by Jeff Siegel
September 11, 2021
Jeff Siegel’s National Prime Plays for Saturday, September 11, 2021
Kentucky Downs – Race 7. Post time: 3:34 CT
2 – Princess Grace (2-1)
A winner of five of six career starts and with further improvement likely, the daughter of Karakontie is a versatile type that can adjust to any type of pace scenario. Fresh from a career-top performance in the Yellow Ribbon H.-G2 at Del Mar, the M. Stidham-trained filly has been training splendidly at Fair Hill while preparing for this year’s renewal of the $750,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf-G3 and is reunited with F. Geroux, who rode to a sharp victory three races back. At 2-1 on the morning line she’s a strong win play and rolling exotic single.
Kentucky Downs – Race 10. Post time: 5:18 CT
5 – Miss Amulet (15-1)
Let’s take a flier with a long shot in the Franklin-Simpson S.-G2 in a race restricted to 3-year-olds. An excellent third in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf-G1 in her previous U.S. foray, she’ll be tackling colts in this six and one-half furlong grass sprint, but after being pitched over her head in a pair of Grade-1 events in England earlier this year the daughter of Sir Prancealot faces a field that she should be very competitive with. Perhaps most effective as a late-running sprinter, the K. Condon, Jr.-trained sophomore will have every chance to make an impression in the closing stages, so at 15-1 on the morning line she may be worth a bit of gamble.