Kevin Plowcha’s and Jeff Zidek’s Daily Selections
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Best Bet: R13 – #3 SWAN LEGACY
Spot Play: R10 – #7 ALWAYS B RONNIE
Race 1: 2-8-4-3
(#2) UPFRONT STONE has had terrible posts in his last three. His last effort was a solid fourth from off the pace which is likely where he’ll work from again today. Should be much closer against this easier group. Top call at a potential price.
Race 2: 4-1-2-7
(#4) SEASIDE TINA has been facing some tough stakes types in Ohio. This class can be tough at times but she finds a softer bunch here. Short price likely.
Race 3: 1-4-2-3 (Keystone Classic 3YO C&G Trot Div. 1 – $24K)
(#1) SPITFIRE OVERSEES got a nice prep on 9/16 and raced very well against an older group. He should be ready to roll third start back in this short field.
Race 4: 5-4-2-1-6
(#5) BETTORBYTHESEASIDE got some time off and is now in the Betts barn. She finds an easier group here and depending on how fresh she is, she could be ready to roll first asking for them.
Race 5: 2-1-3-4 (Keystone Classic 3YO C&G Trot Div. 1 – $24K)
(#2) HERODOTUS comes off two straight wins and has been facing tougher overall this year than the others. He stands out at a short price.
Race 6: 4-3-5-6
(#4) CALVIN K never wins but gets a class drop and driver change to help his cause. If Merriman gets aggressive, it could be the difference in getting him back to the winner’s circle.
Race 7: 1-6-4-8-3
(#1) BENJAMIN HANOVER is hard to pick against after his last two wins by a combined 16 and a half lengths. The rail still concerns me but he won from the rail two back.
Race 8: 7-6-1-3
(#7) IVY STUD ships into the Buxton barn and got Wilder’s nod of approval over two others. Looking for improvement in a new barn.
Race 9: 9-6-7-3
(#9) FRANK THE TANK is versatile but hasn’t hit the board in his last two. I think he can potentially win this race from anywhere against a weak group and the outside post will help his price.
Race 10: 7-5-4-2
(#7) ALWAYS B RONNIE made a big rally last time out down the backside and held second. I think he should improve third start back and has the kick to get there late.
Race 11: 5-2-8-9
(#5) SUNBERRY HANOVER could get pushed to the lead by Merriman against this group and can wire the field if he avoids quirks.
Race 12: 7-4-3-6
(#7) ALLIANCE is 2-for-2 in his career and both wins have been easy. I think he has more speed to show and can win again despite the jump to NW2.
Race 13: 3-7-6-8
(#3) SWAN LEGACY shouldn’t get forgotten about today off the class drop and Palone coming back to the bike. Post relief should give him a good chance to go forward.
Race 14: 9-8-7-2-1
(#9) LADY’S DUDE couldn’t get it done last time out but set a fast quarter and hadn’t raced since January. I’ll count on him improving in his second start back.
Early Pick-4: (Races 1-4)
28/4/14/45 $8.00 for $1
Middle Pick-4: (Races 6-9)
345/16/67/69 $12.00 for 50¢
Late Pick-4: (Races 11-14)
258/7/3/89 $6.00 for $1