Best Bet: RICKYS REVENGE (5); Best Value: GHOSTMON (2)
FIRST: Dream Bigger drops after speed and fade in last; two of three career wins have been logged on Big A loam. Summer Bourbon consistently fires big efforts; logical. Cantrell Hill should pack intensified kick with cutback to sprint.
SECOND: Ghostmon tallied improved late-pace figure in last; three works in the interim seal the deal. Rally Squirrel gets the meds and is training with a purpose for first start since April; worth long look. Seanan was a tough-trip eighth in debut; don't ignore.
THIRD: Quantitativbreezin regressed in last after fast-figured win in previous start; rebounds. Rosey's Peach could be ideally positioned in the stalker's seat. Magnetique notched both wins at the Big A; very interesting.
FOURTH: No Payne exits sprints and could play out as the controlling speed with heads-up handling. Freedom Machine was a hard-charging second in last; very dangerous. English Breeze owns fast late-pace figures on best efforts; worth a look.
FIFTH: Rickys Revenge is fresh and logged crisp half-mile drill last week; set for breakthrough. Immortalization is speedy, training swiftly and drops; big-time player. Will Take Control owns competitive numbers on best efforts.
SIXTH: Snow Candy met "live" fields in both starts; timid call in wide-open turf dash. Empire Ridge was a clear-cut second in debut; be no surprise. Urban Forest should move forward with switch to sod.
SEVENTH: Beautiful Karen could get the early jump in small but contentious group. Happy Sophia is riding a two-race winning streak; very dangerous. Ruvies in Time gets class relief and owns four wins at Aqueduct; right in the thick of this.
EIGHTH: Crea's Bklyn Law made last-to-first rally to win most recent; more to come. Happy Medium tallied sizzling pace and final figures when winning last; regresses at short odds on Saturday? Risk Profile could be the prime beneficiary if fractions get hot and hectic.
NINTH: Rinaldi projects as the controlling front-runner on tight-turned turf course. Olympic Runner packs potent kick on "A" efforts and fired 5-furlong bullet drill on Oct. 30 at Woodbine; very playable. Breaking the Rules is another that owns strong closing rush; must be factored into the mix.
TENTH: Classic Miss is riding a forward line on the numbers; call in nightcap with four newcomers. Half Birthday displayed good turn of early foot when third in debut; big-time contender. Tap the Heart debuts after concluding work tab with 5-furlong bullet; follow the money. Bistrita is another firster that's training sharply; charting a must.