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October 1: Red Mile Harness Preview

by Al Cimaglia

October 1, 2017

Grand Circuit racing for 3-year-olds will take center stage at the Red Mile. The Sunday matinee will begin at 12:00 PM CST and the 14-race card features competitive fields consisting of top trotters and pacers.

On Saturday, my top selections won two of four highlighted races. In Race 9 all three selections hit the board in handicapped order. If the selections were used in a $1 Pick 4 ticket the payoff was $107.20.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 6-Bluegrass Series 3-yr.old fillies-Purse $61,300
2-Ariana G-This young lady is a trotting machine. Should make it 10 for 12 in 2017.
4-Sunshine Delight-Comes off a nice win at HoP and if minds manners can get a 2nd place check.
Dream Together-Has had a nice year chasing #2 and it should be the same today.

Race 8-Bluegrass Series-3-yr. old fillies-Purse $61,300
3-Cool Cates-Shooting against the ML chalk #1. Taking a swing this consistent filly will relish the 1 mile oval.
4-Dream Baby Dream-Big track specialist doesn't win often but if minds manners should be in the hunt.
1-Feed Your Head-Hasn't raced since 9/9 and comes off 2 sick scratches. ML chalk will be tough if ready.

Race 9-Bluegrass Series-3-yr.old colts and geldings-Purse $72,100
6-Stealth Hanover-Speedy 3-year-old will look to carry speed down a long stretch, has been sharp.
8-Dover Dan-Comes off a pair of sharp efforts at Moh and should make presence felt.
2-Shake It Off Lindy-Another coming off a pair of wins, will respect connections at a square price.

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