Early line favorite Any Limit (9-5) loves this trip. Versatile, she can either set the pace or stalk it and doesn’t seem to prefer any particular style. She has earned her best figures using either tack. Trainer Allen Jerkens seems to have a knack with these types and Eibar Coa is at his best when on or near the pace. She’s the most probable winner.
Still, she’s worth taking a flyer against with the equally adept Indian Flare (7-2). Two months fresh, she’s been pointed toward this by Bobby Frankel and has trained strongly over Cushion Track at Hollywood Park. She has earned very competitive figures at both 6-½ furlongs and 7, a similar dynamic.
Frankel has named Javier Castellano, with whom he teamed up successfully with Horse of the Year, Ghostzapper.
Taking Indian Flare to win, at no lower than 5-2, and an exacta box with Any Limit.
Running Totals: (42) 19-9-9 Dollar Return: $105.50 [win selections only]