Who’s set for postponement action on Saturday? The weekend at Golden Gate Fields kicks off with a prize pool of $3,063 in the Super High 5.
The $1 bet is offered on every race with seven or more entries, so on Saturday the first opportunity to play the Super High 5 (and chase the carry) comes in race 4. The event in question is a claimant $8,000 for fillies and mares. race 1 1/16 miles on the Tapeta synthetic track, and a field of eight was entered.
The morning line favorite is #3 Nicole Grace (5-2), and it’s easy to see why she’s priced short. The five-year-old mare hit the board in four consecutive $12,500 one-mile claims on the Golden Gate Tapeta, earning three straight Brisnet speed ratings along the way in the 74-77 range. Throw in the presence of hot jockey Armando Ayuso (a 20% Golden Gate winner), and Nicole Grace’s credentials are obvious.
But ain’t longshot #7 Good Time Cart (12-1) just as enticing? Nicole Grace and Good Time Dolly have faced off at the $12,500 claim level twice in recent months. Nicole Grace finished 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Good Time Dolly when they ran third and fourth on March 19, but in an identical race on February 27 the tables were reversed and Good Time Dolly edged out Nicole Grace by three-quarters of a length for third place.
Good Time Dolly has posted five consecutive Brisnet speed ratings in the 72-78 range, so she still runs as fast as Nicole Grace. She also conquered this track and class level on January 23. At 12-1 on the morning line, Good Time Dolly is shaping up to be an attractive choice to play at the top.
#1 Miss Always Ready (4-1), dropping in class on a few $20,000 claimants, is another contender with Brisnet Speed odds to produce a competitive performance. It is the same #4 Summer Appearance, fresh off a $5,000 win at this track. Summer Apparition is set to make its first start since being claimed by high-percentage coach Reid France, a 29% winner with new claim acquisitions.
Discard #6 Del Mar Flash (3-1), second at this track and class level on March 7, and we should be ready to roll with a solid Super High 5 ticket.
- $1 Super High 5:7 with 1,3,4 with 1,3,4 with 1,3,4,6 with ALL ($48)