- Profit Line represents Steve Matthews’ judgment of the horse’s chances of winning based on post time odds. Horses should only be played to win or used in exotic wagers if they meet or exceed their profit line.
1. Finnick the Fierce
A 50-1 long shot that’s slow on final numbers and has to overcome the rail and a 56-day layoff. On the plus side, he’s fired two 5-furlong bullets at the Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington. Everything in horse racing is about price; even at 100-1, Finnick the Fierce would still be too short.
Morning Line: 50-1. Profit Line: 150-1.
2. Max Player
Max Player makes his first start since moving to the Steve Asmussen barn after making a big forward move on the numbers when third in the Travers last time. The son of Honor Code has drilled three times since that effort, can handle the 10-furlong distance and