Best Bets:
Race 1
BORDER – Very wide middle move against sprinters; extra yardage aids despite 24 defeats.
WILD N LOVELY LADY – Excuses for both local losses after facing tougher in Kentucky.
CHESTERCOUNTYGIRL – Failed to fire when taking plunge in October; Lisa Guerrero clicking at 26% rate.
SPICY DEVINE – Latest discouraging but shown closing ability on occasion and can’t dismiss.
Race 2
ANGEL IN WAITING – Far behind in last but takes significant drop and might wire this group.
EVEN PRETTIER – Claimed for higher amount in November but often close and Zulueta barn firing.
MY WILD IRISH ROSE – Rough trip behind smashing winner and shown two turn ability before.
NICE GATOR – Made progress when runner-up this level but long time since second victory.
Race 3
LOVE ON LINE – Pulled away eagerly in decisive score and should handle realistic next step.
BEAUTY WAKITA – Very quick and serious drop to this level; could prove difficult to catch.
DEIGHAN – Wired two-time winners when Pino claimed and could benefit from shorter distance.
THE MONEY ROOM – Hit board in seven straight and likely picking up rivals through stretch.
Race 4
MISS MEXIQUE – Narrowly missed with strong rally sprinting and faces softer group stretching out.
NORTHERN BERKSHIRE – Crushed lesser when allowed to control slow fractions; dangerous again.
AINTNOTHINBUTAKISS – Fired in three straight but latest conqueror fared poorly in next outing.
BOWMANS GIRL – Earned upset with dominating speed and second finisher romped here on Sunday.
Race 5
BAMA BOUND – Just missed in Churchill finale and stretches out after switching to Ramon Preciado stable.
LOUISVILLE BOUND – Lofty $40,000 claim when runner-up sprinting; led long way in prior route.
TIME WALKER – Faded in tougher version of this spot and chased tigers in two previous sprints.
NAVY CROSS – Changed hands from softer field in October and chance with some progress necessary.
Race 6
MANDA MOO – Broke through gate prior to start then used up dueling; gets Lasix and raced greenly at Saratoga.
STORMY NOVEL – Ran into tigress when outrunning top pick in second attempt; by top stallion Bernardini.
OFFLEE GOLDEN – Big effort behind rapid newcomer when making first start in two months; fits nicely.
WINNING SAGA – Unlucky during brief career and deserves second look trying blinkers.
Race 7
BUY ON THE RUMOR – Faced better company in sprints and may be most able to negotiate marathon.
MOBY WIN – Closed gap against similar and pedigree could prove helpful this yardage.
TORPEDO CAT – Dueled to final stages when taking drop but faces early pressure again.
TEMTIMESTHETROUBLE – Clipped heels near far turn losing any chance; possibility off earlier form.
Race 8
JOINT RETURN – Rallied from last to first with sweeping move when getting Lasix; capable of repeating.
TRI – Hard used dueling in sprint but defeated top choice previously; also from John Servis stable.
SHE’S HOT WIRED – Strong showing in recent sprint and stamina tested first time; merits attention.
FLEET SIXTEEN – Walloped vastly slower group in confidence booster; lost initial five career starts.
Race 9
WINNING DEAL – No match behind runaway winner this spot but handles these on best in softer version.
BEST FIVE – Bit erratic recent months but dangerous if disregard last; sharp for Salgado before.
QUITE A LEGACY – Flashes of interest since return and possibility with moderate progress.
BELLE’S BIG BOY – Slow start when not far behind top choice; sneaks into superfecta at long odds.