Maiden claiming $25,000, 7 furlongs, 4 yo’s and up
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#2 Gale in the Vale 5/2
#6 Keira’s Way 2/1
On Feb. 13, #2 Gale in the Vale came off an 11-month layoff and showed a bit of speed in a 6-furlong race before fading. This filly has only run three times in her life and early in her 3-year-old year she ran a 62 and a 64 Beyer Speed Figure.
She wasn’t good enough to win the two $75,000 maiden claiming races she competed in, but Gale in the Vale’s figures could have won the average $40,000 3-year-old maiden claimer. Trainer Howard Zucker gave her a couple of good workouts in January and this horse should be able to run a low-to-mid 70’s Beyer soon.
Her main competition is #6 Keira’s Way. This filly has the running style that wins these type of 7 furlong races. She’s dropping in class and has run fast enough in her previous races to win a race like this.
I will bet $350 on #2 Gale in the Vale if she is 2/1 to 7/2, and $200 on her if she is 4/1 and up.
If Gale in the Vale is bet below 2/1, then I want $200 to win on #6 Keira’s Way at 2/1 or higher.