Lots of stakes on today’s card but the centerpiece is the $600,000 Flower Bowl, Grade 1, at a mile and quarter for three-year-olds and up. As you might expect, this race is loaded.

But let’s face it. Todd Pletcher holds the key here, and if Wait a While was sharp and good enough to overcome a sub-par Saratoga meet for the three-time defending Eclipse champion trainer, we can only infer one thing: The champ is back.

But, as stated, this is a deep group. Masseuse might be coming off a 69-day layup for Jimmy Toner, but his barn has been firing on all cylinders recently, a profitable 22 percent over the last 90 days. Further, the filly is 3-for-4 on Belmont turf.

My Typhoon is better than her last indicates a lot better. She has won on this course, goes well for regular partner Eddie Castro and trainer Bill Mott, while a little chilly at Belmont, has continued his torrid Saratoga pace elsewhere. Her figures are competitive.

Rosinka will try to win her fifth straight, and fourth beneath Jeremy Rose, on three different courses. The Graham Motion four-year-old lasted to win her latest at the Spa, making a bold mid-race move then lasting under pressure at 11 furlongs. The mini-turn-back will suit her here.

Royal Highness is the likely second favorite, raising her game to win the G1 Beverly D. at Arlington last out. She’s blossomed for Christophe Clement since landing in the U.S. and racing on Lasix. She’s had seven weeks recovery since her last and has trained well for her return.

But, like we said, the champ is back. Despite a roughed start and rallying wide into the lane, she drew off powerfully to win the Ballston Spa, a G2 at a shorter distance, which should serve as an excellent prep for this. She’s not only 2-for-2 at 10 furlongs but did it in Grade 1 company. Garrett Gomez fits like a glove, the filly’s versatile style giving him plenty of options. Should she run her Ballston Spa back, this group is competing for second money. If not, Royal Highness is likely to inherit the victory.

Taking Wait a While to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with Royal Highness, and keying her in the trifecta with all listed contenders.

Running Totals: (111) 40-26-11. Dollar Return: $230.00 [win selections only] {Friday’s results not included}