Well, Talk Veuve to Me certainly is a worthy favorite. She has talent, good company lines, and is in top hands.
Further, she was a very game third in her first start since undergoing a myectomy to correct an entrapped epiglottis.
And trainer Rudolphe Brisset’s horses run better second time of a break. She is bred both sides to handle wet footing in the forecast. But answer these questions at 2-1 or less? Not for us today.
Saguaro Row has some pluses and she offers value at her morning quote, even if 9-2 may be a bit overly optimistic; 3-1 would be square enough.
Since returning from a 13-month layoff in a new barn with 4-year-old maturity for Michael Stidhams, she is 2-for-3, including a victory in the slop.
Significantly, given her a switch to the outside in a small field, Joel Rosario, 2-for-2 on this filly, reunites with her while she is getting huge class relief dropping out of the G2 Princess Rooney. Expect him to play it off the break.
We’ll bet our min, needing 3-1 to win, and will consider the favorite and Awestruck as exotic possibilities. The board will call those shots.
SUNDAY RESULTS: Our choice, Shancelot, ran off the screen, as the favorite.