Iron Fist is my key pick here. Liked his last in the Ack Ack and seems primed at a distance he's won the WV Derby before.
My picks are Belvoir Bay (solid in last two for Miller and has won at distance), Nodiac (back at favorable distance and ran a fast closing third in last) and Great Page (ran like she needed her last and wears blinkers for this. Ran against decent competition earlier in her career in Europe).
I've watched Shaman Ghost's races since is Marine win and he is definitely a gamer. He seems to learn from each race and is getting better. He does not have the natural speed like CC, Arrogate, etc but if he is at his peak and CC doesn't fire his best then he could pull the upset. I do like him and believe he has a solid chance to be in top three.
Ami's Flatter back at his favorite distance. Not a bad third in his last against top BC Sprint contenders. Also like Threefiveindia. Improving each race and should like the added furlong.
My pick will be Iron Fist. Looks like he's ready for the added distance after his solid last race against Runhappy and Tom's Ready.
Another pretty open and excellent betting Raven Run. I'm picking 4 which shows how tough it is for me to narrow my picks. Lucy N Ethel who's done nothing wrong. Southern Girl who's unbeaten in sprint races, Curlin's Approval who's bringing a solid Florida form and Sophia's Song who's run solid races in five different tracks and takes blinkers off for this.
Surprised that Princess of Sylmar and Untapable is above Go For Wand. Looks like the most recent runners had more attention on the list.
IMO Frosted will be entered in BC Classic. I just don't see his connections settling less than the big prize. We'll find out tomorrow.
I do like Up With the Birds here as he kept solid company in his career and did win the Nijinsky at Woodbine. My only caveat is that he doesn't seem to win outside of Canada. I do like the up and comers Renown (solid win at Lrl at this distance), Greengrassofyoming (won Gr. 3 at AP, kept solid company in last pair and gets class break) and Camp Creek (longshot but did win at this distance in Breeders Stakes and curious to see how he runs outside of Woodbine. Worth a look at 15-1 ml odds).
I'd add Renown and box them.
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