Zealous Scholar (#2)
Is the only horse in the field to have earned triple-digit TimeformUS Speed Figures, and has done so in 3 of her 4 starts.
The Pace Projector is predicting she will be in front early in a situation favoring the leader.
Probably doesn’t want to go this far, but Manny Franco can ration out her speed.
5-1 on ML
Exclusive Zip (#1)
The favorites have questions to answer, and may not offer sufficient value.
Has faced some decent horses on both dirt and turf despite earning slightly slower speed figures.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Jason Servis is 11 for 28 (39%) for a $4.24 ROI when running horses back off maiden wins on the turf.
8-1 on ML
Nobody Move (#10)
Ran better than it appears in his lone turf start going a distance that is farther than he prefers.
Has plenty of turf pedigree as a son of turf influence D’Funnybone out of a dam that won three times on turf.
Should get a fast and contested pace to close into.
20-1 on ML