Race 3: La Contessa (#7)
Didn’t run that badly in her turf debut and then was hampered by a bumping incident on the turn in her second grass try.
Showed that she can handle the distance when breaking her maiden on dirt last time.
Her tactical speed should ensure that she works out a decent trip.
9-2 on ML
Race 5: Slick Silver (#1)
Is a likely winner of this race if he can transfer his dirt form to turf.
Sire Kantharos wins with 18% of his turf sprint starters, and his dam won her only start on turf.
Could play out as the controlling speed from his rail post position.
9-2 on ML
Race 7: A True Giant (#6)
The TimeformUS Speed Figure of 108 that he earned for his maiden score is one of the highest in the field.
The Pace Projector is predicting that he is significantly faster than the other runners likely to show speed.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Rudy Rodriguez is 7 for 19 (37 percent, $3.53 ROI) with debut winners returning in their second starts in dirt sprints at NYRA tracks.
8-5 on ML