Thirsty Actor (#5)
Likely favorite Valhalla drops in class off the claim, suggesting he may be vulnerable.
Was involved in a fast pace that collapsed last time.
Has a pedigree that is more geared toward sprinting.
10-1 on ML
Shut Your Trappe (#1)
Has earned the highest TimeformUS Speed Figures in the field.
Was far more dominant than the final margin suggests last time, when he set a fast pace that collapsed.
Can lead this field from start to finish.
5-2 on ML
Virtual Machine (#5)
Was racing wide against the inside bias on Jan. 16.
May be fitter in his second start off the layoff.
Faced tougher foes as a 3-year-old and appears to have improved this year.
3-1 on ML