Today’s feature is the Gaily Gaily for open class fillies and mares on the turf going one mile and a terrific race it is. You won’t need a road map to find the favorite, Rewrite (5-2). She won the Ticonderoga vs. New York-breds last out, overcoming a slow pace, and now turns back to her most effective distance. Her performance figures are the best in the field, and by a significant margin. Her best effort wins this easily. But I can’t imagine she was pointed toward this and while Alan Garcia is a budding star, he doesn’t know her like Garrett Gomez does. Her late run style makes her prone to troubled trips.

The interesting fillies in here are Rasta Farian (7-2), Trouble Maker (9-2) and Them There Eyes (10-1).

Wish I could give Longshot Them There Eyes a better chance to win at the price. She’s never raced in better form, has tactical speed and an inside slip but returns on short rest. It’s hard to envision a repeat of her recent top efforts given that scenario.

Rasta Farian, meanwhile, has really come to hand for Michael Matz. Her figures have improved with her development as a four-year-old, a mile is her best game, and she has the kind of early speed that should insure a comfortable stalking trip off moderate fractions. Her recent dirt race indicated that the filly is distributing her energy now like a true turf filly. Her lower profile in this group assures bettable odds.

Trouble Maker has improved dramatically over the summer and fall sprinting, and she should handle added ground. However, a class hike accompanies the longer distance. Still it wouldn’t be hard to envision a winning performance with an effort similar to her recent races. Like we said, an interesting heat.

Taking Rasta Farian to win at early line odds of 7-2 or greater, an exacta box with Rewrite, and trifecta keys of Rasta Farian with the other aforementioned fillies.

Running Totals: (132) 46-29-14. Total Dollar Return: $272.10 [win selections only]