Taylor Stakes – Grade I
1 1/4 Mile Turf Stake Purse $600.000 Filly & Mare 3 Year Olds And Up.
1st Trippi Tip Toe Estero Farms Velazquez J R
The order of the day in todays wet track was to come from way off the pace. This filly dialed in to that race engine selection nicely coming from a detached early fourth to win nicely by three quarters of a length. This pretty much guarantee’s her place in the BC and if the track comes up wet she ay be able to overcome the short turn round.
2nd= Number Nine Spankys Barn Van Dyke D
This filly that has only ever won at the free track got her fourth graded stakes placing in a row using todays race engine bias perfectly by coming from a long way back to share second.
2nd= Hopewell Tradition Team 7 Illusions Bejarano R
On a track that was favoring the late finishers she looked like she was going to win as they turned for home but the bias was for closers in the stretch and she made her move too soon. A share for second cemented her qualification for the BC but i wonder if the trainer may regret giving her this slog so close to the big one.
4th Broken Nail Mb Stables Tunon M
Came home strongly for fourth but it was all about hitting the button at the right time today and she missed the timing.