press box picks
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Horse of the Night

BRIANNA OFFICIAL (8TH) : Put her in this spot last week and she rewarded us with another hard fought victory. She’s now won three in a row and she seems to be thriving on the half-mile oval here at Maywood. There’s really not much speed inside of her tonight so it looks like she should be in control of things right from the word go again once again. If she can catch a breather somewhere along the way it should be four straight trips to the winner’s circle for this well-bred filly.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : KENNANS NANCY LEE (1ST) WITH BRIANNA OFFICIAL (8TH)
PLACE : SISTER’S KEEPER (4TH) WITH OUR MISS SPECIAL (10TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

BLUEBIRD MUFFLER (5TH)
MISTER JUGHEAD (9TH)


Keep an Eye On These

JAY Z TAM (2ND) : Lightly raced sophomore drops into a conditioned-claimer for the first time in his short career. He’s been struggling lately but this is a perfect “wake-up” spot for him so let’s give him the nod.
SISTER’S KEEPER (4TH) : Beaten favorite was nipped in the final strides after flashing good speed in her last start. If she does the same tonight she could wind up loose on the lead and that will make her very tough to catch.
OUR MISS SPECIAL (10TH) : Done in by a tough journey in her last outing. She lacks early speed which is a bit of a concern but if she can stay close enough in the early going she could take advantage of a very soft spot here.


Backstretch Info

KENNANS NANCY LEE (1ST) : Mare has really been sharp of late winning three of her last four outings. In fact the only loss during that time came when she was shipped to Hoosier Park and wound up stuck in the second tier which resulted in a miserable trip. She absolutely powered around that group on the final turn last time out here at Maywood eventually cruising home with a 5 ¾ length decision. As long as she avoids getting pushed back tonight she figures to be very tough to beat as she looks for her 39th lifetime victory.


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