Best bet: THETHRILLOFVICTORY (9)
Best value: PRIME FACTOR (7)
FIRST: Lexi's Spirit compiled tight work tab for first start since August debut; forward move predicted. Quarrel owns turf breeding on both sides of pedigree; dangerous. Positive Message is speedy and should be aided by turnback to sprint.
SECOND: Vintage Hollywood gets class relief after logging improved pace figure last time. First Deputy could be in the garden if fractions get hot and hectic. Even Thunder was a determined winner at Penn National last out; fits with the locals at this level.
THIRD: Ready to March projects as the main speed in cheap field. Our American Star makes third start of form cycle; price will be tempting. Umbria regressed in last after fast-figured win in prior; bounce-back threat.
FOURTH: Far Away Love has trained sharply since non-threatening effort in stateside debut this past summer; improvement predicted. Self Isolation was a fast-figured, front-end winner last time at Los Alamatios; could easily take another. Its Cold in Dehere has been idle since March but owns swift numbers on "A" efforts; mixed message.
FIFTH: Wootton Asset consistently logs field's fastest late-pace figures. It Can Be Done can do it on the lead if allowed a soft pace. Call Me Harry also is speedy and is riding a two-race winning streak; right in the thick of this.
SIXTH: D'ont Lose Cruz was a game second in debut; experience is key in race with five newcomers. Max Foster has worked three times since improved fifth in last; headed in right direction. Playingwithmatches is training swiftly for first start; could be the goods.
SEVENTH: Prime Factor is fleet-footed and fired half-mile bullet last week for switch to sod. Fauci could be ideally positioned in the stalker's seat; dangerous. Turn of Events owns fast numbers and packs potent late wallop; big-time threat.
EIGHTH: Racing Colors is fresh and owns ideal sit-and-pounce style. Chaysenbryn fires big efforts with machinelike consistency. Sister Supream is speedy and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead.
NINTH: Thethrillofvictory has worked swiftly since hard-charging third in last; more to give. Provision has finished second in all three starts; runner-up again? Aula and Royal Fox Hills are uncoupled newcomers that debut for potent first-out barn; follow the money.