Ladies and Gentlemen, the breakdown of this race's favorites is as follows:
Bitsy and Mrizza have the pedigree. They both scored 170 or above on the real deal last time around, proving they can come through when it counts. Bitsy has the edge in this instance with her higher score.
Lena has mad raw potential, popping out high 170's and 180's like a sweat-shop assembly line. He is easily a favorite in this race as well due to his unnerving degree of natural aptitude. But, there are concerns with his game-day performance. His party has stressed that this issue has been addressed, but only time will tell for certain. His score history prevents us from calling him the outright favorite.
Chad is a dark horse pick. He has busted off some legit PT scores recently, and seems to be peaking at the right time. He has put in oodles of effort, and no one can fault him for not preparing like a champion. Plus he is Asian, so he is inherently smarter than the rest of us; trust me, i'm an authority on this.
U4E2 is a solid pick. She has demonstrated the ability to murder her PTs, but there have been recent concerns raised in her camp about her emotional stability in the lead-up to the big day. Clearly an issue of (misplaced) shaken confidence. She might be a late withdrawal from the race. Only time will tell.
Pretenders to the Throne:
Panda, Alorain, Worm, Ened, Hawk, and the rest:
This group has shown flashes of brilliance, but either too little can be inferred about their capabilities (Panda), or their recent PTs have not been as dominating as the 4 highlighted favorites referenced above. An upset by one of these contestants is possible, but unlikely.