Down-in-class runners, CRYPTOCURRENCY, TOP SHELF and BASTUSROL, competing on claim tags for the first time ever, face in-form POLLY B at five furlongs round in Saturday’s $850,000-800,000 optional claiming event at Caymanas Park.
POLLY B made all at the level, at five and a half furlongs, two Saturday’s ago, beating MR UNIVERSE in fast splits of 22.2 and 45.3. However, at 118lb, POLLY B is too close in the scale with CRYPTOCURRENCY, TOP SHELF and BALTUSROL, runners who have been keeping better company.
BALTUSROL and CRYPTOCURRENCY, especially, are strong early runners. Oneil Mullings is aboard CRYPTOCURRENCY, who led super-fit run-on sprinter PRINCE CHARLES on June 27 before resorting to her habit of hauling up.
Last Saturday, CRYPTOCURRENCY was matching strides with FATHER PATRICK before being squeezed for space near the half-mile marker.
Should CRYPTOCURRENCY run an honest race, similar to her recent effort behind two return winners, 2000 Guineas champion, WOW WOW, and UNIVERSAL BOSS, she will be a tough horse to beat in the second of nine races scheduled.
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