The Lake Placid always showcases promises three-year-old turf runners and this year is no exception where cases can be made for six of the eight fillies.
With most on forward-looking Thoro-Graph lines, one of those showed class and an ability to deal with adversity.
Pace compromised, Lashara (4-1) came from last, found a seam into the stretch and gamely outfought a rival for place showing class and passing that eyeball test. The winner got first run and was helped by dynamics.
Javier Castellano gets the mount for Mark Casse whose horses generally improve in their second starts off a layup, the case here. The longer stretch of the inner turf and her pedigree augurs well for today’s 9 furlongs.
Taking Lashara to win at 3-1 or greater, box an exacta with Stunning Sky (3-1) who’s been facing tougher in recent starts, and adding Speaktomeofsummer (5-1) and Queens Embrace (6-1) in exotics.