What could get the championship meet off better and faster than a winner in the opener, right? And since the game is juvenile fillies going long on turf with form to work with, we’re all in.
It’s a full field of 12 plus one also-eligible that we’ve narrowed down to four most likely to succeed, from the inside-out Penumbras Maker (9-2), a pair from Graham Motion–Sun Bee (8-1) and Zipadoo (5-1).
And finally the likely pacesetter from the outer post, Madamoisellejackie (7-2) for Clement and Jose Ortiz.
The latter showed excellent early foot two-back, just missing after wresting command from post 10 then regressed off that effort next time. She’s on the rebound here.
Penumbras Maker was sensational in her turf debut, racing 4-wide virtually throughout and still came running and just missed catching a well bet favorite. Can she repeat that effort on 14 days rest? Maybe, maybe not.
Of the Motion pair, we prefer Zipadoo who chased a solid pace throughout her racing/turf debut, took the lead, was immediately challenged b y the 1-5 favorite and nearly stared her down, beaten a half length in the final jumps, beating the show finisher by many.
Check it, see if you agree: Laurel Park, OCT 27, Race 3.
We’re taking Zipadoo to win at 7-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with her rivals above.