by Al Cimaglia
June 13, 2021
Hoosier Park has 13 races set to go with the headliners being 3-year-old colts and geldings battling in Indiana Sires Stakes action. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 10 and that sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-My Wish Came True (5-1)-This 3-year-old has learned how to get it done this year and posting 5 wins in 11 starts backs up my thinking. This will be a test but the Miller barn has been rolling along and can trip out from this post with a similar win as on 6-4.
4-Saddle Up (7/2)-Came 3rd in the same race as #3 but missed a start and raced from the back. Has the speed to get a good early seat and will look for DeLong to be more aggressive tonight with a big purse on the line.
6-Brookview Bullet (3-1)-The tepid morning line favorite cashed a 2nd place check in last but was a bit fortunate to do so and was rather dull until the late going. Did come off a sparkling win on 6-4 and it's best to not overlook here because this Burke trainee could be posing with a top effort.
4-Rockin On Venus (5/2)-Fits with this group and has won 3 of 6 this year all coming at Hoosier. Left from post 9 last week and was 20 lengths back into a .56 opening half. Then proceeded to scorch the back half in 52.1. Looks like a major player and the pace could be lively.
5-Virgo (2-1)-On 5/21 made the 1st start this year versus this class. Broke slowly that day and when pulled on the backside stalled and then slowed to a crawl at 3/2. Qualified in 151.4 and paced the back half in less than .54 to win by >19 lengths. Using and hoping the price will be better than last time, but did win >$126k in 9 races at HoP in 2020.
6-Nick's Monster (5-1)-Has fallen short against the better 3-year-olds but did come up with a 2nd place finish on 5-21 when in with #4 and #5. Needs a sharp steer but the price should be right to take a swing.
5-Snowmoon (3-1)-Has been paying bills and then some racing over 5/8's ovals in Ohio. Made its HoP season debut last week and cashed a 2nd place check with a 150.4 effort at this class. Tetrick takes the lines and this 4-year-old could be even better with a Hoosier race under his belt.
6-Shamwow (4-1)-Gets some needed class relief and regular pilot returns. Likes to race near the top and could follow #5 and make the most of a pocket trip.
7-Boiling Oar (5-1)-Has been facing straight Open company without success. Should be a player if returns to the form of April-May versus this kind and should be a fair price.
4-Odds On Osiris (4-1)-Team Wrenn 4-year-old should relish this company and has done well at HoP winning 9 of 21 starts. Hasn't taken a picture in 6 starts this year but this is a spot to wake-up and should be forwardly placed from the start.
5-Rockie Got Framed (5/2)-Makes the 2nd start of the year after finishing a close up 3rd at this class. Got on the engine into a 54.1 opening half in the 1st start on Lasix. Made only 11 starts last year and notched 1 win but has 8 pictures in 39 Hoosier races. Could be ready to take top honors and Tetrick might be able to get on the engine this time without using up as much gas.
Race 10) 3,4,6
Race 11) 4,5,6
Race 12) 5,6,7
Race 13) 4,5
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $0.50
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