Another week of racing begins today and the Pick 4 today looks interesting. Whatever it is about odds on favorites in the last few months is crazy in So. Cal racing. You almost hope your horse does not dip that low! Today’s sequence is tough – it will either chalk out or some prices will hit so I am keeping the bet on the small side.
Bejarano rides #10 Woody’s Folly who shortens up and switches back to dirt where he ran second twice in a row, caught in the stretch each time. A fast work last week with the top jock a must use. #4 Architop drops today and Stevens/Mandella are 3 of 5
I’ve used #7 Hennythelovepenny every time she has raced and yet been rewarded. This is the easiest she has faced. Now or never as far as me using her! Bejarano rides the fav #2 Cadet Roni who ran 4th last out after winning 2 weeks prior. Too short a break perhaps. #6 Alyeska was second last out, won prior and finished third in her debut here in June. Gonzalez is 2 for 6 for Walsh.
Race 7 is a mile on turf and need I say who is riding the favorite #7 Misters’s adventure? Dropping off a win for Jerry who wins 27% on this move a single if you need one. #4 West Coast Storm is looking for her 4th win in a row so how do you not use here? First time turf today for Baltas who was on fire here earlier this year.
The last leg today is won by the favorite 24% of the time but a horse priced over 5-1 has won 48% meaning its a good race to hunt for a price. #4 Reinahermosa at 3-1 shows us how open this race is. A fast workout on September 4th was the last work for this horse, a pretty long break. Talamo rides #3 Gusto’s Gal who drops back to her debut level where she ran 3rd. D’Amato sends out a firster today and with no world beaters in here its not crazy to take a shot on at least one. #10 Juju’s Mojo put in a sharp workout here last week.
Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $18 with horses listed in preference
Pick 5 will cost $36
Alt Pick 5 with ALL in Hillside Race 4 costs $22
Best Bet today is in race #2 Ground Rules with Desormeaux riding. He won last out at Del Mar and won his last race here in June. A sharp workout last week too. The money will all flow to #6 Sammy Mandeville who is plunging in class after a poor race 11 days ago. Too quick a turnaround despite the class so I will try to beat!~
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.
Good Luck today!