by Al Cimaglia
May 20, 2022
Hoosier Park begins the weekend with a 14-race card. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 11, and the sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Starlit Dandy (4-1)-Beat this kind last week after breaking stride in the previous start. Winner of 2 of the last 3 should be a player if minds manners.
3-Head Games (3-1)-Trotted home with a 56.3 back half but fell short at 3/5. A slow start prevented a 2-race win streak but can make amends with an alert beginning.
4-Northern Rocks (7/2)-This 8-time winner in 2021 woke up last week in the 3rd start off the bench. That was the 1st picture on Lasix and could stay good for another.
1-Street Boy (6-1)-Recent form has been dull but isn't facing $50k and $60k claimers here. Will look for improvement and should be forwardly placed.
3-Palomar (5/2)-Shipped in from M1 and finished a well beaten 4th going off at even money. Should be better tonight but is 0-3 at HoP and might offer little value.
10-Ima Real Ladys Man (9/2)-Is only 1-12 in 2022 and drops to a more competitive level. Bates could follow #1 and race near the top of the stack. That type of trip could lead to a brush down the lane to roll by this crew.
5-Lou's A Pansy (5/2)-Finally gets a decent post draw after starting from post 10 three straight times. This is the 4th start off the bench and could be sitting on a big try.
7-Great Image (2-1)-Rallied with a 54.4 back half to beat 3 from this field in last. This program chalk should be a main threat again.
3-This Kit Rocks (5-1)-Has had trouble beating Caption This (8) as others in this field have. Gets a post draw edge and will take a swing a for a solid price.
6-Brookview Bullet (3-1)-Likes to race near the lead and should be able to follow that plan. DeLong takes the lines, recent form has been good and should be driven aggressively here.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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