Today’s feature, the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes, traditionally is won by horses with winning experience in stakes race. Only one fills that bill here, Dagnabit (4-1), winner of the Tremont Stakes last time out. All others are recent maiden graduates.

But it’s also been a race where favorites have dominated, and Notonthesamepage (6-5) earned one of the fastest early season two-year-old figures we’ve ever seen. Repeat, ever. Accordingly, his pace figures give him an edge right from the start as well.

Desert Party (6-1) was a very impressive winner of his Arlington debut. The problem is translating the Polytrack form to here, although the barn is 2 for 7 under those conditions. And the chatter is the Darley folks are very high on the colt.

Bullion Cache (12-1) showed the kind of improvement for the Pletcher/Velazquez team that you want from a second time starter, namely maturity. His pedestrian performance figure should insure the early line odds remain high at post time.

Notonthesamepage is the most probable winner and we’ll key him over the other three in trifectas. Also, we’ll wager on the slower Dagnabit to win at 4-1 or greater, boxing him in the exacta with Notonthesamepage.

Running Totals: (238) 74-49-27. Total Dollar Return: $452.90 [win selections only]