Fast Anna the One to Beat in $300,000 Gallant Bob

Fast Anna the One to Beat in $300,000 Gallant Bob

Category : News - Thu 18/09/2014 - 15:31 EDT

The $300,000 Grade 3 Gallant Bob has attracted a field of seven three year-old sprinters going six furlongs on the main track September 20 at Parx as part of the Pennsylvania Derby day undercard.

Fast Anna is the deserving 8/5 morning line favorite for trainer Kathy Ritvo after falling just short of winning the Grade 1 King’s Bishop in just the third start of his career.  As a son of 2006 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies victor Dreaming of Anna, Fast Anna has proven to have the game to go with the fancy bloodlines.  Prior to making his stakes debut at Saratoga, Fast Anna crushed a maiden special weight field and an allowance field at Gulfstream Park. 

Favorite Tale should grab another piece 

Favorite Tale (5/2 ML) always seems to be right there at the wire.  The Guadalupe Preciado trainee has recorded four wins in nine lifetime starts to go with two second place finishes and one third.  In his last race, Favorite Tale ran second in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes August 16 at Monmouth Park.  While getting the better of Fast Anna may be a tall order, Favorite Tale is consistent and could be used as key in exotic bets. 

Pure Sensation looking to improve 

Pure Sensation (4/1 ML) is just two for nine lifetime, but did manage to finish ahead of Favorite Tale in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens in June at Belmont.  The Christophe Clement runner will have to show significant improvement, however, to have any impact.  

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