Race 4: #10 Mythical Storm (4-1)
This 4-year-old colt almost won first time out after a long layoff and despite the fact that trainer Gary Mandella is 0-for-7 going turf-to-dirt and second off the layoff, we think this colt is ready to go for jockey Flavian Plat. The son of Fusaichi Pegasus broke his maiden over this downhill turf course.
Race 6: #1 Queen’s Balladier (20-1)
This 4-year-old filly pressed the pace in her return from a short layoff and then tired. With that under her belt, she returns to the grass and comes out of a key race. Jockey Joe Talamo must have seen something to keep the mount for trainer Howard Zucker.
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Friday’s top choice winners: 3 (Bentley’s Gone $4.40, first race; Tale of Papa Nick $14.40, fifth; Seek Safe Harbor $5.80, sixth)
Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Prettypreciousheir $5.40, eighth)
Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Democracy Rules, $10.80, fourth; Ransom Canyon $11.60, seventh)
Friday’s long shot winners: 1 (My Sweet Afleet ($13.80, second)