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LAUREL PARK LIVE – FEB 9

Video is a mandatory tool when trying to measure the ability of runaway debut winners to either repeat that effort or consider if the horse is capable of handling a class rise.

Today’s Laurel feature is a preliminary allowances and the class hike for Pretty Edge (5-2) may not be that steep considering that her chief rivals also broke maiden in claiming company.

There’s much to like about her big-figure maiden debut score. After a bit of a scramble with rivals early, the race developed between her and the 8-5 favorite from the outside.

Thereafter, ‘Edgy’ raced away soon after reaching headstretch and drew off while ridden out, keeping her momentum in an extremely strong galloping-out effort. Subsequently she came back and continued to work well.

See if you agree with this assessment. Check out the Laurel Live Video on the HRI homepage; RACE 6 on DEC 21. Win betting will depend on post time odds, per usual, and likely exacta horses are Claudio Gonzalez drop-down Lucky Trinity (9-5) and turn-back dropper, Hufflepuff (6-1).

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