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Pair of Fillies Look Comfortable for Fleur de Lis Start
With the likelihood of a short field for the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap, bettors looking for a solid win bet or to navigate through multi-race exotic wagers with a short sampling, will need to zero in on the mile and an eighth race over the main track.
Two probable starters - Ahh Chocolate and Paid Up Subscriber - are logical starting points for handicappers looking to take a solid stand. Both four year-old fillies have shown an affinity for the Churchill Downs dirt and both appear well-meant for the race in search of a graded stakes victory.
Paid Up Subscriber has live look
Paid Up Subscriber, trained by Al Stall, flashed big-time ability while breaking her maiden on the Kentucky Oaks undercard in 2015 before winning an allowance race in her next start at Saratoga. A beaten fourth in the Grade 2 Prioress at Saratoga in her next start, Paid Up Subscriber came back to finish ninth in the Grade 2 Raven's Run at Keeneland in a start where she was likely injured. Laid off until April of 2016, the talented daughter of Candy Ride returned to run third in a tough allowance race at Keeneland. In her last start, Paid Up Subscriber overcame a troubled trip to beat allowance foes on the Kentucky Oaks undercard May 5 at Churchill Downs where she's appeared very comfortable racing out of her own barn. This filly gives the impression of a two-turn, stakes-quality horse and should give a very good acount of herself in the Fleur de Lis.
Chocolate may need a race
Ahh Chocolate is also quite comfortable over the track and makes her first start since winning the Grade 2 Falls City Handicap at Churchill in November. That race, also at a mile and an eighth, was a breakthrough for the talented Neil Howard trainee who may need a tune-up before showing her best form.
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