3rd: MSW, 2yo-F, 5.5f (P3, DD)

Not sure why Baltas firster Asian’s Way (3-1) demands respect here. Trappe Shot less than ordinary with debuting types and family offers little to suggest precociousness. If you like her, you’re relying strictly on Baltas ability to win without supporting evidence as even the workout notes from Harrington are unenthusiastic..

Most Likely: #9 Quigley’s Corner 8-1 5th
Best Value: #4 Everqueen 20-1 4th
Next Best: #3 Angel Lane 15-1 2nd
Exotics Use: #6 Asian’s Way 3-1 WON ($7.20)

4th: 12th Daytona (G3), 3yo, 6.5f-T (P6, P3, DD)

Terrific assembly for this with great mix of pure sprinters and classy, late-running turnbacks. Wide open..

Best Value: #11 Somethings Unusual 20-1 12th
Next Best: #12 No Silent 7-2 7th
Exotics Use: #7 Alert Bay 5-1 6th
Super Add: #5 Big Bane Theory 12-1 10th

5th: MSW, 2yo, 7f (P3, DD)

With today’s Gulfstream 8th (3:35pm ET), an important-looking group of Maidens..

Most Likely: #3 Danzing Candy 7-2 WON ($4.80)
Best Value: #4 Mr. Coker 8-1 2nd
Next Best: #6 Weirdhaircut Seth 5-1 7th
Exotics Use: #8 Curlin Rules 5-1 9th

6th: 16th Mathis Bros. Mile (G2), 3yo, 1m-T (P4, P3, DD)

Sure feels like there’s too much pace involved here to be accepting Om or any of the front end parties..

Best Value: #9 Vigilante 6-1 3rd
Next Best: #6 Mister Brightside 4-1 5th
Exotics Use: #10 Om 5-2 WON ($4.40)
Super Add: #5 Soul Driver 8-1 7th

7th: 43rd La Brea (G1), 3yo-F, 7f (P3, DD)

Not a great deal of speed involved here, so Hot City Girl will have every chance to wire. Cavorting pointed, poised for this. Local Ben’s Duchess may be the least known accomplished 3yo filly in the country. Finest City gives fledgling trainer Ian Kruljac a big chance to impress in spotlight. Birdatthewire drew inside and needs meltdown type scenario, but Romans too clever to ignore in big spots..

Most Likely: #3 Cavorting 5-2 3rd
Next Best: #6 Ben’s Duchess 3-1 4th
Best Value: #10 Finest City 8-1 6th
Exotics Use: #2 Hot City Girl 3-1 2nd

8th: 64th Malibu (G1), 3yo, 7f (DD)

Always an end of year highlight, Malibu looks to be largely at the disposal of BC Sprint winner Runhappy. KMc invaders obviously eligible to threaten fave, but it’s Lord Nelson that has the most upside returning from break and trying trip he likes best..

Most Likely: #4 Runhappy 6-5 WON ($3.10)
Best Value: #7 Lord Nelson 5-1 3rd
Next Best: #2 Marking 5-2 2nd
Exotics Use: #3 Watershed 4-1 5th

9th: OC/N1X, 3+, 9f-T (Super Hi-5)

Very tricky finale. Doesn’t appear to be all that much pace..

Most Likely: #5 Hunt 4-1 6th
Best Value: #2 Dreaming of Gold 12-1 2nd
Next Best: #4 Tale of Life 7-2 5th
Exotics Use: #11 What a View 5-1 WON ($9.80)
Hi-5 Play: #8 Eckersly 12-1 7th

P4 Grid:

6: 6-9 (A), 5-10 (B), – (C)
7: 3-6 (A), 1-2-10 (B), – (C)
8: 4 (A), – (B), 2-3-7 (C)
9: 2-5 (A), 4-8-10-11 (B), 6-7-9-12 (C)

Simple (A+B): 4x5x1x6 = 120 x $0.50 = $60
Full (A/B/C): $72 (With $1 All ‘A’s’ Play)

$0.50 Pick-4 (1,10/1/4/11) Paid $209.65