by Al Cimaglia
April 8, 2022
Hoosier Park has a 13-race program set for this evening. The feature goes in Race 9 an Open Pace with a $22,000 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 10, and the sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Rocking Retirement (9/2)-Has a perfect 1-1 record at HoP and this will be the 1st start of the meet for this MVR invader. Should fit well with this crew and Miller can have in play early on.
6-Armbro Arya (3-1)-Finished 3rd to better in the 1st start last week and came the back half in 55.3. Widger sticks on #2 and Tetrick should handle the assignment. Looks like a major player and it could be picture time in the 2nd local try.
3-Odds On Hong Kong (4-1)-Had a successful debut at Hoosier on 3-31 and team Wrenn can keep this sophomore rolling.
6-Luchbewithalex (7/2)-This Rideout trainee put in a flat line in last and that was his 1st race since 10-20. Should be tighter tonight and fits well with this group.
8-Caption This (5/2)-Even effort in last and came out of the same race as #6. Should relish the company and has hit the board in 3 of 5 at HoP with 2 pictures.
4-General Dolan (7/2)-Winner of 2 straight and now regular pilot Tetrick makes an appearance. This veteran downed the $75k claimers in last and looks like the one to beat here.
5-Saying Grace N (9/2)-This will be the 1st HoP start since arriving from MVR, De Long will be between the pipes, and he had 3 winners on Thursday. This Cullipher trainee should offer a fair price, likes HoP winning 7 of 24 and this could be a beatable field for the 9-year-old.
2-Straight Up Cool (3-1)-Drops to a spot to shine in a competitive race. Raced from the back in the first 2 starts off the bench and looking for an aggressive steer this time.
3-Odds On Osiris (9/2)-Pompano invader is no stranger to the HoP winner's circle. Looking for a big try in its 3rd local race.
4-This Kit Rocks (7/2)-Won off an efficient trip in last and there is no reason to dismiss chances versus this crew.
6-Saddle Up (4-1)-Had a sharp try in the 1st start since 11-18 and raced the back half in a quick in 55.2. Could be better this time and best to not overlook.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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