Two features for juveniles today, both Grade 3s, and it will pay to pay attention as some likely will be back for Holiday Fest on Thanksgiving weekend. The boys get top billing here and what an interesting event: Hello Broadway, Friesan Fire, Royal Vindication and Forty Thieves are all seem to have a future. Which one will prove best here is not easy to fathom.

Hello Broadway is highly regarded and for good reason. His winning debut at Saratoga at 6-½ furlongs was first rate on several levels, and Barclay Tagg wasted no time trying to see what he had, entering him back in the G1 Champagne in which he suffered through a horrendous trip, racing in close quarters throughout after being virtually eliminated at the break. He has come back to train strongly and is suited much better to today’s group.

Friesan Fire has been handled by Larry Jones as if the A.P. Indy colt has a future. Jones, who’s retiring after the 2009 season, has identified this as a Derby horse, indicating as much when he brought him out for a winning debut around two turns. After that came a willing-finish effort in the G2 Futurity, a good third after gaining some valuable education at the midway point of the race. The added distance, 50-day layup and switch to Johnny Velazquez all augur well.

Royal Vindication has impressed with his class, talent and determination while racing with a bit softer but always acquits himself well and acts as if he wants to do more and run farther. The Hough barn appears to be coming alive with a winner of Friday’s nightcap and this colt should continue to progress. He seeks his third straight for regular partner Javier Castellano.

Forty Thieves is yet another running juvenile from the Steve Klesaris barn, this one a winner of both lifetime starts by daylight margins of 7-¾ and 5-½ lengths, respectively, earning fast performance figures. Sprint meant, his outside position in this one-turn mile should be within his scope. The position conscious Cornelio Velasquez rides.

Taking whatever value is offered on Friesan Fire at 4-1 or greater, and keying him first and second in exactas and trifectas with his rivals here, pressing with Hello Broadway.

Running Totals: (303) 92-62-38 Total Dollar Return: $608.80 [win selections only] {Saturday results not included}