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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Split divisions of the B series stakes for Florida-breds, the Juvenile Fillies, boasts relatively small but very competitive fields. Well look at the filly division first, since five of the seven entered can win, providing value in any spot one chooses.

Oh Darlin (5-2) has been managed very carefully by Eddie Plesa Jr. She is pole sitting and regular rider Kevin Krigger is aloft.

Of note, check out his nose defeat on debut, Gulfstream Park, OCT 7, Race 4. She was probably best in the head-bobbing loss before she returned OCT 28 to graduate stylishly by 3 lengths.

But there are other worth noting as their Thoro-Graph figures are within a point of two of each other, meaningless advantages when youngsters, who develop virtually overnight, are involved.

La Panda (15-1) graduated showing excellent, much improved early speed breaking maiden despite a class rise going first-time long at Presque Isle, also a Tapeta surface. She is the unknown quantity.

Luck In The Dusk (6-1) was much the best winning her last by a narrow margin, considering that she raced four or five wide throughout her local Tapeta debut after a troubled break, running to her synth-kind Malibu Moon pedigree. It was an amazing effort.

Navy Goat (4-1) was a pricey youngster who broke maiden going a demanding mile at Kentucky Downs. While her sire has not produced a synth winner to date, Arnaud Delacour is an otherworldly 34% effective going turf to synth. Coming in fresh, Samy Camacho, at 24% for this barn, gets the call. Think class edge.

And, finally, Stuck In Malibu (5-2), while still a maiden into this, ran a winning effort in her second route trip on the local All-Weather, beaten by a head. Today, she gets the services of Miguel Vasquez, having a career year.

The lean at this point is Navy Goat, but for the final analysis and wagering options, see the forthcoming Tote Busters’ analysis, posted later today.

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