Maiden claiming $40,000, 6 furlongs, 3 yo and up, F
Possible overlays Morning line
#1 Brilliant Response 3/1
#5 Hannah’s Moment 6/1
#9 Angel of Mystery 6/1
#12 Lady Alex 7/2
Jockey Rafael Bejarano chooses to keep the mount on #1 Brilliant Response after that one ran poorly coming off a nine-month layoff on May 23. The filly, who is trained by Carla Gaines, has positive long-term angles going for it if betting action shows up.
Also, Gaines’ is only a 12 percent trainer this year, but she wins at 29 percent over the last two years when Bejarano rides.
Two second-time starters look good at the right price. Both #9 Angel of Mystery and #12 Lady Alex have been working out well and they ran decently in their debuts.
Finally, #5 Hannah’s Moment deserves a chance because she has the kind of good early speed that wins at 6 furlongs.
At 2/1 to 7/2, I will bet $300 on #1 Brilliant Response. If she falls out of the betting range, then I will put $150 on #5 Hannah’s Moment at 3/1 or higher, and $200 on both #9 Angel of Mystery and #12 Lady Alex at 5/2 to 7/1 only.