by Frank Carulli
May 6, 2021
LEG A // PIMLICO, RACE 8 (4:15PM ET) // ALLOWANCE // 1 1/16 MILES (TURF)
SWEET TALKING GIRL awakened on turf to break her maiden off a 5-month layoff, hasn't been since in the 10 months since then, but gets plenty of pace to run at for a barn that can get 'em ready. LOOKIN DYNAMIC rallied for a win, three seconds and two thirds in her last six starts, mostly in allowance company, and can handle fast or soft turf footing. I LOVE YOU, 2-4 on the grass, goes from one good barn to another and turned heads with a :47.1 workout in Delaware to get ready for her first start in 10 weeks.
LEG B // PIMLICO, RACE 9 (4:49PM ET) // MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT // 6 FURLONGS (DIRT)
VANHOOFER has been working up a storm for his debut. His sire, Vancouver, was a Group 1 winner in Australia, and his dam, Winslet, was a second-out MSW winner at Pimlico. GRANDEUR shows a much better work tab than a 3-year-old filly from the Motion barn that closed fast to just miss at first asking on Thursday's card.
LEG C // GULFSTREAM, RACE 9 (5:00PM ET) // CLAIMING // 5 FURLONGS (TURF)
INCLUDE THE BEAST enters a 33-percent off-the-claim barn for her first grass try. Her dam, Spring Included, sprung a 29-1 upset in a turf allowance at Kentucky Downs in her first turf attempt and ran second in a Grade III turf test a few starts later. MISSING LINK went wire-to-wire in 3 of her last 4 starts on the Gulfstream turf and stands a good chance to do it again for a 25 percent 'repeat' barn.
LEG D // SANTA ANITA, RACE 3 (5:06PM ET) // CLAIMING // 1 MILE (TURF)
ZABAVA rallied for three photo-finish victories and two seconds in her last seven turf starts at various out-of-town venues. SUGARY romped at this level two starts back but was out-kicked while 5-wide in the stretch in a slower-paced follow-up. The top 2 finishers in that race finished a troubled second and third, respectively, for $32,000 next out. WIND TARTARE, winless in 16 route attempts, is usable nonetheless if some pace flow develops.
LEG E // GOLDEN GATE, RACE 2 (5:21PM ET) // CLAIMING // 1 MILE (ALL WEATHER)
Going 3-deep in a field of unproven, bottom-level milers. AROUSE N GO rallied in time to win a sprint for a 29-percent barn, has plenty of route experience and projects an ideal trip. FELONY ONE failed at 1-to-5 odds on the class drop but can't be discounted with $95k in main-track earnings. LIZZY'S INTHEGAME raced evenly in a slow-paced route for twice today's claiming price.
SUGGESTED $1 STRONACH 5 TICKET
Leg A: 1, 5, 8
Leg B: 1, 5
Leg C: 1, 5
Leg D: 1, 2, 4
Leg E: 3, 4, 7