by Al Cimaglia
November 12, 2021
Tonight, the feature at Hoosier Park rolls in Race 11, an Open Pace with a $22,000 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 10, and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Big Chief Arrow (12-1)-Price shot has struggled versus this kind at HoP but comes off 3 good efforts and draws inside. Krueger came keep this 3-year-old in the hunt and be within reach of the leader down the lane.
5-Rockin Sandsave (8-1)-Here is another who has raced better in the last 2 starts and now returns from Dayton. Gets a positive driver change in Casey Leonard who steers for his brother Ross, and should be a solid price.
8-JK Rockin Roll (20-1)-Price shot tries Lasix for the 2nd time and Widger makes his 2nd straight appearance between the pipes. Paced the 2nd half in 56.2 and could be sitting on a big try at long odds.
9-Just Wanna Roll (2-1)-Will probably be a single on many tickets and makes the 1st start for the Essig barn. Looks the part of a morning line chalk so will respect but will lean to others who may get a smoother journey.
6-He'zzz A Wise Sky (4-1)-Has hit the board in 11 of 15 at HoP and has finished 2nd in the last 2 starts after doing the heavy lifting. This is an honest 4-year-old who should be in the hunt for top honors again.
7-Tellmeaboutit (5/2)-Was used early and then stayed inside in last and now makes the 2nd start off of a judges scratch. This Alvin Miller trainee has big gate speed and Oosting could have the pedal down from the word "go".
9-Sonny Weaver N (7/2)-Sizzled the 2nd half in 52.4 to take a picture versus this kind last week. If they go to the half in .54 again, the same could happen. The pace should be lively and will likely need hot fractions to make another trip to the winner's circle.
3-Townline Shady Boy (8/5)-Comes off a win at OakGr in Kentucky and hasn't been in this cheap at HoP this season. There isn't much form in the entire field, and this looks like the winner with a decent trip.
1-Ourrhythmnblues N (9/2)-Has been facing straight Open company and fits better here. Macomber should be within striking range turning for the wire and could be overlooked at the windows.
4-Tivo Hanover (3-1)-Pet Rock 6-year-old beat Open company here in October and fits well with this crew. Gets a positive driver change with De Long taking the lines and he was hot on Thursday. Draws well to get a stalking trip and could close fastest of all.
Race 10) 1,5,8,9
Race 11) 6,7,9
Race 12) 3
Race 13) 1,4
Total Ticket Cost) $12 for $0.50
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