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Al Cimaglia: Hoosier Park Late Pick 4 Analysis | Friday, June 17, 2022

by Al Cimaglia

June 17, 2022

Hoosier Park has a 13-race Friday night card set to go. The feature rolls in Race 10, an Open 1-2 Pace with a $22,000 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 10 as well, and it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 10

3-Mac's Big Boy (8-1)-Steps-up after a sharp score and was Tetrick's choice. This level will be a challenge but comes into this race primed and draws inside of main foes.
8-Tellmeaboutit (9/2)-This 6-year-old also comes off a nice win and will need a top try to best this bunch. But Oosting has gate speed to work with so could land in a good seat and roll by late.
9-Sectionline Bigry (6/5)-Probably desrrved a better fate in the Battle of Lake Erie. This 7-year old knows how to win at HoP with an outside post draw and has hit the board in 8 of 10 here with 6 wins.

Race 11

1-The Longest Yard (9/5)-Broke poorly in the slop last week and was far back early. Program chalk shouldn't blush at this competition and looks like the one to beat.
5-RIP Wheeler (5/2)-Has been racing well, also seems to like an off-track as 2 of 3 recent efforts were on a wet surface. Can be forwardly placed from this post and Bates should keep this gelding in the hunt.

Race 12

3-Uncmprmising Z Tam (8-1)-The last 2 tries at this class came on an off-track where the the record is only 1 for 25. But the effort in last from the 8-hole was very good and was used hard early. Looks worthy of a swing and should be a better price this time than 5/2.
5-Kneedeep N Custard (9/5)-Fell short versus better after trying to wire the field. Drops and looks like a major player.

Race 13

1-Rock Solid Image (15-1)-Interesting price shot who had excuses in last coming off a sick scractch and then racing on a sloppy track. Should fit with this crew on the drop and Oosting could work an efficient trip from the rail.
6-Ana Freet N (3-1)-Cullipher ships in this veteran from M1 and should be in the mix with this group. Has hit the board in 7 of 10 here and has a 149.2 mark in Anderson.
7-Caption This (7/2)-Has the gate speed to duck into a close-up seat. There aren't any monsters in this field so best to respect this 4-year-old who can close in a hurry.

0.50 Late Pick 4

Total Bet=$18

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