Players know when the four year old maidens line up for today’s sixth race on the turf that the returning Oglethorpe (2-1) is fastest on the Thoro-Graph scale.
And most are aware that trainer Danny Gargan is profitable coming off layups of 90+ days. He is a worthy favorite.
However, Most Wanted Man (8-1) offers extraordinary value at early line odds.
Making his first start off the Mike Maker claim, he was asked to go 12 furlongs, made a mid-race mover to take a narrow lead then tired, a function of dynamics and the situational timing.
Now returning to a suitably shorter trip, and having drawn pole position with Tyler, he’s well spotted to make amends with anticipated improvement.
Towards that end, ‘Man’ worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5, third fastest of 30 workers the week of MAR 11. Will the Maker/Tyler team win their third race together from five tries? It should pay to find out.
Taking Most Wanted Man to win at 5-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with Oglethorphe and Chad Brown AE Bosque Redondo (7-2).