Best Bet: BARONET (2); Best Value: EXULTING (8)
FIRST: Raging Town was a game second in debut; experience is key in field of newcomers. Bride Street fired 5-furlong bullet to conclude work tab; could be the goods. Silencer cost $300K as yearling; follow the money.
SECOND: Baronet logged solid late-pace figure when winning last; more to come. My Good Venezuela makes quick return after clear-cut victory just nine days ago; dangerous. Warranty is riding a two-race winning streak; must be considered.
THIRD: Text Me made sustained rally to up record to 2-for-2 on Big A loam; keeps on giving. Legend Keeper is 1-for-1 at Aqueduct and owns fast back numbers; very dangerous. Boomerang Toy fired half-mile bullet on Nov. 18 and is a front-running threat on best efforts.
FOURTH: Blame the Thief should display intensified speed with addition of blinkers; controls the flow. Til We Meet Again was a hard-charging second when 41-1 in debut; worth long look. Mo Focused is training sharply for debut for Todd Pletcher; need more?
FIFTH: Rosedale Arch notched very rapid final fraction when a strong second in last; more to give. Talkn Til Midnight exits game victory over the Big A sod on Nov. 4; big-time player. Kitty Maddnes logged only career win on the Aqueduct grass; worth long look at long price.
SIXTH: Sethary tallied improved internal figures in last and followed effort with two, strong 5-furlong works; breakthrough predicted. Everybodyluvsrudy has finished second in three of four starts; always a runner-up? Oiseau de Guerre makes dirt debut for Chad Brown; must be factored into the mix.
SEVENTH: Morethanawarning was pace and position compromised last time; call based on price potential. Chicadoro was late-running third in last and should pack enhanced wallop with cutback to shorter route; very playable. Debbie’s Tude is fleet-footed and could prove very tough on a soft lead.
EIGHTH: Exulting earned swift late-pace figure when breaking maiden by nearly nine lengths last month; pairs up. Tale of Mist is fresh, firing bullets and packs potent kick on “A” game; very dangerous. Nigel’s Destiny has trained sharply since solid placing in last at Keeneland; right in the thick of this.
NINTH: Trophy Girl compiled tight work tab for switch to sod for Chad Brown; improvement predicted. Church Social consistently logs the field’s fastest final fractions; very playable. Conquest Lucknlove is speedy and makes peak start of form cycle; big-time player. Say Cin Cin owns rapid numbers on both turf and dirt but is 0-for-19; must take the good with the bad.