by Al Cimaglia
March 7, 2020
Late Pick 4 begins in Race 6. That sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Dash Around (9-1)-Even effort in 1st start off a lay-off but did have a 56.3 last half. Team Farley entry has had some success here in the past and looks to be worth a swing at a price from the inside.
3-Tappin Outamessage (3-1)-Risky play comes off 3 straight breaks but did requalify well. Can beat this field if minds manners.
5-Downyn Shark (3-1)-Wilfong gets the nod to steer the stronger of 2-Sheehan entries. Does take a good step up but comes off two nice wins and has a shot for 3 straight pictures. Using instead of some dropping that aren't in great form.
2-Sports Hero (3-1)-Big try in last after droppping to this level for hot barn. Lightly raced 4-year-old is in a spot to capture first win since 2017.
4-Lakeside Buddy (2-1)-Doesn't win often but that's the case with most of this field. Has been trying hard and is Oosting's choice over the #7.
6-Stealing Credit (4-1)-Makes 2nd start off the bench and had a 56.1 back half last week. Franco takes a spin and looks ready to be a player this evening.
4-My Kind of Dance (9/2)-Comes off a nice effort but does miss a start. Leonard sticks and this mare like the track. Makes 3rd Haw start and should be in the hunt from start to finish.
6-Rushing Reba (6-1)-Warren took advantage of a great trip and snagged top honors. Might be a better price because some will dismiss off a perfect trip. Better to respect chances for a repeat over similar foes.
10-Queens N Tens (12-1)-Back down to the same level of recent succes and because of the post draw should be a decent price. Post may not matter too much, should be able to grind around and can roll off cover.
1-Be Magical (9/2)-Has raced well since coming off the bench and barn has heated up. Likes to race upfront and drawing the rail might be enough to take 2nd picture of 2020.
3-Joe Joes Violet (9/2)-Beaten chalk in last 3 is Leonard's choice over #5. This looks like a spot to make amends and should get a smoother trip tonight.
10-Loussolatire (25-1)-Makes 4th start off the bench and might be ready for an aggressive steer. Post makes the price, was caught inside down the lane and looks to be worth a swing. Needs an alert start and a good steer by Franco.
Race 6) 2,3,5
Race 7) 2,4,6
Race 8) 4,6,10
Race 9) 1,3,10
Total Ticket Cost) $40.50 for $0.50
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