Harness Racing: Alan Mitchell picks afternoon card at Harrah’s, evening card at Yonkers
Harrah’s Phila – Thursday, April 4, 2019
First Post 12:25 P.M.
Harrah’s Race 5
Every Way Out (3) was empty in Dover return. Makes second seasonal start today. Needed last as a tightener, scores. Hypothetical (8) rested. Sharp in 1:55 4/5 qualifier win. Chance if fit, firing. Coach Cal (2) Not close yet this year. Tries the big track. Can find way into exotic bets. Monty’s Play (9) Not close vs tough Dover claimers. Post a factor today.
Selections: 3, 8, 2, 9
Harrah’s Race 7
Rave Girl (6) This is a monumental driver change. Anthony Morgan is a top driver. That alone is enough to get her home. Also in a new barn. Elleofadeli (1) makes seasonal debut and draws the rail. Could be a factor if ready. That’s Fun (4) Had one good mile in 6 lifetime starts. Will be closing late. Unseen (3) Gets Tetrick after two races where she went nowhere. Seeks the improvement tonight.
Selections: 6, 1, 4, 3
Harrah’s Race 12
A Rocknroll Bus (2) Makes career debut tonight . Something about that qualifier. Looking for upset from here. Truthaboutnickster (7) Weakened late in last from rail. Still, the race prior was okay and must be considered vs these. Dear Diary (5) finished 2, 3, and 4 in three starts this year. Against this weak field, this one might make the exotic bets. Captains Play (6) Seasonal debut, went nowhere in qualifier so it is hard to tell.
Selections: 2, 7, 5, 6
Yonkers Raceway – Thursday, April 4, 2019
First Post 6:30 P.M.
Yonkers Race 6
Beast Mode (1) Had sharp races earlier from inside posts and draws the rail tonight. Races well from this spot. Ardie B Speed (4) Hasn’t made a move lately. Takes a drop in class from $20G claimers to these cheap non-winners. Can improve now. Shane Adam (2) won speedy Saratoga mile from rail. Must consider from here. Zach Maguire N (6) Not much lately. Can close late if he can find ‘live cover during the mile.
Selections: 1, 4, 2, 6
Yonkers Race 7
Bigboy Roscoe (1) Ships in from Canada and draws the rail. Not great - but good enough to win from here. Pine Bush Rose (3) Found a perfect pocket trip in last and lacked late kick. Gets another chance tonight. Christopher Crazo (4) Often earns a check but seldom wins. Did have a qualifier win a few weeks ago. He can easily be in the trifecta or superfecta (or exacta). Broadway Sissy (5) finished a remote second from the 7 post at 20-1 in last. Consider in gimmick bets.
Selections: 1, 3, 4, 5
Yonkers Race 9
Pittstop Danika (1) This is a talented mare. She draws the rail tonight and will regain her winning form. Melanie’s Filly (7) Rested. Her second qualifier was much better than her first. Seeks another improvement tonight. Amateur Hour (5) Overmatched in Matchmaker stakes. Takes a big drop in class but is certainly not a lock. Career Family (2) Can ‘sit’ a long way from this spot. If she has a burst of speed, can use it in the stretch. Might improve from here.
Selections: 1, 7, 5, 2