The key to this will be Starship Cruiser (1-1), by definition the fastest mare in here. But she’s raced only four times, suggesting major issues, but when she shows up she runs. But this time it’s off a 207-day layoff and is expected to be fit enough to get all of today’s 1-1/16th miles. Ramon Dominguez takes the call for Rick Dutrow, suggesting she’s live, and she‘s 1-for-1 on this surface.
But the most probable winner is Street Bird (2-1), a winner under these conditions two back for Tony Dutrow on this track, her first start off a claim. Her performance figure improved, expectedly, and last out her early foot was sharpened against better rivals, indeed a new pace top figure. Two of her three lifetime wins came at today’s distance and she reunites with Alan Garcia, aboard for her two-back victory.
Taking Street Bird to win at 8-5 or greater, and an exacta box with Starship Cruiser.
Running Totals: (166) 60-35-18. Total Dollar Return: $376.90 [win selections only]