Picks made for fast track and no turf.
1: Bet on Bourbon: Comes right back after a nice win and gets the cozy rail.
2: Enough Heart: Good second in last: may have needed the race for fitness.
5: Dream Streak: First out for good trainer with new purchases Matt Shirer.
6: Joan’s Way: Trainer has had some good success with his few starters this year.
4: Yockley’s Beauty: First-time starter here who is working well and attracts top jock.
7: Kyle Beauty: Another first time starter for top trainer by California Chrome.
6: Tango Charlie: Second off the claim for Amoss which is a profitable angle
1: Alebrije: Comes: In from out of town but has some good races and draws the rail.
3: Counter Offer: Drops to lowest level in quite a long time and comes in off a good effort.
4: Tio Blas: Giving this one another shot after a poor effort: look for a rebound effort.
7: Gravy Hound: Attracts Graham for this and looks like he can get to the front off the layoff.
4: Hooray Austin: Has two solid second place efforts here: the one to beat today.
1: Dual Monarchy: Should improve here for trainer Sharp and draws the preferable rail.
3: Willakenzie: bred to by a very good one out of a barn who can get them ready to run first out.
IF ON TURF: 3-1
8: Sunday Breeze: Barn has been sending out live runners and this one is well spotted today.
1: Jays Holiday: Gets the rail and has run well enough in last few to take this at a price.
Around the Track
What a terrific week for football here in Louisiana with the Saints, Tigers and the Green Wave all winning. The Choices were not that fortunate last week as we struggled to find winners the last two days of the year but came back with a five-win day on the first day of 2023. Here are the results for Chok’s Choices for the meet:
1st Choice 198-43-32-35 = 22% - Win/56% In-the-Money- .76 Return on Investment for $1
2nd Choice 194-48-40-32-= 25%- Win//62% In-the-Money: .86 Return on Investment for $1
Our Best Bet today will be in Race 4 — No. 6 Tango Charlie: second off a claim is a good time to bet any Amoss horse.
Good luck and may they all come home safely.