The claimer, Thisizsparta (3-1), has an edge at the one mile trip and with a victory over the surface; she's dropping from $35,000 claim level to $25,000 but it makes sense considering the purse is worth $77,000. And while switching to Castellano, know that Jacobson is profitable first off the claim and going turf to dirt.
But the well bred Profetiza (9-5) would have won both lifetime starts if she had anything resembling a clean start in her debut. She nearly overcame a poor break in her debut and was narrowly beaten after opening out the lead prematurely. This time around, Jose Lezcano will be prepared for anything at the break. Further, she appears to be the controlling speed in the small field.
Taking Profetiza to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with Thisizsparta.
Number of Selections: 1338
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 409-252-206
Amount Wagered: $2,676 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,808.30
Profit to Date: $132.30