Not a very exciting feature today, a secondary state-bred allowances optional $25,000 claiming for older horse going a two-turn mile. Three have the best chance, from the inside, out: Stopbluffing (7-2), Fahrenheit Wild (2-1) and Jacks Express (5-2).

Stopbluffing has the benefit of earning good, competitive figures with consistency. All this while suffering through wide and tough trips in two recent starts but now moves inside and Julio Espinoza will take the re-ride. In addition to good figures, a preference for the track and the distance augur well. Two of his three lifetime wins have comes at this distance or on this surface.

Fahrenheit Wild is stretching out to a winning distance over the track in his second start following a layup, a race he should have won. He was forced to check in the midst of a strong stretch rally, costing him any chance, and Rajiv Maragh will attempt to make amends on the re-ride for this live outfit.

Jacks Express sports a bounce-rebound pattern, having earned a lifetime best figure two starts back. He had to be claimed only five days ago with this spot in mind and the meet’s leading trainer Gary Contessa is 20 percent profitable in first start off a claim and also earns money for his backers when wheeling back his charges off short rest. He has tactical speed, can kick, and benefits from a favorable rider switch to hot riding Mike Luzzi.

Taking Jacks Express to win at 2-1 or more and exacta and trifecta key boxes first and second with his major contenders.

Running Totals: (182) 63-38-21. Total Dollar Return: $396.60 [win selections only]