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The most compelling and significant race on today’s program is a maiden allowances for three-year-olds sprinting 5-1/2 furlongs.

The most interesting would be the newcomer Tenacious Val (3-1) First time starters from the Ralph Nicks barn always need to be researched and this one has promise on paper and appears live beneath Edwin Gonzalez.

Saffie Joseph Jr. has freshened and recycled Sonicus (9-2), who has shown speed now gets a complete makeover with first-Lasix and looks ready to fire. Joseph just might have saved a live one for comebacking Edgard Zayas.

But this would be guesswork compared to the form of early line favorite Madeforsummer (5-2), solid and logical on several counts.

Second in her three year old debut, her improved figure from her juvenile form indicated some forward development, either that, the addition of first Lasix, or both.

Additional good news is that Michael Yates is 18% effective n LAY-2 scenarios and is profitable for his career with special-weight maidens. And shifting to an outside post should give new partner Jose Morelos options.

Backing up her recent good effort–check it on the HRI Going Gulfstream video panel; MAY 22, Race 4–and further improvement may be forthcoming given her bullet best of 36 breeze on JUN 10.

We’re taking Madeforsummer to win, no price restrictions, and keying quinellas with both rivals named above.

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