Best Bet: LAURA CAN DISCO (6)
Best Value: DEPUTY BUSTERSTONE (5)
FIRST: Ant and Bee logged improved final fraction in last and should offer best price of the contenders. Interior Secretary adds blinkers for new barn after failing to get the job done as the favorite in last; recoups losses? Secret Scholar is speedy and makes dirt debut; very interesting.
SECOND: Town Tart makes first start for Rudy Rodriguez after fast-figured score in October; more to come. Tonasah could play out as the speed of the speed; very dangerous. Wave of Glory could be ideally positioned in the stalker’s seat.
THIRD: Spark to Ignite projects as the swiftest of the swift with aggressive ride. Organic Gemini is training strongly for first start in 235 days; propensity to finish second is the problem. Miroc speed must be respected; right in the thick of this.
FOURTH: Getup Stayup displayed improved speed last time; set for breakthrough. Congrats Kid could be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Dr. Edgar was a tough-trip sixth in last; big-time player.
FIFTH: Deputy Busterstone is riding a forward line on pace and final figures; call in wide-open dash. Promise and Hope wheels back in a hurry after game placing this past Saturday; dangerous. Little Love owns fast final fractions on best efforts. Got Winged was a front-running second in last and should be aided by slight turnback in distance.
SIXTH: Defoe Street is rested and logs swift late pace figures on ‘A’ game; probable pace dynamics should play to strength. Sacred Success fired 3-furlong bullet last week and could play out as the controlling speed. Northern Screamer also is fleet-footed and makes first start for Rodriguez after dominant victory in last; very dangerous.
SEVENTH: Laura Can Disco is fresh and could get the early jump in speed-laden field. Myfourchix packs potent late kick and looms the prime beneficiary if pace meltdown ensues. Momameamaria compiled eye-catching work tab for first start since May; don’t ignore. Clothes Fall Off owns two wins and four second in seven starts; logical contender.
EIGHTH: Starago was a change-of-pace third at 49-1 in last; juicy price once again. Apache Warrior was a solid second as the favorite in last; short-priced player. Risky Sour was an even fourth in last and could be sitting on career best with move to dirt. Who Is the Giant should pack intensified late wallop with cutback to sprint.