#8 POUND FOR POUND (9-2) almost stole the Star Guitar Stakes vs. LA-bred dirt route runners at Fair Grounds March 24. Dam has produced five turf winners and today’s rider Thornton guided him to an allowance victory at this distance on dirt at Delta Downs in 2017.
#6 Flying Honeypot (7-2) was part of the exacta in his last six dirt starts (1 win). He was 6th (beaten 2 lengths) in his lone turf outing at this course/distance last year. Dam has produced one turf winner, Smith rides him well, and he will probably stalk the pace.
#9 Extra Credit (9-5) is a 5-time turf winner and is a LA-bred stakes winner on the grass. He is a late threat in a race without much pace.
#2 Imindycatbirdseat (8-1) looked good winning in his first start after the Bourgeois reclaim at one mile on dirt April 17. He finished in the top three in eight of his last ten starts and looks interesting if he handles the surface switch.
#8 to win