press box picks
Friday, August 29, 2014

Horse of the Night

POCO GRANNY (11TH) : Speedy mare moves inside after getting hung out to dry and fading late in her last start here. Sheís back against the same level tonight but with this post she figures to be in control of the proceedings right from the word go. If she can catch a short breather somewhere along the way it looks like she could prove to be very tough to collar tonight.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : SHEZ A SWIFT (1ST) WITH POCO GRANNY (11TH)
PLACE : ALíS HAMMERED (4TH) WITH REAL HERO (10TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

ALWAYS REESE (2ND)
G MAN (3RD)


Keep an Eye On These

ALíS HAMMERED (4TH) : Ships over from Balmoral after posting a big win in his last start. Heís shown that he can handle a half-mile oval with that very impressive win in Mt Sterling back at the start of this month. Looks well spotted to pick up his 34th career win here.
REAL HERO (10TH) : Former class horse has struggled to find the winnerís circle on this circuit in 2014 but heís found another soft spot here. If he makes the lead without too much trouble he could prove tough to catch.
DAVEíS BID (13TH) : Has really turned things around since arriving to the barn of Todd Warren. This gelding steps up from the bottom level claimers but heís drawn inside and heís capable of showing speed so Iíll stick with him for another.


Backstretch Info

SHEZ A SWIFT (1ST) : Red-hot mare debuts for a new barn tonight as she looks for her ninth victory of the season. Sheís back at the same level that she won at last week and this barn has been on fire all year long so I would expect her to keep on rolling. Sheís also drawn inside which will put her in a perfect spot so Iím going to stick with her until they prove that they can beat her.


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