by Al Cimaglia
September 17, 2021
The headliners on the 14-race card at Hoosier Park are two-and three-year-old colts and geldings battling in Indiana Sires Stakes action. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 11, and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Brookview Bullet (6-1)-Burke trainee gets the services of Widger tonight and he has taken 2 pictures this year with this 3-year-old. Faded after being used hard from the 8 hole in last but was off 2 weeks before that start.
7-Rogers Image (2-1)-Rogers 4 race win streak came to a halt in last but the trip wasn't the best and only missed by a little more than a length. Winner of 6 of 23 at HoP and 5 of 15 this year should be in the hunt. Has won 4 of 6 since starting Lasix.
10-T's Raider II (4-1)-Has shown the ability to win from post 10 but needs a big try to take a picture at this level. The price should be fair, plus #1 and #2 do have some gate speed so Tetrick could work a trip and get a decent seat off the gate.
3-Big Law (8/5)-Two race win streak was snapped in last when this gelding ran into a 149.2 winner and finished 2nd. Still raced in 150.3 with a 26.4 last quarter and will be tough to beat if dialed on high.
8-The Longest Yard (8-1)-Broke very slowly in last and had no chance being 16 lengths behind at the half. With an alert start Oosting should have this Erv Miller pupil close to the lead turning for the wire. Was beaten by #3 on 8-27 by only 1 1/4 lengths over a sloppy track. This barn has posted 23% winners over the past 30 days and the price should be right to use.
3-Family Recipe (8/5)-Team Miller entry has been cashing checks versus better and now drops to a spot to shine. This will be the 2nd start off the bench and could wire this crew with a top effort.
2-Nick's Monster (5-1)-With this post draw Nick has a punchers chance and did roll home in 53.4 in last. Krueger could get a close-up seat and be in striking range down the lane. Might be a trip out winner at a solid price.
4-Ike's Panther (8/5)-Come off a rough trip and the last 2 starts have been versus tough foes. Tetrick will be in the bike and that's a plus. Should enjoy the company and looks like the main player.
Race 11) 3,7,10
Race 12) 3,8
Race 13) 3
Race 14) 2,4
Total Ticket Cost) = $6 for $0.50
Check me out on Twitter!