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The featured seventh from Gulfstream for sprinting fillies and mares going five furlongs in Tapeta Track is a head scratcher, what with three fillies best and equally equipped to get the money in this spot.

What makes it double tough is the fact they all own early speed, enjoy the pace battle, but all leave just a little to be desired at the finish.

Musical Design (3-1) comes in fresh for Wesley Ward, sporting a recent blowout at Payson Park meaning she’s been here for a spell after leaving Lexington. She lures Edgard Zayas away from Saffie’s filly; interesting that.

That miss is Li Li Bear (5-2) who likes the game, is drawn outside the other two speed rivals and has has some ability to pounced late from close range. No Zayas but Leonel Reyes has been riding her all season.

Finally, Miss Sakamoto (4-1) comes in fresh for Kent Sweezey after moving forward in her last two on grass and was competitive on the Gulfstream Tapeta last March. Paco takes the call.

In a tight fit, the lean is to Li Li Bear on positioning, needing 5-2 minimum, a trifecta box using all three, and keying Li Li in exacta boxes with the two above.

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