press box picks
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Horse of the Night

KENNANS NANCY LEE (1ST) : Mare is enjoying a big year with 11 victories and three of those have come in her last six outings. She also has eight second place finishes so you can always expect her to be right there at the wire. Her latest triumph was very impressive as she quarter moved to the top and never looked back. I’m expecting similar tactics here and I don’t think they’ll be able to stop her from grabbing another W.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : KENNANS NANCY LEE (1ST) WITH ACT OF MAGIC (10TH)
PLACE : SAY IT AIN’T SO (2ND) WITH FOX VALLEY TAYLOR (5TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

JETTING AROUND (8TH)
FANCY PANTS GRAM (9TH)


Keep an Eye On These

SAY IT AIN’T SO (2ND) : He’s posted a win and three seconds, two of which were heartbreaking photos since arriving here. Speedball should be on or near the lead every step of the way again tonight.
FOX VALLEY TAYLOR (5TH) : The 0 for 21 is a big concern but she’s been the bridesmaid 7 times this year. Should be in line for a perfect trip from here which could give him a big shot at the overdue win.
MAZEEPA HANOVER (6TH) : Carved out all the splits but gave way late in her last. She had won 3 in a row prior to that and if she avoids an early duel she could start a new winning streak tonight.


Backstretch Info

ACT OF MAGIC (10TH) : Dropped a heartbreaker as the 2-5 favorite in her last start. This speedball was used off the gate that night before winding up in a perfect ground saving spot. However, it appears as though she does her best work when she’s on the “engine” and that’s where I would expect her to be tonight. She’s very sharp right now and if she can get control of things without too much trouble she’ll be tough to catch.


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