Highway Star (#3)
Ran well to win the Go for Wand two back over a couple of next-out stakes winners.
Was wide against a pronounced rail bias last time, costing her any chance of being competitive.
The TimeformUS Pace Projector is predicting she will be racing close to the pace in a situation favoring horses on or near the lead.
5-1 on ML
Big Louie D (#4)
The TimeformUS Pace Projector is predicting he will be in front early in a situation favoring the leader.
Earned a field-best 124 TimeformUS Speed Figure two races back.
Was involved in a fast pace (indicated by red color-coding in the PPs) in a race dominated by closers last time.
10-1 on ML
J Boys Echo (#1)
Was racing three- to four-wide around both turns on a day when you wanted to be on the rail in the Withers.
Previously had gotten a less than ideal ride in the Delta Jackpot, costing him a better placing there.
Drew a great post position down along the inside this time.
8-1 on ML
Bred to Boss (#5)
Got a questionable ride from the apprentice last time, finding trouble at multiple points during the running.
Gets a significant rider upgrade to Rosario Montanez.
Has previously run speed figures that would make him competitive against this field.
30-1 on ML