Tim Holland offers his expert picks for Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Golden Gate Fields, and Prairie Meadows.
Trainer Crichton wins with 17% of his runners that won last time out and saddles #2 Septemberten (6-1), who rallied from just off the pace to win his latest here last month. Gelding has a record of 14-2-3-5 on this oval and Crichton has won with 12% of his starters at this meet. Son of Gone Astray should find a solid pace to close into with Berrios remaining aboard.
Maidens going one mile on grass include #8 Broadcast Legend (8-1), who may have needed his latest when fourth over 5 furlongs at this level last month in his first start since March. Trainer Roussel wins with 27% of his runners second time off a layoff, and son of Mizzen Mast is a half-brother to one winner on turf. Gray can be in good position throughout under Jaramillo, who has won with one of his last four rides for the barn.
#4 Ylikedis (9-2) made it two wins in a row when rallying from off the pace to win her latest here in early July. Daughter of Street Sense is a half-sister to Florida Oaks (G3) winner Andina Del Sur, and trainer Rubley wins with 23% of her runners that won last time out. Filly can be stalking the early pace with Pimental retaining the mount.
Golden Gate Fields
Maidens on the Tapeta surface include #3 Crookhaven Lass (8-1), who makes her debut for trainer Bellasis. Filly has a good win-early pedigree being by 15% first-out sire Clubhouse Ride and out of a mare by More Than Ready, whose offspring win 12% of their first outings. Bellasis won with two of his last 10 newcomers, and chestnut appears ready for a good first outing.
Kevin Eikleberry wins with a strong 32% of his first-time starters and saddles #6 Picture Lady (9-2), a debuting daughter of excellent young sire Constitution, whose offspring have won 21% of their first outings. Dark bay is a half-sister to seven winners and Eikleberry wins with 26% overall in maiden claiming events. Filly can win at first asking under Gonzalez, who has won with 19% of his rides for the barn in the last 60 days.