We’ll look at favorite Song Of Love (5-2), Queens Full (4-1) and Receipt (5-1).
The favorite has never run on turf but earned a top performance figure in her 7 furlong debut, has tactical speed, and boasts a nice blend of nature and nurture for her first start. The fact that the barn is 29 percent at the meet and that the filly has the pole and Eibar Coa gives her a big chance. A victory certainly would be surprise, but a decent price would be.
Queens Full has competitive figures, hits hard, makes her second start off a layup for Christophe Clement, 26 percent efficient in that category, also draws inside and picks up the erstwhile Garrett Gomez. Between her and the favorite it will be a battle of who gets the perfect trip.
Hopefully, Receipt can out-move them both down. After earning a good, competitive figure on turf two back, she was hindered by a dawdling pace next time out, compromising her chances. The Shug McGaughey barn specializes in third-time out starters, going a profitable 25 percent in that category. If anyone’s hotter than Alan Garcia recently, he has yet to identify himself.
Taking Receipt to win at 7-2 or greater and exacta keys first and second with her main rivals here.
Running Totals: (223) 71-46-24. Total Dollar Return: $440.10 [win selections only}