press box picks
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Horse of the Night

ASTREAS NOTICE (10TH) : Looking for a nice price on this mare who is 8-1 in the morning line. I thought that was a pretty solid tune-up as she finished third coming off a four-month layoff last time out. This 9yo has some back class and this barn knows how to get them ready so I’d look for a much better try here. This is a field that for the most part is struggling with their current form so let’s take a shot with this one.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : MELODIE HOTSPUR (5TH) WITH ASTREAS NOTICE (10TH)
PLACE : FLASHY DUNE (2ND) WITH SUMMER SHANDY (7TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

IM SO HANDSOME (1ST)
CALL ME MUDDY (9TH)


Keep an Eye On These

FLASHY DUNE (2ND) : Turned in a huge front stepping effort to just miss from the 8-hole in her last. She gets a bit of post relief here and if she makes the lead in good fashion she’ll be tough to catch.
DANCINONTHETABLE (4TH) : Flashed good speed then wound up coming first over against a tough winner in her last. If she gets control tonight she could be the one to beat.
SUMMER SHANDY (7TH) : Stormed to the front and made every call a winning over this kind in his last. If he can avoid an early duel and drop into a good spot he could be the one to beat again.


Backstretch Info

MELODIE HOTSPUR (5TH) : Back in a familiar barn after being claimed back by trainer Nelson Willis after her second straight victory here last week. This 5-yo must have a few problems but she’s also got a touch of class to her and that has made her awfully tough to stop down at this bottom claiming level. She should be in line for a perfect journey from this starting spot so let’s stick with her for another.


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