How to bet the 2023 Presque Isle Debutante Stakes
A dozen juvenile fillies will go postward on Monday in the $80,000 Presque Isle Debutante S. The 6 1/2-furlong affair on the All-Weather strip features a well-matched field with numerous intriguing prospects in it, and my focus will be on a trio of youngsters in the heat.
#2 Atmidnight has given a nice account of herself from a trio of turf races to date and the Kantharos filly seems poised to take to a new surface for conditioner Niall Saville. The gray Kentucky bred was a clear runner-up in a turf allowance tilt at Colonial Downs two back, prior to making a belated run to be fourth in a subsequent stakes event in her latest offering. This February foal will have the blinkers removed following a one-race experiment with the hood on, and her late-running style fits well in a cast with ample early speed signed on, as well. The $50,000 purchase will be rallying late with Jeiron Barbosa in the stirrups.
Woodbine import #8 Rosa was a smart debut winner on the synthetic at Woodbine which preceded a solid fourth-place result in the grassy Catch A Glimpse S. in her most recent endeavor. The Kevin Attard pupil has displayed a fine turn of foot in each of her career tries to date and will add blinkers to keep her closer in the early going. This Kentucky-bred daughter of Street Boss brings Kaz Kimura in to ride, which is a major positive in my opinion.
#9 Living Magic bagged the My Dear S. at Woodbine in her lone prior try on the synthetic and will be a major contender with a repeat of that showing. This Justify chestnut has shown major improvement since adding blinkers two back for Schoenthal and comes in with a pair of recent bullet morning moves. The January foal has enough speed from the gate to secure a good position approaching the turn for home with Antonio Gallardo in the silks.