#2 TEAM COLORS (8-1) wants firm turf and might like this distance. He caught firm footing only three times in his last ten outings and he ran well in each of those. He also has a touch of class. He was 2nd in the English Channel and Tropical Park Derby in 2016, and he landed the place in the Skip Away (G3) in 2016. Last year, he was 3rd in the River City Handicap (G3).
#4 Bigger Picture (4-5) shoots for the hat trick in this race and might get it. The eight-year-old gelding ran well without winning in his last three graded turf marathon starts and is better than these on his best day.
#2 to win
Exacta Box 2-4
Jan. 1 - CARIBOU CLUB ($8.60), Exacta ($9.90)
Jan. 2 - Cambier Parc/Cap de Creus Exacta ($18.20), Trifecta ($26.95)
Jan. 6 - FIERY OPAL ($13.80), Exacta ($89.50)
Jan. 7 - BOW TOWN CAT ($4.60)
Jan. 11 - Sutro/Confidentially/Decorating Trifecta ($23.70)
Jan. 12 - HONOR UP ($7.10)
Jan. 15 - Wise Curlin/One Stop Shop/Libertarian Trifecta ($9.20)
Jan. 19 - WIN WIN WIN ($5.20)
Jan. 20 - FOREVER LIESL ($6.10), Exacta ($7.10)