The Horse Race Insider is a privately owned magazine. All copyrights reserved. “Bet with your head, not over it.”

The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Even in Hallandale, where early and tactical speed enjoy a natural speed bias, especially in turf sprints, ralliers can win given the right dynamics.

Barone Cesco (9-2) clearly fits that scenario in today’s featured eighth race. In a race jam packed with early gas, Antonio Sano’s filly gets the call as the field’s lone late runner.

Good enough to break maiden in a restricted special-weights in Saratoga last summer, the Klimt filly has been toiling in allowances and/or restricted stakes.

Never has she run this cheaply, the $50K claiming level.

Suited by an outside draw where new pilot Junior Alvarado can assess his tactical options, this rallier should take advantage of an anticipated pace meltdown.

Add to that the addition of first-Lasix in her second start off a near four-month break, she will never find a better opportunity to break through with a win.

Check out her late run in the restricted Hollywood Beach here last fall, SEP 25, Race4. A repeat of that effort gets it done here.

Taking Barone Cesco to win at 4-1 or greater and quinellas with two speedsters, price shot R Girl’s Werth It (10-1) and early line favorite Magniloquent (5-2).

Facebook Share
Twitter Share
LinkedIn Share

⚠ Before you comment

Our staff likes nothing better than to engage with the HRI Faithful and provide a forum for interaction on horseracing and sports. In that spirit, please be kind and reasonable; keep the language clean, and the tone civil. Comments from those who cannot comply will be deleted. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *