Best Bet: WELCOMING (3)
Best Value: JACKSON P (6)
FIRST: Liberty First regressed in last after game placing in prior; rebounds today. Bustin the Bank is riding a two-race winning streak and could get early jump in compact field. Puppy Manners could impact if pace meltdown ensues.
SECOND: Borrowed Dreams is fresh and training consistently; call in weak maiden field. Starago was compromised by wide trip in last and owns fast back figures. My Tommy Boy owns speed and return to NY-bred ranks; dangerous.
THIRD: Welcoming gets first-time Lasix and is working with a purpose for potent layoff barn. Sense of Beauty logged fast figures in both starts; could easily take this. Annie Rocks was done in by poor getaway last time; front-end threat on best.
FOURTH: Secret Scholar gets class relief after taking backward step in last; bounce-back effort today. Saratoga Charlie also drops and has ample room for development; dangerous. Littlebitadominic logged career-best effort on Big A’s main track last fall; right in the thick of this.
FIFTH: Persaud entry: Unstoppable U has been unstoppable, winning five of last six and mate Now We Are Free wheels back in a hurry after even fourth versus pricier on Friday; just one goes with Samuel Camacho listed on both. Piscesbymoonlight is a front-running threat on ‘A’ efforts. Saint Finian would be aided by fast fractions.
SIXTH: Jackson P makes peak start of form cycle and looms the main speed in big field with aggressive ride. Jacobson entry: Syndicated packs solid late kick on best and mate Americas Guest was an improved third in last; potent pairing. Manhattan Johnnie can prove very tough on a soft lead; price will be tempting.
SEVENTH: Frenchman Bay cuts back to 7 furlongs and should pack amplified late wallop. Dynamo Flotilla displayed improved speed in first start since three-month absence last time; tighter today. Grey Glory regressed in last after pairing up fast-figured efforts in prior two starts; dangerous.
EIGHTH: Sugar Mags is 1-for-1 on the Big A sod and compiled tight work tab for first start since November. Detail logged swift final fraction when a game second in lone outing on Big A grass; very dangerous. Loon River made middle move and flattened in first start since five-month layoff last time; worth long look.
NINTH: Field Sense ships in from Maryland after hard-charging placing in last; call in weak nightcap. Take Me Away displayed late interest when fourth in race won by entry mate; more intent today. Bear Clause was a strong second in last; big-time player. El Genio owns speed and could prove very tough if able to secure unchallenged lead.