Best Bet: TOWERING MOON (8)
Best Value: WE DID (4)
FIRST: Registrada sheds the blinkers and could be ideally positioned in the stalker’s seat. Frequently tallied improved pace figure in last; dangerous. Manhattan Special owns speed and should move forward in second start since two-month layoff.
SECOND: Kowboy Boots wheels back in a hurry after tough-trip third 11 days ago. Persuasive Devil owns fast back figures but has been on the bench May; must take the good with the bad. Liberty First was a clear-cut second in last; right in the thick of this.
THIRD: Elementsofharmony logged three tight works since claimed on Dec. 27; rates close call. Buckskin Doll has failed as the favorite in last four starts; you’ve been warned. Southern Sunrise makes third start of form cycle; price will be tempting.
FOURTH: We Did gets class relief after speed-and-fade tightener last time; breakthrough predicted. Whiskey Neat drops after showing early foot in debut; dangerous. Up With the Sun is fresh and owns competitive numbers.
FIFTH: Sky High Roller is riding a forward line on the numbers and makes first start since gelded. Congrats Kid drops to lifetime low and owns solid numbers; dangerous. Frat Kid makes first start for Rudy Rodriguez; could be the goods.
SIXTH: Milkyyourway is rested and owns fast late pace figures on best efforts. Voila La Victoire drops two class levels ; very interesting. Miss Rickles was a clear-cut second on New Year’s Eve; must consider.
SEVENTH: Ice Palace should find already potent late kick intensified with cutback to 6 furlongs. Sidney’s Success has trained with a purpose since clear-cut win in debut at Prx; very playable. Town Tart owns speed and makes peak start of form cycle.
EIGHTH: Towering Moon compiled eye-catching work tab for first start since Nov. 27; primed and ready. Marriedtothemusic could play out as the speed of the speed with aggressive ride. Drama King tallied swift final fraction when a determined winner in last; right in the thick of this.
NINTH: Fly Ash regressed in last after game placing in prior; rebounds. Eastern Mischief could play out as the controlling speed on the rail. For Later runs last and could be aided by today’s longer trip. Pegasus Storm drops and adds blinkers; worth long look at long price.