by Frank Carulli
November 7, 2018
Harrah’s Philadelphia, race 3
#3 CASA PALMERA – Race three back points her out, perfectly spotted for score.
#4 TRUEMASS VOLO – Good fit at this level, ran fourth in faster division of split race last week.
#6 THISGUYISONFIRE – Steps up after victory, meets mostly class droppers, will be underlay.
Race Summary: Casa Palmera followed and passed the pocket-sitting favorite three starts back, ran third against better two back and was no threat in a fast heat from post 8 last week. She takes on mostly male rivals but is perfectly spotted as today’s Best Bet.
Harrah’s Philadelphia, race 8
#6 GOOD LIVING – Awakened on class drop, taken to repeat on class hike.
#3 LONDON SEELSTER – Chased 8-5 winner through :55.3 middle half and faded.
#5 ALBERTO CONTADOR N – Discount latest, 43-time winner looms a danger in third start of cycle.
Race Summary: Good Living sustained a first-over rally and ran away from the pocket-sitting favorite in the stretch, earning a playback on the class rise today. Play 6-3 and 6-5 exactas.
Woodbine-Mohawk Park, race 2
#7 ALLERAGE STARGAZER – Awakened last week, can make maximum use of her speed.
#2 STORMONT ROYALTY – Finished third in last pair at this level, could sit pocket trip.
#6 KRIS ME GOODNIGHT – Rallied for a win and two seconds in her last four starts at half-mile oval.
Race Summary: Allerage Stargazer sprinted to a long lead and held on until the closing yards on a sloppy strip. Will she duplicate that 11-1 near upset in her second start off a 2-month layoff is the question? Play 7-2 and 7-6 exactas.