Best Bet: NOW WE ARE FREE (8)
Best Value: BUSTIN THE BANK (9)
FIRST: Collin’s Smile wheels back in a hurry after clear-cut victory last week; more to come. Gentrify tallied swift internal and final figures when a front-end winner in last; dangerous. Regulus packs solid late kick on best efforts; right in the thick of this.
SECOND: Ben’s Miracle runs late and could get beneficial setup in probable pace dynamic. Littlebitadominic is speedy and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Saratoga Sight would be aided by hot fractions.
THIRD: Taoiseach owns fast late pace figures and should offer playable price in NY-bred stake. Sudden Surprise owns five wins from six starts; underlay material. Vincento was a hard-charging winner in last; developing and dangerous.
FOURTH: H Man gets class relief after speed-and-fade tightener last time; controlling front-runner with proper ride. Mambo At the Gym was a game second in first start since nine-month layoff; dangerous. Againsome was a strong second in most recent and should receive perfect trip from the rail.
FIFTH: Wine Not tallied rapid final fraction in debut and added ground should play to strength. Just Afleet made incremental improvement when a clear-cut third in last. Chilly Bon Bon adds blinkers and worked three times after poor start in last; worth long look.
SIXTH: Ideal Quality overcame slow fractions when a hard-charging winner in last; pairs up. Easy Comparison was second by a pole last out; big-time player. Andrew’s Got Zip drops in first start since claimed by David Jacobson; more than good enough if all is well.
SEVENTH: Awesome Bill fired half-mile bullet since last start and owns fast back figures. Proletariat is rested and should be favorably positioned in big field. Sunny Puzzle has logged swift numbers in last two starts; right in the thick of this.
EIGHTH: Now We Are Free gets confident price hike after tallying swift late pace number when winning last; more to come. Inca Saint is another that climbs the ladder after clear-cut score in last; very playable. Grandpa Len owns speed and swift numbers; dangerous. Real Estate Rich is riding a two-race winning streak; must consider. Private Tale makes quick return after even fifth versus richer this past Sunday; price will be tempting.
NINTH: Bustin the Bank overcame pace pressure when a determined maiden winner last out; pairs up. Here Comes Tommy packs solid stretch wallop and will be in the garden spot if fractions get fast and furious. Pete’s Fleet should improve in second start since six-month absence.
TENTH: Colonel Jen drops into maiden claimer after speed and fade in debut; forward move predicted. Silly Face made late run in debut and hails from solid second-out stable; very playable. One Sharp Cat makes first start for Linda Rice after front-running second in last; very dangerous. Marakovits also is speedy and must be factored into the mix if able to escape AE list.