Inda (5-2) hails from a barn that’s currently on a roll. Not unusual since the McGaughey shed traditionally does well at this time of year prior to shipping south for the winter. She finally broke her maiden two starts back. And while she has a late developing pedigree, that seems a bit much for this well bred four-year-old. Still, her recent figures are highly competitive, she likes the distance and attracts Johnny Velazquez.
Moneypenny (7-2) is interesting in that she’s on a delayed pace top, coming out of a series of turf events. She showed improvement first time off Gary Contessa’s claim, she worked purposefully since over today‘s surface and projects to receive a comfortable stalking trip given today’s conditions. The position conscious Eddie Castro is adept at adapting to this kind of race shape.
Stolen Time (3-1) gets class relief here as she finally gets away from state-bred stakes company. One-for-one on this surface, she owns two wins at today’s distance from six tries, making her 1-for-13 doing anything else. Add in tactical speed, a favorable outside position, a trainer who’s 30 percent efficient stretching out off two consecutive sprints and a switch to the white hot Javier Castellano all point to the end of her bridesmaid tendencies here.
Taking the John Kimmel-trained Stolen Time to win at 2-1 or greater, and exacta box with Moneypenny, and keying her first and second in trifectas with the above named pair and Estimable (8-1), stretching out for Kairan McLaughlin beneath the equally hot Alan Garcia.
Running Totals: (133) 46-29-14. Total Dollar Return: $272.10 [win selections only]