by Al Cimaglia
December 2, 2018
It's show time at Rosecroft Raceway this evening as its signature race of the year, the $100,000 Potomac Pace is set to roll in Race 10. Leading trainer Ron Burke sends out morning line favorite #4-Fillibuster Hanover and #8-Rockin Ron in tonight's main event. Burke, who won the Potomac with All Bets Off in 2016 is looking to return to the winner's circle and has a big shot with Fillibuster Hanover.
Xpressbet account holders who bet $50 on the Potomac Pace card will receive a $10 bonus. Bonus credits will be deposited into registered customer accounts by 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 5th. Show wagering is excluded from this promotion.
On Saturday at the Big M the posted 0.50 Pick 4 ticket for $48 hit for a $820 payout. Hopefully things connect again with the Pick 5 tonight that has only a 12% takeout.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track for the 0.50 Pick 5 which includes the Potomac Pace.
1-Yankee Artillery-Drops to a spot to shine, should be a major player from this post.
2-BP Burner-Will toss last, was off 21 days, gets a ++ driver change and can surprise at a square price.
7-Capital Builder-Drops, fits and knows how to win. Kakaley should have this 11-time winner in 2018 in the hunt.
9-Outstand Forever-Also drops out of Open 1, capable of winning if D. Miller can work a trip from the outside.
2-Roctavius-Kakaley picks up another live drive and could put on an aggressive steer for an overdue win.
3-Sams Triple Crown-Likes to win and should be dangerous with a decent trip.
6-All The Cookies-Got on the engine and didn't look back in last, has the gate speed to get the top again.
7-Slick Tony-On paper the one to beat, the class of the field, but will need a trip from this post.
1-Dealt A Winner-A big threat from this post, but it could be a matter of pace if #4 gets the top.
4-Filibuster Hanover-Rates an edge on this oval and has the gate speed to get on the engine and stay in control.
1-White Rolls-Infrequent winner in '18 but does well at this track and should like the company.
3-Toms Tornado-Honest horse steps up and if Foster finds live cover, 6-year old can pop at nice odds.
4-Atomic Art-Will respect odds on favorite in last start, who was caught by #3 after a 2-hole trip.
Race 7) 1,2
Race 8) 7,9
Race 9) 2,3,6,7
Race 10) 1,4
Race 11) 1,3,4
Total Ticket Cost = $48 for $0.50
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