by Al Cimaglia
April 4, 2021
Tonight, Cal Expo has a 12-race card scheduled with the 0.20 Pick 4 slated to begin in Race 9. The sequence has a $30,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Marys Pretty Girl (5/2)-This mare is 0-9 this year but has cashed checks versus better recently. Steps-up but fits and last was an improved effort. Could be sitting on a big try in 3rd start after a sick scratch.
6-Roaring Home (4-1)-Plano steers as Svendsen stayed true to Plested but this mare can be in the mix. Needs a trip and should get one from this post and could roll by down the lane.
7-Kiss On The Lips (4-1)-Steps-up after a win and Cutting will take a seat tonight. Has been a consistent player at this level and beat 5 from this crew last week.
2-Contemporay Legend (7/2)-Has battled at different classes, looks like a fit here and this barn is batting 26% over the last 30 days. Cutting has had success in the past and he should have this 7-year-old in play off the gate.
4-Rockinscience (4-1)-Team Plano entry has been facing better and should be a player at this level. Barn has been cold but this 4-year-old has done well at CalX, winning 6 of 17 starts and could offer a square price.
5-Giggle Monster (2-1)-Winner of 3 straight and 9 of 10 this year looks like the one to beat a again. This field doesn't look to be a bigger challenge than last few. But streaks end and did miss a start, so will include others with more value.
1-Hi Fidelity (8-1)-Back in with $4k claimers and that's the level of last win. This was Plano's choice over the Bertrand entry #5 the program chalk. Will take a swing with this price shot in a race with those in best form stepping up.
5-Catchmeinadream (5/2)-This is the 3rd start off the bench and drops in for a tag so will look for a big try. This race could set up better and might have more gas left to finish off the mile.
2-Bombay Hanover (7/2)-Comes off an even effort in the first race at CalX after being off since 2-5. Drops and best to respect, could be tighter and Svendsen should be in striking range at the top of the lane.
3-Impressive Art (8-1)-Tried hard versus straight $8k claimers and couldn't get the top but did race evenly down the lane. Plano steers his own (#4), so Stewart gets the drive and he could get a cozy trip and sneak by late.
4-Ridonkuloso (7/2)-Steps-up after a sharp score from the 9-hole in the first start for the Plano barn. Won't be 25-1 this time but could take another picture with the same kind of effort.
Race 9) 4,6,7
Race 10) 2,4,5
Race 11) 1,5
Race 12) 2,3,4
Total Ticket Cost) $10.80 for $0.20
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