TODAY’S BEST (Dec. 30, 2010, Santa Anita)

Freshened since October but training like he’s fit and ready, the Peter Miller-trained gelding has the ideal style for this extended sprint distance and seems primed for another winning effort. He has enough tactical speed to be within striking range throughout and Gomez should have him along in plenty of time. At 2-1 on the morning line and likely to go lower, Offlee Wild Boys probably won’t offer a whole lot of value in the straight pool but remains a logical rolling exotic single.

Genuine and consistent and never sharper for Machowsky, this veteran gelding lands the cozy outside post in this seven furlong sprint and should draft into a perfect pace prompting or stalking position. He achieved a career top speed figure in his most recent win, has trained in exceptional manner since and should be set for another forward move today. In a race lacking in intense speed, Flores has all the options and may take command early if the situation allows. At 7/2 on the morning line, Earnednevergiven offers excellent value both as a straight play and as a rolling exotic single.