Wednesday June 13, 2013
(Post Time: 4:29 p.m. ET) Surface: Dirt, 6 1/2 Furlongs, Fillies and Mares, 3 Year Olds And Up, Allowance, Purse: $52,000
Let’s take a look at the starters:
#1 Sherry Bay G. – Broke her maiden nearly a year ago on turf. The rest of 2012 was not competitive. Trainer is a ghost but there’s no telling what ‘Bay’ will do on the comeback.
#2 Delightful Magic – This filly has a lot to like including outstanding pedigree. 2 career wins both came at Churchill Downs including her last start in the conditional claiming ranks. Nice worktab.
#3 Tunka – Won at first asking and that was 2011 here at Churchill (2/2 ITM). Did not race in 2012. Showed a big improvement when switched back to conventional dirt at this exact class level May 18.
#4 Don’t Tell Veda – Was a winner in 2nd career start which was her 1st start here at Churchill. Has been off since November but has a full worktab.
#5 Take Interest – Has been in the money in her last 4 starts including 2 wins. The last one came on a sloppy Churchill track on May 10 in a 15k claimer. Was claimed from that race and moves way up in class today.
#6 Fully Living – Here we have the ‘Rusty and Rosie Show’. As a matter of fact Napravnik was aboard when the filly was a winner at 1st asking in a MSW at BEL over a year ago. She then went on to finish in the money in 2 stakes races (one of them a G2).
#7 Ecstatic Miss – Only raced at Tampa in 4 career starts. Won a MSW there and this trainer is very crafty and underrated. Tampa shippers actually do well shipping in to higher class circuits.
#8 Graceful Rage – They ran this daughter of Tiznow 9 straight times in MSW class at 4 different tracks. She pulled it all together on May 19 here at Churchill. Retains the hot jockey.