Picks made for FAST track and ON turf.
5: Tee Burns: Would expect some improvement from this one under tack for new barn.
2: Gormley’s Got Game: Has run two good races here against slightly better foes.
6: The Gray Blur: Ran two solid races here before a dud in last; expect big rebound.
2: Sermononthemount: Big win in last at the level: can repeat at short odds.
1: Check Me Out: Hard to get past this one after strong race in last and now with rail.
8: Lil Woadie: Another with a strong race in last who should be right there at finish line.
1: Hooray Austin: In tremendous form right now; gets rail draw and top jockey.
2: Win Ya Win: Has the past form to contend; drops down from stakes level races.
2: Warrant: Near million-dollar winner comes back after layoff and is working well.
3: Cash Logistics: Has had big success winning eight of 18; faces tougher but is live.
4: Underhill’s Tab: Looked like a winner in stretch in last; may have needed that race.
3: Minnesota Ready: Shortens up from past few so will have a strong closing kick today.
6: Scoring Drive: Trainer has been a bit cold but this one fits here nicely.
3: Oneforvivi: Can get the right early position to make the winning move in the stretch.
IF OFF TURF: 11-5
7: Play Mo: May be able to control this pace from up front and go all the way under Lanerie.
4: Blue Cheese: Just in terrific form right now and can repeat against these today.
Around the Track
A positive week for the selections although we whiffed on the 3-year-old races Saturday with huge performances by the Brad Cox-trained charges in both the filly and colt races. Instant Coffee in the Lecomte looked very good and should improve from this point forward heading into the Risen Star. Here are the results for Chok’s Choices for the meet:
1st Choice 305-65-53-49 = 21% - Win/55% In-the-Money- .79 Return on Investment for $1
2nd Choice 295-75-63-44-= 25%- Win//62% In-the-Money: .92 Return on Investment for $1
Our Best Bet is in Race 7 — No. 6 Scoring Drive, who is a bit of a long-shot play but should get right trip under Green if on turf.
Good luck and may they all come home safely.