Should be a nice afternoon for racing with a high on the low 70s.
There was an article on Sunday about Game Winner running faster due to Joel Rosario running him wide, brought a thought to mind . . . ”The connections of Roadster are toasting Rosario with their $600K check in hand.”
Tony Bennett, the coach of UVA is a Green Bay guy and being in Minneapolis, I suddenly have colleagues and friends who “know” him. It sounds to me that the hitting up for tickets factor for tonight’s game is going to be at epic levels. UVA -1.5 and a total of just 115 was an eye opener.
Sunny and 73˚
Mahoning Valley Race 1
$10K Claimers going 5f 3yo’s
4-Watch Your Step (3/1) 2nd off the claim for trainer Tina Casilova, she shipped this gelding to MVR where in his first and only race with Tina at the helm, Watch Your Step notched his best E Speed figure vs MSW types. The class drop and switch to jockey Edgar Paucar are both positive moves.
3-Fetching Gold (8/5) another class dropper who is entered today in his first claiming race. Trainer Ben Delong a solid proposition in this spot getting 26% in mcl. Fetching Gold had a bullet work on 3/28 and is well conditioned for this one.
6-Filly Ride (10/1) drops into mcl after racing in the msw ranks. The only filly in this race, she gets David Cordosa back as her jockey and he almost scored with her at this level this past winter.
2-Real Talk Ty (6-1) comes out of a positive key race and drops into the claiming ranks
Mahoning Valley Race 1 Bets:
$10/w $20/p on #6
Exacta Box 4-3-6
Trifecta 4-2/4-2-3/6, 4-2/6/4-2-1, 6/4-2/4-2-1
Mahoning Valley Race 3
$5K MCL 3yo+ 5.5f
7-Vettel (9/5) is going to be a false favorite in this race and I will use him in exotics. His best races have been run on turf at Gulfstream and his brand new trainer has not had him out for a work yet
2-R. C. Owens (2-1) has been knock knock knocking on heavens door getting three 2nds in as many outs since being gelded. He will get a pace in front to leverage his closing style. Could today be his day?
3-Brainfreeze (4/1) this front runner scored a decent speed figure two back and was eased the last time as third choice in the betting pool. Look for improvement this time.
5-Not So Sterling (5/1) closing type has had traffic and gate challenges of late. Gets a turn back in distance and a shorter field than previous.
Mahoning Valley Race 3 Bets:
$10/w $20/p $2
$2 Exacta Box 2-3-7
$1 Trifecta 2-3/2-3-7/5, 2-3/5/2-3-7, 5/2-3/2-3-7
Mahoning Valley Race 8
$10K Maiden Claimers 3yo Staties going 6f
There are only two horses that are worth your money or mine to wager on.
7-Lucys Sweet Boy (4/1) gets class relief and scored the best E speed number of this group two back.
8-Luzon Charger (5/2, and will go off much less at post) put in a strong move last out closing 5 lengths down the stretch to get up for second.
Mahoning Valley Race 8 Bets:
$10/w $20/p #8
$5 Exacta Box 7-8
And that’s all I have to say about that, Forrest.