by Frank Carulli
January 14, 2021
January 15, 2021
LEG A // LAUREL PARK // RACE 8 (3:55PM ET)
SCAMPER ALONG romped after three rivals stopped and another broke slowly; however, the winning time was only 2/5 slower than a $5,000/nw4 race for boys earlier on the Penn National card. She also projects a good stalking trip with STEP BY STEP and SEVILLA SANGRIA to help set her up for a repeat score. SCAMPER ALONG could be a Stronach 5 solo play to reduce the ticket cost, but COUGAR VISION is worth considering as a value play after a 5-wide trip as the beaten favorite off a three-month layoff.
LEG B // GULFSTREAM PARK // RACE 8 (4:11PM ET)
LEO'S DIAMOND, a first-out winner at Gulfstream for $50,000 a year ago, was compromised by troubled starts in her last two main-track sprint attempts and takes an all-or-nothing type class drop today. LALALI dueled and held third in a long sprint won by Socially Astray, who came back to win by 4 lengths at the non-winners of 3 level. She makes her third start after eight months away and jockey Hector Berrios suits her well.
LEG C // LAUREL PARK // RACE 9 (4:25PM ET)
BALTINGLASS gets Lasix and shows a steady work tab for his debut for a 21-percent barn. UNCLE CECIL drops, gets in light-weighted and adds Lasix for his third start. No one else in the field has finished in the money. GOLDIE'S BOY worked well leading up to his 7F debut but he couldn't keep up with the runaway, 1-to-5 winner.
LEG D // SANTA ANITA PARK // RACE 3 (4:32PM ET)
FAT STACKS made a late run at 2-to-5 winner Master Ryan in a promising 5F debut. LUVLUV lacked stretch kick in turf routes, but he needs an alert start and some pace flow to win as a first-time gelding. LIL RICHARDS BELLO rallied strongly in his lone turf try, dueled in a series of main-track sprints as the beaten favorite since then, now sheds the blinkers.
LEG E // GOLDEN GATE FIELDS // RACE 3 (4:49PM ET)
Go at least 5-deep in this maiden claimer with five first-time starters and sporadic form from those that have run.
$1 STRONACH 5 TICKET:
Leg A: 1, 7
Leg B: 5, 10
Leg C: 4, 7, 9
Leg D: 4, 5, 10
Leg E: 4, 5, 9, 11, 12
TOTAL COST: $180