Today's feature is interesting, like most seven furlong turf events drawing a sizable field on the Widener course. This sprint is a secondary allowances, optional claiming $50,000. Three that have caught our eye are, from the inside, out: Metro Meteor (3-1), Theconfidenceman (4-1) and Inside Info (15-1).

Metro Meteor is the most likely winner. He is sharp, fastest on performance figures, significantly faster, won his only start at this distance and is a four-time winner over the course. He takes a confident rise off a tough trip loss at the $35,000 level, and Raffy Bejarano knows how to time the winning last run on grass.

Theconfidenceman is very interesting. He showed improvement last out, a late developer, typical of many geldings that come into their own at ages 5 and 6. He earned a competitive figure with a fast finish last out and has done his best racing in this course, particuarly if performance figures are the measure. Entered back quickly for the crafty Leo O'Brien, Jose Lezcano, an underrated, talented grass rider, takes the re-ride.

Inside Info is a huge price on the early line. He showed marked improvement despite a very rough trip last out and gets a favorable rider switch to veteran turf ace, Jean Luc Samyn. Not very far behind the second favorite here, he should provide excellent value in a very competitive group.

Taking Inside Info to win and place at 8-1 or greater, and exacta keys first and second with his two logical rivals.

Running Totals: (110) 40-26-11. Dollar Return: $230.00 [win selections only] {Thursday's results not included}