When you check the entries for today's Big A feature, you know the five-horse field has conditions that are specific to one or two of its entrants. That seems to be the case for the two favorites; the Todd Pletcher trained Elena Strikes and Kiaran McLaughlin's Six Queens.

Because of its 7-furlong trip, the choice is Six Queens since she's earned figures at a hybrid 6-1/2 furlong trip, a race that approximates today's assignment. Further, having drawn outside her main rival
gives her the tactical edge in this spot.

Taking Six Queens to win, no price restrictions, and a cold exacta with Elena Strikes.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1505

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 461-286-231

Amount Wagered: $3,010 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,139.40

Profit to Date: $129.40