With rain predicted for Thursday, we’ve chosen a turf horse that is not only interesting as a potential price play but one that can adapt if this race is switched to the main or Tapeta surface.
Blythe Spirit (8-1) not only has an experience edge on many of her rivals in today’s 7-1/2 furlong turf two-turner but also a good experience on two disparate surfaces, showing improvement with first-Lasix two back.
Not only did she alternate on or near the pace under today’s conditions but held gamely as the pace heated up despite her early exertions, taking the lead before understandably tiring late.
In a recent 5-furlong turf sprint, she showed sharpness and class with a new dimension late run, beating half the field despite a slow start and giving up position early.
Check out her run at Gulfstream Park on JAN 2, Race 5, or her most recent recent on JAN 17, Race 9.
This is a salty group with two Clement first-timers, a Brian Lynch returnee with first-Lasix and a Jose D’Angelo filly getting blinkers, a 43% proposition.
We’re taking Blythe Spirit on any surface at 5-1 or greater and a quinella wheel with I’m So Sorry (6-1) and Queen Macha (3-1).