Hold-up filly Sweet Reason recorded a high speed figure when winning a Grade 1 trial at Saratoga but wasn't fast enough to catch the unbeaten Artemis Agrotera in the Frizette Stakes at Belmont. A bold bid is expected from the latter while the progressive Secret Compass also landed a Grade 1 trial over track and trip in September, her first start on this surface. Bob Baffert's charge reversed earlier running with She's A Tiger, who had earlier beaten Concave at Del Mar, and she's a leading contender on that form. UNTAPABLE is unbeaten in a couple of starts at Churchill Downs and easily got the better of the re-opposing Rosalind when stepped up to today's trip. She saw out the distance well despite pulling hard in the early stages and jockey Rosie Napravnik rode a juvenile winner at this meeting last year. Scandalous Act steps up in class after rattling up a hat-trick of lesser events and has something to prove in this company.
Artemis Agrotera (USA) 17-4 (8-8) Rated 2p to 1/4,dug in, won at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) in Oct beating Sweet Reason (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Rosalind (USA) 9-2 (8-6) Drifted in 1/8 pl, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind My Conquestadory (8-6) at Keeneland(USA) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) in Oct.
Designer Legs (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Inside, weakened, 6th of 13, 5l behind My Conquestadory (8-6) at Keeneland(USA) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) in Oct.
Secret Compass (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Wore down foe,willing, won at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) in Sep beating She's A Tiger (8-10) by hd, 8 ran.
Ria Antonia (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Svd ground to upper, 5th of 7, 6l behind Artemis Agrotera (8-8) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) in Oct.
Concave (USA) 5-1 (8-10) Came out str,best rest, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind She's A Tiger (8-10) at Del Mar(USA) 7f 2yo Grp 1 in Sep.
Untapable (USA) 11-2 (8-6) Rank early, in time, won at Churchill Downs(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 2 in Sep beating Stonetastic (8-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Scandalous Act (USA) 1-2fav (8-6) Inside, drew off, won at Calder Race Course(USA) 1m cond stks in Oct beating Quinnkat (8-6) by 6l, 8 ran.
Sweet Reason (USA) 3-4fav (8-8) Swerved in sharp brk, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Artemis Agrotera (8-8) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) in Oct.
She's A Tiger (USA) 2-1 (8-10) 3wd,clear,gamely, 2nd of 8, hd behind Secret Compass (8-10) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) in Sep.