by Al Cimaglia
March 14, 2021
Tonight, Rosecroft Raceway has 14-races set to go with a 7:15 EST post time. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 9 and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
5-Southwind Terror (6-1)-Should like the company and draws well. Foster is back between the pipes and he should be able to work a smooth trip. The pace could be lively and that will help. Looking for a big try at a square price.
7-Cool Casper (3-1)-Benefitted from a jewel of a trip to take a picture in last but did show enough gate speed to get the pocket trip. Morgan could try to follow the same script and it could work again.
9-Versado (5/2)-Berry takes the lines and he has had success in the past with this 14-year-old. Could leave to get a good seat and then look to roll down the lane.
3-Uncle Coz (5/2)-Willing to respect chances and likely will be bet because Coz was blocked on the pylons and didn't shake loose until late in last. Probably won't offer any value and at this level will need a top effort to hit the wire first.
5-All Gold (3-1)-Steps-up but draws well and has hit the board in 4 of 5 races here with 2 wins. Morgan takes a seat, and he should find some live cover. Could make it 2 straight with the right trip.
6-PL Hoodhearted (9/2)-Steps-up after a nice win and now loses Plante but Moyer has taken pictures with this 10-year-old. Has won 3 of 6 starts in 2021 and could get a similar trip and roll off cover to pop at a solid price.
3-Hickory Aloha (5/2)-Nine-year-old may have lost his will to win but this is wake-up spot. Should be in the pocket or on the engine. At this class Ofutt will likely look to get the point, if he can steal a quarter it should lead to an overdue win.
7-Mittnite Delight (7/2)-Odds-on chalk last week could not catch the winner and now steps-up. That was one of the better recent efforts and the price will be more appealing here. The last win for this 5-year-old came on 11-1 with Foster in the bike at this level.
2-Son Of A Lynx (9/2)-Beaten favorite should be put in play early and can get a better trip. Should offer a fair price in a race without a standout.
4-Wheres My Money (10-1)-Has had excuses in last 2 when stepped up to face better and should offer a big price. Could get sucked around and stay close enough to make one well-timed move to surprise.
6-Rock Smart (5/2)-Comes off 2 good efforts and draws well. Looks like the one to beat with a decent trip but is only 3 for the last 25 and has only 1 win at RcR in 10 tries. Plante could try to control the race and set a reasonable pace.
Race 9) 5,7,9
Race 10) 3,5,6
Race 11) 3,7
Race 12) 2,4,6
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $0.50
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