At first blush, bettors very likely will be interested in backing a newcomer here, given the dearth of good form in the juvenile fillies field of maiden sprinting five furlongs on turf.
On connections, both Tramontane (5-2) and Imaboutago (3-1) will attract play based on connections; the former for Team Clement/Irad, the latter, Team Ward/Paco.
If we were inclined to guess, the lean would be Tramontane off her Payson workline, although we’re not going to sleep on solid-working newcomer Karaya (10-1) for Mark Casse and Emisael Jaramillo at attractive early line odds.
Of those that have run Turf Rocket (6-1) is intriguing. She debuted in a Gulf turf stakes won by Crimson Advocate who won at Royal Ascot in her second start. She was surrounded by rivals virtually throughout.
In start two going a mile, she showed improved speed with a sharp, wide turn move going a mile before tiring at Del Mar. Start three was better.
Trailing madly for a half mile, she was wheeled out in the center of the Kentucky Downs course against a prevailing inside bias before finishing strongly, beaten four lengths when fifth in a 12-filly matchup. Education complete.
We’re gambling on Turf Rocket to win at 5-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Karaya and Tamontane.