press box picks
Friday, February 27, 2015

Horse of the Night

GALACTIC STAR & DUNSIDE ART (ENTRY) (3RD) : The former is the stronger of this pair as he comes into this as a beaten favorite. He had a big time excuse last week as he wound up breaking a hopple just after the start and was forced to pull up. He was claimed out of that start by the barn that had him previously and they liked him enough to toss in an extra $2k to get him back. Hes loaded with speed and hes drawn well so I would expect a pillar to post performance tonight.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : MOLLY GO LIGHTLY (2ND) WITH GALACTIC STAR (3RD)
PLACE : TJS ROCKY (7TH) WITH FOX VALLEY CUPID (11TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

SUMMER SHANDY (4TH)
CS EYE (10TH)


Keep an Eye On These

APACHE LONGBOW (1ST) : Shifts over to Maywood where he figures to put his fine gate speed to good use. If he gets loose on the front end hes going to be very tough to catch tonight.
TJS ROCKY (7TH) : Big class plunge for this gelding who has been a hot commodity at the claim box recently. He also gets some post relief tonight and he appears well placed to get back on the winning track.
FOX VALLEY CUPID (11TH) : Speedball gets a big post shift after being used hard to make the lead in his last. He should have no trouble getting control of things from here and that is going to make him very dangerous.


Backstretch Info

MOLLY GO LIGHTLY (2ND) : Got away in mid-pack last time out then wound up getting shuffled back before finally clearing very late in the mile. She was raging with pace at the end of her journey though and that really caught my eye. In her previous start she parlayed a perfect up close journey into a game victory. This career winner of more than $104,000 looks to be well placed against this group and if she avoids traffic problems she should get back on the winning track.


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