ROYAL ALBERT HALL drops from the G1 Pacific Classic into a $32k claiming turf route (nonwinners this year). He actually figures as a contender in this spot. Blinkers on, easier company, the one to beat. CROWN THE KITTEN was claimed from an okay third last out in a similar restricted claiming race. It has been a long while since he won (two years), but he finished in the money in 11 of 17 starts during that time frame. LORD OF CHAOS won twice on this course in 2016, he seems stuck on minor awards this year. He will rally late.