Five Star Rampage (#5)
Was wide against a strong rail bias last time.
Had previously run a competitive speed figure on Dec. 7 despite racing toward the inside on a day the rail was bad.
Should sit a good stalking trip just off the speedy favorite.
10-1 on ML
Thirst for Victory (#1)
Todd Pletcher gets a 100 Trainer Rating with runners stretching out in distance.
Should be more forwardly placed in a situation projected to favor horses on or near the lead.
Two of his main rivals, Apartfromthecrowd and Oneballnostrikes, are coming off bias-aided performances.
8-1 on ML