#5 POCKET HANK has the look of a live first time starter, racing for Mike Stidham who wins with about 20% of his first time starters. He’s been working forwardly in the mornings, gets James Graham aboard and is well bred for the turf. #6 PACIFIC STAR is another live looking first timer in here. He was entered in a race carded for these same conditions on November 29th that was run over the main track due to the weather. He scratched out of that race and has since had four works including a 6 furlong work on December 15th. #8 PERSIAN has the experience edge in here as he makes his 7th lifetime start and tries the grass for the first time after a series of 3rd place finishes over the main track at CD and Saratoga.