After the big card Saturday, the interesting Sunday feature to us is a maiden allowances for three year old maiden allowance fillies going two turns and the young filly who showed us the most life in last was Core Values (6-1). And isn’t that what Super Bowl Sunday is all about?
Anyway, Vicki Oliver’s filly showed speed throughout her last on grass while racing wide in a subtle two-move effort that should prove a useful exercise for today’s dirt run.
This has worked for the barn in the past, one also known for making its second start going long and getting Lasix for the second time. Oliver tips her further with a switch to Centeno, adds blinkers, and worked sharply in them since her last.
Further, her pedigree looks more dirt than turf so this looks like proper placement, especially in this group. Taking Core Values to win at 7-2 or greater and boxing an exacta with prince shot Mollify (10-1) who gets first Lasix and a rider switch after a 7-furlong prep in her debut over the track.
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