by Al Cimaglia
November 20, 2020
Hoosier Park has a 14-race card scheduled for this evening. Tomorrow will be the last night of racing in Anderson until next season. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 3 and it will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands on Thursday was Trace Tetrick with 4 wins. Three conditioners, Tyler George, Louis Quevedo and Lewayne Miller made 2 trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Rose Run Vision (3-1)-Will toss last on a sloppy track and was racing well in previous two starts. Likes to win and should be a player versus this crew.
6-Off To Win (4-1)-Was off more than 2 weeks before last start and faded down the lane. Putnam should be able to find live cover and be there at the wire.
9-Atoritotell (6-1)-This is another who was off more than 2 weeks before last start. Wrenn may look to blast out, could get a close-up seat and roll by down the lane at a square price.
2-Just For Us (5-1)-Won 2 and then returned here, started slowly and did trot the 2nd half in 58.1 but wasn't in the hunt. Starts inside of the chalk and could trip out and surprise for 8th win in 22 starts this year.
5-Bargain Bob (9/5)-Has faced better company but being 9/5 in the morning line says more about the quality of this field than Bobs recent form. Will respect chances but is 0-5 at HoP.
1-Family Recipe (7/2)-On 11/6, took advantage of an efficient trip and captured 7th win in 26 starts at Hoosier. Three-year-old faces older but should be competitive and starting from the rail could help.
4-Sawyer's Desire (3-1)-Burke trainee has banked over $244k. Recent form has slipped but this is a spot for a bounce back effort.
10-Tulhurstsantanna A (9/2)-The 10 hole makes for a better price and should like the company. Looks like a player with a decent trip and has held its own versus Open company.
6-Dave And Dennis (3-1)-Six-year-old gets the services of Widger and has been in the money in 21 of 45 starts at HoP. Hasn't raced since 10/29 but a little time off may help at this time of year.
7-Shadyjake (6-1)-Raced with broken equipment in last start, before that was facing tough foes. Could be put in play early and should be a solid price.
10-Shark Play (8-1)-Makes 2nd start since late August and this is the last shot at a HoP picture for this year. Camera shy 4-year-old is worth a look and the price should be right.
0.50 Pick 4
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