by Al Cimaglia
October 11, 2019
There is a big card set to go tonight at Hoosier Park featuring eight Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals, each with a $270,000 purse.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
6-This Peach Rocks-Taking a swing at this 8-1 shot, thinking Leonard could leave or come off cover. Recent form is sharp and has upset potential.
3-Rockin Nola-Recent form hasn't been as good as earlier in the summer. But best to respect, has been in the money 10 of 12 times at HoP this year.
8-Glorious Virgin-10-1 shot is looking for second win of the year, but comes off a very nice try. Page steers again and might add some juice to the gimmicks.
4-Haylie Ivy-Came off the bench with a nice win from the 8-hole. Team Macomber trainee likes the winner's circle and may finally get some revenge over #3.
3-Grand Swan-8/5 program chalk has been first or second in 9 of 10 starts. Could be the odds-on choice in here and might be a clean trip away from another picture.
2-Measuredperfection-Gingras takes over on this Burke trainee. This is another nice filly, but recent form isn't as good as top two picks.
5-Priceless-Broke stride in two of last three so there is some risk. But with this post draw, can outduel #8 and #9 and notch sixth win in nine starts if minds manners.
9-Foxy Rigger-Winner of 7 of 8 with only loss coming to #5 when she drew the 8-hole. Could get the pocket behind #5, has the gate speed to be put in play early and is a major player.
8-Grace Rocks-Six race win streak was snapped in last but should be in the hunt if Widger works a good trip.
4-Emma Town Bud-Comes off a sharp effort and I'll look for for an upset. Oosting could get a pocket trip behind #8 and finally get some revenge.
8-TJ'S Top Pick-Has been almost perfect winning of 7 of 8 on the season. Talented 2-year-old can take another picture with a smooth journey, but will be bet down hard.
1-Swan In Motion-Best to use underneath in gimmicks, likes to hang around and pick-up checks.
1-Sawyer's Desire-Could be sitting on a big try and Gingras is back in the bike. Probably will be put in play early, could get the top and make every call a winning one.
3-Odds On Osiris-ML chalk looks the part and has been very good this season, but may go off at even money or less.
10-Clever Character-This 2-year-old is tough and can win from off the pace. But the post draw could be too much to overcome with main players drawing inside.
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