Morning rain totally jacked up the card yesterday sending all the turf races to dirt and the ensuing scratches made it an impossible card. We have 3 turf races today so hopefully we don’t see them moved. If they are and we have scratches I am not making any changes. This is a very tough card today. Keep it tight!
Pick 4 I need a single is race 8 Avanti Bello who gets win rider Prat back after the second last out. Prior when Prat rode it was a win. The race before he did not. The race before that Prat rode to a win. Prat back on means business and they are risking for a tag today. O’Neill is 26% beaten favorite and this horse has the top speed in here. Single for me.
Pick 5 I need a single is in race – none today
Longshots of the Day:
Race 4: Weekly Call, tries turf and drops in class for O’Neill and there is turf in the bloodlines. Trainer is 30%moving from maiden to maiden claiming so when this trainer risks a horse he expects to get the purse money too. This is the kind of horse Bejarano is winning on lately
Race 7: Samandah, debuts for a trainer who is winless in this category but she cost a lot of money and Franco legs up and he is 29% for this trainer. This race is wide open with the jockets being the only angle we really have to handicap
Race 9: Denman’s Call, Bejarano rides for O’Neill and lately he is starting to get a win a day. They try turf today for a horse that was racing G1 and G2 races at Del Mar in August, poorly I might add. 12-1 or more Hillside price I am willing to take a shot for a big price and they are protecting this horse today even with the bad races. Interesting at a big price. Rosario rode this horse at Del Mar just to show you they think there is ability
Today’s Race 6 Late Pick 4 will cost $30 depending on singles with horses listed in preference.
Today’s Early Pick 5 will cost $48 with singles with horses listed in preference
Horses listed in brackets are for added coverage if wanted and for exotics.
For races where I only have one or two selections I usually like to KEY the top choice with the second choice and an outside for trifectas.
When I have three horses selected in a Pick 4 or Pick 5 consider them for Trifecta boxes and for superfecta boxes use the 3 selections with the highest priced horse with good form or top tier jockeys riding, especially if they give a price. Rolling Pick 3 and doubles using selections.
Irish horse racing saying –
“Bíonn grásta Dé idir an dialait agus an talamh.”
“The grace of God is found between the saddle and the ground.”