The Three’s May Dominate NM Classic Pride

NM Classic Pride Champ
ZIA   Race #6   1m   Dirt   Stake
statebred  Purse $170.000  For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Foaled In NM.

1 Thankful Heart, trained by End Run Farm
A winner of four from nine she is three from four this season. She took an SA allowance over a mile and sixteenth back in April so this trip will hold no fears even though her black type win last time out came over five and a half furlongs. She gets a penalty for that win which wont help her chances but her two main rivals have penalties too so she may just get away with it.

2 Rock Out Loki, trained by End Run Farm
Third in the sprint last year she went on to win the Commsions Handicap next time after being bought for $35. Fairly lightly raced this year she has run some nice races including a strong win in the Salazar Stakes last time out over six and a half furlongs under a penalty. This trip should be just about OK for her and she will be competitive.

3 Hollywood Beauty, trained by Night Rider Stables
Third in the grade one Rodeo Drive last year she started the season off with a game win in the Peppers Pride Stakes by a nose from Rock Out Lokki. She is racing off the same weight today so there will be little between them again  and she showed her well being with a decent win on the turf last time out.

4 Missed Sweeping, trained by Drabfantasy
This three year old may just be the dark horse in the race. With just four starts and one win she isnt the most accomplished in the race but i liked her mile work a week ago and she looks an improver. The two question marks are the trip and the draw but she ran well enough over a mile and sixteenth to suggest she can get home if the wide gate is kind to her. The weight she receives is what appeals as she is the only one racing without penalty.

Missed Sweeping may be the one here at longer odds and i fancy Thankful Heart to chase her home.

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