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Picks made today for fast track and on turf.

Race 1

2: Duke of Blue Ridge: Drops down here and has enough speed to get to front of pack.

3: Dude Drop Kid: Last two dirt races are competitive enough to contend with these.

Race 2

3: Celluloid Hero: Comes in with a slight drop in class and has good early speed.

4: Kislovodsk: Good run with Lanerie in last and the one to beat here off that race.

Race 3

7: Easy Runner: Hard to get past this one with the speed and top trainer/jock combo.

1: Chrompton: Takes big drop and gets the rail for trainer having a good start to meet.

Race 4

2: Pray Ide Sing: Giving this possible lone speed horse a long look at big odds.

4: Payday Too: Takes big drop after a subpar effort in last for powerful owner/trainer combo.

Race 5

4: Baquero’s Bind: Off a long time but comes back in a spot that may signal confidence.

1: Two B: Back to his level and has the rail here with some speed to add to positives.

Race 6

1: Everlovinghand: Trainer has had success with new purchases and this one fits.

3: Pacificislandtime: Needs to get a better break today to showcase that good speed.

Race 7

8: Freedom’s Way: Draws well on this turf course which is outside and will come wide late.

5: Hidden Enemy: Another who should benefit from the closing kick bias of this course.


Race 8

6: Autumn’s So Flashy: Should improve here off the race after long layoff at a nice price.

7: Lincoln Production: Looked like a winner in first start and should improve off that effort.

Around the Track

We are starting to run some limited turf races on the grass course and it seems that with the temporary rails out to protect the inner part of the course that outside runners have a slight advantage. With only a few races run so far it may be too early to make a declaration that the inside part and post positions are at a disadvantage but this is something worth watching and wagering on as more turf races are carded.

Best Bet

Our Best Bet today will be in Race 7 — No. 8 Freedom’s Way who has little speed and a strong closing kick and should be on the outside of the course.

Good luck and may they all come home safely.

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