Best Bet: WHITEGATE (1)

Best Value: ROBBINS (6)

FIRST: Whitegate was fifth in race in which top three finishers all returned to win their next start; added ground adds to appeal. Storm the Shore is speedy and will prove very tough on a soft lead. War at Sunrise could impact if pace meltdown ensues.

SECOND: Oaks owns fast late-pace figures and is training with a purpose for first start since November. Ducasa is fleet-footed and pulls weight in small field; dangerous. Banana Anna also is speedy and makes peak start of form cycle; right in the thick of this.

THIRD: Even Bette was compromised by rough start in last; potent late wallop with better getaway. Awesome News is a very tough customer when allowed an unchallenged lead; very dangerous. Champagne Ruby is rested and more than good enough on “A” efforts.

FOURTH: Rodriguez entry: Patton Proud drops after regressing in last and mate Instant Replay logged fast late-pace figure when winning last. Readthebyline is speedy and a big-time danger on an unchallenged lead. Point Hope could impact if pace meltdown ensues.

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FIFTH: Tribecca was a fast-figured, front-end winner in last; more to give. Remstin fired three bullets since game second behind Tribecca last time; could easily reverse decision. Sal the Turtle owns two wins and a second from three starts; right in the thick of this.

SIXTH: Robbins notched solid final fraction when racing wide in last; breakthrough predicted. Miggsy has finished second in both starts; continues trend? Saraab was second to a repeat winner in debut at Tampa; big-time player.


SEVENTH: She’s So Fine tallied fast late-pace figure when a 10-length winner in last; more to come. Doukas bounced in last after swift-numbered victory in previous start; rebound threat. Smile Big has logged two wins and a second in last three starts; right in the thick of this.

EIGHTH: Isabelle earned rapid late-pace number when a clear-cut victor in last start; pairs up. Jules N Rome has trained impressively since hitting the wall in the lane when fourth to top selection in Bay Ridge Stakes; serious front-end threat on best. Daisy Cutter upped record to three wins from five starts on inner track when victorious in last; must consider.

NINTH: Katie Ice logged quick final fraction when breaking maiden in last; more in the tank. Esther the Queen was an even third when favored in last; tighter in second start since seven-week layoff. Majestic Island drops and gets favorable cutback to 6 furlongs; very interesting. Yourcreditisgood has hit the board in eight of last 10 starts; exotics inclusion.