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Hollywood Park on Saturday, May 2, 2009
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Race 1 - Claiming - 8.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $20000 Class Rating: 90

FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES AT A MILE OR OVER IN 2009 ALLOWED 2 LBS. ONE SUCH RACE IN 2009 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $16,000, IF FOR $14,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 5 CRAZY TRICIA 7/5

# 2 RED ALARM 5/2

# 1 DIXIE HAWKS 3/1

I've got to go with CRAZY TRICIA. Overall the Equibase Speed Figures of this horse look formidable in this contest. Ran a strong last race. Have to consider solely on class, with some of the strongest class figs of this group. RED ALARM - A solid 89 avg class rating may give this filly a distinct class edge versus this group. May best this group of animals here, showing decent figures of late. DIXIE HAWKS - Ought to come out solid - I have liked the way this filly has moved swiftly to the lead recently. Is a strong contender based on figs garnered recently under today's conditions.



Race 2 - Maiden Claiming - 7.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $15000 Class Rating: 87

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, IF FOR $22,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 1 MAMA LOR 12/1

# 2 FINE TIME TO LEAVE 9/5

# 6 LIV TO DANCE 6/1

I think MAMA LOR is a formidable selection especially at a such a nice price. Flores will probably be able to get this filly to break out quickly in this race. FINE TIME TO LEAVE - Overall the Equibase Speed Figures of this racer look formidable in this competition. Tough to pass on this filly with Rosario in the irons. LIV TO DANCE - Her 81 average has this filly with among the most respectable speed figures in this race.



Race 3 - Maiden Claiming - 7.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $15000 Class Rating: 85

FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, IF FOR $22,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 5 FOXY APPROVAL 7/2

# 8 SARAH'S MELODY 12/1

# 1 XTRAORDINARY 4/1

FOXY APPROVAL looks very good to best this field. May best this group of horses here, showing formidable figs of late. Looks quite good to be on the front end at the first call. Should be given consideration based on the competitive speed figure earned in the last affair. SARAH'S MELODY - Posted a very good Equibase Speed Figure last time out. Has to be given a shot versus this group of horses displaying formidable figs lately and an average speed rating of 79 under similar conditions. XTRAORDINARY - She has put up very good figures under today's conditions and will most likely fare well versus this group of horses. The Equibase Speed Figure of 85 from her most recent race looks competitive in here.



Race 4 - Allowance - 7.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $48000 Class Rating: 109

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 1 LIQUIDITY 4/1

# 4 SMOOTH AND SAVVY 3/1

# 5 SCORED 4/1

My choice in this race is LIQUIDITY. Is a sharp contender based on numbers recorded as of late under today's conditions. He has been racing soundly lately while recording sharp speed figures. Must be given consideration based on the quite good speed rating garnered in the last race. SMOOTH AND SAVVY - Shows formidable Equibase Speed Figures on average overall when measured up against the rest of this group. Has been running solidly lately and will probably be close to the lead early on. SCORED - Has a strong shot here if you like back class. Has performed well recently in sprint races, posting a nifty 100 avg speed rating.



Race 5 - Maiden Special Weight - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $48000 Class Rating: 105

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 117 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS.


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# 6 SIR AL (IRE) 5/2

# 2 ITSNOTJUSTAGAME 7/2

# 1 DYNAMIC RANGE 3/1

SIR AL (IRE) looks competitive to best this field. Is a solid contender based on figures earned lately under today's conditions. This pick will feel the med change - with second time Lasix today. Should be given consideration based on the formidable speed rating garnered in the last contest. ITSNOTJUSTAGAME - He has been running admirably and the speed figures are among the best in this group of horses. DYNAMIC RANGE - Solid dividends over time for this jock and trainer duo. Is a definite contender - given the 105 speed figure from his most recent race.



Race 6 - Maiden Special Weight - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $46000 Class Rating: 100

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS.


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# 7 HIDDEN BLESSING 5/2

# 1 GATO ROAR 5/1

# 3 HIYA SILVER 3/1

HIDDEN BLESSING looks very strong to best this field. Should be given consideration here on the basis of the figs in the speed department alone. Will likely be one of the front-runners of the pack going into the halfway point of the contest. Recorded a solid speed rating last time out. GATO ROAR - With a reliable 95 average Equibase Speed Fig at the distance, seems well suited for today's race. Look for a very good pace improvement from this animal who enters with second time Lasix today. HIYA SILVER - Ran a solid last race. Overall, has one of the top earnings per start in dirt sprint races in this lot.



