Classy Ladies Look for Big Payday on AP Lawn in Beverly D (GI)
8/15/2015 Post Time 4:30PM
RACE 10 AP Beverly D (GI)
$750.000 3yo&Up F&M 1 3/16m Turf
She’s sharp as a knife right now. Back to back wins before that second place finish in the Diana (GI) at SAR… and that may have been her best race to date. She has tactical speed and a huge heart and that is a dangerous combo! Watch her today.
It’s been an up-and-down season for her and now faces older horses for the first time. Obviously this isn’t going to get any easier, but I’m wrong every time I throw a horse out because of the age difference… expect her to win by 5.
She was first or second in every start until that dud in the Diana (GI) at SAR last out. They fire back quick, so I’m guessing she had an excuse that day. Solid work getting ready for this so I’m guessing there was a reason for that poor race.
Pair of runner-up races after winning at KEE back in Apr, and that was at the marathon distance. She seems to like running all day, and just might be a price here in this one. I like all of that and give her a big chance. She will be flying late.
Got her first win of ’15 at DEL, her first since last Nov. She had good tactical speed in that one, but she can lay mid-pack and come running late as well. I’m not sure what her ideas will be here today but I think she can be around for a piece of this one.
Back to back wins v. Alw company so it’s up the ladder – she had a third in her only other seasonal start, so she’s been pretty dang’ed sharp this year. Six for seven on the board last year as well… you get it… she’s good.
Won two back at BEL on soft grass, and has been close in all of her other starts. She’s an off-the-pace type so the post and the traffic could present an interesting journey for her in this one. Still, she can run and if it gets heated on the front end, she could be in a good spot.
Willie’s Green Card 1 / 4
Categories: Grade I