Gulfstream Park – Eighth Race. Post time: 3:59 ET
4-Take Charge Ro (9/5)
Has much in her favor while returning off a nearly six month layoff with excellent previous form over the local turf course and a work tab that should have her fit and ready. The daughter of Will Take Charge projects to enjoy an ideal second flight, ground-saving, stalking trip and then have every opportunity under L. Saez to seal the deal when the pressure is turned on at the head of the lane. She’s 9/5 on the morning line and is worth a solid play on the tote if you can get it.
Los Alamitos Racecourse – Eighth Race. Post time: 3:58 PT
4-Professor’s Pride (5-1)
Loved the way she won her debut last month at Del Mar, pressing the pace in hand, taking control with authority, and then holding sway to graduate by a length before galloping out far in front with a ton left in the tank. She goes from a sprint to a route and steps into state-bred stakes company, but the manner in which the E. Truman-trained filly conducted herself in her initial outing provides strong indication that this tougher spot should be well within her capabilities. At 5-1 on the morning line the daughter of Bayern offers good value in the win pool and in the various rolling exotics.