February 16, 2018
Cal Expo starts the weekend with a 12-race card. The feature is the Jim Grundy Final-Trot which rolls in Race 5, and has an $8,400 purse. The headliner for betting purposes is the 0.20 Pick 4 with a $30,000 guaranteed pool and the sequence begins in Race 8.
On Saturday night at Hawthorne there will be a mandatory payout for the Jackpot Hi-5. The pool is not frozen and the carryover going into tonight is $182,435.50.
Comments and selections below for the Pick 4 are based on a fast track.
1-Dontdoubtthelakers-Not crazy about the 5/2 ML but at this level should be respected.
3-Jazzmanian Devils-Drops into a more comfortable spot and looks like a major threat.
6-Fly Away-Might be cycling back into top form and worth a swing with this crew.
7-Paydaze A Rockin-Steps up after a sharp win in a quick mile, may repeat at a square price.
1-Good Citations-Willing to toss last, looking for a better effort and best could take a picture.
5-Oh Yeah-Fresh horse for Plano qualified well and fits, has the speed if tight enough.
6-Lumberjack Willie-2nd start back for Plested and Wiseman sticks, should be in the hunt.
8-Who Dat Love-Slow pace and bad cover in last but was passing horses in the lane, will use at 6-1 in the ML.
3-Cenalta Artistry-Steps up after a sharp win for high % trainer, best to respect chances for an encore.
4-Rush And A Brush-Faced tough foes this meet, now drops and has a better chance to shine.
6-Kiss On The Lips-Hasn't won in 2 months but gets class and post relief, can beat this crew.
4-Hi Ho Houdini-2nd start off the bench for ML chalk and had an excuse in last, could be sitting on a big try.
7-Elvis Paceley-Interesting play at 15-1 in the ML, drops plus makes 3rd start for Johnson and Kennedy sticks.
0.20 Pick 4
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