Best Bet: MONTE MAN (9)
Best Value: IN EQUALITY (7)
FIRST: Frosty Appeal moves to dirt and drops; price play in weak opener. Antebellum shows a profile similar to top selection but will offer shorter ticket; must consider. Splash of Sass is a late-running threat on best efforts.
SECOND: Pawley’s Express is rested and training sharply; call in small but contentious field. Indulgent was a fast-figured winner in last at Parx; very dangerous. Apologynotaccepted is more than good enough on “A” game.
THIRD: The Eagle Is Gone gets class relief after tough trip in last; improvement predicted. Haveaniceweekend has hit the board in last five starts; dangerous. Enticing Evening worked two times since last start; don’t ignore.
FOURTH: Alsinaafy logged fast late-pace figure in debut; more to give in second start. Three Perfections bested top selection by nearly two lengths when second on Sept. 25; very playable. Patrick’s Harp could improve at fat ticket with switch to sod.
FIFTH: Sea Pebble owns an edge on pace and final figures. Storm Petrel owns sped, drops and moves to dirt; dangerous. Cotton Candy Cutie is 1-for-1 on Big A loam; don’t ignore.
SIXTH: Munchkin Money notched solid final fraction when compromised by soft splits last time; more to come. Same Kinda Crazy was a clear-cut second in last and a fast-figured third in previous start; big-time threat. Even Bette is from a dam that’s thrown two turf winners; very interesting.
SEVENTH: In Equality returns to dirt after speed tightener on turf last time; primed for breakthrough. That Makes Sense could be the prime beneficiary if pace meltdown ensues. Arctic King is another that would be aided by fast fractions.
EIGHTH: Blame It On Me was a strong second in last and owns faster back numbers. Texting packs potent late kick and hails from Chad Brown barn; very dangerous. Bishop’s Pond makes peak start of form cycle; right in the thick of this.
NINTH: Monte Man was speed sharpened on turf last time and should be primed for breakthrough in weak nightcap. Blameiton Brooklyn compiled tight work tab for first start in 15 months; dangerous. Chomsky logged career-best effort at the Big A this past spring; must consider. Play Big regressed in last after front-running placing in previous start; rebound potential.