by Al Cimaglia
July 25, 2021
The Sunday night headliners at Hoosier Park are 3-year-old pacing fillies. The feature goes in Race 7, Indiana Sires Stakes-Leg 4 action with a $96,000 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 10, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-R Desireable Lady (9/5)-Couldn't hold the lead down the lane in the 1st HoP start but the winner was easily the best and is not in this field. Erv Miller trainee should be better in 3rd career race and Tetrick steers again.
7-Miss Spicy (8/5)-This is the other Miller entry and these two appear to be a cut above the rest. Also, makes its 3rd career start. Showed good speed in the last but hasn't passed foes down the lane. Can be forwardly placed and it looks like a 2-horse affair.
2-Virgo (7/5)-Should get a nice trip, doesn't need to have the lead off the gate and can finish off the mile. This is the one to beat.
3-Rogers Image (6-1)-Won last time in the 2nd start on Lasix and now faces a more difficult task. Should offer a solid price again and this Burke entry may bring another improved effort. Could get sucked around from this post.
5-Goldie's Legacy (9/2)-Couldn't hold the lead on 7-11 but Rockin On Venus isn't in this race. Might be sitting on a big try at a solid price and should be put in play early on.
1-Saddle Up (8-1)-Makes 4th start on Lasix and is in a spot to get a pocket ride. Could be in position to use one move down the lane to roll by at a nice price. Looking to shoot against #6, the morning line 4/5 shot.
2-Joelsyy Hanover (6-1)-Raced big from the 8 hole in last but the trip took its toll. Wrenn steers for his own barn for the 1st time in almost a month. Looking for a big try, races well near the lead and is in position for that type of trip tonight.
3-Skyway Victor (7/2)-Winner of 2 straight and has looked good doing so. Started from post 8 in last and it might have been the best effort of the year. Looking for another top try to prevent #6, the program chalk, from winning for the 5th straight time.
2-T's Raider II (5/2)-Couldn't catch the leaders in last but should enjoy the company here and has been in good form. Raced from the back, then rolled the 2nd half in a snappy 52.3. Looking for an alert start this time, and a better outcome.
3-Robert Again (8-1)-Will take a swing for a price and this Burke pupil tries Lasix for the 2nd time. De Long drives, he can provide a sharp steer to be in striking range turning for the wire.
Race 10) 1,7
Race 11) 2,3,5
Race 12) 1,2,3
Race 13) 2,3
Total Ticket Cost) $18 for $0.50
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