Race 6: Focus Group (#8)
Ran better than it seems in his debut last summer at Saratoga after a wide trip.
Was running on well at the end of his return race last time, and galloped out past the winner after the wire.
Is bred to stretch out in distance since his dam is a full-sister to marathon specialist and millionaire Film Maker.
3-1 on ML
Race 7: War Bond (#6)
Possesses tactical speed, and can attain a forward early position in a race lacking much pace.
Made the first move last time in a race where the pace collapsed.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Mike Maker is 39 for 163 (24 percent, $2.57 ROI) first off the claim in turf routes.
10-1 on ML
Race 9: J. S. Choice (#10)
Was racing too close to the pace without cover last time, and made a premature move to the lead.
Ran well from off the pace as a two-year-old while keeping solid company.
Should get an honest pace to close into this time with the speedy Black Tide in the field.
6-1 on ML