Today’s feature is a state-bred stakes, the Noble Nashua for three and up New York breds going a mile a d a sixteenth on the main track. It looks like a two-horse affair between a pair of 3-1 shots, Dr. V’s Magic and Stormin Normandy.

Dr V’s Magic is making his second start as a four-year-for Dominic Galluscio. Not only was the effort a good one to build on from a visual perspective but his performance figure indicates good development from three to four while living some room for further improvement. He showed enough class to win the Empire Classic over this track last year and reunites with Kent Desormeaux, who was aboard for that victory.

Stormin Normandy is by definition the fastest horse in the race and also comes off a promising effort last out as a four-year-old. From the same connections of Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown, he ha sprint speed and perhaps just enough pedigree to make it this far. Cornelio Velasquez certainly gets along well with him, aboard for three victories, and Rick Dutrow and pushing the right buttons at this meet.

Taking Dr. V’s Magic to win at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box with Stormin Normandy.

Running Totals: (213) 69-46-24. Total Dollar Return: $427.30 [win selections only]