Race 4: Cloud Control (#6)
Participated in an extremely fast early pace last time (indicated by red color-coding in PPs) that fell apart late.
Has run better than it appears in both starts since the claim by Tom Morley.
Should appreciate the turnback to 7 furlongs.
5-1 on ML
Race 6: Shamrocked (#3)
Was always out of position after a poor start last time.
The addition of blinkers should make a difference since he has a propensity to drift late in his races.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past two years, Ray Handal is 8 for 39 (21 percent, $3.47 ROI) first off the claim.
6-1 on ML
Race 9: Mentality (#2)
Was shuffled back in the early going last time and had to rally from much farther back in the pack than she would have preferred.
Appears to be an improved filly as a three-year-old.
Handled soft turf fairly well when she ran better than it seems in last fall’s Jessamine at Keeneland.
8-1 on ML