by Al Cimaglia
June 19, 2022
Running Aces has a 9-race card scheduled for Sunday with the 0.50 Late Pick 4 starting in Race 6. The sequence has a $5,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Scroll On By (7/5)-Couldn't catch #5 last week who got the jump and was in better position. This filly kept coming and will look for a better steer this time and drawing the rail shouldn't hurt.
5-CR Promise To You (2-1)-Jensen provided the right trip and 1st time Lasix led to a picture. Could be driven aggressively here and if doesn't get hung 1st over it could be another night of posing.
5-Susie's Sister (9/5)-Program chalk arrives from Oak Grove and has won 3 straight on the 5/8's. This mare also has won 9 of 24 starts at Aces and will look for a big effort in its season debut in Columbus.
6-Star Track Hanover (5/2)-Hasn't been able to down #3 Pridecrest but has been in the hunt. Should be forwardly placed throughout and may provide some value.
6-A And C Artist (4-1)-Bumped up after winning 2 straight and raced well from post 7 but was a well beaten 3rd. Rick Magee could leave in this spot and drop in for an efficient trip. Might be the best down the lane at a square price.
8-Just B Talking (6-1)-Left from the 4-hole and caught a nice pocket ride to pick up an easy win. The price should be good this time as well and will look for a repeat performance.
4-Bobs Time (5-1)-Bob is camera shy (1-21) this year but the rest of the field together has only 7 wins. Roland sticks and this is a drop-in class which should help.
7-Nobetterplacetobe (8-1)-Will fade #2, the program chalk who is a 10-year-old making his 1st start since 9-19-21 and he is 0-9 at Aces. Will look for a solid price and has been stuck with post 9 in the last 2 races. This 7-time winner in 2021 can take his 1st picture of this year with a sharp steer.
0.50 Pick 4
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