press box picks
Friday, January 2, 2015

Horse of the Night

GALACTIC STAR (4TH) : Speedball had his four race winning streak snapped last week but now he gets major post relief and from the pole he should be in command right from the word go. He was a 13-time winner in 2014 and just about every one of those victories came in wire to wire fashion. With only five rivals to take on in this short field it looks like he may be able to “steal” an easy quarter somewhere along the way. If that’s the case this model of consistency should start his 2015 season on a winning note.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : GALACTIC STAR (4TH) WITH MORWYN HANOVER (10TH)
PLACE : LOVEDANCINWITHYOU (8TH) WITH INNOCENT VICTIM (9TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

REV ME UP (11TH)
MONTERO BLUE CHIP (12TH)


Keep an Eye On These

TARUKE (6TH) : Was knocking at the door in his last few starts of the 2014 season. Lightly raced 5yo should be in for a nice ground saving trip tonight and that will make him very dangerous.
LOVEDANCINWITHYOU (8TH) : Dropped to this level for his last start but he wound up pinned in until late in the mile that night. Beaten favorite looks well placed again and with a clear path to the wire he’s going to be tough to beat.
INNOCENT VICTIM (9TH) : Moves back to Maywood after a big second place finish at Balmoral last week. He circled the entire field while 3-deep on the final bend that night and with a little easier journey he’s going to be a big threat to get it all tonight.


Backstretch Info

MORWYN HANOVER (10TH) : Mares finds a pretty soft spot tonight and with the inside draw it looks like she’s very well placed to kick off 2015 on a winning note. She was a close up fourth in her last from the 7-hole after being far back in the early going and then having to circle rivals while 3-deep around the final turn. She was stuck inside from the second tier in her previous start so she’s definitely had legitimate excuses in her last two. Prior to that she posted a big come from behind win and if she can find clear sailing tonight it looks like she could blow by them all once again.


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