After breaking her maiden, Ouchy Night was asked to carry her speed in the Grade 3 Schuylerville. Nothing doing; too much, too soon. Now it’s back to state-breds, Desormeaux gets the re-ride, and the filly’s worked twice since her last, in which she also stumbled and raced wide. She’ll certainly improve here.
Stunning Electra was all that in her second start, showing much more speed than in her tough trip debut, winning over a wet Saratoga track in a manner that was easier than her winning margin suggests. The Asmussen barn sent her back to Belmont but when this spot came up, they sent her back up the Northway. The fact that Belmont fall is now a little more than a week away, she seems very well intended in this spot.
Goodday is the most interesting. While her performance figures are not at the level of the fastest of these, they are promising in that she has improved incrementally making her highly likely to move forward again. Add to that, the fact he will be making her first start for trainer Rick Dutrow, a 32 percent scenario, and transitions from Del Mar Polytrack to dirt, she might think she’s taking flight. Evidence of that came when in her final work, she went five furlongs in :59, the fastest of 73 two-year-olds to work that week in Saratoga.
Taking Goodday to win at 5-2 or greater and exacta boxes with her two rivals here.
Running Totals: (261) 80-51-30. Total Dollar Return: $485.10 [win selections only]