Unlike most times when races are taken off the turf and one or two horses benefit most, today that could possibly could be the case with five of the six entrants. While Stormy West, Clifton Bay and Still have all shown a preference for grass, all are strongly wet-track bred on both sides of their pedigrees. Whether their trainers elect to run, of course, is entirely another matter.
In fact, the other three members of the six-horse race are bred to handle wet, too, albeit to lesser degrees. But, still, none can be safely eliminated and five of the six fillies have a good chance to win.
Resultantly, we’re not getting too fancy here. We’re taking Lost Etiquette to win, with no price restrictions, because we don’t know how many of these actually will run.
Lost Etiquette has been on the improve recently despite being compromised by soft pace scenarios, especially last time out when the fractions were slow but she still closed ground in deep stretch. That doesn’t happen very often over “big sandy.”
We’re thinking the switch to Johnny Velazquez, a tad more aggressive than Edgar Prado, might put Lost Etiquette into the game a little sooner and that her kick will take her the rest of the way. On performance figures, she’s simply the fastest, and most consistent, of this group.
[Yesterday’s Card Was Cancelled. Running Totals Same As Wednesday]