Interesting maiden allowances on the grass in today’s sixth race, one that launches the Tropical Turf Pick 3 that will be completed by today’s ninth and 11th races.
Mystic Performance (5-2) is a worthy favorite given two good performances, moving up incrementally in his second start, especially considering that Brian Lynch has won with 11 of his last 44 going synth to turf.
Not only that, he’s working crisply and he goes first-Lasix today.
However, Rapture Bay (7-2) has the credentials to pull off the minor upset, moving forward in his second turf two-turner despite a brutal trip, still moving forward late.
While Jorge Delgado is effective adding first-Lasix, he’s better in his second consecutive start on the diuretic–indeed a profitable 22% effective. He’s given the re-ride assignment to European ace David Egan.
We’re taking Rapture Bay to win at better than 5-2, key-boxing him with Mystic Performance and fast-working Cptbobsbtwentynine (9-2).