By News Team
Last Updated: 30th May 2020
The US racing comes from Santa Anita on Saturday evening and our American expert, Nick Luck, has previewed the best of the action from the 10-race card.
A Stela Saturday?
The Honeymoon Stakes (11:37pm) is Saturday’s feature at Santa Anita, and – for better or worse – I can’t break my habit of tipping horses drawn on the outside. I just can’t resist the claims of the ex-Tom Mullins trainee STELA STAR, for whom Flavien Prat may be a perfect match.
This lightly raced filly was quite a cosy winner of a Group 3 on her final start for Mullins and ran an absolute screamer on her US debut, when nothing really went right. Granted, she’ll need the rub of the green again here, but she can scarcely enjoy a worse trip and even a reproduction of that effort will see her right on the premises. Laura’s Light may have a jolly time of it up front and can hang on for a slice of the minor money.
Things look Pretty for Woman in opener
In the opener (8:30pm), OH PRETTY WOMAN is just preferred over Warrior’s Moon. The selection will appreciate dropping back to a mile and had a steadily progressive profile when last seen. She may be open to a bit more improvement, and is not in too deep here judged on her fine first effort outside maiden company. Warrior’s Moon will be dangerous back on her preferred surface, and I’ll certainly be using her in the exotics.
Powell’s Eternal Endeavour can benefit from switch to dirt
In race 6 (11:06pm), ETERNAL ENDEAVOUR may benefit for the reverse switch – turf to dirt – and is the only runner here to have shown form at seven furlongs. This likeable mare had good enough numbers here in the spring to make her interesting here, while her trainer Leo Powell is quite sharp with horses returning from a layoff and switching surfaces.