Sprinting Ladies Go 6f In Honorable Miss Handicap

7/29/2015  Post Time 3:20PM
RACE 8 SAR    The Honorable Miss Hcp (GII)

$200.000   3yo&Up F&M    6f    Dirt

 Sonoma  Alabarda Stable  Saez L       4/1 119

She’s a regular on the female graded circuit, but shortens up yet again for a 6f sprint here after doing most of her major damage at classic distances.  Back to back graded wins to close out ’14 and kick-off ’15, but hasn’t seen the picture-booth since then.  Still, she’s a heavy hand in just about every race and should make her presence felt here as well.

 Northern Voodoo  Wynnewood  Franco M    8/5 121

Private purchase by this barn back in April and came right back for them to take the Winning Colors (GIII) at CD.  That was at this distance and she actually sheds three pounds from that win.  All of her morning works have been here at the Spa, so it looks they have been aiming at this one.  She looks good to me.

 Anna Valentine  Night Rider Stables  Maragh R     7/1 119

Closed well to be third in South Florida in her most recent, and that was her first graded try in quite some time.  Certainly nothing to be ashamed of coming out of that one and must always be feared.  This is a tough group, but she certainly has some class and some ability.

 Eye Of The Beholder  Sanny Village  Ortiz I Jr    5/2 121

This grey filly hasn’t lost a race this season – Took the Distaff Hcp (GII) at AQU back in April, then won at WO last out in a nice Alw field.  Half sister to the useful George Washington, and that one is nearing the Million Dollar mark.  Class, pedigree, undefeated this year… yeah, giver her a look.

 Plucky Biscayne  Red Square Stables  Arroyo A S     10/1 120

Hard knocking filly goes up against older ladies here, but she’s been a handfull this year.  Nice win in the Eight Bells (GIII) at CD and has been close a couple other times.  This is a bit of an acid test for her, but she can run.

 El Gran Is Falling  D J C Racing Stables  Ortiz J L     15/1 118

Tries graded company again after a third place finish at SA earlier this spring.  She’s been chasing Alw horses, so this will be no easier task today.  I gotta look at some others.

Willie’s Green Card   2    /   4




Categories: Grade II

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