Today’s $250,000 Grade I Gamely Stakes at Hollywood Park appears to be a wide-open race on paper, with Bobby Frankel holding a pair of aces as he tries for a record ninth victory in the stake.
Frankel will saddle both Toque de Queda and Visit, the latter of whom finished fourth and was moved up to third via disqualification in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf last fall at Santa Anita. I like Toque de Queda the best of the two as she’s coming off a third-place effort, beaten only three-quarters of a length, in the Grade II Santa Barbara at Santa Anita on April 18.
Here’s the way I see the race:
Toque de Queda — Sitting on her first win in the U.S.
Black Mamba — Unlucky to lose Santa Barbara
Diamond Diva — Loves this turf course
Magical Fantasy — Got up to win Santa Barbara by a nose
Visit — Hasn’t duplicated effort she gave in U.S. bow