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Friday, June 21, 2024

Tips from @TheTriactor for Friday, June 21

Pick 5 (R1-5): 6,2 / 4,5,7,1 / 1,7 / 2,1,5 / 4,2 = $19.20 (20-cent ticket)

Best Bet – (3) DUSTYLANESEBASTIAN – R7

Spot Play – (4) BET ON JESSICA – R6 

Race 1:

(6) JUSTA COUNTRY BOY dodged offstride Dunstan George on first turn Tuesday at Summerside; brave first over through last quarter; class relief 

(2) STAGENAMEHERCULES was close third against similar June 9; first-over from second-last to half; closed in field's-fastest 29.4; edged out 

(8) WOODMERE DELTA: beaten 1/2 fave went wide early around breaker PLAY DEW here June 9; field’s-co-fastest (30 flat) last quarter; second tier


Race 2:

(4) NAMEISONTHEHALTER circled tiring cover here at three-quarters June 9; gained ground first-over late; field’s-fastest (30.2) last quarter; post relief

(5) LUCY WITH DIAMONDS was three-wide early June 9; parked first-over to half challenging leader Mrs Dragonfire; backed down at three-quarters

(7) ATLAS MARIGOLD is the only horse in this field with a sub-2:00 mile in latest start, plus a sub-30-second closing quarter; post hurts

(1) ATUFFLITTLEGUY’s most recent win was on Dec. 5, 2021, when he wired from Truro rail; paced his quickest mile of the year here June 9


Race 3:

(1) DONT ASK LOGAN had first-over trip Sunday at Inverness; faded late; class drop from June 9 Truro classification; quick turnaround; late speed 

(7) REGGIES GAME took back from Truro outside post June 9; third-over from near-last on third turn; three-wide late move in field’s-fastest 29.2 

(4) SLIGHTLY TWISTED’s most recent, off the pace win was Sept. 9, 2022 at Truro, for Paul Langille; set pace June 9; overtaken in stretch 

(2) THE YINGYANG gets class relief; raced single-file fifth past the half here June 9; lost ground on third turn despite ground-saving trip


Race 4:

(2) SPEAKINGOFSHADOW took 1:56.3 lifetime mark in June 9 Truro victory for Darren Crowe; loose pocket behind Slightly Twisted; going-away win

(1) RUSTY RILEY had pocket ride Sunday at Summerside; made front on final turn; narrowly held off Nassau Hanover; post/class relief 

(5) BETTOR ON THAN OFF: runner-up in second-tier start on June 9 Truro class jump; first-over fourth on last turn, after following early pacesetter… 

(3) TOP OF HER TRADE: overtaken by Vino Louie enroute to quarter; quick turnaround; overland trip for place Sunday at Inverness


Race 5:

(4) VINO LOUIE overtook Top of Her Trade here June 9 to win going-away on class drop; this field’s only sub-1:56 performer in most recent start 

(2) CRIME BOSS moved second-over from fourth on Truro final turn June 9; closed wide down stretch for place; five 2023 wins at lower classifications 

(5) HAVARTI closed in field’s-fastest 29.1 for show here June 9; second-over fifth on final turn, she flushed out CRIME BOSS; strong finish

(1) LITTLE TAGGS was covered up by a parked BIG ENGINE to opening quarter here June 9; gapping third on third turn; faded in stretch 


Race 6:

(4) BET ON JESSICA was caught wide enroute to Truro opening quarter June 9; caught inside on last turn behind retreating cover; class relief

(5) WESTERN LILY makes first start for trainer Carrie Saunders; Truro debut for class-dropping closer with sub-2:00 miles in last three starts

(8) SMILIN IN HEAVEN wired in June 9 maiden win; first-turn breaker interfered with backfield; parked Woodmere Skylar; held off closers


Race 7:

(3) DUSTYLANESEBASTIAN is reunited with Darren Crowe, aboard for his lifetime best 1:55.4 Truro victory Sept. 9, 2022 + June/July 2023 Truro wins 

(5) HARDY MILL JOE went first-over from last at Truro opening quarter June 9; overland trip; beaten 8/5 fave; post relief  

(4) FIFTH ESTATE won going away June 9 with pocket ride from Truro rail; cleared pacesetter Mrs Dragonfire late; closed in field’s-fastest 29.4

(6) HF JESSE JAMES gets post/class relief; front-end-loving gelding’s one 2024 victory was from Inverness rail May 26


Race 8:

(4) AMERICAN RISK was a front-end winner Sunday at Inverness for Paul Langille; good Truro record for Andrew Campbell; quick turnaround 

(6) MALIGNITY closed in field’s-fastest 28.2 to capture his June 9 Truro qualifier over two pacers; first 2024 start is against stronger older pacers

(2) RISIN HORIZON had tough post Tuesday at Summerside; caught wide on first turn; boxed in/shuffled back past half; quick turnaround; class drop

(3) WIND BLOWN disappointed in June 9 seasonal comeback; got away last from outside in top class; parked first-over; faded in stretch; class drop


Race 9:

(2) PUMKIN gets post/class relief; seventh to Truro opening quarter June 9; fourth-over from last at half; three-wide on final turn; just missed June 2

(1) CAMCO WILLOW returns to Truro rail with Paul Langille; cut fractions from same post June 2; overtaken late; held on for show; post relief 

(4) MRS DRAGONFIRE and Darren Crowe raced single-file third throughout Tuesday mile at Summerside; class relief; quick turnaround

(7) SUNNY BILLION finished fourth in both tries from Truro post #7 last year; lacked racing room along backstretch June 9; late bid fell short 

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