by Al Cimaglia
October 24, 2020
Tonight, Hoosier Park will have 14 races set to go with the headliners being Breeder Crown eliminations. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 3 and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Colin N Down (15-1)-Looking for a price in this race and leaving the program chalk #4 off my ticket. A brisk pace seems likely. Could stay inside and roll late with a fast last quarter.
3-LA Rockin Sampson (15-1)-Similar to #2 and my guess is this 4-year-old might be headed down to Pompano soon. Looking for Plano to work and efficient trip and be there at the wire at long odds.
6-Gold Star Lambeau (5-1)-Started from the rail in last 2 starts and couldn't make up ground down the lane. Looking for a better effort by coming off cover rather than skimming the rail. If pace is hot Bates could be passing foes late.
9-Bay Rum (4-1)-This 7-year-old was in another zip code at the half last week and smoked the 2nd half in .54 to take a picture. Looking for #10 to leave and for a hot pace, which should mean Tetrick will be in the hunt at the wire.
2-Cajun Lightning (3-1)-Winner of 2 straight at this class has made it look easy. Meets some new foes in the 5-6-7 but looks too good to not respect chances for a 3-peat.
6-Rockinbeach (5/2)-Steps up after a sharp overdue win from the 2nd tier after being off for 15 days. Team Wrenn can keep them good for a while so, will look for another big try.
1-Cattlewash (5-1)-Competitive colt likes to race near the top of the stack and should be on the engine or in the pocket behind #8. Burke trainee looks like a major threat and could be a square price.
6-Capt Midnight (5/2)-Raced well at the Red Mile but was runner up to Party Girl Hill and Warrawee Vital and neither are part of this crew. Alanga trainee should be right there at the wire.
8-No Lou Zing (4-1)-Lou has an advantage over others as he won here in 149.2 on 9/25. Only #3 has a race on this surface. The top 5 finishers make the final, Lou could win this if dialed on high. But how hard will he be used from this post?
5-Checks On The Way (7/2)-Seven-time winner in 10 starts at HoP fits with this group. Tetrick will be out and going and looks like a big threat.
7-Eyespywithmylileyen (3-1)-This mare is 10 for 11 this year and is 4 of 5 at HoP. Has come off the bench with 2 straight wins and best to not overlook here.
8-Miss You N (5/2)-Ohio invader comes off 2 sharp wins and has taken 4 pictures in last 6 starts. Has the gate speed to get the top and Dunn can put in play early on.
Race 3) 2,3,6,9
Race 4) 2,6
Race 5) 1,6,8
Race 6) 5,7,8
Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $0.50
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