The reasons why each fits the conditions so snugly is that the former never has run on turf, nor has she even started in a race this year, while the latter has won a Grade 2 on dirt going seven furlongs on a wet track, but never a graded turf event despite a pair of wins at that surface.
Bsharpsonata makes her first start for the Todd Pletcher barn off a lengthy layup. He has entered the filly Main Track Only, and she would be the choice on class lines alone should this race be rescheduled to the main track. She’d be an obvious choice, but not so Rick Dutrow’s filly.
Bred in Argentina, the filly has been training with supreme purpose. With the possible exception of one missed work, the IEAH five-year-old South American has worked every six days dating back to Sept. 1. She kept excellent company in her native land, too, having won a pair of Grade 3s and a G2. In addition to her terrific workline, she attracts turf ace Edgar Prado and is nicely bred on her paternal side for the surface.
Taking Blues for Sale to win at 5-1 or greater and exacta and trifectas key boxes first and second with Chestoria (12-1), who‘s getting some class relief, give in the ground and a switch to Alan Garcia, and Jade Queen (5-2), the solid solid turf-intended Pletcher trainee.
Running Totals: (309) 95-64-39 Total Dollar Return: $650.20 [win selections only]