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The eighth race feature for Friday is a good one, an optional allowances going 7-1/2 furlongs on turf, appropriate since there appear to be many live wagering options.

Bill Mott has an uncoupled pair in here with the preference of those two being Amusing Antics (6-1) an attractive price and exiting a key race.

Then ever dangerous Danny Gargan is represented by Secret Time (9-2), also exiting a key race with Gargan naming Irad and significantly 31% effective with returnees of greater than 90 days.

But it’s Lilac Girl (7-2) who is the preference, Jonathan Thomas naming Tyler Gaffalione and whose 48 2/5 breeze at Payson Park was third fastest of 49 peers to work the distance that week. Wait, there’s more:

This filly has earned excellent figures on the Thoro-Graph scale, showing the desired incremental improvement with each start which has been limited to sprinting.

While today’s trip is 7-1/2 furlongs, it mimics a route as the race is run around two turns. By Quality Road, she begging for added ground, which she gets today and the second turn at this trip suits her running style and her spacing is perfect into this.

She looked good breaking maiden on TP synth–Turfway Park, DEC 10, Race 3–but we’re willing to accept no shorter than 5-2 straight on Lilac Girl, and will key her in quinellas with the two rivals named above.

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