April 25, 2019
Hoosier Park has 14-races scheduled tonight. The feature comes in Race 9, a Fillies and Mares Open Pace with a $20,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 3, it has a $10,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Gertie's Gordy-Steps-up after a perfect trip win but the 26.4 kicker in the slop causes me to use.
2-Mr Bigly-Broke maiden last week in first start at HoP, will respect chances for an encore.
6-Skyway Ballistic-Was staked last year and now makes 4th start of '19 and 3rd on Lasix, will swing for a price.
7-Waymore-Rolled home with a 55.2 last 1/2, misses a start but barn has done well, could pop at a square price.
1-Del Rio Seelster-Drew off by 5 lengths and claimed, Widger takes a seat, steps-up but the rail can help chances.
2-Ally-Con-12-year-old started year with a win and equalled 2018 total, could stay good and take another photo.
3-Rock N Fantasy-Never been same since claimed for $15k on 10/4, but will respect Smith-Oosting combo here.
4-Nigel Tufnel-Has been leaving but in 3rd start of year, with speed inside, may duck and roll late at nice odds.
1-Shewon'tdaliaround-56.3 back half in the slop in 2nd start of year, now meets a soft bunch and best to respect.
3-Dontcloseyoureyes-Drops from $8k claimers, camera shy but could trip out, as I try to beat the ML chalk #5.
1-Sage Ivy-Came off the bench sharp as a tack with a 1.53.4 win in the slop, looks like a player if minds manners.
3-Kinda Like Kori-Came out ready to start this year too, draws well, a dry track helps, could be sitting on a big try.
6-Afraid Not Hanover-Made it look easy in the slop for 3rd win in 4 tries in 2019, looks like a major threat.
0.50 Pick 4
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