Race 7 - Claiming - 7.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $25000 Class Rating: 111

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES IN 2009 ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE IN 2009 ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, IF FOR $22,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 9 LUHUK'S DANCER 5/1

# 3 TALK OF A CAT 8/1

# 12 ORIENTATION HALL 15/1

I favor LUHUK'S DANCER here. Must be given a chance based on the decent speed rating earned in the last race. It's a good signal that Oneill is using Rosario on this one. Wagerers using horses with this jockey and trainer combo have done strongly recently. TALK OF A CAT - Has to be carefully examined against this field displaying decent figs lately and an average Equibase Speed Figure of 102 under similar conditions. ORIENTATION HALL - Ought to come out very strong - I have liked the way this gelding has moved quickly to the front end recently.



Race 8 - Allowance - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $50000 Class Rating: 107

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER AT A MILE OR OVER ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER FOR ANY DISTANCE ALLOWED 4 LBS.


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# 9 HOT N' DUSTY 9/2

# 8 SCHILL 3/1

# 2 BIRDIE BIRDIE 9/2

HOT N' DUSTY is the most favorable bet in this race. Has to be used in the exotic wagers. The odds may be just right on this one. Is a very solid contender based on figs recorded recently under today's conditions. SCHILL - Hollendorfer has a reliable 16 percent win rate with entries running at this distance and surface. Has decent early lick and should fare quite well against this group of animals. BIRDIE BIRDIE - She has a formidable distance/surface win record - 1 out of 1. I can't pass on this filly given one of the best jockey and trainer combos on the grounds.



Race 9 - Optional Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $50000 Class Rating: 106

FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING OR STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $80,000. WEIGHT, 122 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER AT A MILE OR OVER ALLOWED 2 LBS. A RACE OTHER THAN CLAIMING OR STARTER FOR ANY DISTANCE ALLOWED 4 LBS.


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# 8 G'S HEAVENLY UNION 12/1

# 4 WELL MONIED 3/1

# 7 TRUTHY 15/1

My choice in this event is G'S HEAVENLY UNION especially at 12/1. Is tough not to consider given the company run in recently. She has garnered quite good figs under today's conditions and ought to fare well versus this group of horses in this race. WELL MONIED - Her 99 average has this filly with among the best Equibase Speed Figs in this race. Rosario has been hot the last month, winning at a nifty 16 percent clip. TRUTHY - Has ran solidly in turf route races.



Race 10 - Maiden Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $17000 Class Rating: 95

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $32,000, IF FOR $28,000, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 11 GOODLOOKINDUDE 8/1

# 9 DON'T ANSWER 8/1

# 14 COLD RULER 9/2

GOODLOOKINDUDE has a respectable shot to take this contest and is a decent value bet given the line at 8/1. Stra will most likely be able to get this gelding to break out early in this contest. Had one of the most favorable speed figures of this field in his last competition. Has to be carefully examined versus this group displaying competitive figures recently and an average Equibase speed fig of 87 under similar conditions. DON'T ANSWER - Earning some good dough in dirt sprint races. Appears to be the type to be helped with second time Lasix here. COLD RULER - Recent figs for the jockey - 20 win percent - make this gelding stand out in this group of horses in this race.



Race 11 - Stakes - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $100000 Class Rating: 111 Wilshire H. (Grade 3)

WILSHIRE H. - GRADE 3 FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $100 EACH ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22. CLOSED WITH 19. $1,000 ADDITIONAL TO START. THE OWNER OF THE WINNER TO RECEIVE $60,000, $20,000 TO SECOND, $12,000 TO THIRD, $6,000 TO FOURTH AND $2,000 TO FIFTH. A TROPHY WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE WINNING OWNER.


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# 8 TIZFIZ 15/1

# 1 DIAMOND DIVA (GB) 9/5

# 6 CHARMING LEGACY (IRE) 12/1

I give my vote to TIZFIZ in this competition and is a competitive value bet given the line at 15/1. Will almost certainly compete solidly in the pace contest which bodes well with this group. Very good selection to take this race going in a turf route. At the top in earnings per start at the distance/surface in this bunch. DIAMOND DIVA (GB) - Always seems to be close up at the finish line. A solid 114 avg Equibase class rating may give this mare a distinct class edge against this group of horses in this race. CHARMING LEGACY (IRE) - Overall the Speed Figures of this equine look respectable in this race. McAnally has well above average returns at this distance/surface.



