ATIVA: Posted a sharp maiden win, then offered little when stretched to a mile. Got back on track with a third when turned back to 5 ½ furlongs; prefers the shorter distances.
DELAWARE MANOR: Has placed second in three out of his last five starts at odds of 27-1, 19-1 and 15-1. Rounds out a nice exacta or triple.
FINEST SILVER: Switched to grass and earned her diploma via DQ following a dismal eighth over the Monmouth dirt. Daughter of Tapit hails from the TimmyHills barn.
MISS WORLD: Lightly campaigned in 2010, but starting to come around. Back-classy filly completed the superfecta at 21-1 in the G3 My Charmer H.; live for the Clement barn.
SORROWFUL JONES: Son of Closing Argument has really gotten his act together in his last two starts, placing third at 65-1 and second at 10-1. Takes the next logical step.
TIMETOLITETHESTAR: Struggles to put two races together, but is worth taking a shot on following a fourth-place finish at 53-1. You’ve been warned.
4 STAR SPECIAL: DEVILISH LADY: Hard to find a better claim than this. Haltered for $16k in September, placed third in a $65k stakes then added a $125k stakes by 7 ¾ lengths. Recently returned to annex a starter allowance; keeps on rolling.
LONGSHOT: MY GOLDEN GAL: Hasn’t visited the winner’s circle since May maiden breaker, but has been showing signs at prices since the summer. Live at double-digits for the gimmicks.
DANCE CHIEF: Firing on all cylinders for low-profile barn. Chief Seattle gelding has never been better.
HEXBREAKER: Always shows up ready to run for the Lloyd Mason barn. Running well in allowance company, but more likely to score versus $20-25k taggers.
LA INDIA ELEGANT: Unplaced in seven career attempts, but there’s still room for improvement. Respectable fourth at 32-1 in latest; deserves another shot.
LILACS AND LACE: Followed maiden win with a second-place finish (dead-heat) in the $75k Corte Madera S. Handles turf as well; dangerous.
RAGIC: Has really turned it on in his recent form, and suffered a nightmare trip when third in latest. Ready to roll versus cheapies.
REALLY RECKLESS: Late-bloomer owns the necessary early speed, and has really stepped up in his last two efforts. A maiden win is coming very soon.
SLEW THE MAN: Consistent performer from the Jeff Bonde barn ran well in graded company most recently; should be a slam dunk on a slight class drop.
TRAINING ZONE JON: Versatile son of Formal Gold has collected checks in his last three starts, including a grassy second-place finish at 15-1 and a third-place finish at 23-1 over the all-weather. Don’t ignore.
VALID VIXEN: Hasn’t shown a thing in three career starts, but working like a monster since ninth-place finish in late November. Toss two bucks on it, you never know.
4 STAR SPECIAL: KRAZY FLYER: In a nice groove since dropping to the basement level, posting a win, a second, and a third in three attempts. Clears n3L condition shortly.
LONGSHOT: RIVER FOX: It’s been a tough season for this seven-year-old, failing to hit the board in 12 attempts, but not throwing the towel in on him just yet. Big price makes it worth your while.