Belmont Park – 8th race – Glass House-GB (5/2)
Was given an impossible task after breaking slowly and falling far back in an abbreviated turf sprint at Keeneland in her U.S. debut last month but produced a remarkable late run to wind up third, beaten just two lengths. The Wesley Ward-trained English bred gets an extra furlong and a half to work with today and with the switch to Joel Rosario and two solid workouts since raced, the lightly-raced 3-year-old should produce a serious forward move. At 5/2 on the morning line she’s a straight play and rolling exotic single.
Santa Anita – 7th race – 1-Well Caught-Ire (7/2)
Makes her U.S. debut in a first-level allowance Hillside turf course sprint for good trainer Simon Callaghan and seems primed for a big effort despite drawing the uncomfortable rail post position. Showed promise in a pair of all-weather races in Ireland last year and has trained like a decent type since arriving in California. With top turf rider Flavien Prat getting the call, she should be used in an exacta box with#4 Mining Diamonds, who appears clearly the best of the proven element. We’ll also key Well Caught in the straight pool and rolling exotics play.