Race 12 - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $13000 Class Rating: 99

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 119 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $12,500, IF FOR $10,500, ALLOWED 2 LBS.


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# 8 NOBLE COURAGE 6/1

# 3 SEVEN BELOW 6/1

# 1A STORMY GAME 7/2

My pick in this race is NOBLE COURAGE. Should go to the lead and might never look back. Has run quite well when racing a dirt sprint race. STORMY GAME - Has decent Equibase Class Figures relative to this group of horses in this race - worth a look. Ran a strong last race.


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Golden Gate on Saturday, May 2, 2009
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Race 1 - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9700 Class Rating: 85

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $12,500, IF FOR $10,500, ALLOWED 1 LB.


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# 3 JANE DOE 5/2

# 6 HADL'S HEY DAY 15/1

# 4 DRAMA CAT 7/5

I like JANE DOE here. Will almost certainly come out strong - I have liked the way this mare has moved promptly to the lead recently. Had one of the best speed figures of this group of animals in her last contest. Has been racing well and has among the most competitive speed in the race for today's distance. HADL'S HEY DAY - With Alvarado getting the mount, watch out for this racer. Anderson has her trained strongly to break quickly out of the gate. DRAMA CAT - Her 85 average has this mare with among the best Speed Figures in this event. Could best this field based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 98 - of her last contest.



Race 2 - Optional Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $30000 Class Rating: 113

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 ONCE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING AND STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $25,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS.


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# 7 MIM'S MAN 5/2

# 4 GAME OF LUCK 7/2

# 2 DON ELIAS M. (MEX) 6/1

My selection in this event is MIM'S MAN. Will probably go to the front end and could never look back. Should keep the good string of finish positions intact this time out. Could best this group of horses in this race based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 106 - of his last contest. GAME OF LUCK - Could provide positive gains based on competitive recent Equibase Speed Figures with an average of 103. As of late Alvarado has been on fire which may give the edge to this gelding. DON ELIAS M. (MEX) - Is hard not to consider given the company run in lately. Has performed admirably lately in sprint races, posting a nifty 101 avg speed fig.



Race 3 - Optional Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $33000 Class Rating: 111

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 TWICE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING AND STARTER OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES OR CLAIMING PRICE $50,000. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS.


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# 7 SHEM 3/1

# 6 SURF TOWN 2/1

# 4 AWESOME JARED 5/1

I give the nod to SHEM here. Ought to be given a shot for this race if only for the solid Equibase Speed Fig earned in the last contest. Is difficult not to consider given the company run in recently. Formidable average speed figures in turf route races make this animal a key contender. SURF TOWN - With a sound jockey who has won at a quite good 23 percent clip over the last 30 days. This has to be one of the top selections. He looks quite good in this spot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the midpoint. AWESOME JARED - Will most likely be one of the front-runners of the bunch going into the midpoint of the affair. Could best this group of horses based on the Equibase Speed Figure - 110 - of his last affair.



Race 4 - Maiden Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8000 Class Rating: 86

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 119 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000.


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# 9 SEEINGISBELIEVING 5/2

# 3 GRAP 3/1

# 7 GROUP EFFORT 7/2

SEEINGISBELIEVING looks very good to best this field. He has been racing well lately while recording very solid Equibase Speed Figures. Overall, has one of the best earnings per start in dirt route contests in this group. Is a contender - given the 77 speed figure from his most recent race. GRAP - He looks solid in this slot and I expect will be on the front end or close at the halfway point. Had one of the most competitive speed figs of this group of horses in this race in his last outing. GROUP EFFORT - Extra focus caused by blinkers change (going on today) likely to result in a big race. Has been running admirably lately and will most likely be up near the lead early on.



Race 5 - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $10500 Class Rating: 99

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE JANUARY 1 ALLOWED 2 LBS. ONE SUCH RACE SINCE THEN ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250


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# 8 ALOTTADAR 3/1

# 6 RUSH COUNTRY 5/2

# 4 PECAN NUT (ARG) 8/1

ALOTTADAR is my choice. The average Equibase class figure alone makes this one a contender. Has run solidly when racing a turf route race. This horse has a fantastic winning percentage in turf routes. RUSH COUNTRY - Might best this group here, showing formidable figures of late. This gelding looks good for this event since Miyadi has a very strong win percent with horses going this distance. PECAN NUT (ARG) - Has been running admirably in races of this distance, going 1 for 5 under similar conditions. Will most likely go to the front end and may never look back.



Race 6 - Maiden Claiming - 5.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8000 Class Rating: 81

FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $8,000.


