DARK SPIRIT is taking a significant drop in class for this assignment and the end result could be a first career success. Lakendereya also has her sights lowered and warrants respect, while Island Blue and Ticketformichelle are closely matched on their recent 1m clash.
SPARKY SPARKLES gamely held on to land a similar C&D event last month and he is sure to go close with a repeat performance. Darylslittleengine and Dixie Beat, second and fourth respectively when clashing here 29 days ago, also merit consideration.
SOLID RED has posted a number of solid efforts in defeat, at this level and above, and today could be his day. Kowboy's Bobo drops in class and should make his presence felt, while stablemate's Thirtysix G's and Our Bermuda also hold claims.
HAND ME THE CASH drops in both trip and grade from last time and she gets the tentative vote in a tricky heat. A Pretty Face and A Toast To Gertie are just a couple more with claims.
FORGOTTEN COAST has been running consistently well at a higher level and this drop in class may result in a fourth career success. Aaron's Bluff won nicely over 6 1/2f here last time and looks an obvious danger, while Tiz A Blessing cannot be ruled out either.
BRUTUS HUGHES built on his comeback effort when fifth over track and trip last month and, taking a further drop in class, he looks sure to mount a bold bid. Kelcorcee won cosily here latest and is a tempting price, while Smart Prospector is much better than showing on his latest start.
MY DAD LOUIE has turned a corner recently and is sure to go close if repeating the form of his cosy last-start 6 1/2f course success. Monsieur Brown must enter calculations stepping up in trip and being eased in class, while Ten Brownies is capable but not one to rely on.
AVERY LYNN ran away with a similar track-and-trip event last time and she could take some stopping if arriving in the same mood. Greeley's Doll has been knocking on the door and is likely to be in the mix again, while Shea's Lil Shug and Castle Zip are others to note.
A FLASH OF COPPER certainly wasn't winning out of turn over track and trip last month and he might be able to follow up in this event. My Wise Cat was touched off in a similar event here latest and is likely to go close again, with It's Mike's Turn also respected.