But of the two, one that features a tough odds on favorite in Indian Blessing, we’ll opt for a look at the G1 Garden City for three-year-old turf fillies at nine furlongs.
We understand, of course, that this race is odds on to be rescheduled to the main track and if it does, or if predictions are wrong and it somehow remains on turf, Pure Clan would have a wide edge since she can handle any footing, turf or dirt, sloppy or soft.
In that regard, trainer Bobby Frankel is prepared for both as well, entering the talented Country Star as a main-track-only starter.
Pure Clan has been very hard hitting. While her record on turf is superior to her dirt slate, she runs her faster races consistently on a dirt track, be it wet or dry. She had a very tough wide trip when third in the G1 Kentucky Oaks, a very, yet showed enough class and versatility to win the grassy G1 Hollywood Oaks, a race that always attracts top European stock. She is two months fresh, carefully pointed to this by Robert Holthus, and attracts Julien Leparoux, aboard for five of her six career victories.
For her part, Country Star is well spotted if this race is rescheduled. She won her recent return off a long layup at Saratoga, overcoming a tough trip and beating a solid field while not wound up for her best go. A double G1 winner at two and a worthy effort while finishing just behind the choice in this year’s Oaks.
Taking Pure Clan to win on either surface at 2-1 or greater. Will make an exacta box with Country Star should this race be rescheduled to a wet main track.
Running Totals: (269) 83-52-32. Total Dollar Return: $498.50 [win selections only]