by Al Cimaglia
May 29, 2022
Running Aces begins the week with an 8-race card with the featured performers being Minnesota sired 3-year-olds. The 0.50 Pick 4 starts in Race 5. The sequence has a $3,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Cut A Rug (6-1)-This will be the 3rd start of the meet and drops to a more competitive level. Detgen should make the most of this post draw and have forwardly placed.
2-Night Delight (10-1)-Makes his 3rd appearance at Aces and has been in tall cotton in both starts. Camera shy 5-year-old gets a new pilot in Svendsen, and they have taken a picture before. Will look for a price in a race without much form.
3-Rockinscience (3-1)-Plano trainee does know how to win and is in a spot to do just that. Faces easier after a needed start and should be in the hunt if tighter than last week.
3-All American N (4-1)-Comes off a game effort at 44-1 in the 1st start since 9-17. Has hit the board in 12 of 17 at Aces with 8 wins. Should be a fair price and best to not overlook.
5-Mandeville (5/2)-Plano provided a sharp steer and just got up in time in the 2nd race at Aces. When this veteran gets good, he can stay that way for a while.
6-Pridecrest (7/2)-Put in a decent effort from the 8-hole in the 1st try since shipping in from CalX. Looking for better here and should be battling to the wire.
1-Bringoverthemoney (3-1)-Beaten 3/5 chalk did the work to get the lead and but couldn't hold on and finished a close 3rd. This will be the 3rd start of the meet and only the 4th race since 10-2. Looks like a main player.
5-Star Track Hanover (7/2)-Even effort versus Open Handicap company in both starts at the meet. This could be picture time, drops to a soft spot and Dean Magee takes the lines.
2-Paddy Murphy (6-1)-Paced the back half in .57 in a needed start and a top pilot in Roland will be between the pipes. The Pacheco barn has been rolling along, so will look for improvement in the 2nd race since 4-29.
4-RD Skippy (4-1)-Gets some needed post relief moving in from the 8-hole. Does good work racing near the lead and should be able to get an up-close seat tonight.
8-Miki's Magic Ride (10-1)-Tried to wire this kind last week and fell short by a nose. Rick Magee may try to follow the same plan and has the gate speed to land on the point. The post makes the price and might be able to break his Aces maiden (0-15).
0.50 Pick 4
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