By Rick Francis —-
Race 11), 1„ Mile. Black-Eyed Susan S. Grade II. Purse $250,000 FOR FILLIES, THREE-YEARS-OLD Post Time: ( 4:50)/ 3:50/ 2:50/ 1:50
Shimmering Aspen (1), winner of three straight facing lesser at Laurel; enters in solid form for major class-test.
Tapa Tapa Tapa (2), Tapit filly makes only her third dirt start; exits a just off the board finish in the Grade 3 Honeybee.
Dancing Rags (3), G1 Alcibiades winner’s form has been trending southward since that juvenile score; pass.
Full House (4), never out of the money in her five career starts; was a well beaten third last out in Gazelle, a contest run at today’s route.
Lights of Medina (5), Pletcher starter’s last out win facing Laurel overnighters posted the field’s highest speed figure; bullet work at Belmont in prep for this.
Corporate Queen (6), Fair Grounds Oaks effort may signal she’s not yet ready for graded company.
Moana (7), exits her maiden win, a gutsy effort at Keeneland; winning Derby connections are going to be tough here.
Torrent (8), Blame filly, though a bit rank in pulling and racing wide last out in Fantasy, still managed a fourth in a field of twelve.
Summer Luck (9), after a near miss in the Davona Dale, daughter of Lookin At Lucky bounced in the Ashland in finishing mid-pack; jock change to Castellano will help her rebound.
Actress (10), maiden out of Tapit has been close in placing with both of her starts; trainer Servis with sprints-to-routes, 27 percent.
Yorkiepoo Princess (11), following three straight stakes scores, filly must have bled last out to finish a “mile” back in the G2 Gazelle; first lasix will cure that.
Selections: 7, 5, 9, 11