Just finished my first round of capping (breeding, ownership, trainer/jockeys, money earned, class etc.) & found 3 or 4 on the card that haven't raced in over a year but are working well & could be live. Tomorrow I'll spend time looking at race replays which to me are better than just using the PP's. Regarding Race 12...
I've been a big fan of #1 Wit. Love the Repole/Pletch/J.Ortiz combo. He went this 1 1/8 mile distance for the first time in his last race @ Del Mar. Prat had him in 6th 3 wide most of the race & at the top of the stretch, he had to take him 6 wide & just missed 2nd by a nose & was less than a length off the winner. I think he'll cash a check Saturday.
#2 closed for 2nd @65-1 in his last at this distance but has a real class issue here.
#3 Atone won his last before going on the bench for 2 months. He's got bullet workouts in 3 of his last 4 works. Big jock upgrade to Irad from Karmouche. He's banked over 600k & seems to like the distance with a 3-1-1 record.
#4 has never gone this distance but the one time Dettori rode him in Germany he ran a nice 2nd missing by a head.
#5 gets Money Mike Smith & has won 2 in a row. I don't see any works for him after shipping in from Cali
#6 like that Saez stays on him for Attfield; also like Spreighstown being his daddy. He's won 53% of his races going 7 for 13. He looks live to me.
#7 also ships in from Cali & gets Waco Paco to ride. He's won 2 of his last 3 at nice odds. He likes to come off the pace but I'm not sure if Paco can nurse this guy enough to make a difference.
#8 Emma Jane stays on this guy & why not, she's won 5 of his last 6 with Emma. Downside is she's only 1 for 53 at Gulfstream.
#9 I always have to give any Clement turfer (I just made up that word) an extra look. Junior gets the ride as Tyler gets the mount on #11 for Saffie. Ran a solid 2nd @21-1 in the Grade 2 Ft. Lauderdale.
#10 has only tried this distance once finishing 6th in the Turf Classic at Churchill. I like his closing kick with Javier getting the money.
#11 is undefeated at this distance going 3 for 3 but those weren't at GP. He was real dull in the BC Turf.
#12 love when Rosario rides the turf for Clement & like him a lot here.
Got plenty more to cap but these are my initial thoughts.