The beginning of the final week of racing in New York this year. And maybe next year, too. Further, there’s a sizable carryover into today’s penultimate leg, a non-winner of 3 other/than, optional claiming $75,000. The 6 furlong sprint for females, 3 & up, has drawn a surprisingly contentious seven horse field.

We’ll look at three major contenders, from the inside, out, Beau Dare (9-2), You Asked (2-1) and Circuit Breaker (3-1).

Beau Dare goes turf to dirt for Bruce Levine, nine for his last 16 given that scenario, and is also profitable when coming off layup of approximately two months. This is a consistently fast and talented speedster, benefits from an inside slip and speed-riding guru, C.C. Lopez. She has the best turn of foot from the gate and has proven to be a one-dimensional type. Figure she’ll be on the engine throughout. If she dirts as well as she turfs, there may be no catching the Bruce Levine speedster.

You Asked comes from top connections, Alan Goldberg and Ramon Dominguez, her late-run style fit’s the speedy race-shape nicely, and hails from a barn whose returnees are better in their second start off a layup--and this 3-year-old won her last. She has been toughened in graded sprints and was second in her only surface start last winter. She’s a worthy favorite.

Circuit Breaker ships in sharp for the Puglisi/Klesaris outfit and Jeremy Rose is in for the ride on this sharp 4-year-old. She, too, has excellent early speed and will probably pressure Beau Dare in the early going, even if her rival does have the benefit of inside position and is a tad faster on performance figures.

Taking the value offered on Beau Dare to win, at 3-1 or greater, and keying her in exacta boxes first and second with the other two fillies. Trifecta players can use longshot returnee and surface lover (3-for-8) Samsincharge (20-1) in the money positions.

Running Totals: (149) 54-33-16. Total Dollar Return: $325.00 [based on win selections only]