Best Bet: DALMORE (10);
Best Value: CELTIC CHAOS (1)
FIRST: Celtic Chaos logged swift final fraction when winning last; more to come. David Rocks is speedy and will prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Spooked Out also is fleet-footed and must be respected.
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SECOND: The Big Deluxe gets class relief after earning improved internal numbers in last; forward move predicted. American Creed could be sitting in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues. Comandante was a front-end winner in last; dangerous. Bass River Road is right in the thick of this on “A” game.
THIRD: Kid Cruz got his game back when winning last at Laurel; owns win and a second in two starts on Big A’s main track. Madefromlucky makes third start of form cycle; dangerous. Turco Bravo made sustained rally when winning Stymie last time; must be factored into the mix.
FOURTH: Morethanawarning packs a solid late kick and worked two times since last start. Arch Or Nothing displayed improved speed in sprint last time; worth long look at long price. Happyness gets the meds in stateside debut for Chad Brown; must consider.
FIFTH: Still Krz was a strong second in last and fired half-mile bullet on Tuesday. Little Popsie has won three straight; big-time player. Rectify is 2-for-2 on Big A’s main track; very playable.
SIXTH: Tapitry owns fast late-pace figures and is training strongly for first start since November. Off Limits was a tough-trip fifth in stateside debut at Gulfstream last out; dangerous. La Saldana gets Lasix for U.S. debut; follow the money.
SEVENTH: Jet Black notched 3-furlong bullet since hard-charging placing in last; added sixteenth plays to strength. Sharpie’s Dream was a front-running third at 110-1 in debut; big-priced player. Nevisian Sky compiled strong work tab for debut for Chad Brown; could be the goods.
EIGHTH: Dreams to Reality nearly overcame a poor start when a fast-closing second last time; four tight works in the interim seals the deal. Claire de Lune tallied fast-figured, front-end scores in last two; could easily take another. Mo d’Amour is another that’s won two in a row; right in the thick of this.
NINTH: Unified has trained impressively since eye-catching win in heavily-bet debut at Gulfstream; more to give. Awesome Gent has notched steadily improving numbers in three straight victories; very dangerous. Never Gone South is the only member of this field with a win at the 7-furlong distance; don’t ignore.
TENTH: Dalmore logged rapid late pace figure when breaking maiden at Santa Anita last time; ready for prime time. Matt King Coal is fleet-footed and razor-sharp and will prove very tough on an uncontested lead. Flexibility was second to Moyhaymen in both starts on Big A’s main track; logical, short-priced player.
ELEVENTH: Salutos Amigos made a devastating late run to win Tom Fool Handicap last time; more in the tank. Sassicaia has trained sharply since fast-figured win in the Toboggan; dangerous. Majestic Affair is rested and owns fast numbers on best efforts; must respect. Green Gratto’s speed gives him a puncher’s chance.
TWELFTH: Vulcan’s Forge tallied swift late pace figures in both turf starts last fall and compiled tight work tab for return. Big Gillette is speedy and could easily take this field wire to wire. Caldera returns from Southern California for David Jacobson and was a fast-figured second in lone start on Big A sod; very playable. Energy Policy returns from four-month freshener for Chad Brown; be no surprise.