by Al Cimaglia
July 15, 2022
Tonight, Hoosier Park has a 14-race card scheduled featuring Indiana Sires Stakes action. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 11, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Woodside Genuis (4/5)-Worthy of being the program chalk but not feeling the 4/5 morning line. Will use and respect chances but look to others for some value.
2-Temple City (20-1)-Trotted the back half in 58.2 and might be better tonight facing this crew. This will be 3rd career start and Shetler could be more aggressive here.
4-Jesmach On Target (9/2)-Finished a distant 3rd in last but the two ahead are not in this field. Should have a better chance to improve versus this group.
7-Rockinstorm (3-1)-Won here in a quick mile on 7-4 with a sharp effort. Was supposed to be in on 7-8 but was a sick scratch. Comes back versus the same kind as the last win and will be looking for its 4th straight picture.
8-Beaumond Hanover (9/2)-Cullipher trainee has been close but now draws outside. There is some gate speed in this race so the fractions should be lively. Looking for Macomber to be in striking range turning for the wire.
4-Mac's Big Boy (3-1)-Beaten 3/5 chalk gets post relief and Tetrick should have this George pupil racing near the top of the stack. Draws inside of the top 2 (#5-#6) in a tough race.
6-My House (5/2)-Sizzled the 2nd half in 52.4 to take top honors last week. Looking for an even better effort as returns in 6 days rather than 2 weeks.
4-T'S Raiders II (9/2)-Ships back from Hawthorne and lands in a good spot. Looks like a square price and fits well with this crew. Tetrick should have the 4-year-old in play and does compete at HoP (30-7-6-4).
8-Truffle Dog (8-1)-Simply put, needs a good steer from Macomber. Has big gate speed but not sure getting the top in .26 seconds is a recipe for success. The price should be right and looks like a player with a favorable journey.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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