Saturday’s feature at Laurel Park is a non-winners of 3 allowances/optional claiming sprinting six furlongs on grass. And if there’s a mare more honest than Too Much Tip (3-1), we’re not sure who that might be.
Any horse with a lifetime make of (23) 7-3-4 is a good place to start, and she owns a win and a second on in three tries on this turf course at today’s trip.
Trainer Ron Potts has been quiet of late, winless with only five starters, but here gets to do one of the things like he likes best; winning with a LAY-3 types, at a 19 percent rate and profitable when doing so. But wait, there’s more.
She has tactical speed, can game it out, gets a cozy rail draw and talented apprentice Charlie Marquez, who rides this type of runner well and, of course, gets a five-pound weight pull.
We like the way the mare is coming up to this. She showed speed in her first start in 11 months, a washed-out 5-furlong turfer, followed by a curious placement in Presque Isle’s listed Satin N’ Lace, but with no prior synthetic experience.
Saturday she’s back to doing what she likes best and the table is set. She is the early line choice but barring late turf scratches the price should be fair.
Taking Satin N’ Lace to win at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box
with freshened Something Magical (4-1).