by Eddie Olczyk
December 31, 2020
Wishing you the happiest New Year for 2021. Let's start off with a few nice-price tickets to cash!
AQUEDUCT // RACE 3 (12:50PM ET) // CLAIMING // 6 1/2 FURLONGS (DIRT)
#9 HOORAY FOR HARVEY (15/1 ML)
Longshot caught a dead rail last time when trying to go wire-to-wire and lost steam. Shortens up in distance and I'm hoping for a fast track Friday to help the rebound.
FAIR GROUNDS // RACE 4 (3:27PM ET) // CLAIMING // 7 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF)
#11 LONGLEGGEDLAVERNE (8/1 ML)
Though she's had 4 starts on grass and not hit the board yet, she's had a few bad posts sprinkled in. While not a great post today, I'm looking for her to trip out. We need the jock to get a good spot out of the gate and save some ground. There seems to be enough speed in this race for her to close into.
SANTA ANITA // RACE 7 (6:32PM ET) // G2 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES // 6-1/2 FURLONGS (TURF)
#8 CHAOS THEORY (4/1 ML)
So far on this extended, 1-turn grass turf course, you've got to be close to the lead. Chaos Theory is a classy horse and a great claim by John Sadler. If he's close enough early, he's the one.