Sunday, February 12, 2012
Recency Over Class in Featured Turf Sprint
Today's feature race at Gulfstream Park, the Madcap Escapade, goes as the sixth race for three year old fillies sprinting 5 furlongs on turf. It looks like two fillies, a classy one making a comeback and one with recency that has shown improvement following a switch to the Canani shed.
The fresh filly is My Due Process (5-2) which, after breaking maiden in a Saratoga turf sprint went looking for tougher going longer. It was all too much too soon. However, when she sprinted with overnight stakes fillies, as opposed to the graded kind, she was more than competitive. In steady training for two months awaiting this spot, she is a deserving favorite.
But it's Sabrina's Dance (7-2) that's more interesting, more because of the rider switch to Jose Lezcano, a winner of two turf races yesterday. In her turf debut at Calder over good ground in November, she overcame trouble on the turn in solid come-from-behind victory. On firm GP turf last out, she was rushed off her feet in blazing fractions. WIth the switch to Lezcano and some cut in the ground from an inside post, she's rates the call in a minor upset.
Taking Sabrina's Dance to win at 5-2 or greater, an exacta box with the favorite, and adding Alydarla (4-1) and Marching Skies (6-1) to the exotic mix.
Running Totals: (1024) 317-203-148 Total Dollar Return: $2,184.80 [win selections only]