The six-horse field in tonight's Graduate Pace at Rosecroft includes three superstars and two others seen as contenders in this second stop of the five-track series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
On The Road Again, who earned $1,751,695 in winning 18 of 26 starts last year; Guts, who won more than $1 million in 1984, and George S., undefeated in his last 13 starts, head the entries.
David Rovine, trainer of George S., says these are "the three most exciting horses in the industry . . ."
Division Street and Famous Cade could challenge.
On The Road Again, 1984 pacer of the year, probably will be the favorite, based on last year's outstanding showing. He has won his only start as a 4-year-old, March 30 at Mohawk in Canada.
On The Road Again, who set records on half-mile tracks last year, drew the No. 4 post and will be driven by Buddy Gilmour.
Guts, with John Hogan driving, is the likely second choice. According to co-owner Stuart Garawitz, Guts, in a workout at Rosecroft Wednesday, paced a 2:01 1/5 mile with a :58 1/5 closing half. Two weeks ago, Guts won the first leg of the Graduate at the Meadowlands in 1:54 2/5.
To be driven by Walter Case Jr. out of the No. 6 hole, George S. is undefeated in nine 1985 starts.
Each leg of the Graduate is worth $40,000 and the final at the Meadowlands carries a $128,000 purse.