We’ll look at three, from the inside, out: Forest Prince (3-1), Snowstalker (8-1) and Mor Chances (12-1).
Forest Prince is a worthy favorite. Meeting older, the turf meant 3-year-old benefits from all the early pace signed on here--given the kick shown winning his turf debut in California. His next start was over the Keeneland Polytrack where he held his form well. He has enough tactical speed, an inside draw and, with Garrett Gomez, is likely to get a ground-saving trip behind battling leaders.
Snowstalker earned good figures as a three-year-old, broke his maiden in his lifetime debut, and attracts Edgar Prado for his 4-year-old return for Wayne Lukas. He has been training well since early last month and any development from three to four gives him the potential to be fastest in here. Lukas has no problem getting them ready off the bench.
Mor Chances is certainly fit coming off a game score going a mile and turns back for Linda Rice, an ace with turf sprinters. Four-year-old is 2-for-3 on turf, both wins coming over this course. Cornelio Velasquez, aboard for the recent win and a regular rider for these connections, retains the mount.
Taking Forest Prince to win at 5-2 or greater and keying him first and second in exacta boxes with his main rivals here.
Running Totals: (207) 66-44-24. Total Dollar Return: $409.00 [win selections only]