'TDN Rising Star' Sun Path (Munnings) looks to rebound from an off-the-board finish as the favorite in the Silverbulletday S. last time out in Saturday's GIII Honeybee S. at Oaklawn. Graduating at second asking at Churchill Downs Nov. 8, the chestnut dominated by 12 3/4 lengths next out in a two-turn allowance at Fair Grounds Dec. 18. The Juddmonte homebred was heavily favored next out in that venue's Silverbulletday Jan. 16, but tired to fourth.
Will's Secret (Will Take Charge) took some time to come around, but may be hitting her best stride at the right time. Graduating at fourth asking in off-the-turf event going a route of ground at Fair Grounds Dec. 20, the dark bay romped by 5 1/4 lengths in a muddy renewal of Oaklawn's Martha Washington S. Jan.30.
Ken McPeek saddles an intriguing contender in Oliviaofthedesert (Bernardini). Third to the re-opposing Coach (Commissioner) in the Rags to Riches S. at Churchill Oct. 25, the gray captured an optional claimer at Churchill Nov. 28 and came from off the pace to take the Trapeze S. at Remington Dec. 18.