Posted: 11/1/2017 12:27:44 PM
Stellar Wind for most will be the horse to beat Friday.
Unlike some others in here we know she can win on this track [3-3] by her win in the Hirsch. 97 day layoff and with any other horse, I guess that would concern me a little more.
The thing that does concern me though is the fact that she has never won at a 1 1/8.
She also is 0 for 2 in this event whereas a few other quality horses have won at this distance and I dare sat against slightly better competition then stop charging maria.
Abel Tasman 2-2 at this distance maybe the 4th choice and although some say she leveling off, it would not surprise me at all to see her with all the speed, stalk and be coming late for a good finish.
One I like even more is Forever Unbridled. Ml 4-1 are very good odds on this horse and she can do it all
But unless something changes my pick here is Elate.
One of the youngest in this event is a slight concern,but she is improving dramatically and trainer Mott is 6 for 6 in this event.
Good enough for me.
If this race was 1 1/16 I would possibly have a different opinion but fool me twice, although I didnt play her last year she'll have to prove me wrong.