by Al Cimaglia
December 7, 2018
The feature tonight at Cal Expo rolls in Race 8, the Annette Funicello-Glen Holt Pace which has an $8,500 purse. The 0.20 Pick 4 sequence also begins in Race 8, it has a $20,000 guaranteed pool with a 16% takeout and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Glad To Meet Ya-Was bet in last but had a tough journey, will use with Plano from the inside at a square price.
4-Dancer's Fancy-2-1 ML chalk was nipped in last, figures to be in the hunt but should be bet hard.
5-Lookslikewemadeit-Intersting play at 9-1 ML, probably needed last start, should be tighter now and has won here.
8-Lickcreek Speedway-Beat these last week, post draw makes this a bigger challenge but will respect chances.
2-Getter Queen Flush-Makes 3rd CalX start at this level, gets post relief and Plano takes a seat.
5-Misspanderosajones-2-1 ML chalk comes off a win and moves up but should be in the hunt again.
7-Fancy Little Girl-Camera shy Wiseman-Plested entry, has come close and will respect connections.
8-Totally Racy-57.3 back half and was able to get the win. Looks like a player tonight and post helps the price.
2-Cantholdmebackmack-Was off 20 days before last start, Plano sticks and this is a spot for an aggressive try.
3-Timetoplaythegame-Steps up after a sharp win from 9-hole, best to respect chances for an encore.
4-Almost Cut My Hair-Beaten chalk was also off 20 days and like #2, this might be "go" time.
3-Silent Rescue-Doesn't win often but usually tries hard. This is a spot to get sucked around and roll by at a price.
5-Rocket Power-Drew off in 1st start in Smith barn, moves up but this isn't a crew of all-stars, can win again.
8-Camita B And E-Even effort in 1st CalX start, now drops + positive driver change and could blast out and follow #5.
Race 8) 2,4,5,8
Race 9) 2,5,7,8
Race 10) 2,3,4
Race 11) 3,5,8
Total Ticket Cost) $28.80 for $0.20
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