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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


If I were looking for a single in any of the late day horizontal pools I’d be inclined to single Lovelorn Lady (2-1) in Sunday’s ninth race, based on her recent tough trip. Check it for yourself to see if you agree: Gulfstream, August 28, Race 5.

Note how Edgard Zayas was forced to lose ground while chasing a strong pace throughout, then was carried even wider into the lane when bumped by the 6-5 favorite and she bulled her way out for room. The winner remained undefeated in two starts while ‘Lovelorn’ understandably tired from her early efforts.

But she held well, clearly second best. Today she stretches out with a suitable pedigree, worked a strong 5 furlongs for the stretch-out for the Saffie barn that’s effective going sprint to route. The switch to Edwin Gonzalez suggests more patient tactics mid-race but ‘Lovelorn’s’ maiden breaker went from gate to wire. Either way, she should be gone by midstretch.

We’re taking Lovelorn Lady to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with miler specialist Bimini (9-2).

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