The end of the racing week concludes with a prevalent theme this week, a sprint on Tapeta track a surface that has proved a blessing dur8ng the current rainy season.
Often, precipitation has been a help, not a hindrance.
The Sunday feature is a 5-furlong synth sprint for optional/allowance types bred in the state of Florida and the trip is key here, especially with respect for War of Ages (6-1) getting the the wire first.
The Poseidon’s Warrior filly has been racing in good form since June, one competitive effort after another with Thoro-Graph figures that puts her in the same league with some of her faster rivals.
She has the right style for today’s race dynamics, gets weight concessions once again as 7-pound apprentice Alisa Morrison returns as her partner. Clearly these two get along.
We love the idea of a mini-turnback from 5.5 furlongs, the shorter trip should only enhance her late turn of foot. Check her run at Gulfstream Park, JUL 3, Race 4 and you’ll see what we mean. The price should remain fair as well.
We’re taking War of Ages to win at 9-2 or greater and quinellas with classy Joe Orseno-trained returnee Lovelorn Lady (8-1), making her 4YO debut here, and Claudette Heir (3-1), racing in top form for the team of Saffie Joseph and Edgard Zayas.