Best Bet: HUMMED (2); Best Value: QUICK HIT FEVER (9)
FIRST: Little Miss Julia was compromised by wide trip last time after fast-figured score in prior; rebounds. My Jimmy Chew Girl never got going in the slop last time; better on dry land. Successful Sweep will be aided by return to dirt; more than good enough on best.
SECOND: Hummed ships in from Prx after rapid-numbered win in last; more to give. Regal Minister regressed in last after fast-figured placing in prior; bounce-back potential. Oliver Rush is firing bullets for first start since Halloween. Alysaro owns speed and fast figs; right in the thick of this.
THIRD: Jademarie should pack amplified kick with cutback to mile. Elementsofharmony is speedy and makes dirt debut for Rudy Rodriguez; very dangerous. Alliteration owns a win and a second in two starts on inner track; must consider.
FOURTH: J R Star returns to maiden ranks after racing in Lrl stake last time; call in contentious dash. Army Brat logged two sharp works since useful third in debut; forward move predicted. Avendorsa was dueled into defeat in debut; tighter today. Kalabaka has finished second in all three starts; logical. Touch of Bling owns three seconds in four starts; must consider.
FIFTH: Flatware’s late-running style could prove the ticket in probable dynamics of this pace matchup. Singsong was a front-end winner in last and could play out as the speed of the speed. Absatootly also exits front-running score; very dangerous.
SIXTH: Attractive Ride had wrong setup when thrust into the role of ‘chaser’ last time; speed of the speed with aggressive ride today. War Academy makes first start for David Jacobson and looms the prime beneficiary if top selection gets hooked on the lead. Gambler’s Ghost is fleet-footed but take suspicious price plunge in local debut; damaged goods?
SEVENTH: Sing for Beauty tallied improved final fraction when winning second in row last time; gets three-peat. Roman Reign should pack intensified wallop with cutback to 6 furlongs; price will be tempting. Women Win owns speed and fast figures; big-time player. Blind Devotion has yet to taste defeat in two starts; don’t ignore. Spuntastic makes peak start of form cycle; very interesting.
EIGHTH: Sudden Surprise owns an edge on pace and final figures. Dr, Shane was less than two lengths behind top selection at the wire last time; must consider. Spooked Out took backward step in last after fast-figured win two starts back; rebound threat.
NINTH: Quick Hit Fever tallied solid late pace figure when a clear-cut second in debut; best price potential of the contenders. Champagne Therapy drops after displaying new-found speed in last; very playable. One Sharp Cat gets Lasix after speed and fade in debut; improvement expected. Midaswellswing fired half-mile bullet on Dec. 9; stay tuned to the tote.