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.

Race 1

5. Tally Jax: Hit gate and the rail in an eventful first run.

4. Bad Boy Rocket: Ran a sneaky fast race first out for Stall.

Race 2

1. KCs Call: First time homebred for Lovell has been working well.

3. Nopalito: Comes in off a few races and a layoff for De la Cerda.

Race 3

5. Brother Pops: First time in Broberg barn has been a good angle this meet.

8. Zilker Park: Sure looks like the one race back got him a bit fitter for this.

Race 4

10. Lavins Lil Doll: Should be closing from the back in a race filled with speed.

1. Jenilish: Dropping down and gets rail for this should like distance.

Race 5

3. Burn Rate: First start for trainer Sharp who has been good with these.

6. Foreinfinity: Nice win and fits at this level and can win right back.

Race 6

14. Somolville: If he draws in to this field a very live long shot for the win.

4. Highroller Dave: Amoss charge is good on turf as well as dirt. Race 1

Race 7

7. Lucky Cal: Blinkers may have changed this horse for the better.

4. Big Lil Red: Should like the lawn and has the closing kick needed.

Race 8

2. Double Rah Rah: Probable pacesetter will try to take them all the way.

4. Wajir on Me: In a marathon race like this — look to the jockey — Graham.

Race 9

1. Little Round Top: Second time is going to be the winning time for this one.

6. Honest Annie: Gets on dirt for second out and will improve.

Race 10

11. Simple Interest: Just missed in last and much fitter for this heat on turf.

1. Full Heart: A live long shot coming off a maiden win in last now on turf.

Race 11

1. Jenny Vignett: First off claim for Sharp — will be a longshot in this.

3. Shelbys Song: Big win then got a bit of a break and will be winging on lead.

Around the Track

Final day of racing brings us a marathon race going 1 mile and 9/16 or a little over a mile and a half. Fun race to watch usually dominated by jockeys who know pace. We’ve had a much better meet picking this year with the verdict still out on whether we break even for the entirety of the meet. We will post a recapitulation sometime after today, but thanks for everyone who followed along and I hope money was made betting the Chok’s Choices.

Best Bet

Our best bet Sunday will be in Race 7 No. 7 — Lucky Cal. The addition of blinkers could have changed this one for the better making his faster than his rivals today. Good luck and may they all come home safely.