by Al Cimaglia
May 30, 2022
Hoosier Park has a loaded Memorial Day card ready to roll featuring Indiana 3-year-olds battling in Sires Stakes action. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 10, and the sequence will be my focus.
1-Goo Goo Won (5-1)-Came 3rd to a well-meant winner in a 5-18 qualifier. This race may mean more to this 3-year-old than the one below. Using and looking for some value.
5-Always Gonna B You (7/5)-This filly should be the best if dialed on high in its HoP debut. Battled top stakes fillies here last year and deserves respect.
1-The Longest Yard (7/2)-Qualified on 5-18 and sizzled the back half in 54.3 to win by almost 3 lengths. Looks like a main player off both Hoosier qualifiers.
5-Oneshotatthetitle (6-1)-Has been racing well, this will be a test but has 6 HoP races under his belt this season. Should offer a price and the program chalks (1-6-8) are making their 2022 debut.
6-Dalby Hanover (2-1)-Will use this Putnam trainee who should be a main player if dialed on high. This 3-year-old doesn't need to get on the point to win, unlike #8.
1-Always Sugary (9/2)-Qualified well on Lasix and has shown big speed in the previous start on 4-21. Could offer some value and starting from the rail shouldn't hurt.
2-Hugs And Kisses (10-1)-Beat #1 on 4-21 and is worth a swing at this price. Has hit the board in 6 of 9 starts at HoP with 2 wins.
8-Trick Of The Light (6/5)-Likes to race on the point and hasn't had an outside post draw so this will be a challenge. If Tetrick works a sharp steer it could be picture time.
6-Yo Mister (4-1)-Yoder trainee should be in the hunt but needs to mind manners and get a good trip. Chances for a win increase with an honest pace and if #7 needs a start.
7-Ponda Adventure (8/5)-Looks to be the best if dialed on high. Miller trainee has been consistent hitting the board in all 9 starts here with 7 wins. Could be primed for a big 3-year-old season.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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