Race 1: American Rule (#6)
Seemed to improve last time for Gary Contessa, who has been enjoying a fantastic Belmont meet.
The Pace Projector is predicting that he will be forwardly placed in a race that doesn’t feature much quality speed.
Is a half-brother to talented turf horse Markitoff and his dam is a half-sister to 4 turf stakes winners.
6-1 on ML
Race 7: Byself (#1)
Did not get an ideal trip last time as she got shuffled back early and raced out of position through the first quarter mile.
Projects to sit a good stalking trip just in behind likely speed Noble Freud.
Is getting some subtle class relief after facing tougher rivals in her last two starts at this level.
2-1 on ML
Race 8: Just Howard (#8)
Handles wet turf courses very well.
Possesses the tactical speed to work out the right trip sitting just off Hello Don Julio.
Proved that he belongs here when finishing a close fifth in the Arlington Handicap earlier this year.
6-1 on ML