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  1. King Neptune has speed and turns back for Aidan O in first try on Lasix.
  2. Four Wheel Drive is undefeated in two starts and is training well for Ward.
  3. Kimari is another strong shooter from Ward.
  4. Alligator Alley gets blinkers and Lasix for the first time for other O’Brien.


  1. Proven Strategies is a maiden that hasn’t had a chance to show his best. Disclaimer: I have a piece as partner in the Empire Racing Club.
  2. Peace Achieved is the more accomplished Casse runner.
  3. Structor is Chad’s 2-for-2 Pilgrim winner.
  4. Vitalogy trained smartly after placing to second choice.


  1. Wicked Whisper has a few gears and should benefit from two turns.
  2. Donna Veloce won bow handily and trained forwardly; big step up.
  3. Bast won stakes in past two for Baffert with last this course and distance.
  4. Perfect Alibi placed over course she didn’t like in last and can improve ranking here.


  1. Abscond won last in Canada and followed up with superior workout.
  2. Crystalle won first two starts before caught extremely wide in latest.
  3. Fair Maiden won two straight before facing top pick in latest.
  4. Sweet Melania impressed beating weaker at Keeneland.


  1. Dennis’ Moment had plenty in reserve when he won last out and followed up with a superb workout.
  2. Eight Rings has ability but is still a bit green.
  3. Scabbard placed in past two despite trouble.
  4. Shoplifted was too far back in route bow and should forwardly placed today.

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