press box picks
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Horse of the Night

MOLLY GO LIGHTLY (10TH) : Finished in the runner-up role last time out after making a big three wide sweep around the final turn. Tonight she starts in the second tier so shell have to avoid getting hung up in traffic while she works her way free. This classy four-year-old owns a big closing burst and if she can get loose at the right time she should be able to sweep right by this group in the late stages.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : GOLD STAR IMAGE (3RD) WITH MOLLY GO LIGHTLY (10TH)
PLACE : FOUR HOUR NAP (4TH) WITH VIVA VENTURI (5TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

I SEE SUCCESS (2ND)
STAR GAZED (8TH)


Keep an Eye On These

FOUR HOUR NAP (4TH) : Makes the ship over from Balmoral where showed good speed in a big effort last time out. She gets major post relief and she was a winner here two back so Ill give her a chance to get back on the winning track tonight.
VIVA VENTURI (5TH) : Dropped a heartbreaker after carving out all the splits in her 2015 debut. She should be even sharper with that start under her belt and with another good draw I expect her to be on or near the lead every step of the way again tonight.
FOX VALLEY AMANDA (7TH) : Finished second behind a standout winner in her last try. She finds a much easier spot this evening and I expect her to be in command right from the word go tonight.


Backstretch Info

GOLD STAR IMAGE (3RD) : Good-looking three-year-old ships over from Balmoral where he battled tougher in his last start from the dreaded 10-hole. He never had much of a shot that night in a mile that went in 1:51.3. Hes capable of showing good speed as you see in his lines three and four back and that should serve him well with the inside post on this half-mile oval. Look for him to be on or near the lead every step of the way and it looks like hes found a nice spot to pick up his second win of the season.


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