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Interesting maiden allowances for juveniles going 6-1/2 furlongs in Friday’s third race, featuring nature and nurture galore, but a dash in which experience may prove the best teacher of these young gents.

Two newcomers catch the eye: Gambling Holiday (7-2), a Todd Pletcher newcomer that has been working every seven days at deepish Palm Beach Downs since early October.

Erskine (6-1), a Mark Casse newcomer, a son of Girvin whose babies thus far are winning at a 20% rate, and is showing fast works and gets Saez in the boot.

Vanishing Interest (4-1) looks second best of those with experience and has top connections in Gilberto Delgado with Edgard Zayas.

But we liked Power Humor’s (5-1) debut and think you will too. Not away cleanly, he chased the pace from close range and kept his momentum with an even finish, showing good energy distribition throughout.

See if you agree. Check out Gulfstream Park, DEC 3, Race 8. His Thoro Graph figure was fast but not fast enough that he can’t repeat that effort with a cleaner break. That and outside position should work at fair odds.

Taking Power Humor to win at 7-2 or greater, and key-boxing exactas with his rivals listed above.

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