Handicapped by The Walker Group at Indiana Downs
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Odds shown are morning line odds.
Race 2 - Claiming - 6.0f on the Dirt. Purse: $11000 Class Rating: 90
FOR REGISTERED INDIANA BREDS THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE IN 2018 OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON FOUR RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 122 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000.
The Walker Group Picks
# 4 SPANISH JUSTICE 4/1
# 5 EL JAKE O 9/5
# 7 EXPRESS LANE 4/1
I've got to go with SPANISH JUSTICE. If you look closely, this horse has some longshot potential. Seems to have a decent class edge based on the recent company kept. Lately Prescott has been sizzling which may give the edge to this gelding. EL JAKE O - He must be given a chance given the very strong speed figs. Conditioner has very solid win rate (15 percent) at this distance and surface. EXPRESS LANE - Has been running well lately and will almost certainly be close to the front end early on. Has to be given consideration based on the very good speed figure earned in the last contest.
Handicapped by The Turf Club Analysts
Mountaineer Park - Race #1 - Post: 7:00pm - Claiming - 7.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $9,100 Class Rating: 89
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#5 HAYNESFIELD BEST (ML=6/1)
#6 SPLENDIFEROUS (ML=6/1)
#2 PAR (ML=8/1)
HAYNESFIELD BEST - This gelding was impressive in finishing third on a slow track on July 10th. A signal that he should do well against these horses in his first turf try. I like the way this gelding's finish positions have gotten better with each start recently. A sign of a racer coming into top form. I really like that most recent contest on September 10th at Mountaineer Park where he ran first. PP data show this racer with three improving Equibase speed figures. Gonzalez should be on a live one in this race. SPLENDIFEROUS - Shilling brings him back again. I advise you stay with this live gelding. Earned a nice turf fig on August 27th at Mountaineer Park. A repeat today, and this one has a great shot to win. Ranked number 1 in earnings per start. Another sign that this animal has the class to take this race. PAR - Finished sixth at Mountaineer Park last out. Was close at the end and at odds of 8/1 in this event, he looks like a possible contender.
Vulnerable Contenders: #8 MAJESTIC DESERT (ML=3/1), #4 CREATIVE THUNDER (ML=5/1), #10 BOLD WOLF (ML=5/1),
MAJESTIC DESERT - Not easy to wager on any horse in a short distance race at 3/1 when he hasn't shown any positive results in sprints in the last sixty days. Hasn't been on the Mountaineer Park oval in the last two to three weeks. Cause for some concern. CREATIVE THUNDER - In the last race this steed finished fifth. Doesn't bode well for his chances today. Finished fifth in his most recent performance with a run-of-the-mill speed fig. When I look at today's class figure, it would take an improved performance to win after that in this bunch. BOLD WOLF - Didn't do alot last time out. Probably won't make an impact today. Will not be easy for this horse to beat this bunch off of that last rating. Improbable to improve enough to run a figure anywhere near today's class rating, so put him on the likely underlays list.
Putting our cash on #5 HAYNESFIELD BEST to win. Have to have odds of at least 5/2 or better though
5 with [2,6]
Box [2,5,6] Total Cost: $6
Handicapped by The Turf Club Analysts
Zia Park - Race #8 - Post: 4:09pm - Allowance - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $40,500 Class Rating: 84
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#5 TILLA CAT (ML=4/1)
#3 FAST GATOR (ML=7/5)
#6 TO SATISFY YOU (ML=12/1)
TILLA CAT - This mare seems to run pretty good after a layoff. Rider and trainer do well when they team up. Hebert and Fincher have been steady together. Taking a big drop in class rating points from her March 17th race at Sunland Park. Based on that info, I will give this horse the edge. FAST GATOR - Changes tracks from last out at Ruidoso Downs to here. Multiple wins at different tracks tell me this thoroughbred likes to switch it up, so that's a good sign. When a horse finishes in-the-money as often as this filly does, you will usually want to use her in your exotic wagers. This animal collects a lot of money per start. I believe she will boost the lifetime total in this event. This horse's record for this distance is solid. TO SATISFY YOU - Don't often see a lucrative ROI like +245. This jock/conditioner tandem has done well together over the last year. I always like to see a horse getting Lasix for the 1st time. Aldavaz adds it on this one today.
Vulnerable Contenders: #1 MIKE AND TRIXIE (ML=3/1), #2 MOVIN ON (ML=6/1),
MIKE AND TRIXIE - If she goes off close to the morning line odds of 3/1, I'll have to pass. MOVIN ON - She probably cannot repeat that last stretch run effort and win against this field.
Bet on #5 TILLA CAT to win if you can get at least 3/1 odds
Box [3,5,6] Total Cost: $6
[3,5,6] with [3,5,6] with [2,3,5,6,7] with [2,3,5,6,7] Total Cost: $36