The Sunday feature in Hallandale is a preliminary allowances going as the day’s eighth. It features seven horses, including three from the barn of Amador Sanchez. A puzzle wrapped in an enigma.
Rather than guess which one of the three is the best intended, we’re going to ignore all in the knowledge that the Saffie Joseph trainee, Three Witches (5-2) is the most well intended of all.
Away since March, her best effort have come when she is fresh, which happens to be a barn specialty as Joseph is a worthy 25% effective with layups returning a 90-day absence.
Further, she has been training steadily since June for her return, she won fresh, her best races have come at today’s trip, and stable rider Zayas is aloft.
The clincher is that the pace table appears to be set well for her late run as she owns the best Late Pace figures in the group, a must at today’s trip.
Taking Three Witches to win at 2-1 or greater and key boxing exactas with sharp, track loving Anatomy (9-5) and Millie (9-2), the most interesting of the Sanchez troika.