Handicapping Picks for 03/01/2012

Race #7 - Rating = 2
#5 Thisismystage - Fair odds 5/2
#3 Glowing Spirit - Fair odds 5/2
#1 Camelia Rose - Fair odds 5/2

Thisismystage rallied from third to lead late in the race and came up a nose short of victory on the wire under identical conditions last out on 1/6 and won right before that so being in the best form of any of these and with a big race at this 9 furlong trip gets preference among three that might win. Glowing Spirit won nicely at 10 furlongs last out over the course at the one lower NW1X level, the addition of blinkers and Garcia riding for the first time both keys to that big effort and possibly to another in this situation. Camelia Rose makes her U.S. debut today for underrated trainer Callaghan, Rosario riding a BIG sign she’s live as Joel is 9 for 29 for Simon in the last year. With a good set of local workouts for her debut this gal who ran 2nd in a stakes race when last seen in August, versus MALES, has a big shot to make noise today against her own gender.

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