by Al Cimaglia
March 15, 2019
Cal Expo has a 12-race card on tap with the feature coming in Race 4, an Open Pace with a $6,500 purse. The 0.20 Pick 4 sequence rolls in Race 8, it has $30,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Timetoplaythegame-Drops to a better spot and could be sitting on a big try.
3-Major Jesse-Kennedy's choice over #5 made a rare break at start in last, will toss and fits with this crew.
8-Urgointohearmeroar-Was on a terror but drifted wide in last and came 3rd, off 3 weeks but best to respect chalk.
2-Along Came Jane-Slow pace hurt in last, has been racing well and Kennedy's choice could win at a square price.
4-Burn My Villa-Went the last 1/2 in 56.3 in 1st start off the bench, looks like a player.
5-Surprisingly Sweet-11-year-old was off 3 weeks and the beaten chalk was flat, looking for better tonight.
7-Legio X Equestris-Was bet last week in 1st start since 1-5, looks primed for a big effort but has been camera shy.
1-Jenn On The Rocks-Plano's choice over 2 others can make the most of the rail, as I look to beat the ML chalk #4.
3-Miki's Magic Ride-Has been consistently in the hunt and looking for more of the same here.
7-Custards Dungeon-Will take a swing for a square price with high % trainer in 1st start at CalX after a nice qualifier.
2-Camita B And E-Can stick around from the inside and upset with a top effort, this isn't a deep field.
3-Stylemaster-3rd start off the bench and now Plano steers. He has had success with Cole Muffler gelding in past.
5-I'm Blue Too-8/5 ML chalk was bet and beat in last, can top this bunch but will need a complete effort.
Race 8) 1,3,8
Race 9) 2,4,5,7
Race 10) 1,3,7
Race 11) 2,3,5
Total Ticket Cost) $21.60 for $0.20
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