The strength in today’s optional allowances for state-bred feature all reside in the three outside stalls, no easy task with the short run into the first turn.
Consistently fastest is Knox (5-1), but who lacks synth experience but hails from a barn that is profitable in that role.
Starship Wizard owns competitive figures and hails from the live barn of Jose Garoffalo (7-2) that has won with two of its five recent runners but a horse that would appreciate a lightly shorter trip.
The lean is to Happyisashappydoes (6-1) who made a promising yet needed local debut while going long for the first time.
Following a roughed start, he made a useful midrace move but remained one-paced late. He should benefit from the experience and Pablo Morales, an ace on synthetic surfaces, is 26% effective for thE Teresa Connelly barn.
Taking Happyisashappydoes at 4-1 of greater and key boxing exactas with his rivals above.