by Al Cimaglia
May 2, 2019
Tonight, Hoosier Park has a 13-race card with the first post scheduled at 6:30 EST. The feature will come in race 10, a Fillies and Mares Open Pace with a $20,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 3. The sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
The drivers with the hottest hands at Hoosier over a sloppy track on Wednesday were Doug Rideout and Trace Tetrick, both had two trips to the winner's circle. There wasn't a trainer with more than one win on the card.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Camturo Rock-Was used aggressively against better, drops and best to respect a return to sharp form.
4-Cowboy Mathis-Off and on 8-yr-old is tough to figure, should be in striking range for an encore with a hot pace.
6-Holdonwe'rerolling-Slow starts have hurt, Seekman takes a spin, could be in the mix with an aggressive steer.
1-Limited Edition-5th start off the bench and last was best effort, could get sucked around and pop at a price.
3-So So Delightful-Winner of 3 straight has been impressive and needs to be included but will look to beat.
7-Hilltop Ginger-Tossing last in slop, likes to win, gets a positive driver change and can score at a square price.
4-Shes Cruising Home-Knows how to win on the fair circuit, will take a swing can break maiden on the big track.
5-Rushing Reba-Missed a start, that's a concern, but if ready has speed and a better post to be there at the wire.
7-Image Cruisingaway-Not sure the 8/5 ML is warranted, still 0-11 but does appear to be a player off last 2 tries.
1-Stelios-If Warren provides a more aggressive steer, should stay up-close and could roll by late at a price.
2-Cardiac Fashion-Got on the engine and a 54.4 half took its toll, will look for better and use at 15-1 in the ML.
10-Medieval Dragon-Drops and should like the company, Tetrick must work a trip but if so 7/5 chalk is a player.
0.50 Pick 4
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