press box picks
Friday, August 28, 2015

Horse of the Night

THESLEAZYPRINCESS (9TH) : Did well just to finish fourth in that stake at Balmoral last week after getting KO’d by a breaking horse along with most of the field near the half-mile mark. She started in the second tier that night and was on the move when the breaker wiped out most of trailers in the race. She had been facing some tough foes out east prior to that but she always seems to save her best for the Chicago area tracks. She’s also scheduled to get the driver who seems to get along very well with her tonight and with the class drop it should add up to a victory.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : JOEY’S WINGS (3RD) WITH THESLEAZYPRINCESS (9TH)
PLACE : READY (1ST) WITH RICKY BOBBIE (8TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

DANCINONTHETABLE (2ND)
DONALD HIMSELF (4TH)


Keep an Eye On These

READY (1ST) : Made a break leaving and was never a threat in his last start. He debuts for a new barn again tonight and if he minds his manners he should get back on the winning track.
NO RESPECT (6TH) : Classy mare drops down to the bottom of the condition ladder and she’s hard to ignore down here even from the second tier. She has been struggling of late but was a 6 figure earner last year and she figures to get things turned around in this spot.
RICKY BOBBIE (8TH) : Speedball returns from the fair circuit where he’s paced some big miles. He’s well versed on the half-mile oval and with the inside draw he figures to be on or near the lead every step of the way in here.


Backstretch Info

JOEY’S WINGS (3RD) : It’s not very often you see a horse that is 9th at the half-mile mark wind up finishing second here at Maywood or any half-mile oval for that matter but that’s what he did in his most recent outing. He also staged a big rally to get the win in his previous start so last week’s effort definitely was no fluke. His lack of early speed is a concern but with only seven entered in here he should still have the striking position he needs to blow by them all in the late going tonight.


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