As we all know, high profile connections are very difficult to beat, especially where racing is condiucted under bright lights.
Does that mean that Tall Girl (7-5), owned in partnership by a NYRA trustee, trained by Christophe Clement and ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. is a layover in the featured eighth race of juvenile fillies on turf?
Well, yes and no. She’s meeting some interesting rivals here. The first to catch our eye is Riding Pretty (9-2) exiting a key race and to be re-ridden by Paco Lopez. She suffered through a horror trip in Monmouth’s Colleen Stakes two back.
But the recently imported Miss New York (9-2) is the one that intrigues the most. She was a clearly best maiden breaker on Tapeta track here last out, but it was her turf mile at Thirsk three back that really caught out eye.
Third beaten a half length for the win and a head-bobber to place, at no point during the running could you give her any chance to even be third, much less first. She was steadied along while saving ground, angled outside gradually through the straight and finally worked her way clear to finish strongly.
Don’t take our word. Go to your preferred video SITE and check out her run “over there SEP 3. Her turn of foot will impress, but it was her heart to keep going forward that astonished us. Team Delgado/Chantal is having a great 2022, and note Jorge Delgado is 25% profitable in LAY-3 scenarios, the case here.
We are taking Miss New York to win at 4-1 or greater, key-boxing exactas with Riding Pretty and the favorite, and adding 8-1 price shot Kitty Quick and turf-meant One of One (6-1) to the exotics mix.