Today’s featured Floral Park Stakes, an overnight for fillies and mares three-year-olds and up, features trainer Rick Dutrow’s Ice Cool Kitty, an extremely worthy early line favorite at 7-5.

On performance figures, she’s the fastest filly in the group, those figures earned at Belmont Park where she has a slate of (3) 2-1-0 and a good record at today’s seven furlong distance, a win and placing in two starts. She has a versatile style, has proven herself consistently at this level and hails from a barn having a strong meet.

However, second choice Talking Treasure (5-2) is a late developing three-year-old in receipt of three pounds from her older rival, and a perfect 3-for-3 at the distance, accompanied each time by Johnny Velazquez, today’s partner. She won the recent New York Oaks in a laugher at Finger Lakes and her figures are improving with maturity, especially her race two back at seven furlongs in Saratoga. The figure she earned was competitive with the favorite and the slight weight pull should bring them together.

The way Dutrow’s going, his filly likely will be an odds-on choice.

So we’re taking value on Talking Treasure at early line odds of 5-2 or greater, boxing her in the exacta with the favorite. Street Sass has an interesting look at 12-1 for additional exotics plays.

Running Totals: (110) 40-26-11. Dollar Return: $230.00 [win selections only]