It indeed was a hard pick 4 yesterday as you can see from the huge Pick 6 carryover of $127k! My bonus Pick 5 bet almost came home too with us scoring 4 out of 5 where we lost by a nose to be 2nd and 3rd. This is another tough Pick 4 sequence that could yield another Pick 6 carryover into tomorrow’s holiday card.
In the first leg #5 Brando The Birdman looks like a logical single until you dig a little deeper. Claimed off a $32k win last out he drops to $20k. Rather unusual. Drop for the win money? Drop cause something is wrong? Too many ifs to single so I will also use #6 Ranulf. He really likes this track with 2 wins from 5 starts and is a late closer that could grab this in the stretch.
In race 7 the hillside course the morning line favorite has Talamo riding, the #7 Larry Birdstone. After finishing second two straight on dirt he ran 4th on turf and now drops. #11 Ultra Sharp is moving down in class today after running 4th. The Desormeaux brothers, who have been ice-cold of late bring us #3 Stellar Act. I have backed this guy every time and been disappointed each. He does move down in class and shortens up today and will be gunning down the hillside stretch for the win. I’ll take one more bite from this apple.
A possible single in race 8 is the #6 Rule He Will. He shortens up and will try a gate-to-wire move today to snag the win. I also like #5 Gutsy Ruler who romped to a 4+ length victory last out.
The last race is yet another tough one. The favorite in here is #2 Perfectly Majestic from the Hess barn. Hess and Desormeaux finally got a win yesterday yet Desormeaux does not ride today. He did ride this guys first win. Smith hops on board in what appears to be musical chairs jockey for this horse so I am going to have to look elsewhere and not use the favorite here (my dad rolls his eyes). Instead I am going to use #3 Architop with red-hot Prat who now gets a win or two every day now. Architop just missed in his last out. Prat and Mandella are 2 for 4 in the last two weeks and winning 31% overall. I will also use #10 Seve’s Road from the hottest barn right now, D’Amato. Bejarano rides and Seve’s is moving up in class from a second last out. Actually given how cheap my ticket is today I am going to use the favorite now!
My ticket will cost $18
My Best Bet Sunday Rules yesterday did the job romping home to victory. Today my Best Bet is in race 3, Ashleyluvssugar. He has won 2 of 3 and Finnegans Wake who ran second in that last race returned to win.
Here is another bonus Pick 5 today that costs $36.
All (you could single the #3 but I don’t trust the back story)