Today's Grade 2 Gallant Bloom has attracted a fairly large and diverse field at a difficult hybrid distance of 6-1/2 furlongs with some prepping for the Breeders' Cup and, for others--this is their big day.

Having said that we'll take one of the fillies who are prepping, last year's Filly & Mare Sprint champion Musical Romance (5-2). She is a natural at this tricky trip, nicely drawn outside, has tactical speed to be placed wherever jockey Juan Leyva wants her and has earned peformance figures that generally are superior. Further, she's working great at her Calder base for this.

Taking Musical Romance to win at 2-1 or greater, boxing her in the exacta with Turbulent Descent (8-5) and adding C C's Pal (8-1) and Risky Rachel to the super-exotic mix.

Running Totals: (1169) 363-226-175 Total Dollar Return: $2,481.80 [win selections only]