04/25/2014 9:20AM

Litfin's preview: Beyers point out Dawly


Dropping out of a respectable fourth in the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes, Dawly is the one to beat in the $71,000 optional-claiming feature (race 8) with third-level allowance conditions. Not that Dawly needs any help after three consecutive 95-plus Beyer Speed Figures, but he is part of a Rudy Rodriguez-trained entry with North Ocean, who steps up a notch while seeking his third straight victory.