SATURDAY JULY 15 PREVIEW
Another weekend of racing action kicks off on Saturday with an eight race card that will feature five three year old fillies in race three (2:50 p.m.) in the $50,000 Supernaturel at a mile and a sixteenth.
On the inside is Dan Lee’s BABYS GOT TRACK who has had a very good season to date. She owns an allowance race victory this year and this will be her first venture into stakes company. The distance will likely help her but her opponents are quite tough so she will need to be at the top of her game to threaten the favoured fillies. Silvino Morales will ride for leading trainer Phil Hall.
JDP Holdings’ MORNING BLURS was a rabbit for her more celebrated stablemate in her last and likely get that honour again today. She has excellent speed and is a solid sprinter but she will need to improve a lot to challenge for more than a minor award. Jeff Burningham can do the 110 pound weight assignment and will be at the helm for Nancy Betts.
If the Horse-of-the-Year trophy was given out last week the JDP Holdings, Nancy Betts and the Deltin Stable’s DAZ LIN DAWN would be a runaway winner. She has been extraordinarily impressive in all three of her starts and continues to improve which is scary. She could be one that we see on the big stage (Woodbine.. Santa Anita) if she carries on like she has been. She has been assigned a hefty impost of 124 pounds for her first try going long this year but it is doubtful that the weight will stop her (she is 17 hands tall) it will be her ability to run this far if she loses. She acts like one that will relish the extra ground, she is very manageable and has a big frame which are two key attributes to being able to go long distances. Richard Hamel is back aboard.
George Gilbert’s GOOD LUCK TO YOU was an impressive winner of her last after being forced extremely on both turns and she still managed to draw away in the stretch. She is bred to love races longer than a mile although this race did come up pretty tough. She gets a class test today. Amadeo Perez returns to the saddle for Phil Hall.
Last year’s two year old filly champion YUKON BELLE is looking for her first stakes win of the season after being well beaten, as most have been, by DAZ LIN DAWN in two sprint races this spring. She got a confidence boost with an allowance victory early last month and is the only one that can boast that she has win at this trip. She is a better filly going long but will still need to run a career best race to top DAZ LIN DAWN this afternoon. Enrique Gonzalez is the pilot for trainer Barbara Heads.
The first race starts at 1:50 p.m. and the Sea-to-Sky Pick 6 carryover is sitting at approximately $4,600 and begins in race three (2:50 p.m.) which is the $50,000 Supernaturel.