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WHY TWO/THE MAN/NEW SUMMIT: All three runners were exiting the same race. The Man was sent off the favorite at 3/2, New Summit was third choice at 5/2, while Why Two at 5/1 was a fast closing fourth vs. the other runners after a slow break going 5½ furlongs. He was now going 7 furlongs and won, paying $12.80. The Man was second and New Summit third with the rest of the field far back. It was a very easy exacta, paying $42.20 for $2. Look for those horses exiting the same race.

MEINERTZHAGENI: Threw her head after the start to be away very slow, then pulled Bejarano hard while stalking the pace. Had to wait when caught behind horses but once clear kept coming to finish a close third. No mistakes next time out. We will be singling.

FOLLOW ME CREV: A horse I tweeted out at 6/1 on the morning line. He was a first time gelding and woke up big time here to win by more than 7 lengths bet down to 7/5. Will be spotted for a repeat win.

CHESTER B: Was far back after breaking slow in this 1 1/16 route for $40k maiden claimers. He blasted home from last to first just blowing the away down the lane. Look for trainer John Sadler to place him in a starter allowance race next time out. $$$

CAPTAIN G: Just missed second by a nostril behind Chester at 12/1 when making his first start as a gelding. His mind is on racing now so we look for the maiden breaker next time out.

RHETT’S IMAGE: Was the hot first time starter in this race taking plenty of action. Was bumped early after being sent and could not get the lead. Pressed the pace and tried his best but his early hard running tired him late. Finished third some 16 lengths better than the rest. Look for him to go wire to wire next time out. $$$

MISCHIEF CLEM/ PULMARACK/ KLUSZEWSKI/ ACCEPTANCE: All were exiting the same race, which Acceptance won. In this race Mischief Clem, who finished fourth, won paying $25.60, with Pulmarack, who finished second behind Acceptance taking place money again, going off at 8/1. Kluszewski, who was third behind Acceptance, took show money, keying a $441.10 Trifecta for a $1 bet. Acceptance was fourth at 50 cents on the dollar causing a minus show pool. The $1 super paid $733.20. You could have made a four horse super box for a dime for $2.40 and gotten back $73.30 with the four horses exiting the same race.

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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