No. 2 Asian’s Way will be odds on in this five horse field for trainer Baltas off her eye popping maiden win here on December 26th. No. 5 Uptown Twirl has the best shot at the upset. 2-5
No. 3 Almost Reality will be the one they will all need to fear late. No. 9 At Ease gets the break in weights and will wake up. No. 4 Heat will be on or near the early pace. 3-4-9
No. 2 Silent Bird just missed first out of the box at Los Al and has the speed to win this. No. 6 St. Joe Bay gets a big drop in class. 2-6
No. 3 True Deja Vu is on the improve and will show all of his speed today. No. 6 My Ole Bud drops and will fall into a perfect tracking position. 3-6
No. 5 Durango Flier just missed last out at Del Mar, he has won here and at 8-1 we must use. No. 7 Dreaming of Gold comes off a good try for Hollendorfer and looks the one to beat. 5-7
No. 5 Mr. Coker exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play for Hollendorfer, he will be the one to beat, albeit at a short price unless the expensive first-timer for Baffert is a runner No. 2 Twirling who cost 460K. 2-5**
EXACTA BOX 2-5
No. 1 Monsieur Power is another very live Hollendorfer runner who comes off a good try, he gets his second start off the claim and Prat gets the call as Santiago Gonzalez who rode him last time moves to No. 6 Inspired Wisdom off the win. 1-6
No. 7 Keri Belle is in from Aqueduct for John Shirreffs, she has the speed and will be the right price. No. 9 Stormy Lucy just missed last out in the Grade III Bobby Frankel. No. 4 Theatre Star exits some good races and has top connections and would be no surprise at 6/1. 4-7-9
Bejarano sticks around to ride No. 8 Star Express for Gary Sherlock, we must use. No. 12 Red Hot Info back-to-back gate drills that indicates he is live at 12-1. No. 9 Tribe of Gamblers drops back to a sprint and could also surprise at a price. No. 5 Bobby Z was well bet in his one and only and will move forward.
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