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Kevin Plowcha's Picks - 7/20/24

Best Bet: R6 – #1 Prince Hal Hanover

Value Play: R13 – #5 War No More

Race 1: 7-4-5-1

(#7) Damn The Torpedoes has taken a natural progression and now gets Tetrick in the bike for his debut. Looking for him to show gate speed like he has in his qualifiers.

Race 2: 1-2-6-4

(#1) Aiden Station was a strong second to a big favorite after blasting to the lead. I really like that he’s had a front-end try and an outside trip. Palone has options.

Race 3: 2-4-1-3

(#2) World Beater made two moves in his debut and just missed in the impressive sprint home. Last week, he was in a spot at Philly where he couldn’t lose and jogged. You get McCarthy back, he should have more to show here.

Race 4: 1-3-8-6-9

(#1) Lyons Coppertop was a winner after being claimed by the Simpson barn and now draws a solid post for his step up in class. 

Race 5: 4-1-5-3

(#4) Furneaux is a Ryder homebred looking to make a statement here. Gets a big driver change and a perfect post. If he’s any good, he should beat these.

Race 6: 1-2-3-7

(#1) Prince Hal Hanover was an impressive winner on debut and should get a cozy trip behind some potential big early speed. Trip could work perfectly.

Race 7: 4-1-5-9

(#4) Double Up N can be forgiven for his last race where he hooked wheels with another horse. He needed that start back on 7/7. Merriman should blast to avoid any road trouble.

Race 8: 7-6-4-5 (Adios Elimination #1)

It’s put up or shut up time for (#7) Clever Cody. He got a confidence booster last week after having little fun in Canada and finds a field that may allow him to find the front with relative ease. If Merriman steals a cheap second quarter, he could outsprint them.

(#6) Captain Luke has been racing his heart out in the last six weeks, but you have to wonder how much it’s taken out of him. He’s very logical in here, but will be a short price.

(#4) Huntingforchrome is hard not to consider after his eye-popping win in New Jersey, but I wonder if the pace may set up too slow for him to do all his damage late.

(#5) Outer Banks is a solid fringe OHSS type for the Burkes who could sneak into the final.

Race 9: 5-2-3-7 (Adios Elimination #2)

(#5) Captain Albano is the most talented horse in this group and will be in desperate need of a confidence booster after his last three. You’re likely to see Todd take him down the road.

(#2) Nuclear is an interesting type that could show a bounce back effort. He showed the speed he has in the tank on 6/14 with a 1:48.4 win and didn’t race too bad on 6/29, but the break towards the end of his M1 Pace elim gives me cause for concern. We’ll see what he’s got.

(#3) Rush In is another looking for a bounce back after two straight poor finishes. Second start Lasix this week.

(#7) Number Cruncher hasn’t had any trip go his way since his eye-catching Mohawk win on 6/1. Curious where Stratton puts him early.

Race 10: 5-2-6-4

(#5) Nikola J paced a great back half on debut and won in a fast time. Curious if Tetrick tries the front or sits just off the pace again.

Race 11: 5-8-2-3

(#5) Pretty Lou could only follow along as I’m The One got further and further away. He paced a solid mile, though, and another step forward could put him right there. Wide-open race.

Race 12: 1-2-5-3

(#1) Louprint had an impressive career debut win where Wrenn didn’t ask much at all in the back half. How fast is he?

Race 13: 5-2-7-3

(#5) War No More made a huge blitz down the backside and held on from there. Could outsprint the #2 late.

Race 14: 4-2-3-1

(#4) Captain Magestic was too far back on debut but still took another step forward. Another potential wide-open race.

Race 15: 9-6-2-3-1

(#9) Deleston gets another drop in class. Could be in great position at a price if Killeen blasts.

Multi-Leg Wagers:

Early Pick-4: (Races 1-4)

47/12/24/13   $8.00 for 50 cents

Middle Pick-4: (Races 6-9)

1/14/67/5   $4.00 for $1

Pick-5: (Races 11-15)

258/1/5/24/69   $12.00 for $1