Review of Great Lady M Stakes, Grade II, at Los Alamitos on July 7

Race 8. Great Lady M Stakes. Grade II. For three-year-old and up fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt. Purse $200,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Phantom Proton Rafael Bejarano Neil Drysdale 6/1
2 Skye Diamonds Tiago Josue Pereira William Spawr 7/5
3 Turkish Tabby Tyler Conner Jerry Hollendorfer 10/1
4 Marley’s Freedom Drayden Van Dyke Bob Baffert 4/5
5 Best of Me Martin Pedroza Peter Miller 15/1

Marley’s Freedom is coming off winning the $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes (Grade III) at Santa Anita on May 27th. She ran second in the Santa Monica Stakes (Grade II) on March 24th. Marley’s Freedom from 10 starts has a 4-2-0 record and earnings of $233,435.

Skye Diamonds ran sixth in the Humana Distaff Stakes (Grade I) at Churchill Downs May 5th. Prior to Humana Distaff Stakes, she finished third in two stake races at Santa Anita : Los Flores Stakes,( Grade III) on February 18th and Santa Monica Stakes, (Grade II), on March 24th.   She won Great Lady M Stakes in 2017. Her other 2017 Stakes win came in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (Grade III) at Del Mar on August 13th. Skye Diamonds from 20 starts has 9-3-2 record and earnings of $578,150.

Phantom Proton in 2018 has won two Allowance Optional Claiming races at Santa Anita. She has never raced in a Graded Stakes. Phantom Proton from 12 starts has 3-2-2 record and earnings of $136,000.

Best of Me has raced only four times. She broke her maiden at Santa Anita on March 4th. She won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Santa Anita on June 7th. She has never raced in a Graded Stakes. Best of Me from 4 starts has 2-0-0 record and earnings of $72,000.

Turkish Tabby last win was an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Golden Gate in 2016. She finished sixth in her last Grades Stakes race the Santa Margarita Stakes, (Grade I), at Santa Anita. She finished in her last race an Allowance race at Golden Gate on June 10th. Turkish Tabby from 13 starts has 3-5-1 record with earnings of $93,000.

Our Top Three Picks are:

  • Marley’s Freedom
  • Skye Diamonds
  • Phantom Proton

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