How to bet the 2024 Any Limit Stakes

March 15th, 2024

A talented field of six swift sophomore fillies will run six furlongs on the Gulfstream Park dirt in Sunday’s $100,000 Any Limit S. The race is full of legitimate speed and the fractions will likely be wicked from the break, potentially leaving the early leaders vulnerable for the stretch drive. 

Any Limit Wagers

  • $15 win and place #4 Candy Gray ($30)
  • $10 trifecta 4 with 5 with 3,6 ($20)
  • $10 trifecta 4 with 3,6 with 5 ($20)

European import #2 Launch has improved in each of her trio of assignments since arriving in the U. S. for conditioner Jorge Delgado. The recent allowance heroine, who finished second in the local Glitter Woman S. two prior, will be sent hard to secure position early by David Egan. 

#3 Amor Fati was excellent in her debut victory and posted hefty 102 and 103 Brisnet E1 and E2 ratings under Luis Saez. The expensive Brittany Russell trainee was well-backed in that dash and shows two solid morning drills in the interim. This Liam’s Map filly will force the pace from the break.

And #6 R Harper Rose, the most accomplished filly in the cast coming off of a fine Forward Gal S. (G3) triumph most recently, is plenty swift in her own right and will be pressing the pace with a clean break from the outside slot for Saffie Joseph. 

Debut heroine #4 Candy Gray led in wire-to-wire fashion in a strong first-out victory here, but she did not give the impression of a need-the-lead type in her score. Sent postward at 9-10 odds in a 6 1/2-furlong heat, the Twirling Candy miss got stronger as her race progressed en route to a nine-length romp, while earning a strong 94 Brisnet Late Pace figure. The filly is obviously very quick, but I envision her getting a perfect trip just behind dueling leaders to the top of the lane before kicking for home. 

The move to get Irad Ortiz, Jr. is never a bad one, and his patience will come into play in the affair. Although Joseph has the more seasoned and tested R Harper Rose in the contest, he still entered Candy Gray which I view as a positive for the filly, as well. She gets the nod to make it 2-for-2 to kickstart her career. 

I’ll also use #5 Chi Chi in my vertical exotics. The Herman Willensky pupil is a stakes victress on the course who is exiting a nice third in the Forward Gal (G3), and the late runner is almost assured of receiving robust early fractions to aid her running style. She’d be a bit of a surprise to win the race, but a top-three finish is well within range, in my opinion. Junior Alvarado has the assignment.