Race 2: Cain Is Abel (#7)
Took plenty of money in his debut when bet down to 3-1.
Encountered trouble around the far turn of that race, having to steady and wait for room at multiple points.
Is bred to have talent as a half-brother to talented New York-bred Mr. Buff.
3-1 on ML
Race 5: Ostrolenka (#1)
Has a valid excuse for his poor last race, as it was run during a driving snowstorm.
Handled a sloppy surface back in July at Saratoga, so may be able to overcome a wet track here.
Can use his versatile running style to get the jump on the closers.
4-1 on ML
Race 7: Colorful Charades (#6)
Gets her first chance to compete in a dirt sprint since winning her debut at Saratoga as a 2-year-old.
Her pedigree is strongly geared towards sprinting on the dirt, so it’s not surprise she didn’t handle the turf recently.
Won her debut over a “good” track, so she should not be hindered by residual moisture in the surface here.
15-1 on ML