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Laurel Park

Race 8

A one-mile allowance race on turf. Top choice is No. 2 Tom Hagen. He’s not necessarily the best horse in the field, but he’s the best candidate to win given the race dynamics. This race lacks speed and this horse returns to his preferred surface where he has run well near the front. The best horse on paper is No. 4 Mr. D’ Angelo. He loves this turf course and has won some nice races here. The challenge in this particular race is that he is a deep closer. That may not matter if he’s still on his best game. No. 1 Royal Crusader returns to the grass for the first time in over a year. 

The Pick: Win/Place 2 Exacta Box 1-2-4 Trifecta Box 1-2-4-10

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