by Al Cimaglia
May 13, 2022
Hoosier Park has an 11-race card set for this evening. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 11, and the sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Rockin Speed (8-1)-This will be the 3rd barn change this year and the previous 2 conditioners are usually successful. Joins the Essig stable now, but this is the softest spot of the year and his hit the board in 23 of 46 here with 6 wins.
2-Seeing Eye Single (9/2)-This is the 3rd start in the Burke barn for this Pompano shipper. Drops to a more comfortable level and it's best to not overlook.
9-Goldies's Legacy (9/5)-Cullipher trainee has been facing tough foes at the Big M and has won 7 of 31 races at Hoosier. The post draw doesn't help but should enjoy the company.
5-Sea Of Life (3-1)-Paced evenly versus better in the 1st start since 8-27 and now drops to a more competitive level. Will use with a race at the track and that could be the difference to come out on top.
7-Palomar (5/2)-Should make the most of this drop as the foes out East were a more difficult challenge. Can't completely trust with a 1-12 record this year but this could be a wake-up call.
4-Americanprimetime (5/2)-The Rucker barn is 0-18 the past 30 days and this 10-year-old drops again. Not loving the low price but could beat this crew with a top try.
5-Serious Miki (2-1)-Miki likes to win and willing to excuse the break in last on a sloppy track. Putnam should have this 4-year-old racing near the top of the stack and looks like the one to beat.
8-Bet Ninteen (6-1)-Was used hard from the 9-hole in the slop to get on the point off the gate versus this kind last week. Did hang in there and deserves respect. Loses De Long to #9 and that should help the price.
3-Colin N Down (9/2)-Claimed in last by a cold barn but may have dropped into a winning spot. This isn't a tough bunch and has hit the board in 19 of 49 at HoP with 8 wins. Should like facing this group instead of $20k claimers.
5-Pine Master (6-1)-This MVR shipper makes the 3rd start since coming off the bench and might be ready to fire its best shot. Will use instead of #10 the ML chalk who had no excuse in last. Faded hard down the lane and has been off almost a month.
7-Great Image (4-1)-Tossing last in the slop, off-track record is 1-19. Team Tetrick entry appears to be racing himself into shape and could be sitting on a big try.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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