by Al Cimaglia
August 23, 2019
The Friday 14-race card at Hoosier Park will feature Indiana Sires Stakes action. Two-year-old colts and gelding pacers will compete in Race 9, Race 11 and Race 12. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 3 and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Alwysbreakinhearts-Claimed for $10k by Rucker barn and back in same class after a win, 8-year-old can stay good.
3-Danza-Steps-up after a sharp win from the 2nd tier, will consider for an encore this evening.
7-Endeavors King-Popular at claiming box, taken right back by Payne stable, looks like a value at 20-1 in the ML.
1-IRA Chief-10-year-old is camera shy now, respecting chances with the drop and rail, Uppal barn has been hot.
4-Always A Fighter-Claimed and showed a big improvement to snag 1st HoP win, Binkley may have found the key.
8-Fritas Shooter-Razor sharp in last 2 after stepping-up after a claim, usually competitive, shouldn't be overlooked.
1-Southwind Scorpion-Beaten odds-on chalk likes a close-up trip, has gate speed and draws the wood, major player.
5-So So Delightful-5/2 favorite has been very sharp in 3 starts since coming off the bench, best to respect again.
2-Shark Play-Faced tough foes so this condition fits, Widger should work a trip and has a big shot at 5-1 in the ML.
4-White Hair Rocks-Beat #2 off a nice trip on 8/7, leads field in '19 earnings, DeLong should keep in the hunt.
9-Ima Real Ladys Man-Best to not overlook 3-1 chalk, barn is hot but Oosting needs to work a trip from 9-hole.
Race 3) 2,3,7
Race 4) 1,4,8
Race 5) 1,5
Race 6) 2,4,9
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $0.50
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