You can see she's sticking with the 3-3, 3Lo, and 2A, in that order. She missed the back end of the 3-3 because she was running out of ice (small rink), but she redid it for the recording that will be shown on TV.
I think Gold could win Nationals. Whether she does or not is a different story. I also don't know if I want her to win Nationals. I'm not a Wagner fan and I waaay prefer Gold, but I think her winning Nationals this year may be too soon. I would like her to go to Olympics and place top ten. Then in four years, barring injury and/ot burnout, she could be the seasoned US Ladies favorite. That's just the way I see it based on what we know now. I also don't think Ashley is an Olympic podium threat.
^I agree. Right now, I don't think Gracie needs the pressure of entering the Olympics as the reigning US champion. With her history of nerves, a second-place finish would be much better for her -- she could compete in Sochi without worrying that she's carrying the brunt of the USFSA's expectations on her shoulders.
Still, if she shows that she's capable of landing her jumps at Nationals, I don't see why she couldn't win -- objectively speaking, of course.