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Friday’s finale at Gulfstream appears to be an excellent spot for Brody’s Honor (3-1), making her third start since the barn change to Jose D’Angelo after her August run and for a multitude of other reasons as well.

She finally broke through with her best performances figure to date last out and, as a late developing three-year-old, it’s credible to assume that more improvement is not only possible but likely.

In that effort she showed improved speed as she stalked the pace from close range and continued her forward momentum to the wire. And there is evidence that being more patient would be a better tack.

Check the Gulfstream video for her winning score in that AUG 14 run here which underscores that assumption.

Further, there are other variables that are in her favor as she drops a notch in class, a 21% strike rate for this outfit, one that has shown proficiency on synthetic surfaces, a similar rate that has proven profitable within the last 90 days, and wins at a 23% with Emisael Jaramillo in the boot.

There are enough potential table-setters in this lineup to enable the rider to enjoy a comfortable outside trip, the spacing is perfect and the mini-turnback from 1-1/16 miles to one mile 70 yards should result in a sharper turn of foot.

We’re taking Brody’s Honor straight at 5-2 or greater and keying quinellas with Alba’s Star (5-2) for Steve Klesaris, profitable with synth-debut types, and with Lady Jye (8-1) who seeks her fourth straight on the rise for Victor Barboza, only batting 41% first-time off the claim.

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