One of those better short-price than long-face scenarios in today's state-bred Albany Stakes for 3YO New York bred males going long. How do you beat Amberjack (4-5)?

Three-for-three since switched to Mike Hushion's barn, he clearly is the most accomplished, having taken the Mike Lee and NY Derby most recently, owns superior performance figures by anyone's measure, and has enough pedigree to handle the added ground. Moreover, there is sufficient speed among his rivals to suit his pounce and kick style.

Taking Amberjack to win, no price restrictions, and boxing in exactas with Escapefromreality who is working well and has thrived in state-bred competition.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1376

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 424-260-209

Amount Wagered: $2,752 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,890.70

Profit to Date: $138.70