Boca Grande is a worthy favorite. She’s classy, earns the best performance figures with consistency and maker her third start off a layup accompanied by a significant drop. There should be enough pace on to suit this late closer.
Inside Passage is back in her proper conditions after trying restricted stakes company in three recent starts. She’s a dual winner at today’s distance, has won over this surface, showing her preference by earning her best figure at Belmont Park. Eibar Coa is 21 percent efficient riding for Barclay Tagg, who, remarkably, is profitable lifetime after saddling nearly 500 horses at this venue.
Debbie Got Even has tactical speed, an excellent draw outside in a small field, competitive figures on best and with a style that should allow John Velazquez to put her in the sweet spot of this race and pounce when ready.
But we must take any value offered on Inside Passage to win at 4-1 or greater and an exacta and trifecta key first and second with her two rivals here, an extra ticket with Boca Grande.
Running Totals: (280) 86-57-32. Total Dollar Return: $515.80 [win selections only]