The two interesting rivals in here are Factual Contender (6-1) and Chestoria (9-2). Factual Contender was used up opening a senselessly long lead in her Spa finale although, in defense of the rider, she was a bit of a run off. Today she goes first time for George Weaver, arguably having a career season. Further, she picks up turf ace John Velazquez.
Chestoria, meanwhile, might be the class of these. She’s been competitive in open graded company, absolutely loves this course and distance, and gets Lasix for the first time. She has excellent performance figures and if there ever was a time to break through, this would be it.
Taking Chestoria to win at 7-2 or greater, keying her in exactas first and second with her two rivals here.
Running Totals: (280) 86-57-32. Total Dollar Return: $515.80 [win selections only]