Race 6: Rugbyman (#3)
Ran remarkably well last time considering his wide trip while making a premature move on the turn.
Has been green in his races, so he should really benefit from the addition of blinkers.
Is one of the few runners with plenty of upside in a race where many others are looking to get back on track.
2-1 on ML
Race 8: La Signare (#7)
Has run very well in both of her U.S. starts.
Is bred for stamina on the female side of her pedigree, and seems more likely to handle the distance than some of her rivals.
Joel Rosario is an expert at getting horses to relax in longer turf routes.
4-1 on ML
Race 9: Diversify (#10)
Got back on track with a game victory in the Commentator last time, earning a very respectable 127 TimeformUS Speed Figure.
The Pace Projector is predicting that he is faster than Dr. Dorr early, and can secure his preferred position on the lead.
Gets better with distance, and is very well suited to a steadily run 10 furlongs, as he showed in last year’s Jockey Club Gold Cup.
6-1 on ML
Race 10: Hawkish (#8)
Possesses the tactical speed to sit relatively close to what figures to be a moderate pace.
Did well to overcome a slow pace and wide trip in the Penn Mile last time.
Few trainers are better at conditioning horses for extended turf routes than Jimmy Toner.
7-2 on ML