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# 14 LUCKY NO. THIRTEEN 5/2

# 1 PATS PRIDE 12/1

# 5 CACHITO MASTER 15/1

LUCKY NO. THIRTEEN is my choice. Could provide positive gains based on decent recent Equibase Speed Figures with an average of 80. The Equibase Speed Fig of 73 from his last race looks strong in here. Has a sharp shot for this event if you like back class. CACHITO MASTER - Looks competitive for the conditions of this race today, showing solid figures in dirt sprint races as of late. Is a key contender - given the 73 speed figure from his most recent race.



Race 7 - Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $10500 Class Rating: 102

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF TWO RACES AT A MILE OR OVER SINCE JANUARY 1 ALLOWED 2 LBS. ONE SUCH RACE SINCE THEN ALLOWED 4 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250


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# 4 BULLISH YIELD 7/2

# 6 LETSGOBYEBYE 2/1

# 9 ELEGANT VICTOR 15/1

My pick for this event is BULLISH YIELD. Going in a turf route race gives this gelding a very strong shot. He has formidable class ratings, averaging 101, and has to be given a chance for this event. Is worth looking at and may be a wager - strong speed figures (97 average) at today's distance and surface lately. LETSGOBYEBYE - Morey has shown excellent profits (+8 ROI ) at this distance/surface. Should compete solidly in the early pace battle which bodes well with this field. ELEGANT VICTOR - If you look closely, this one has some longshot possibilities.



Race 8 - SA - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8500 Class Rating: 97

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE STARTED FOR A CLAIMING PRICE OF $4,000 OR LESS SINCE JUNE 1 AND HAVE NOT WON FOR $4,000 OR MORE SINCE JANUARY 1. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS.


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# 4 CODE RED 5/2

# 2 PROUD CAJUN 2/1

# 5 ROOSEVELT 9/2

I think CODE RED is a very good choice. Earned a solid speed figure last time out. Recently Baze has been hot which may give the edge to this gelding. Has run strongly when racing a dirt route race. PROUD CAJUN - Must be given consideration for this race if only for the quite good speed figure put up in the last race. Has very good front-end speed and will most likely fare soundly against this group. ROOSEVELT - Has earned sound Speed Figures in dirt route races in the past. Must be given a shot here on the basis of the figures in the speed realm alone.



Race 9 - Stakes - 8.5 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $75000 Class Rating: 105 Silky Sullivan S.

SILKY SULLIVAN S. - FOR CAL-BRED OR CAL-SIRED THREE YEAR OLDS. BY SUBSCRIPTION OF $50 EACH TO ACCOMPANY THE NOMINATION OR BY SUPPLEMENTARY NOMINATION OF $1,250 AT TIME OF ENTRY WHICH INCLUDES ALL FEES. $750 TO ENTER. WEIGHT: 122 LBS. HIGHEST EARNINGS PREFERRED. A TROPHY WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE WINNING OWNER. CLOSED SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009 WITH 10 NOMINATIONS.


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# 3 FEISTY SUANCES 3/5

# 7 MIGUEL'S MASCOT 3/1

# 6 SPORT KING 9/2

FEISTY SUANCES has a quite good shot to take this race. Have to wager on this colt with the strong earnings per start in turf route events. Must be carefully examined given the class of races run lately. With a strong rider who has won at a formidable 23 percent clip over the last 30 days. This has to be one of the top selections. MIGUEL'S MASCOT - Could provide positive returns based on very good recent speed figures with an average of 88. Ought to come out sharp - I have liked the way this colt has moved quickly to the lead recently. SPORT KING - Should be considered in this event if only for the very good speed rating recorded in the last contest. Has been racing admirably and has among the most respectable speed in the race for today's distance.



Race 10 - Claiming - 6.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $8700 Class Rating: 90

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 118 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $4,000.


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# 5 MOTORBOAT 3/1

# 3 NO LIMIT POKER 9/2

# 7 HECOULDGOALLTHEWAY 10/1

MOTORBOAT is my choice. Has very good Equibase Speed Figures and has to be considered for a bet in here. Ought to be given consideration based on the competitive Equibase Speed Fig posted in the last contest. Has garnered solid Equibase Speed Figures in dirt sprint races in the past. NO LIMIT POKER - He looks very strong in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the halfway point. The speed fig of 75 from his latest race looks decent in here. HECOULDGOALLTHEWAY - Has been running solidly lately and will almost certainly be on or close to the lead early on. The average Equibase class figure alone makes this one a definite contender.