The ultimate Horse for Course, Maryquitecontrary (5-2), is back where she belongs in South Florida, Hallandale specifically, where she has won six of seven lifetime starts and four of seven and two exacta finishes at today’s 7 furlongs of the G3 Princess Rooney.
She going to a second new barn after leaving that of Joe Catanese who oversaw the creation of this win machine at the 2022-23 championship meet. The only constant has been Luca Panici, the only jockey the four year old has known.
Celebrating her return home, the filly worked a built half mile in 46.20, the fastest of 46 at the distance. An improvement is expected with a return to this surface and the class relief as she drops from Grade 1 company.
However, there is another filly who likes Gulfstream Park almost as much as the favorite. Florida-bred speedster R Adios Jersey is a worthy 4-for-10 here, all four wins coming at today’s trips.
In addition to her early speed, she is drawn outside and take an attending position until Edwin Gonzalez pushes the button. Further, he earned a highly competitive figure on the Thoro Graph scale beneath 125 pounds, six more than she will should today while getting four pounds from the favorite.
We’re taking R Adios Jersey at 5-2 or greater and key boxing exactas with ‘Mary’ and Kentucky speedster Last Leaf (4-1) shipping in for Eddie Kenneally and picking up Miguel Vasquez. Awaiting these fillies are their invite into the F & M Sprint.