Harness Racing: Sunday afternoon Alan Mitchell looks at the late races at Harrah’s Philadelphia
Harrah’s Phila – Sunday, March 31, 2019
Harrah’s Race 8
Machiavelli (7) Would like him much better from the inside. Having said that, this one is sharp now. Expect to see him on the lead vs these. Cruise Patrol (5) Raced in Levy 2 races ago. Was empty in last and drops again today. Can improve now. Ozone Blue Chip (6) Finished second in last as the huge chalk. Gets Tetrick tonight for the first time. Lettuceriprita A (1) Nice wins in last pair. Draws rail and gets Dave Miller.
Selections: 7, 5, 6, 1
Harrah’s Race 10
Division Bell (3) Makes seasonal debut off two qualifiers. From the powerful Burke Barn. His 3 races last year gave him good experience. Can beat these in return. Dali Deo (1) Draws rail. Figures to improve vs these from here. Skip To My Lou (6) draws bet today. People figure he’ll need last. I am leery, especially at low odds. Keystone Maxim (8) Long odds today from this spot. Would not surprise me if he sneaks into trifecta or superfecta.
Selections: 3, 1, 6, 8
Harrah’s Race 12
Under Paid (6) Another Burke seasonal debut starter. This one won his qualifier in a slow time. Trust me – he can go much faster. Astaire (8) Necked in strong bid from Pocono rail. Not in a great spot but has a chance if fires away. To The Max (4) His lone win, 3 ago, was at boxcar odds. Otherwise, he’s been sluggish. Still, based on the win he can be considered here. Lancaster Hill (1) had 2 mediocre qualifiers but does have the rail. Might find his way in gimmick bets.
Selections: 6, 8, 3, 1