Under partly sunny skies, the turf course will be in play and we’re looking at one of the last maiden allowances of the juvenile year, the second division of a one mile event for fillies. And in Wednesday’s seventh, we’re taken what seems to be a given.
Favorite Queen of the Green (2-1) is going to be a very tough out, especially considering she is the fastest filly in the group on the Thoro-Graph scale and drops precipitously considering prior turf tries came at Gulfstream Park and Keeneland.
One can rightfully argued that she should run fast over the naturally firmer Gulfstream course but the fact that she raced well over Keeneland’s demanding grass surface should address an concerns vis a vis adaptability here.
If that doesn’t do it, considering her last trip in Hallandale, not the easiest race dynamics to overcome. Check out the TAMPA BAY TODAY Video and note that not only was she wide throughout after having drawn slip #12 but at no time did she ever stop trying: GULFSTREAM, DEC 5, RACE 1.
Drawn wide once again but racing clear against this group should get today’s job done. Yes, there’s a Chad Brown first time starter to overcome and the filly just outside her, Lisheen (4-1) for Graham Motion, finished well for third in her course debut.
Taking Queen of the Green to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with Lisheen, and using Brown FTS Naval Battle (5-2) complete the trifecta.
(As always, the amount wagered is up to the player but the suggested bet ratios are, at minimums; $2 straight, $1 exacta, 50-Cent trifecta, 10-Cent superfecta)