Classic Empire should win in class alone. Won 2 G1 races last year. Needed his first start this year. No horse here has ever won a Grade 3. Yes, there is a grade 2 winner. The Rebel. the horse who finished second is a 9 race maiden, 7 of those races MSW.
Untrapped was 3rd in that race, with no excuse.
I have not verified this myself, but have heard Classic Empire looks thin. Today I was going to bet $20 on Ever So Clever, but decided to not bet it so much, only bet $2 and won $33.60. Ouch I guess, but got something.
This article swayed me to take a chance after the favorites were nowhere last week.