by Al Cimaglia
April 25, 2021
Tonight, Rosecroft Raceway has a 13-race card starting at 7:15 EST. The headliners are 3-year-old Maryland breds in Sire Stakes action. My focus will be on the 0.50 Late Pick 3 which begins in Race 11 and the 0.50 Late Daily Double in races 12 and 13.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Rusty's Houdini (12-1)-Offers a nice price, does fit with this crew and draws inside. Expecting Berry to race near the top of the stack and to be on the lead or in striking range turning for the wire.
3-Lil Johnny (3-1)-Porter took the lines in last and circled the field to win at a square price. Does show the ability to be in the hunt versus this kind. Has taken 5 pictures in 8 starts this year, can stay good and might be posing again.
5-Starship (5/2)-This is the 2nd straight steer for Callahan and could be bet down off the morning line. Seven-time winner in 15 RcR tries is a slow starter and needs a brisk pace to help chances. There should be a few leaving and this race could set-up nicely for this 4-year-old son of Captaintreacherous.
1-Rose Run Ranger (5/2)-Comes off a well controlled effort to win at this same class. Took the lead and when asked was able to dial it up with a 56.2 back half to never really be challenged. Went off at 3/2 last week and might not offer any better tonight, but appears to be a must use.
6-Cool Casper (3-1)-The last line is a bit deceiving but what can't be disputed is pacing a 56.3 back half all on its own to draw off by over 6 lengths. There was a stalled outer flow and no one could get rolling to challenge this 6-year-old. Has missed a start but did the same at the end of February and then won 2 straight. This is a bit different, missing time after a win. But has been popular at the claiming box and the same could happen here so best to respect.
4-Prince Clyde (5/2)-Drops after being used very hard in the 1st half to get the top from post 7. Did all the heavy lifting in a race with hot fractions. Gets post relief and should be a major player.
6-Uncle Coz (4-1)-Comes out of the same race as Clyde and didn't get an efficient trip. Also, was used early and settled into 3rd on the rail but was pulled 1st over. Has won 5 of 19 at RcR and was game to the wire to just miss a 2nd place check and finished right behind Clyde. Should be a player if the pilot does his part.
$1 Pick 3
Race 11) 2,3,5
Race 12) 1,6
Race 13) 4,6
Total Ticket Cost) = $12 for $1.00
$2 Late Daily Double
Race 12) 1
Race 13) 4,6
Total Ticket Cost) = $4 for $2.00
$1 Late Daily Double
Race 12) 6
Race 13) 4,6
Total Ticket Cost) = $2 for $1.00
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