$200,000, GIII Rachel Alexandra Stakes, 3YO fillies, at 1 1/16 miles (dirt) ( Race #9, Post time 4:25 p.m. CST).
2013 GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies champ Ria Antonia , looks like she’ll get little respect from the F/G handicapper as she was made the 9/2, 4th choice in Saturday’s GIII Rachel Alexandra Stakes as she makes her 2014 debut here on a road, her connections hope, will lead her to a berth in Kentucky Derby #140!
Streaming , at 5/2, is the morning line fav and is the winner of the GI Hollywood Starlet Stakes at BHP 2 back and was a last out 2nd in the GI Las Virgenes Stakes. She seem to be a solid stalking /pouncing type in all her starts. So she makes it into our exotics thinking as well!
Untapable , at 7/2, winner of the GII Pocahontas Stakes 3 back, then was involved in that back stretch Malay where Secret Compass went down in the B/C Juvenile Fillies disrupting all the closers, including this one. She came back from that B/C Juvenile Fillies debacle to finish a good 3rd in that same GI Hollywood Starlet Stakes at BHP last out. Her four lifetime starts show no real early race patterns but chances are she won’t be up front early on here this Saturday!
Got Lucky , is also 7/2, who 2 back finished 2nd by just a neck in the GII Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct last fall. Last out she broke her Mdn in a $47k 1-mile tussle over a sloppy G/P main run in 1:37.3, winning by more than 5 lengths in that gooey going! Tends to start slow but is right there at the end of all her races.
Shanon Nicole , at 5/1, is a turfer by trade but last out won an off the turf $50k 1x Oc over the F/G main track at 1 mile and 70 yds in 1:43. 1, winning by 4 1/2 lengths in a nice drawing off victory! She’s got a nice finishing kick too and hey why not try her in here as the turf will also be there next time out!
Express Model , at 6/1, 3rd in the Silverbulletday Stakes here last out by 3 3/4 lengths and had no kick at the end! This Indiana bred does have a win and a 2nd place in a pair of Indiana Downs Stakes last season. She a stalker type but the PP’s show she has a hard time closing the deal!
Army, at 20/1, broke her maiden here 2 back at 1 mile and 70 yds by 1/2 length in an unimpressive 1:46.2. She did come 4th in that same Silverbulletday Stakes here last out but was 6 1/4 lengths off the winner. She’s no early front runner either and seems way out of her dept here!
|1.||Army||A Reznikov||116||P Vashchenko||20/1|
|2.||Streaming||M Garcia||122||B Baffert||5/2|
|3.||Shanon Nicole||R Albarado||118||M J Maker||5/1|
|4.||Untapable||R Napravnik||122||S M Asmussen||7/2|
|5.||Got Lucky||M E Smith||116||T A Pletcher||7/2|
|6.||Ria Antonia||J Talamo||122||J C Englehart||9/2|
|7.||Express Model||J Graham||116||B S Flint||6/1|
Picks are – 2,4,5,6 exacta box with the 3 or 7 at the back-end of a super play!