Best Bet: KARMA DELIGHT (3); Best Value: GIO GAME (10)
FIRST: Top Fortitude makes first start since claimed by Robertino Diodoro; amplified kick predicted with cutback to 6 furlongs. Rossie Val was a hard-charging winner in last start; very playable. Hard Hitter owns speed and fast back figures; must consider.
SECOND: Rough Sea moves to grass in first start since gelded; call based on price. Markitoff was second to a much-the-best winner in last; dangerous. Ninety One Assault consistently logs solid numbers; right in the thick of this.
THIRD: Karma Delight has trained sharply since breakthrough maiden win in last; more to come. Harlan Punch has finished second as the favorite in last two starts; continues trend? Portfolio Manager owns fast figures and drops; big-time player.
FOURTH: Hold Me Down is rested and has the benefit of the rail. Truth in the Lies makes first start since claimed by Jason Servis; must respect. Cinder owns fast late-pace figures on best efforts.
FIFTH: Quick Quick Quick gets Lasix off fast-closing second after rough start in debut; more to give. Everybody Loves Me was second to an eight-length winner in debut; dangerous. Twofer shows work tab that culminated with 3-furlong bullet; could be the goods.
SIXTH: Sugarille is training strongly for first dirt start; primed and ready. Frost Wise is speedy and can prove very tough on a soft lead. She’sakittykat could be in the garden spot if fractions get hot and hectic.
SEVENTH: Treatherlikestar was a clear-cut winner in first start on Spa sod; pairs up. First Appeal has won three of last four starts and hails from Linda Rice barn; very dangerous. Decorator Jenn, also from Rice barn, is speedy and makes first grass start; worth long look.
EIGHTH: Space Mountain tallied solid final fraction when second by a nose last time; more in the tank. Astounding delivers strong efforts with machine-like consistency; big-time threat. Any Questions was a determined winner in last and now makes first start since claimed by David Jacobson; very playable. Patriot Drive is quick from gate and must be factored into the mix.
NINTH: Rumble Doll packs potent late kick and fired 3-furlong bullet since last start. Paquita Coqueta has early zip and could prove very tough on a soft lead. Miss Ella made last-to-first rally to win on July 24; easily could take another.
TENTH: Gio Game, from a dam that’s thrown a turf winner, moves to grass after tough-trip second in debut; more to give. Reality Queen is fleet-footed and starts from the hedge; very dangerous. Cool Beans debuts after being purchased for $300K at March sales; could be the goods. Data Dependent makes first start for Chad Brown; need more?