by Al Cimaglia
October 12, 2018
It's Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals Night at Hoosier Park. There will be over $2 million in purses up for grabs during the 14-race card. Headlining the program are eight $220,000 races featuring the top two and three-year-old Indiana breds who have accumulated points to qualify for the big night.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 3-(2-year-old filly pacers)-Purse $220,00
5-Glorious Virgin-Winner of >$185k gets Lasix for 2nd time and should be a major player.
3-Rockn Nola-Needs a trip and should be able to get one from here, will use at 10-1 in the ML.
8-Pure Maid-Another price shot who has had excuses, should be rolling late.
Race 4-(3-year-old filly trotters) Purse $220,000
6-Custom Cantab-Has been dominate versus this kind and doesn't have to chase Manchego tonight.
1-Black Mamba As-Should be close to #6 entering the lane, could make some noise late at a square price.
7-Red Rose Swan-Consistent filly should find a spot on the ticket.
Race 7-(2-year-old filly pacers) Purse $220,000
1-Grand Swan-Winner of 8 in 11 starts should be very tough especially from the wood.
2-Measuredperfection-Has a win over #1 and tries Lasix for the 1st time.
5-Kissesforall-Winner of 2 straight should be battling for minor spoils.
Race 8-(3-year-old-filly pacers) Purse $220,000
6-Letme Fly Low-Consistent filly should be a major player and 2nd time Lasix shouldn't hurt chances.
5-Voom Or Bang-Comes off an unusual dull effort but was on an off-track. Expecting better from ML chalk.
3-Dee Rocks-Won with 1st time Lasix in last, should be on the lead or in 2-hole, big shot.
Race 9-(2-year-old-colts and gelding trotters) Purse $220,000
8-Swandre The Giant-9 for 9 at HoP looks to be a clean trip away from a perfect campaign in Indiana.
3-It's A Herbie-Has been chasing #8 much of the summer and should be the same case tonight.
2-Trump This-Will use at 12-1 under #8 and hope he minds manners.
Race 10-(2-year-old colts and geldings pacers) Purse $220,000
10-Ollie's Ztam-Comes off a sharp win, doesn't need to get on the engine by the 1/4 pole, post helps the price.
4-Frontier Telaphras-Can be forwardly placed and should be in the hunt at the wire.
2-Out Loud-Was very consistent all year now gets Lasix for the 1st time.
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