The North American debut for Magic Attitude was a total success: After a slow start, the 3-year-old European filly caught up with rival Antoinette and after a great turn of foot, won her first Belmont Oaks trophy with 2 ¼-length difference.
Galileo’s daughter didn’t have it easy crossing the Atlantic Ocean to reach trainer Arnaud Delacour’s facilities in Eastern USA: she had been a little bit sick during the journey, yet she didn’t show any early signs of future defeat. After applying some relaxation therapy on the 3-year-old filly upon arrival, she started showing signs of betterment, which crystalized in Saturday’s confident victory, earned by the same stoutness and determination shown in french races in the previous months.
Maybe Magic Attitude got a little TOO relaxed, but the beginning of the Belmont Oaks Invitational was definitely a bit slow, however, after a first turn change, and in a clear show of the same talents that had raised brows in the old continent, she picked up on her stride and managed to defeat Antoinette for her first American Grade 1 win ever. “She duplicated what she had been doing in the morning in the afternoon… This is what she showed in France, a great turn of foot!” said trainer Delacour minutes after the end of the race.
PREAKNESS BETTING ODDS UPDATE
Preakness Stakes Betting Odds *
Sept. 26th, 2020
|Name||Current Odds||Last Week’s Odds|
|Tiz the Law||+225||+250|
|Dr Post/Happy Saver/ Swiss Skydiver||+1500||N/A|
*Odds are subject to change.
As we had predicted, Authentic’s prize has improved slightly over the last week, which should render a little more value for those looking for a safe bet.
Even though no formal confirmation has been made, Tiz the Law’s possible participation has lost a little bit of its winnings lustre, now down to +225 from +250.
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