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If there’s a Grade 1 turf stakes anywhere in the country, set the over-under at 2 with regard to the number of Chad Brown entrants per event. Today’s Gamely would be a push as he’s entered two.

Making her U.S. debut as the favorite is Etoile (5-2). She’s won three of seven over the boggy courses in France, including a Group 3 and beaten 3/4s of a length when fourth in a GR 1. She’s been working steadily at Payson Park and gets first time Rosario and Lasix.

We prefer the longer Brown, Beautiful Lover (5-1), who was a wide-sweep second behind win machine Starship Jubilee in the G2 Hillborough at today’s trip. With Irad replacing Paco, 5-1 doesn’t seem realistic at all.

The other interesting horse is Lady Prancelot (6-1) another Baltas/Velazquez production. She looked like a tired filly in her four-year-old debut at the end of the G2 Buena Vista and should benefit from that effort. The additional furlong will suit her well.

We’ll exacta-box these three mares, pressing Beautiful Lover and Lady Prancealot for extras, and will let the tote guide us in the straight pool.

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  1. No Intestinal Fortitude Will types entered in this one. Lady’s only race. Boxing triple with John’s three aforesaid.
    “No guts , no glory” however mandates going for all three over the ex box however.

    Which of the two will apply. (Maybe both.)
    !. Most good bets lose.
    2. What’s the sense in being Irish if you can’t be stupid?

    Safe Journey to all and Riders Up.

  2. Thanks for the three holiday races John. Very much appreciated. No Met mile today, but in the end, at least for me, you saved Memorial Day. Thanks John!

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