Today begins a nice long holiday weekend of racing. I am going to keep it simple today with an average bet size. Its a tough sequence that could pay handsomely if I connect!
In the first leg race #5 I like the #1 NiceGirlsFinishLast with Bejarano on board. Her first start on turf in the last was a good second place finish. #3 Egyptian Empire has two seconds on turf at Golden Gate and here. She goes longer today hoping for the win. I am also going to use the #5 Purple Rose with Smith on board. Her last race at Golden Gate she finished second ahead of two next-out winners. I am not using the favorite #7 Loufoque who has not raced since August because she may need a race. She likes this track however with two seconds so use if you want more coverage.
Second in his last two starts with early speed the #6 Tiz All That in Race #6 may have what it takes to win it today. I’m also going to use #11 GuyFromTheSkyFive from the Hess/Desormeaux tandem. Guy also has a case of seconditus with three seconds in five starts but today may be the day for a trip to the winners circle.
In race #7 I am going with Talamo on #3 Harlington’s Rose and the #5 Clearly Confused. Harlington is dropping back to a level she won at in December after a third place finish here on January 19th. #4 Clearly Confused LOVES this dirt track with 5 wins and 3 seconds from 11 starts. Not over thinking this leg – two horses only!
In the final leg I am going to go with three horses, the #1 Tosheen, #3 Friendswith K Mill and # 8 MonSieure Power. #1 is a front running dropper who I debated singling in the race save for the fact I like two others and its the downhill course. #3 Friends is also dropping in class in his comeback race. He raced against some strong horses last year and may be too good for these. My price horse in this leg is the Irish horse #8 who makes it to the money 50% of the time and Mike Smith rides. I have purposefully stayed away from a few of my other favorite horses in this race for one reason – they are going up in class.
Today’s bet will cost $18
Good luck today!