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#1 Golden Mischief – Ever since the poor start to her career this horse has been on a roll! She’s three for her last three and has won those races by a combined fifteen lengths. Last time out she was a winner in the My Trusty Cat Stakes which of course is the local prep for this race. In that race, as well as the other two races during this win streak, she’s fallen back early and made a nice closing move. The My Trusty Cat Stakes was even more impressive considering Delta Downs is not the easiest track for closers to excel. With plenty of speed signed on in this one expect more of the same from her as she should come with her run in the end.
#2 Jilly – If not for Baffert I wouldn’t take this horse all that serious as her speed numbers are not all that great. It took her three races to break her maiden, but she got it done last time out at Santa Anita over a maiden special weight field by a half length. Now she stretches out for the first time in this one, and she also will be running in her first race away from California. Most of these factors don’t add up to something positive, and her speed figures are very suspect as previously mentioned. Baffert might have his work cut out for him here.
#3 Caroline Test – This is easily the class of the field as she’s finished a solid fourth in a grade 1 at Keeneland last time out. She was beaten by three quality filly’s in that race that fit into the picture about as good as anyone right now as this crop of females are off to a slow start. Two race back she was a close second to Lull, and three races back she was second to Lookin At Lee. The class is definitely there, but now it’s time to go out there and actually pick up a victory today.
#8 Shane’s Girlfriend – Looks to be the major wildcard of the bunch as she has only one career start heading into this spot, but that win was an eye catching performance. The race was a six furlong sprint at Santa Anita, and Shane’s Girlfriend made short work of the field winning by almost six lengths. Today will be a step up in class but that maiden figure will compete with anyone in this race today. We’ll see if she is ready for this kind of challenge. Hard to leave her off any ticket.
#5 Flatter Up – Comes in to this with just two races under her belt, but has been solid in both of them. On debut at Remington Park she crushed in a maiden special weight by over eight lengths, and followed that up with a solid second last time out in the My Trusty Cat Stakes at Delta Downs. She did most of the dirty work in the My Trust Cat which came back to be a decent race so there is hope today. Has to slow the pace down to turn the tables on Golden Mischief and others today.
#4 Forest Circle – Seems to be a fairly consistent horse, and has lost to some nice filly’s so far this year including Lull two races back. Last time out she was third in the My Trusty Cat Stakes at Delta Downs with serves as the local prep for this race. The top two finishers in that race have a big chance, and Forest Circle isn’t too far behind them. Not sure she’s good enough to turn the tables completely, but isn’t a bad candidate to use underneath.
#9 Cajun Delta Don – Was a perfect four for four heading into the 500k Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes, but was upset by Dude Fantasy in that race. It’s hard to figure what went wrong for her in that one as she regressed quite a bit. It could have been the condition of the race track which was rated good, or perhaps she didn’t like going two turns as this was her first race at the distance. If she can return to her previous form before that race she can win today, but that race hurt my confidence in her somewhat.
#10 Dude Fantasy – So far so good for this filly as she’s a perfect two for two with both wins coming at Gulfstream Park. Last time out she was a winner in a 500k Florida bred stakes so this purse at Delta will actually by a step down from her last start. Nobody else in the field can say that so she might have a small class edge over the rest of them in this spot. Facing open company for the first time could be tough though, and Gulfstream Park can sometimes play differently than any other track.
#7 Chanel’s Legacy – It’s not often you see an Iowa bred lose at Prairie Meadows, and then go on to win two in a row at Remington Park. However, that is exactly what this filly has done as she won a maiden and then romped in a small stakes by over four lengths. This filly is getting better with each and every start, and another improvement at Delta Downs would put her right in the mix. The only question mark is the distance as she’ll be going two turns for the first time today.
#6 San Antonio Stroll – Almost every filly has a chance here, but this is the one that doesn’t look to match up with the rest of them. She only has two starts and both of them came on the turf at Retama. Could be outclassed in this one.
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