It either takes lots of heart or lots of stupidity to go against the tandem of Christophe Clement and Irad Ortiz in Thursday’s featured New York Stallion Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile on the turf. We’re taking the no-guts, no-glory route.
Fresco (1-1) deserves to be favorite even if she technically is a maiden vs. winners, which wouldn’t be true if the nose-bob went the other way. It certainly was a ‘winning’ effort.
But Dixie Cannon (9-2) has much going for her. For openers, first-time New York-bred. Further, she’s the lone dual turf winner in the field.
Further, she owns competitive figures, has tactical speed and inside position and attracts Jose Ortiz, who should get first run on his brother here.
Maryland-based Kelly Rubley generally ships to the Spa for a reason and not just for the season–especially the 2020 season!
We’re taking Dixie Cannon to win at 3-1 or greater and boxing the Ortiz brothers in the exacta.