We got great entertainment from our cheap ticket yesterday and our expanded ticket made it to 3/4. Today we have the $500k Guarantee and yet again another tough sequence to navigate with two downhill turf races! Today’s sequence is one where you could make a lot of selections or go small. I have chosen to go small. Good luck to us!
The favorite in the 1st leg #1 Holiday maker broke slow in her last and still won stamping her as a selection in this pick 4. Bejarano rides and Holiday’s best races have been with him on board. #6 Where Is My Mind was third in the race won by Holiday and won her December race. A fast work last week for this frontrunner who has potential for a gate to wire victory means I must use as well. You could also use the #2 City Ride and #7 Cruisingtheharbour if you want more of a spread here.
In race #7 on the downhill course #6 Boat Drinks is a logical morning line favorite. She got swallowed up in the stretch by a horse racing from last to come in second in her debut. She should be fitter today and hold on for the win. #8 Entrechat also missed by a neck in her downhill race and is a must use as well in any bet. A good workout last week adds to the attraction. #12 Avenge with Stevens on board is a possibility in her as well. She runs on turf today and is a daughter of War Front who dominated on turf.
In race 8 we have two fillies who dominated in their last race, #2 Thegirlinthatsong and the #6 Warrens Veneda. Bejarano is on #2 but is carrying 5 extra pounds which could be a difference maker at this mile and a sixteenth distance. Warren has fast works since her last win as well. I feel good going with only these two here.
In the final leg today we have #2 Bobbi Grace who won IMPRESSIVELY in her last on the downhill course. She zoomed to victory under a hand ride from Gary Stevens who got his 5,000 win this week. She is moving up in class today to the $75k level making it a tough choice whether to single. This seems like an all Irish race today with three first time starters from Europe. The Irish/UK angle has not been as solid as it once was but in today’s race it seems as though one of these horses will take it if the Bobbi can’t. #11 Spirit Of Xian was a sprinter in Europe racing mostly 5 furlong and 6 furlong events with a couple of wins. #12 Sister Of Mercy did her racing at the 7 furlong distance. #4 Havanna Belle has Bejarano riding so you know that means a lower price than one would expect.
Today’s bet will cost $16
If you decide to single #11 in the last this bet will cost $12 with extra coverage earlier
Good luck today!