Over any surface, it will be extremely difficult to stop Brigand (4-5) from running out of his New York bred conditions this afternoon. Fresh off a dominating win at Saratoga, he earns good Energy Figures consistently for Bob Baffert, his competition is suspect in this optional claimer and a switch to Ramon DOmingue is the cherry on top of this confection.

Taking Brigand to win wit no prices restrictions and keying him in exactas with wet track lovers Most Happy Fella (10-1), making his second start for Rick Dutrow, and Mineswept (4-1), very well spotted under the conditions, the favorite notwithstanding.

Running Totals: (1174) 364-226-177 Total Dollar Return: $2,491.10 [win selections only]