press box picks
Friday, September 19, 2014

Horse of the Night

YANKLET HANOVER (3RD) : Romped to a 12 ¼ length victory in her last start and the margin probably could have been more had De Long wanted it to be. She’s now won five of seven this season and she lucks right back into the same conditions tonight. If she doesn’t grab command right from the word go I would expect an early move to the front from this talented miss. Once she gets control of things it looks like it will be “lights out” for this group as she rolls again.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : BLUE MINT (2ND) WITH YANKLET HANOVER (3RD)
PLACE : BETTOR JUSTICE (1ST) WITH HOT ROD PETE (5TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

SUMMER SHANDY (7TH)
SKINNY JEANS (8TH)


Keep an Eye On These

BETTOR JUSTICE (1ST) : Beaten favorite turned in a solid effort to finish second in his last outing. It won’t be easy from out here but if he works out a decent trip he’s going to be very dangerous against this group.
MANNY’S Z TAM (4TH) : Another who looks like he’s going to give trainer David Mc Caffrey a huge night tonight. Been off for a couple of months but he tuned up with a pair of sharp qualifying victories and he appears set to return with a winning effort.
HOT ROD PETE (5TH) : Beaten favorite came up a couple of steps short in his last but he did have broken equipment that night. With a trouble free trip he should be able to make amends against this group.


Backstretch Info

BLUE MINT (2ND) : Had his four race winning streak snapped with that second place finish from the 8-hole in his last start. This gelding does his best work in the late stages so he may have to rough it first over from this spot unless he can flush some early cover. Even if he’s forced to tough it out this ultra-consistent four-year-old should be able to wear down this group and start a new winning streak.


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