Going to have some fun in today’s seventh from Hallandale Beach and with no precipitation expected the hope is the race will be run on turf, a 7-1/2 two turner.
The fun part is throwing deep and if we’re locked in properly, we will be rewarded generously.
Luna Antonia (12-1) has angles and figures in her corner. After being stabled at Tampa with Graham Motion and two competitive turf efforts there, she shipped south and was realistically placed in a $50K for her GP debut, where she was promptly claimed by Teresa Pompey.
That race was switched to Tapeta Track and was her first start off the turn in which she was a wide third virtually throughout and still managed a money finish. The grass race she exited at Tampa was the fastest on the page, not be a lot, but that’s what the 12-1 is all about for us. See the video for GP, MAR 10, Race 4.
Now back on grass and pole sitting at a shorter trip, Pompey horses also improve second time off the claim. Following her last, she two two sharp half-miles, especially her latest. She has run competitively in three turf start except one, when entered in the Selima as a maiden.
If Motion believed she was that good, there must be something to that placement. She’s back with special-weight maidens here and we’re hoping for a ground saving journey where the turnback could help immensely.
We’re taking Luna Antonia to win at 8-1 or greater and a quinella with Silvery Rill (5-2) with Junior Alvarado, who has won half of his four starts for Christophe Clement and is a deserving favorite in this lineup.