Race 5: California Swing (#6)
While he needs to improve to win this race, his turf efforts at the end of last season are better than they seem given his wide trips.
Switches back to turf after showing improved speed in his recent dirt starts.
DRF Formulator Fact: Mike Maker is 10 for 31 (32 percent, $3.24 ROI) second off the claim with horses switching from dirt to turf.
8-1 on ML
Race 7: Ekhtibaar (#5)
Got an uncomfortable trip last time after breaking slowly and racing in tight quarters early.
Can compete with favored Mr. Buff as long as that one regresses off his last race.
Should appreciate the return to a one-turn mile after going 9 furlongs last time.
5-2 on ML
Race 9: Sansibar Jewel (#5)
Christophe Clement gets a 97 Trainer Rating with horses getting Lasix for the first time.
Will appreciate getting on firm turf as a daughter of Street Cry, after racing over soft ground in all three Irish starts.
Is bred to be a good horse as a half-sister to Group 2 winner Princess Highway and Group 1 winner Royal Diamond.
6-1 on ML