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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Horse of the Night

MAKE IT WORK (10TH) : Put him in this spot last week but he came up a little short and wound up finishing third as the 6-5 favorite that night. This gelding has won three of his last five starts and he seems to be at his best when heís able to gain control of the proceedings. He has drawn well again so I expect him to be on top right from the word go. If he can catch a short breather somewhere along the way he should avenge that last loss.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : DONíT TELL WAYNE (9TH) WITH MAKE IT WORK (10TH)
PLACE : KENDYL (1ST) WITH ALWAYS A JEWEL (3RD)


Tonight's Long Shots

BUST MY CHOPS (6TH)
TOWNE BELIEVER (11TH)


Keep an Eye On These

KENDYL (1ST) : Second start for a barn that has completely dominated this oval all season long. She also figures to be in line for a perfect journey from here and that will make her very tough to stop.
ALWAYS A JEWEL (3RD) : Ships over from Balmoral after turning a perfect trip into a victory last time out. She has the speed to be on or near the lead every step of the way so Iíll stick with her for another.
MARZY BEARZY (7TH) : Overmatched in her last at Balmoral. Sheís had a tough time getting it going this season but sheís also been battling much tougher. Off the drop I would expect to see a much better effort here.


Backstretch Info

DONíT TELL WAYNE (9TH) : Off a step slow in his last start and he wound up getting stuck on the inside until it was a little too late. This beaten favorite was loaded with pace at the end of that mile and it looks like heís sitting on a winning effort here. This lightly raced son of Tell All has hit the board in six of eight career starts and if he can get away from the gate just a little quicker tonight he should land in a perfect spot.


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