In this small five horse field (before scratches) we will single the No. 5 Easter Fever in the pick five. He will sit just off the pace and blow them away down the lane. 5
No. 4 Whiskey Wild exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play. We will use him as another single and play exactas and trifectas using No. 6 Congrats Seattle who moves back to a sprint, No. 7 Whenudon’t Know a first time starter for the good connections of Tommy Town and Steve Miyadi and they use the bug boy Brandon Boulanger and No. 8 Fortyate Hi Points who exits the same race as Whiskey Wild. 4**-6-7-8
Key exacta and trifecta 4 with 6-7-8
No. 1 All Star Bub losses Bejarano who gets on No. 2 Rattataptap who was scratched on Sunday for this spot. No. 5 Tall and Sweet is the stablemate of All Star Bub and comes off a resounding maiden breaker at Los Al. 1-2-5
No. 1 Beach Fever exits a race in which the winner came back to score. He was third behind the winner and now finds a real good spot for the maiden breaker as he gets the cozy rail and his early speed will play well with these. No. 9 Spring Action can wake up here, his best race was on the dirt going 7 furlongs, toss his last effort. 1-9
Down the hill they go. No. 2 See Through has hit the board in all three of her downhill races, she is fit and ready. No. 5 Our Candy Charms exits the same race as See Through on October 12th, she took some time off and looks ready to launch. No. 10 Taylor Lane ran with some good ones in her two downhill starts, we give her a shot. 2-5-10
Players pick five
5th 2-5-10 (play the pick four if the five losses the first race)
No. 1 When We Met loves to win races and is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 2 Dress Code gets a major rider upgrade to Bejarano, he is the main danger as we get two 9yo geldings battling it out down the lane. 1-2
We will take a stand with the No. 7 Silver Torch in this race off his mile turf win here back in September of last year. 7
No. 7 Deep Digger ran a better race when dropped to this level last out, look for him to improve again. No. 8 Victory Parade has had some chances but does have some early speed on occasion and could show it today at a huge price. No. 9 Silent Ruler is the one to beat as we get Kent D sticking around for the last race and riding for his bro on No. 9 Silent Ruler who exits a good race and a good second. No. 10 Majestic Charlie ran his best race when dropped to this level in his last start. 7-8-9-10
Key exacta and trifecta
9 with 7-8-10 and 7-8-10 with 9
No. 4 Red Mystic drops into an action spot. No. 5 Empress Wildcat and No. 6 Albany Candy also drop trying to cash. 4-5-6
No. 1 Moonshine Bay and No. 2 Zeewat both bed down in the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer and both have top jocks. No. 3 Streamside will be on or near the early pace and will be very tough down the lane.
We will single No. 1 First Flower in the pick five and the .20 cent pick six, she looks to be much the best with these fillies. 1
No. 2 Luck Lasts ran a winning race last out but got caught down the lane, Gonzo sticks. No. 5 Paszcatch comes off his maiden breaker and is perfectly spotted. 2-5
No. 5 Curly Boy gets back to the level of his win one race back, we will go singling again. 5
No. 6 Eltoninadress gets her second start on this circuit but will need to sit chilly today off the hot pace, if she can do that she wins. No. 5 Cindari is the only true closer in this field, she will be coming with a late run. 5-6
No. 4 Dream Serenade gets her second start at this level and looks the speed unless first time starter No. 6 Lucky Way has early speed and she just may have some. No. 10 Saint Mamie exits the same race as Dream Serenade she was second and will be right there again today. 4-6-10
Exacta box 4-6-10
.20 cent pick six
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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].