The nearly unanimous 2012, Older – Female – Eclipse Award winner in Royal Delta , will make her 2013 debut this Sunday in the $100,000, GIII Sabin Stakes, for the older gals, going 1 1/16 mile over the Gulfstream main, on her way for another try in next month’s $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup tilt scheduled for March 30th!
Royal Delta , however will not go unchallenged here in this 5 – horse, 2-turn tilt as there is some worthy company for her here on Sunday in,
Grace Hall , all grown up now at 4yo, has multiple G/S wins on her spectacular racing resume, finished 4th to Royal Delta, in last fall’s B/C Ladies tilt! She ‘ll be a good test for Royal Delta here on Sunday so her connections can get a better handle on how she might fare over in Dubai next month!
Grace Hall , is a legit contender here so treat her as such in all your exotics thoughts!
My Pal Chrisy , is a perennial South Florida ladies handicap division runner that always seems to find the board down here. She finished a decent enough 3rd in the Sunshine Millions Distaff last out over a soggy Gulfstream main that day. So rain or shine she should find a home in at least a Tri play!
All for Thee , has had an up and down career as she looked like a real comer in 2011 until someone in her corner thought this daughter of Elusive Quality and granddaughter of Affirmed had turf and poly qualities about her and they was wrong. She return to the dirt here last out on Jan 12, in an $80k, Aoc, going 1:35 flat in that good 1-mile win.
She is not in the same league with these only ladies but does close well enough for the super or something a bit better!
One Last Dance , a Dale Roman pupil out of Officer, is a stakes winner and does bring just a touch of G/S experience to this Sunday’s Gulfstream featured race. But the PP’s show that she should be no threat to the board here on Sunday in this contest. Might be a huge price here by post time and might be worth a dime super shot!
|1.||One Last Dance||J Castellano||117||D L Romans||20/1|
|2.||All for Thee||J Lezcano||117||C M Block||8/1|
|3.||Grace Hall||J Rosario||121||A W Dutrow||3/1|
|4.||Royal Delta||M E Smith||123||W I Mott||2/5|
|5.||My Pal Chrisy||J L Castanon||119||P Lutchman||6/1|
Picks are -3,4,5 Exacta box, with the 1 or 2 supered up! Royal Delta and Grace Hall will soak up all the money here on Sunday so payouts here will be slim at best if this pair comes 1-2! Not the best wagering race here?