Turf Ladies Go for It in The Plenty of Grace


  2  AQU     The Plenty of Grace         

$100.000      4yo&Up F&M      1m  InTurf      123lbs +penalties

It’s a New York State of Mind as we go up to AQU for The Plenty of Grace, a flat mile event for the older ladies, on the inner turf course, here in Queens.  I’m giving Very Brady the top billing today off of her win at TUP and a solid third at FG, both on the turf.  Another that has been in fine form is Terra Command.  She hasn’t won in a calendar year but she’s been close in a number of stakes, a pair of those were graded races.  Right next door, Lannys All In is another that deserves a serious look.  Throw out that dirt race, last out, and she’s always standing there when they hand out checks.  

It’s a very open race, so grab a wobble pop and let’s get a good spot to watch this one. 

Here’s The Field –

   Rebel Girl    Marijane Racing Stab    Gomez Os   123   8/1

She’s changed hands a couple of times while running on the poor side of the tracks, but don’t be fooled, she was third in the SSM F&M Turf back in Jan of last season, so she’s certainly shown ability running with this type.  Let’s see if she can rise to the occasion once again. 

   Strident    Nj Vets    Carmouche K   123   10/1

Another that has changed hands while running on the cheap but has a couple of starts last season for the new barn.  She was fourth at MTH then just missed closing at SAR over the five and a half furlong distance, both of those on the weeds.  She’s rested and it will be interesting to see what she does off of the bench. 

   Very Brady    Maletto    Juarez N   125   5/2

Has a stakes win this season taking the Glendale Hcp at TUP and she gets a two pound impost for that victory.  She was third at FG last out facing stakes types in the Benson Mem Stakes.  I think you have to give her a big chance to be in the middle of this one. 

   Dime Piece    First Flight Stable    Navarro K   123   8/1

This one belongs to me, so strike one, and she was fifth in her two recent black-type races.  She won at SAR on wet sod up at the spa, and yeah, to be honest, I’m hoping for a nice thunder storm prior to this one.  She has two wins and two seconds on wet tracks so… 

   Lannys All In    South Beach Racing    McCarthy T   125   7/2

She won the Christlecat at BEL last season so that earns her two extra pounds for this one, and she has been close in a number of races since that win.  She beat one last out, but that was on the main track, so the excuse is obvious.  Give her a look coming back to the green stuff. 

   Terra Command    Threshold    Worrie A S   123   3/1

Another that has been close in a number of races but hasn’t won since being tagged out of a $20.000 claimer at HAW back in Mar of last season.  All of those have been stakes races, a number of those vs graded types and she seem capable on dirt or grass.  I’d suggesting using her on all tickets today. 

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