I love baby races, although it seems awful early for them. Barring a sloppy track, here's how I see race 4 at Churchill today:
Churchill Race 4 (4.5f MSW, 2yo)
The only filly in a field of eight, Sparkle of Light catches my eye, particularly with a strong set of gate workouts. Wesley Ward is a master of 2-year-olds, winning 30% with debut maidens, 58% ITM. Her dam Blushing Hope (Housebuster) has had 3 winners from 3 starters, and her sire Alke hits 21% with his first-time starters. What’s not to like? Additionally, Blushing Hope is a half-sister to recent G1 Blue Grass place-getter Massone.
For the exacta, how about Flatter Than Me? More sharp workouts from this son of Flatter out of the Boston Harbor mare Hannah’s Doll (a half-sister to the millionaire warrior Scott’s Scoundrel). He’s a half-brother to the Indian Charlie filly Auspicious who won her first 2-year-old effort, and recently finished third in the Prima Donna Stakes at Oaklawn.