#4 Melting Snow: This three year old filly got it done last time out on top for us and now switches to the ice old Amoss barn. She still has yet to run on fast dirt and could end up running faster on it today than in any of the last three races.
#8 Lautrec: He is coming off a long layoff and is under the new care of trainer Raymond Handal who is excellent 20% first off the claim. If he can get back to that race two back going a route of ground, he will be very dangerous at a hefty price of 12-1.
1: Some Would Say: This one looks like the best dropper of the bunch, she has never raced at this low a level in her career, and she always shows speed, and those two angles can be very dangerous. So far, last year, this jockey trainer combo was 3-3.
#1 Emerald Princess: A big knock I have on this field is a bunch of the lower prices had lower purchase prices then the original sire’s fees to have them breed, which is a big red flag for me. I went with both McLean Robertson’s firsters Emerald Princess having good five-furlong works and good first time out trainer numbers.
#4 California Swing: First off, the claim for the always dangerous Diodoro. He is taking a drop into the conditional claimers and has a chance to stay on dirt for the first time in a while for a high win % barn.