Eight Florida-breds will enter the starting gate for the Friday feature in Hallandale and half this field are eligible to get into the circle, which includes a pair from Mark Casse.
Of the two, we prefer the horse lacking synth experience but comes up to the distance perfectly, gets pole position and could handle this group if he transitions to the AW surface. Casse is 19% effective first-Lasix and synth ace Jaramillo accepts the return call on Classic Car Wash (3-1).
Afy Kid (12-10 is interesting as he returns to his preferred surface over which he broke maiden then was a game and very troubled third in an optional allowances two back.
The ‘Kid’ goes first-time vs. state-breds, gets a favorable switch to Edgar Perez, is also first-Lasix and Claudio Gonzalez is 4-for-12 going Turf to AW. Big Save (4-1), from top FL connections, is very sharp
But we’re going to stick with proven classy, blinker-improved Anamnestic (5-2), winner of the state-bred Juvenile here at the trip in November, gets some class relief dropping out of the opens, first Lasix and attracts Irad.
Taking Anamnestic to win, no price restrictions, and key-boxing exactas and trifectas with Afy Kid, Cassic Car Wash and Big Save.