Best bet: EL HERMANO (6)

Best value: BARONESS BOURBON (8)

FIRST: Willful Desire is speedy, rested and training sharply. She's Awesome could be in the garden spot if top selection wilts in the lane. Violent Vixen logged all three wins on Big A loam; don't ignore.

SECOND: Pitch Clock owns fast late-pace figures and fits the classic Chad Brown pattern. Risk Free drops and owns fast back numbers. Midtown Lights was a determined winner in last; must consider.

THIRD: Movie Moxy was a tough-trip second in last. Tizzy in the Sky is a front-running threat on "A" efforts. Comparative is 2-for-2 at Aqueduct; be no surprise.

FOURTH: Happy's Smile exits sprints and could get lead by default. Top of the Table was a useful fifth in debut; price will be tempting. Book of Wisdom makes first start since moving to Linda Rice barn; must be factored into the mix.

FIFTH: Heavyweight Champs projects as the speed of the speed with aggressive rider aloft. Doc Sullivan looms the prime beneficiary if top selection hits the wall. Antonio of Venice was a geared-down winner in last; worth long look.

SIXTH: El Hermano was a clear-cut second in last at Parx; owns a win at the Big A. Group Eighteen could play out as the main speed; dangerous. Blake B. was a game second at this level last out; must consider.

SEVENTH: It Takes Heart was dueled into defeat last time; softer flow predicted. Efficacious has won four of last five; big-time threat. Into Happiness could impact if pace meltdown ensues.

EIGHTH: Baroness Bourbon should pack enhanced kick with cutback to sprint. Sohana has delivered strong efforts in all three starts. Fast and Frisky holds razor-sharp current condition.

NINTH: Dream On Cara made menacing middle move in last; tighter today. Steppin' Hawk is 0-for-19 but could play out as the main speed. Necessaryandproper owns five thirds from six starts; more show dough? Stormin Heist gets class relief after even fourth in last; right in the thick of this.

More horse racing

SUBSCRIBE

Unlimited Digital AccessOnly 25¢for 5 months

ACT NOWSALE ENDS SOON | CANCEL ANYTIME