Picks made today for fast track and on turf
2 – Pound of Hundreds – Raced against a golden rail and is better than last effort shows.
6 – Moment of Grace – Comes out of same race as top choice – had no shot against the bias.
3 – Lawton – Giving this one another shot on turf – last run race was strange effort.
6 – Portfolio Manager – trying turf but has the big speed numbers to win this try.
2 – Chewing Candy – Didn’t really run a step in last as our choice – another shot today.
1 – Grand Ty – Today is second out and first was good enough to recommend a play.
6 – Frisco Girl – Nice win in last – third place horse came back to win – good work since.
9 – Heavenly Kingdom – Think this one is the better of the Cox entrants and higher price.
5 – Rockin Rusty Rue – Drops to the right level where this one has been competitive in past.
7 – Lucky Inferno – Should get a fast track today after a couple of off efforts on sloppy strips.
6 – Lu Raes Lucky Star – Is a price play but is competitive at the level on best day.
9 – Six Schillings – Gets to run on turf and go around two turns finally to show his best.
9 – Surely You Jest – Trainer not known for winning first out but I think this one can run.
2 – Crosswalk – think we will get a better price than the morning line here to play.
9 – Marco Mischief – Fits nicely into this optional claimer race – fires on turf today.
6 – Wells Gold – This 10-year-old has won nearly half a million in career – still good.
6 – Heza Bling Thing – Second out – was bet first out – bad break not persevered with.
9 – Social Cat – First-timer who is working well in the AM and trainer good with this type.
Around the Track
Brad Cox has opened up a bit of daylight on fellow trainer Joe Sharp in the trainer’s race to the title. Cox now leads 40-34. In the jockey’s race, Miguel Mena has a similar margin over his closest rival Shaun Bridgmohan, while Florent Geroux has moved into a tie for third with 41 wins trailing Mena’s 57. In the eighth race today, take a look at 10-year-old Well’s Gold. This warrior is still out there competing at a relatively high level and still loves to run at the advanced age for a racing thoroughbred of 10 years old. Well done old man.
Our Best Bet today will be in Race 1 — No. 2 Pound of Hundreds. Ran too well in a win and too bad in a loss to believe but today should be back to winner’s circle.
Good Luck and may they all come home safely.