Michael Beychok, the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and 2012 Eclipse Award winner for best handicapper, brings 35 years of experience to The Advocate. Beychok — also the senior partner of Ourso Beychok Inc., a national political consulting firm based in Louisiana — runs his own handicapping website, BeychokRacing.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BeychokRacing.
2. Take Cover: Comes off sharp workout and just missed versus these in last out.
4. Liam’s Prince: Adds blinkers and runs 1st time gelded for Sharp.
Off turf selections: 1-5.
1. Forest Elf: Off rail looks to get back to form from two back produced nice effort.
5. Barbwirebilly: Won 2 of last 3 switches to Eramia off back to back claims.
3. Seneca Destiny: Horse hits the board like Seth Curry hits threes.
7. Slew City Lou: Has run decent efforts in last 4. Reaching for one to upset top choice.
Off turf selections: 3-9.
1. Aunt Lois: Wired field last out gets rail here will be tough .
6. Etbauer’s Sue: Looks to improve at shorter distance was too wide last out.
11. Spartanburg: Gamely in last out got caught at line versus similar.
5. Hot Yankee: Looks to improve at this track today with Albarado back aboard .
Off turf selections: 4-5.
7. Salty Martini: Drops in class had bad trip in last. Gets it right today.
4. Lionontheloose: Drops in class off bad break last out: ready for game effort today .
4. Roman’s Chance: Sharp good 2nd off claim. Placed in last two efforts.
11. Parlay Ponti: Beaten less than two-lengths last out after being checked .
Off turf selections: 4-9.
3. Doggerwinii: Coming off five-length win to break maiden. Early speed should help here.
5. Storied Tale: Coming off 10-month layoff gets lasix and won by six-lengths in debut.
10. Our El Dee: Stidham sends out 1st time starter out of Giant’s Causeway.
8. Deep Explorer: Came close last two efforts hitting board versus similar.
Off turf selections: 7-1.
8. Rita’s Fifty Seven: Looks to improve going back to dirt off tough last effort.
10. Ide Biduadeau: Will improve today 2nd start since layoff running with similar.
Around the Track
We want to remind all that tomorrow will be a great day at the track with Wiener Dog Racing sponsored by Double M Feed on the card. This is a great opportunity to introduce some youngsters to the sport of horse racing as the weiner dogs always entertain both young and old. And, for the adults there is a full card of 11 races slated, which includes the Allen “Black Cat” Lacombe Stakes.
Our best bet today will be in Race 3 — No. 3 Seneca Destiny. This horse has hit the board in his last 11 races. Hard not to like this minor stakes winner today. Good luck and may they all come home safely.