4- Scam (5/2 ML) had Bold Summit on top initially, but this one likes a fast surface, which it appears we are going to have today, so giving the edge to Scam
3 – Bold Summit (2/1 ML) this one has had problems keeping the lead and Scam prefers a fast surface so most likely he is going to be caught in the stretch for a third race in a row
8- Goodboycharlie (5/1 ML) was a game second in his last out here against better competition than he will see today
Race 2 –
8- Dean’s Ticket (5/2 ML) this one comes back in 6 days for the Contessa barn after getting rundown in the stretch last Friday after leading the entire way. The filly holds on today to break her maiden against this field.
3- Scat’s Empire (4/1 ML) second time starter who made her debut on a sloppy main track back in January, should take to the firm turf today
6- Noble Beauty (3/1 ML) Brown/Castellano debuting on the turf today and the breeding appears to favor the turf, this one will take money at the windows, but does she need a race under her belt?
Race 3 –
7- Dancing My Way (5/2 ML) dropping today, second off the claim and she appears to be faster than the rest in here
3- Gato Dorado (7/5 ML) should go right to the lead as she has in her past two races, but has been unable to hold off the competition, class drop should improve her chances today
6- Rock All Day (4/1 ML) Won both starts with Cruz aboard at long odds including last out on February 3rd over the same surface
Race 4 –
5- Virgen Morena (5/2 ML) taking a chance that this one will like the turf plus seeing this level for the first time
2- Hanover Honey (2/1 ML) has hit the board in 4 of her past 5 starts and clipped heels and fell in her only miss. Past two over this course have been consistent.
6- Written in Stars (7/2 ML) second off the claim and moving from sprint to route has been a profitable angle for McBurney barn
2- Like a Queen (3/1 ML) Jock upgrade to Velasquez plus drop in class should make this one tough in this spot
5- Biamonte (5/1 ML) Hit the board in her past two over this course with Paco in the irons, only 1 career win, but consistently in the money over her career
1- Vale Ridge (6/1 ML) move to Castellano jumps off the page as the barn is serious with this one, third off the layoff usually a positive for Walder trainees.
1- Running Cat (7/2 ML) inside post gives this one the advantage over our second choice Master Blender
8- Master Blender (3/1 ML) second off a layoff, and closed hard last out, outside post is only downside on this one.
2- Thundergram (4/1 ML) returns to the claiming ranks today, second off the claim and shortens back up after routing. Faded in last out, should be able to hold on in this spot if not upset.
3- Unscrewed (6/1 ML) second time starter, was claimed first out, adds Lasix today plus Castellano will be up. You won’t get 6/1, but should still be a decent payoff on this one.
5- Pretty and Sweet (4/1 ML) dropper could like her new surroundings, and should be coming fast down the stretch
6- Charlevoix (5/1 ML) hasn’t been seen since last April at Keeneland, but recent works look good and this one could be ready today
8- Cloontia (3/1 ML) Jerkens shortens this one up today after yielding at longer in his last two. If he gets out of the gate well could wire the field here
1- Taste for Talent (7/2 ML) second start today, finished second first out versus similar competition at this distance, experience and a big closing kick will help this one
4- Fastnet Latina (8/1 ML) there are a number of firsters in this one, but leaning towards the Clement entry here as I prefer his turf results
9- Gasolina (7/2 ML) routing for the first time, but recent workouts look promising. 46 day layoff is historically a positive for this barn
3- Conrad (4/1 ML) four month layoff and class drop could benefit this one who ran well at Keeneland last fall
11- Extrovert (20/1 ML) class dropper is off a layoff who finished 4th last out
4- Katie O. (3/1 ML) coming in off a two month layoff this sprinter for the Maker barn has yet to try the Gulfstream turf
2- Smoke Signals (10/1 ML) improving speed figures in her past three outings with a top turf trainer
1- Rap (12/1 ML) second off the claim this one had a good summer in 2015 sprinting on the turf, could surprise today
6- Not Welcome (7/2 ML) has not missed the board in last six outings for these connections
11- Air Squadron (4/1 ML) winner last out at this distance pulling away versus similar
9- Inmyfathersimage (10/1 ML) dropper and moving back to the dirt, should appreciate a fast surface
Today’s Best Bet Race 3 #7 Dancing My Way (1: 0-1-0)
Today’s Best Value Race 10 #2 Smoke Signals (1: 0-1-0)
Originally from Pittsburgh, SIG left a successful career in the investment business looking for new challenges in Las Vegas desert.SIG handicaps both horse racing as well as other sports events using his years of investment analysis and applying those principles to sports wagering looking for value.He is an avid fantasy sports player and enjoys passing time at the poker tables when he isn't "working". SIG has a BS in Journalism from West Virginia University and you can find him in the sports book on Saturday afternoon cheering on his beloved Mountaineers.
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