Like yesterday’s offering for juvenile fillies, this one is long on talented early speed, shorter on equally talented late kick. The major contenders are Dicey Girl, Frisk Her and Your Flame In Me.
Dicey Girl is very likely to sit a good trip here. She owns tactical speed, an inside draw, showed in her last race that she can overcome trouble and still kick clear late. She is by definition the second fastest filly in the group and hails from top Delaware Valley connections with Jeremy Rose riding for Steve Klesaris. Tested in stakes company, she finally might be ready to break through.
Frisk Her is making her second start off a lengthy layoff for Gary Contessa. She was second to today’s rival Your Flame In Me on that occasion but owns some variables that should bring the two much closer together. First, there is more speed signed on today and that should keep her speedy rival occupied in the early running. Further, she’ll be making her first start for Contessa here, a profitable 19 percent given that scenario, is in receipt of a significant five pounds and Joe Bravo has ridden her in the past. On paper, she looks to have the best late kick in the group.
Your Flame In Me owns consistently faster performance figures than any of her rivals, hails from the Michael Trombetta barn that is 4-for-10 at this meet and three of his last five starters and using Jose Caraballo, the only rider this filly has had while winning four of five lifetime starts. Trombetta is profitably adept at spotting his runners in these overnight stakes and saddles a filly that never has been outrun in the early stages of a race. But she’s meeting quality speed types today and breaks from the outside post with the other speeds obviously drawn inside of her. She must prove the speed of the speed again, withstand better late runners, all while picking up five pounds at 123 as the likely post time favorite.
Taking likely value Frisk Her to win at 3-1 or more and keying her first and second in exactas and trifecta with her two main rivals.
Running Totals: (143) 52-30-16. Total Dollar Return: $304.60 [win selections only]