If speed figures are a reliable metric then surely Future Is Now (9-2) will appreciate the turnback to five furlongs in today’s featured eighth race.
The newly turned for year old ran a lifetime top when winning at this trip in Maryland and her frontrunning style and pole position on what has proven a speedy course of late helps her chances.
On New Year’s day she had a viable excuse given her troubled start. After mid-moving into contention, she understandably raced one-paced late.
There already has been a winner from the lone runner to start subsequently. Luis Saez adds to her chances and the filly is sharp, her recent speed blowout being 5th fastest of 28 peers to work the week of FEB 4.
The Future Is Now for us to win at 3-1 or greater, and key-boxing exactas with very sharp rival Run for the Hills (2-1), and the Horse for Course Ivory Moon (9-5)