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Homeracing

Belmont at Aqueduct: How to bet the Miss Grillo Stakes

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September 30th, 2022

Miss Grillo Stakes Wagers

  • $10 win and place #4 Alluring Angel ($20)
  • $10 exacta box 4-6 ($20)
  • $1 trifecta 4,6 with 4,5,6 with all ($16)

Miss Grillo Stakes Analysis

A six-pack of juvenile fillies will travel 1 1/16 miles on the Aqueduct green in Saturday’s $200,000 Miss Grillo S. (G2). The key Breeders’ Cup affair attracted a classy field of two-year-old filly prospects in what appears to be a very good betting affair despite the small cast signed on.

Conditioner Jorge Abreu has a pair of major contenders in the field, and both seem like legitimate contenders to me. #4 Alluring Angel (9-2) just missed in the Untapable S. at Kentucky Downs in her latest venture, which followed a superb debut victory on the Saratoga lawn in her initial offering.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock is bred to run long so I expect her to handle the added ground while making her first run on the course. Jose Lezcano picks up the mount and will be saving ground in the early stages atop my leading selection.

#6 Be Your Best (6-5) has been sparkling from a pair of lifetime tries to date, led by a convincing 3 3/4-length triumph in the P.G. Johnson S. at Saratoga last time out. By Muhaarar, she's displayed a measure of tactical speed combined with a huge turn of foot, and she has performed on both firm and good turf.

The Horacio de Paz trainee received a perfect draw on the outside of the field and will get a clear voyage throughout with Jose Ortiz in the stirrups. Be Your Best will be formidable if she runs her best race against this talented cast.

John Kimmel’s #5 Im Just Kiddin (12-1) looked the part when handling good ground in a Saratoga dash to graduate most recently in her initial try on the green. The Justify chestnut is cut out to like more ground and has the early foot to be close from the opening bell in her first run with open foes, too. The May foal will be a fair price at post time with Joel Rosario in the silks.

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