|11:05 pm Friday
I feel the need...the need for speed! Not seeing many that want a UNC Tar Heel-type tempo, I'm giving an edge to those who do like it fast and loose.
Gold Credit ran a fast debut and then perhaps bit off too much too soon by going 1-1/16 in the slop in G2 company. Cutting back in distance, dropping in class, and/or a fast track again figure as positives.
Molto Bella improved nicely with each race until stepping up into G2 company going 9 panels last out. She figures on the cut-back and class relief.
Souper Escape gets my nod, though, based on pace. I think she can take - and keep - the lead. Her maiden score at Laurel was impressive after trouble at the start cost her in her debut. Despite her breeding, she may not want two turns or turf (or either), as she had every chance last out but faltered late. The cut-back, return to dirt, and early pace advantage should help get her across the line first.