Nick Shiambouros heads back to Turf Paradise with two more selections from the Arizona track…
Aries to shine
Race 1 20:25 Turf Paradise – Aries
Aries should go close in this restricted bottom level claimer on the main track.
This mare finished third to Sashaying Sis in a $6,250 optional claimer over this course earlier this month. She held every chance in the straight, but drifted under pressure and had to settle for a place. This was a solid effort for the level and will appreciate the ease in grade. In her previous two starts when trained by Kristin Mulhall she faced much better, and was not disgraced in a $20k optional claimer. Anything around 3.02/1 will do.
Trophy Chest to take Gold
Race 8 23:40 Turf Paradise – Trophy Chest
Trophy Chest is my idea of the winner of this $3.5k maiden claimer on the main track.
This filly finished fourth to Storm the Palace in a $10k maiden claimer over this course earlier this month. She made a seven wide move on the turn for home, and finished the race with good energy. This was a promising local debut and should have more to offer. Trainer Dan Morgan drops her aggressively, and has a stellar 43% strike rate when dropping two classes. She should be more forwardly placed with the slightly longer trip and am expecting a big effort. Anything around her Morning Line price of 5.04/1 will do.