by Al Cimaglia
April 18, 2019
Tonight, Hoosier Park has a 14-race card set to roll with the feature coming in Race 10, a Fillies and Mares Open Pace with a $20,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence starts in Race 3, it has a $10,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The drivers with the hottest hands on Wednesday in Anderson were John De Long and Trace Tetrick, both with three wins. The top conditioner on the card was Charles Stewart with two pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Camturo Rock-9/5 ML chalk drops in for a $6,500 tag, appears a cut above the rest and 7-year-old likes the track. If you
are looking for a price underneath, the #1 is interesting at 20-1 in the ML.
1-Billy Nine Toes-Won last with Tetrick, steps up but has speed and could take another picture with a good trip.
4-So So Delightful-Winner of 2 straight faces tougher but Stewart barn has been hot and should be bet hard again.
6-Special Luke-Miller's choice raced well after a break in previous, should offer a nice price, in play if mind manners.
1-Gorgeous Ranay-Will try a few in here to shoot against chalk, Widger can keep in striking range in HoP 2019 debut.
5-Rockinbythebeach-May need a race but tune-ups were fine, likes the track and could offer a square price.
7-Dojea Rita-5/2 ML favorite is sharp and should be able to get the top without much trouble.
8-From Me To You-Money showed in 1st start at HoP but fell a length short, best to respect connections.
1-Special Sauce-Raced well from the 8-hole at 30-1, now draws the wood and Oosting should keep in play.
3-Iconic Velocity-Strapped with 9-10 hole in 1st two starts off the bench, time to wake up at 9-1 in the ML.
8-Sher's Speedyshark-ML chalk is 2-2 this year, but post doesn't help, and pace should be quicker than a 56.4 half.
0.50 Pick 4
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