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While it might appear that we have taken leave of our senses in Thursday’s feature on the Laurel Park turf course, I assure you we have not–assuming we are correct about taking the classiest horse on grass in this lineup.

Providing fair odds are available, we are willing to wager that Lemon Zip (6-1) will have enough of that to get up at the 5-1/2 furlong sprint distance. Many factors help her cause.

Significantly, there is no shortage of early speed signed on here which will help the proven class of this lineup, a mare who loves her job as a lifetime slate of (25) 7-3-2 suggests, (5-for-15 on turf) and is a worthy (2) 1-1-0 on the Laurel lawn.

Further, turf ace Horacio Karamanos won his lone start for this outfit at the current meet, and the Niall Saville shed is the hottest in Maryland right now, having won with five of his six most recent starters.

Additionally, Saville is 20% efficient when removing blinkers, the case here, and prepared for this drastic cut-back with two recent half-mile drills, the latest of the bullet variety from the gate at Fair Hill. Class and race shape should get this job done.

We’re taking Lemon Zip to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with well connected, fast-working Romantic Moment (7-2) , and the sharp speedster Miss Auramet (2-1).

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