Picks made today for on track and on turf
2 – Outback Jack – One of many going into new barns from last race – fits nicely.
4 – Made to Fit – Nothing fancy here – fits off of last and moves to Broberg barn.
5 – Trust Factor – Drops down from stakes ranks but finds stiff competition today.
1 – Zarbs Gift – Two for two over the turf course goes into Broberg barn for first try.
IF OFF TURF 2-7
7 – Battle at Sea – Stretches out to a mile here and has speed to lead this bunch.
3 – Whatitpayray – Proven over the distance and surface – might be overlooked.
7 – Beyond Blame – certainly the horse to beat here for leading trainer Cox.
8 – Tizaprincessa – First-timer has been working well and has good early win.
IF OFF TURF 3-5
5 – Kid Perfect – Faces some toughies in here but should make the lead and be dangerous.
4 – Behavioral Bias – Should be able to sit off early leaders and make one big run.
2 – Court of Love – First time in Cox barn and fits strongly versus these on number power.
5 – Creative Thinking – Nice win in last and could improve even more today.
IF OFF TURF 1-11
6 – Point Hope – Into the Faucheux barn and had good form in New York – live shot.
3 – Silver Dust – The one to beat running against some stakes winners in last few races.
1- Rapid Red – Huge run in last gets rail should save ground get first run on leaders.
4 – Souperfast – Draws Geroux and this one needs the turf to make his best effort.
IF OFF TURF 8-6
1- Shakira Shakira – Has speed to control race up front – hopeful for fast track.
5 – Dixie Princess – Never ran in last but go bet a bit - second shot today versus easier.
4– Valid Pursuit – off a layoff but was a claim back by trainer over the summer – live price.
6 – Dance Caller – big win in last coming off short layoff may be tighter for this run.
Around the Track
A loaded race 6 and race 8, so let’s hope the rain holds off and the races stays on turf. I am out in Las Vegas this weekend for the National Horseplayers Championship and today is moving day for the tournament. You can check the leaderboard at the NTRA website, which is www.ntra.com/nhc and hopefully your check on leaders will find my name up near the top. This year’s prize pool is $ 2.9 million with over 700 entries competing for the top prize at the Treasure Island.
Our Best Bet today will be in Race 7 # 6 Point Hope. New to the Faucheux barn but was highly competitive in New York and barn is heating up.
Good Luck and may they all come home safely.