press box picks
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Horse of the Night

KENNANS NANCY LEE (3RD) : She was a terror here throughout most of her 2014 campaign and I like the fact she’s stayed busy with a couple of starts in Ohio during the “down-time” here. She had no chance from the far outside in her last start but now she gets major post relief. She doesn’t have the greatest gate speed so she may have to rough it first over but I still like her chances now that she’s back on her favorite oval.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : KENNANS NANCY LEE (3RD) WITH HOT ROD PETE (7TH)
PLACE : JAY Z TAM (4TH) WITH BUCKEYE DRAGONLADY (6TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

FANCY PANTS GRAM (9TH)
LOVEDANCINWITHYOU (10TH)


Keep an Eye On These

JAY Z TAM (4TH) : Posted a nice wire to wire victory to close out the 2014 season. If he can make the front in good fashion again he could prove tough to catch for a barn that usually comes out firing after these “breaks”.
DUNSIDE ART (5TH) : Finished second behind a runaway winner in his final start of the 2014 season. He gets a little better post tonight and that could provide him with the striking position he needs to open up the year with a win for last year’s top conditioner here
BUCKEYE DRAGONLADY (6TH) : Speedy mare was in fine form at the end of the 2014 season. It looks like she should get things her own way on the front end tonight and that could make her very tough to collar.


Backstretch Info

HOT ROD PETE (7TH) : Stayed busy during the “break” with an ill-advised trip to Yonkers and then a very sharp qualifying effort at Balmoral to prepare for this start. This speedball had a couple of very sharp tries on this oval at the end of the 2014 season and judging by that prep at Balmoral he certainly appears to be ready to pick up where he left off. With his main competition drawing outside of him he should be able to find a good early spot without too much trouble and that will make him tough to beat tonight.


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