Best bet: REAL MONEY (6)
Best value: THREE TO THIRTEEN (8)
FIRST: Telecommunication drops to lifetime low and makes first dirt start; set for best in third outing of form cycle. Hot Mesa runs late and should be aided by additional furlong. Tom's Music makes quick return (11 days) and owns fast back numbers; don't ignore.
SECOND: Major Force tallied swift late-pace figure when second in last; more to give. Dirty drops and owns positional speed; very dangerous. Pagliacci compiled tight work tab for first start since August; price will be tempting.
THIRD: Cotton House drops, gets Lasix and fired 5-furlong bullet Oct. 13; set for breakthrough. Impazible Odds owns speed and should be favorably placed in big field; dangerous. Bridgetothefuture could improve with return to grass; worth long look at long price.
FOURTH: Science Fiction makes first start since moving to Robertino Diodoro barn; career best predicted. Our Circle of Love has finished second in all four starts; runner-up again. Hurricane Sheila is fleet-footed and could benefit from cutback to 6 furlongs.
FIFTH: Summer Bourbon is fresh and rested and was fast-figured second after similar layoff last spring. Sal the Turtle gets confident price hike after clear-cut win in last; dangerous. Samadi Sky was a hard-charging winner in most recent start at the Big A; very interesting.
SIXTH: Real Money is speedy and returns to maiden ranks; crisp half-mile work last week seals the deal. Front Run the Fed moves to grass for Chad Brown; need more? Skole was favored in debut at Delaware; must consider if able to escape AE list. Southern Phantom fired half-mile bullet for first turf start; very interesting.
SEVENTH: Bon Raison is riding a three-race winning streak and hails from white-hot connections; ready for prime time. Delta Prince is training impressively for return to dirt; very dangerous. Coal Front is 4-for-5 but has been on the bench for nearly a year; mixed message.
EIGHTH: Three to Thirteen projects as the speed of the speed in big, competitive field. Not So Quiet Man wheels back in a hurry after even fourth in 10-horse field last week; very playable. Elenzee was a fast-figured, front-end second in last; right in the thick of this.
NINTH: Surge of Pride tallied fast late-pace when a surging winner in last; pairs up. Group Text gets tested for class after determined, front-end score in last at Parx; dangerous. Brucia La Terra was second as a much-the-best winner in Grade 1 Frizette last out; must be factored into the mix.
10TH: Impazible Creek was an improved second in last and logged only win at Big A this past spring. Rapid Route is riding a forward line on the numbers and will offer fat price; very interesting. Twofer packs potent kick and could be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues. Blushing Justine regressed in last after strong placing in prior; rebound threat.