Need to go against the accepted wisdom today at Gulfstream and risk economic ruin by taking a rival to defeat a Chad Brown turf runner going 12 furlongs on turf.
Especially since Federalist Papers (5-2) is over two months fresh, which was the scenario in her Saratoga maiden breaker at 3. But he exists ordinary races and hasn’t particularly distinguished himself either.
On the other hand, Champagne Ivy (3-1) was good and game runnerup last out. Check it out: Gulfstream Park, JAN 13, Race 9. It was an off-turfer but, significantly, her 1-1/2 miles debut.
Saffie Joseph runners generally improved in LAY-2 situations, the case here, she blew out briskly subsequently, and Javier Castellano, back in form, is taking the return call.
We’re not going to be obstinate about but we’re taking Champagne Ivy to win at 5-2 or greater and quinellas with Chad’s runner.
Also using LAY-2 price shot Kate’s Kingdom (12-1), who did her best running after the fact last time and attracts meet leading Luis Saez with pole position.