Race 4: Sir Ballantine (#4)
The Pace Projector is predicting he will get a fast pace to close into.
Has kept good company in his dirt races out of town.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Danny Gargan is 7 for 21 (33 percent, $3.70 ROI) with horses making their first starts after a trainer switch and coming off layoffs of 90 days or more on the dirt.
9-2 on ML
Race 6: Asphalt Paving (#7)
Handles a wet track and there’s more rain in the forecast for Sunday.
The Pace Projector is predicting a situation that favors horses on or near the lead, and he should be forwardly placed under Paco Lopez.
Has held his form well recently, whereas the other favorites are coming off significant layoffs.
2-1 on ML
Race 8: Very Very Stella (#1)
Handled this one-mile distance, as well as a wet track, in his start two back.
His win last time was more dominant than the final margin suggests after he had to wait for running room in the stretch.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, David Jacobson is 11 for 34 (32 percent, $2.17 ROI) with horses coming off wins and going from sprints to routes on the dirt.
8-1 on ML