Forever Liesl (#4)
Michelle Nevin gets an 84 Trainer Rating with horses coming off layoffs of this type.
Faced some solid competition last year at Laurel.
Figures to offer better value than the favorite Smile Big, who has been aided by track biases recently.
3-1 on ML
Miss Sizzle (#1)
Should get a favorable pace scenario, with fellow speeds Leah’s Dream and Banty’s Girl likely to stalk early.
It’s a positive sign that Linda Rice is moving her back up into a protected spot after her easy maiden score.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Linda Rice is 24 for 49 (49 percent, $3.47 ROI) with horses making their second starts off a layoff in dirt sprints that won their last starts.
12-1 on ML