by Al Cimaglia
April 11, 2019
Hoosier Park has an 11-race card set to go with the first post at 6:30 EST. The Hi-5 rolls in Race 12, it has a 0.20 minimum wager with a $10,000 guaranteed pool and a 12% takeout. The 0.50 Pick 4 will be my focus. That sequence starts in Race 3 and it also has a $10,000 guaranteed pool.
The drivers with the hottest hands at Hoosier last night were Andy Shetler and John De Long, each with two wins. There wasn't a trainer on the 11-race card with more than one trip to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Rock My Ten-Price shot knows how to win, could be handled more aggressively tonight and be kept in striking range.
4-Billy Nine Toes-1st start at HoP but Tetrick knows well, has the speed to take a picture.
5-Always A Fiji-Came from the clouds, had a 55.4 last half to snag a win as chalk, a major player again, will be bet hard.
2-Madelines Craycray-Slow starter should be tighter after a good try in season debut. Could be the time to break maiden.
3-Incredible Show-Another who was far back early but rallied, filly could get a close-up trip and be in position to rally late.
6-BB's Rockin Image-Fine try from 7-hole in HoP season debut to finish 2nd. 9/5 ML chalk looks like a major player.
2-Putnams Attack-Camera shy but some money showed in 1st HoP start, gets post relief and this isn't a winning bunch.
4-Wildcat Bobby-Drops and will look to play instead of ML chalks, this looks like a spot get 2nd picture of 2019.
5-Schwartz Bros Tony-Was too far back in last when dropped to this class, looking for better in 3rd start of the year.
2-Glorious Nite-Odds-on chalk broke in last on a sloppy track, 4-yr-old will be bet hard again and can make amends.
3-Cleo Patrick-Had 2 qualifiers on Lasix and now makes season debut for Gaskin barn, will respect lightly raced filly.
4-Always By Grace-In a better spot tonight, came the back half in 56.1, best to not overlook Team Macomber trainee.
0.50 Pick 4
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