press box picks
Friday, October 31, 2014

Horse of the Night

AUNIQUEAQUISTION (11TH) : Been off for three weeks but a short rest could be exactly what the doctor ordered for this mare whose class should show in this spot. She has been tackling the best distaffers on the circuit in her most recent starts and now she drops into this mid-level conditioned event. She has been victorious on this oval in the past so the switch back to a half-mile track is not that big of a deal here. I expect her to show speed in this spot and since she looks much the best Iím expecting a wire to wire victory from her tonight.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : FEEL LIKE DANCING (8TH) WITH AUNIQUEAQUISTION (11TH)
PLACE : MAKE IT WORK (1ST) WITH DUPAGEíS Z TAM (2ND)


Tonight's Long Shots

MAJOR DEGREE (5TH)
CHEWY BACA (9TH)


Keep an Eye On These

MAKE IT WORK (1ST) : Drops back to the bottom level of claimers and this is where he won three in a row at late this summer. From the inside I would expect him to show speed and heís going to be tough to catch off the drop and the inside draw.
DUPAGEíS Z TAM (2ND) : Drops out of ICF stakes company where heís been racing well despite not finding the winnerís circle. Tough post but in this NWís event he certainly appears to be well placed.
IM SO HANDSOME (4TH) : Stuck inside when stepped up to this level for his last but he still salvaged a second place finish that night. He should be in line for a nice ground saving trip from here and that should make him very dangerous.


Backstretch Info

FEEL LIKE DANCING (8TH) : Left hard to find a good early spot in her last but she wound up stuck inside and never really had the chance to make a move to challenge the winner here on Windy City Pace night. She has been flashing good speed in her most recent starts and I would expect more of the same from her tonight. It looks like she may be able to grab control of things with this group and if she can do that, then catch a breather somewhere along the way she could be awfully tough to catch in here.


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