Options Aplenty in Grade 3 Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill
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Fri 27/05/2016 - 15:38 EDT
With a field of seven evenly-matched three year-old fillies signed on, the Grade 3 Winning Colors Stakes May 28 at Churchill presents an interesting handicapping puzzle.
Enchanting Lady is the 2/1 morning line favorite in the six furlong sprint. So far in her Kentucky tour, the west coast-based Bob Baffert trainee has appeared to bite off more than she could chew, finishing fifth in the Grade 1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland and a distant third in the Humana Distaff May 7 at Churchill Downs. While this is clearly a softer spot than either of those races, there are several challengers who appear to be able to match strides with Enchanting Lady in this field.
Spelling Again needs very best
Spelling Again bypassed the Humana Distaff for this spot and is 2 for 2 in her career at Churchill. The Brad Cox trainee will need to improve from a speed figures standpoint to seriously challenge for the win in this race, but could be prepared to do so while third start of her form cycle. Like Enchanting Lady, Spelling again gets some much-needed class relief after finishing seventh in the Grade 1 Madison and third in the Grade 2 Ruffian Stakes at Belmont Park.
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I'm a Looker (6/1) figures to have a huge chance following her narrow second-place finish in a May 3 allowance race at Churchill that earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 92. The Pat Dupay traine doesn't win often (2 wins in 14 starts), but should be in the thick of things through the lane.
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