CARDIAC KID may have to come from stall 11 but he takes a big drop in class and was entitled to need his comeback here last time after five months off. His best effort came over this course and distance and rider Tyler Gaffalione is in decent form.
Limetini showed a little promise despite running green on debut here earlier this month. He clearly needed it and the yard’s runners come on a bundle for their first appearance.
Abdaa has a handy inside draw and was a solid fourth on debut so has something to build on.
SPECIAL INCLUSION has the plum rails draw for this four-furlong dash around the bend. She showed lots of speed on a track workout earlier this month and the yard wins with an impressive 30% of its newcomers.
Sunshine City is bred for this sort of test and has a top pilot on board for her debut from stall three. Trainer Wesley Ward is the juvenile king in the States and will have her fit and ready.
Missing Link has the two draw and her sire has a good record with her offspring first time out. The betting will be a good guide.
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MONMOUTH has never raced at a level this low in his brief career and has gone to getting off the mark in much stronger company. He didn’t enjoy his turf debut here last time and is better judged on his half-length second over course and distance two outings ago. Anything like a repeat of that would be more than good enough.
Dazzling Prose has won just one of his 29 runs but has plenty of placed form and was on the premises in this grade here last time. He could make the podium again, while Dardanellos did well to strike against maidens here last time and has more to offer.
WINNING FACTOR went close in a much stronger race than this over a similar trip here last time out. That was all the better because he didn’t get much luck in running and might have finished closer. He has yet to win but is usually thereabouts and this is his easiest chance yet.
Farm Strong was beaten two lengths in this sort of company here latest when having to switch wide at a crucial stage. He’s still learning with six starts under his belt and looks capable of better.
Cloudbased showed some promise on turf at Tampa latest and is another with few miles on the clock.
BIMINI is taking a fair drop in class and trip after going well for a long way over seven furlongs here last time out. She has clocked some of the best times on show in the field and her trainer and jockey have been in good form when teaming up.
Mystic Nile was just over a length off the pace when trying to dash up the rail over shorter latest. She was gaining fast as the line approached so going up in trip should help.
Papa’s Little Girl had almost ten lengths in hand when scoring at sprint level here last time. This is hotter company but she’ll be thereabouts again.
COIN THE PHRASE has been in excellent form over this distance without actually getting her head in front. She has been collared right at the post on her past couple of outings but her times have been sharper than these rivals so she can get off the mark.
Gloriously took a step forward when finishing a decent third over trip and track latest. She was forced wide latest so she’s clearly capable of better.
Fuddled came with a late run to be beaten a neck on debut last time and stays in the same grade today. Any improvement would give her a chance despite a modest draw.
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AUGUSTA MOON is a model of consistency on this turf track with a series of close finishes, including when going down half a length last time out. That was in a hotter race than this so she should be right there.
Bean Counter is nicely drawn on the inside and is another who was just denied here latest. She was has been well backed lately and market support today would be interesting.
I Am Magical is marooned on the outside but has been running well in this grade and should be competitive again.
CHILL HAZE has improved with each of his three starts and was beaten just a neck over course and distance last time out. That was a good effort as he was blocked and forced way out wide turning into the home straight. His jockey and trainer team have been flying and he should get off the mark.
Speedy Hans has a wide draw but had held his own in better races than this and looks capable of better.
Tempus is coming back from a break but showed some promise when last seen at Belmont and looked good in his trackwork last week.
GHOSTLY BEAUTY was unlucky not to deliver for favourite backers when third over course and distance last time out. She was less than a length away in a bunch finish. That was a stronger contest than this so she should be competitive again from the inside stall.
Yolanda’s Pride comes here in excellent form with a win by more than two lengths followed by a photo second here latest. He likes this turf track and should be right there again.
Run Devil had two lengths in hand when scoring on dirt here latest and he’ll be a threat if repeating that on grass.
CUDDLE KITTEN has nine wins under her belt and has been in decent nick since switching to Gulfstream three runs ago. She has clocked much the best times of this field and has a high strike-rate over this distance. She is back from a break here but worked well last week and can go close.
I’ll Take The Cake has the pick of the draw and won by almost two lengths here last time out. Her trainer is in cracking form and has a good record with horses who won their latest start.
Crown And Sugar could be a big price for a horse that has a win and close second from her past two runs. She worked strongly at Tampa last week and is a threat on course debut.
PROQUESTOR has been found a good opportunity to land his second win and first on a grass track. She has been running better than his finishing positions suggest and he was a fair two lengths off the winner when seventh at Tampa latest. He was forced to come very wide which proved costly. He is capable of winning this.
Bodie Cody was less than a length away over the dead mile here earlier this month. He has been clocking decent times and is another to consider.
Preacher Marsee was a solid fourth when well backed here latest. This is a similar contest so he should be thereabouts.
6.00 Cardiac Kid
6.35 Special Inclusion
7.41 WINNING FACTOR (NAP)
8.45 Coin The Phrase (nb)
9.17 Augusta Moon
9.48 Chill Haze
10.19 Ghostly Beauty
10.49 Cuddle Kitten