Interesting race 3 at Gulfstream on Friday for maiden 3-year-old fillies.
Todd Pletcher sends out first-time starter Quiet Now (Tiznow-Quiet Dance, by Quiet American) who is a half-sister to BC Classic winner Saint Liam; she’s had regular if not spectacular works since early December. I'm not expecting a lot, but The Toddster-Johnny V combo is always tough.
The favorite looks to be Ian Wilkes' Ms. Margaret H. (Point Given-Cherry D’or, by Cassaleria) who is a half-sister to stakes winner Western Echo; she just missed victory (by a nose) last out and this is her second start off layoff. Mascara (Milwaukee Brew-Forever Land, by Badger Land) looks strong here too after finishing just behind Ms. Margaret H. last time, getting blinkers on and a sharp 4f work recently. Mark Hennig’s Emotional Rescue (Smart Strike-Acqualina, by Pulpit) gets blinkers and returns to dirt after a disappointing grass effort here, yet the winner of that race, I Lost My Choo, subsequently won an allowance race, and the runner-up My Baby Baby CRUSHED (by over 12 lengths) an 8f MSW field next out; she has posted two sharp bullet works leading to this start. Finally, with their current hot streak, it’s hard to ignore the Bill Mott-Kent Desormeaux entry Big Sink Star (A.P. Indy-Simadartha, by Gone West) who returns to dirt after run on yielding turf last out; this is also her second off break and at long price could be worth inclusion in exotics.