The unusual aspect about today’s NYRA feature, a $50,000 starter allowances going a mile and a sixteenth, is that there’s an awful lot of early speed in a two turn New York route. And if that dynamic doesn’t set the table nicely for early line favorite Judge William (3-1), then I don’t know what would.

Dropping from the $75,000 level and a two-time winner over this surface, on wet tracks and winner of his only two starts at today’s distance, four-year-old Judge T C colt reunites with Mike Luzzi, who can take advantage of the Scott Schwartz trainee’s versatility and favorable draw.

And given that his performance figures are only competitive on best, securing value is a possibility despite overnight favoritism.

Among his rivals, most of the speedsters are a tricky read but we'll include three rivals coming off New Pace Top Equiform patterns.

Taking Judge William to win at 5-2 or greater, keying him first and second in trifectas with Lion By My Side (4-1), San Naa (6-1) and Green Spirit (7-2).

Running Totals: (351) 107-71-47 Total Dollar Return: $753.80 [win selections only]