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Looked around for the best field with acceptable size and came to this optional claiming allowances for juvenile turf fillies going a mile Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

It’s good to have speed on the Hallandale lawn but we’re hoping that there’s a little too much of that commodity in the sixth race as the second full race-week of the Championship Meet begins.

It appears many of the field’s best effort comes from fillies that like to be in it from the start–that, or are coming out of sprints. Which leads us to third favorite Rising Bella (4-1).

From live connections; Irad Ortiz and Anthony Pecoraro–1-for-1 this meet–the filly, while winless on turf in three starts, was stakes placed at Monmouth, indeed facing listed stakes types in two of three starts, including a game placing in the Sorority at today’s trip.

Unplaced in her Laurel dirt finale, she has shipped south following a work at her Delaware Park base and another at GPW, where she’s stabled now. She is spotted to win at the $50K claiming level and the switch to Irad underscores the barn’s intention to run by the table setters when it counts.

Taking Rising Bella to win at 5-2 or greater an exacta box with Life On the Edge (6-1) and adding Extravagant Rosie (3-1) and Yolanda’s Pride (5-2) to the exotics mix.

YESTERDAY: On Saturday Awaajeed was a strong-finish second in the Remsen but completed an exacta box with longshot spot-shopper Shotski ($108) and newly blinkers Chase Tracker completing a $281 trifecta.

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