Consider your card marked for Will Rogers Downs tonight.
Porsumsugaronme made a really encouraging return from the sidelines when second over course and distance (C&D), but she faces a couple of interesting class droppers. Vantabulous showed ability at Remington in the Fall, but DIAMONATA went well for a long way in a maiden special weight here and is expected to see her race out better.
Santa Ana Winds was immediately in front of Weekend Madness and Hush Y’all when finding only one too strong at Oaklawn. She may have to settle for the runner-up berth again, though, because BREAK AT DAWN will relish getting off the Sam Houston turf, where she has been taking on a better calibre of opponent.
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Speaker Van will appreciate having his sights lowered, as well as the return to sprinting, while Euromantic is a force to be reckoned with on his reappearance. WORD TO THE WISE has more scope for improvement, though, and can make a successful start to life with Francisco Bravo.
OKLAHOMA LINE is holding his form really well and was in front of Biz Ops when third over C&D latest. He is preferred to Sports Minister, who has the measure of Victory Stripe, Ranger Bob, He’s Note Worthy and Okie Note on recent evidence.
MY WISE CAT is holding his form well at present and, with three wins from his last four starts (second on the other occasion), he gets a confident vote in this starter allowance race. Thurman Merman and Big Em C are the main dangers.
HIGH PROFILE wasn’t beaten far into fourth on her racecourse debut here last month and normal improvement makes her a big player in this heat. Meissen and Lilly Belle should also go well.
Burciaga has been knocking at the door and would not have to improve much on his latest second to go one better while Bluegrass Ball invariably runs his race in this grade and is respected. However, CRUMAN TAPOTE was beaten just a neck when third over six furlongs here last month and may represent some value from the inside gate.
RIVERS OF LITE improved from his debut fourth to finish runner-up over this trip at Oaklawn Park last month and any further improvement on that effort could make him difficult to beat. Jimmy Winne has finished fourth on each of his three outings and looks next best ahead of Rahaal.
NOCTURNAL MISSION sauntered clear to score by nearly 12 lengths over track and trip last month and is difficult to oppose after such a dominant performance. Mo Gayle returned to form when runner-up at Fair Grounds in February and may prove the pick for minor honours ahead of the consistent Figure.
Blended Lute has proven consistency personified in recent months and enters calculations while Yah Yah Sir has won his last two and ought to prove popular. However, STRONG SIDE regained the winning thread with a fluent success over six furlongs here last month and is well berthed to adopt his favoured positive tactics.
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