Desert Duchess (#2)
Got involved in a heated pace duel last time with a runner that ultimately finished last.
Stepping up in class, but her last effort suggests she’s ready to make the jump.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Mike Maker is 12 for 50 ($3.71 ROI) first off the claim in turf routes at NYRA tracks.
4-1 on ML
The Crocheron Kid (#5)
Has run his best races sprinting on the turf, but with limited opportunities.
Ran better than it appears last time after getting shuffled out of position on the turn.
Possesses enough speed so that he should not be pace-compromised.
5-1 on ML
Has a strong turf pedigree, being by Scat Daddy and out of a dam who produced turf sprint winner End Play.
Deserves another chance on turf given that her only start on this surface was her debut.
Has recently improved her form on dirt, and may be in better form.
20-1 on ML