SEASON 32 RACE PREVIEW ROUTE
The big money route finals are finally here
SEASON 32 RACE PREVIEW ROUTE CHAMPIONSHIP 3 YO FILLIES FINAL
#1 MEAT WAGON
Photogenic filly has 7 wins in just 10 tries and has been strong since focusing her attention to these longer route distances. Last seen cruising by 2 past high level claimers she’s coming into tonight’s race off an almost two month break. When on the class hike this season she’s had some trouble running with these finishing a distant 3rd and 4th in both efforts. She’s undefeated at 12F, however, and may be able to stick around late from her inside post.
#2 MOON RAKER
Lightly raced this season she’s was facing much softer foes to begin the year, but stepped up in a big way against this group, winning going away at tonight’s 12F distance. Her best races of her career have been at these marathon distances and another similar run has her on the podium.
#3 DREAM SO FAR
Limited sophomore workload seen this runner with just 4 starts until tonight. She wired a nice group of allowance foes in her 3 YO bow, then faced stiffer competition, finishing a good 2nd last out against this group. She has won at 12 panels before as a juvenile, I’m just not sure she’s fast enough for win honors. Looks to be a contender for the minors based on recent form.
#4 SUMTHIN SPECIAL
Has been out only 3 times this season and perhaps been battling some issues staying healthy. She has just the one strong run in the G1 Bouquet stakes, but hasn’t done much in the other 2 starts. Was 4th in this event last season as a juvy, but would be a bit of a surprise if she can better that effort off the sporadic workload.
#5 HIGH MONSTER
Flopped in the Sprint final when drawn wide, but was a much improved 3rd in her last when drawing the fence in the Classic final. I was a bit disappointed in the run last week as I thought she might have been best there, but the track was playing kind to speed all night and she well off the early pace from the start. She was 3rd in the G1 Pink Diamond Stakes at 12F earlier this season and has some impressive 10F races to be a contender in here.
#6 LIGHTS OF LOVE
Winner of this season’s renewal of the 12F Pink Diamond stakes and seems best suited for this marathon distance then most. Her speed figures at this distance have been solid and her recent form has been good. Throw out her poor turf record and she’s run extremely well in most of her starts. Strong win player if she gets a strong to moderate pace setup.
#7 SAFE SHORES
Was an also ran in last weeks Classic finals, having missed the break and never finding her best stride. As mentioned earlier that track was functioning like a highway playing kindly to speed types who carried their speed longer than they normally would. Winless this season and yet to win past 7 panels she has a tall order tonight just to stay the trip. Would prefer on the cutback and against softer.
#8 BULLY GIRL
Won stylishly last out capturing the Classic Championship in dominate wire-to-wire fashion. She’s yet to win past 10F and has been more hit and miss at these route distances for me to really get excited about her win chances. She’s still the best speed in the field and should take them a long way after they pop the latch. I just don’t know how much fuel she’ll have left when they spin into the lane.