance when she was so impressive. Todd Pletcher will add blinkers and turn the reins over to JJ.

Taking Ciao Bella to win at 8-5 or greater, keying her in multiples with the streaking Clarinda (5-1), one-turn loving Entring (3-1), and adding money threat O Carole (8-1) to the super-exotic mix.


Running Totals: May, 2007-Present

Number of Selections: 1260

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 386-241-193

Amount Wagered: $2,520 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,635.40

Profit to Date: $115.40