Last week was yesterday’s news, which means I did not fare well at all. But this weekend we have plenty of action around the USA. Two strong finals at the Meadowlands, the opening of both Hoosier Park and Harrah’s Chester, Yonkers has the second round of the Levy and Pocono Downs a Mares Preferred-Handicap Trot.
I am avoiding most of the Levy series races because they there is too much chalk to even bother as the Burke Stable dominates nearly every division. We will even travel to Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday for their Winners-Over Handicap Pace. GOOD LUCK!
$83,000 Pace Clyde Hirt Stake Final Meadowlands
7th race SATURDAY – This will be a really big test for Wake Up Peter having to start from the far outside in post ten. He has overcome starting from that far out in the past and won but last week he looked to be in striking position and made a rare break. I think he will be settled down for this rich final and with a lot of early action can rebound with his strong closing speed. Use Avatartist and CC Heet Seeker in exotic plays.
$22,000 Trot Invitational Hoosier Park
8th race SATURDAY – Despite returning from a two month layoff in what looks like excellent shape, Summer Indian once again gets burdened with having to start from the far outside. But he raced that way and that far out last year and did very well. Loves the front end and should have little trouble getting there again and wiring the field. Use entry of On The Tab/Jessesjo and Fusion Man.
$50,000 Pace The Levy Series Yonkers
9th race SATURDAY – Last week Apprentice Hanover looked like it was the first time he was ever on a half mile track. He nearly broke stride, beared out on the turn and looked really confused. But that was last week and I am sure Ben Wallace has taken care of those kinks and with the rail I look for them to maybe go down the pike and not look back. Use entry of Sweet Lou/Easy Again and Mach It so in exotic plays.
$25,000 Trot Mares Preferred Handicap Pocono Downs
11th race SATURDAY – Not very often do you see a good mares trot race but Pocono Downs has come up with one. Daylon Miracle is the one to beat. She has won four of her last five starts, finishing third last week against some of the best in the country. Now she is back against just mares and use inside post to returning to winning ways again. Use Coraggioso and Tober in exotic plays.
$22,000 Pace Invitational Hoosier Park
11th race SATURDAY – Another good raceway horse from the Ron Burke Stable, Meirs Hanover, ships in from the Meadows and shows the speed needed to go right to the front and never look back, but just needed to be rated right. Use Royal Outlook and Jammin Joshua in exotic plays.
$60,600 Trot Horse & Groom Final Meadowlands
11th race SATURDAY – We have a great final for this series tonight. Bambino Glide is the horse to beat and I think he will once again go right to the top, but I also think the entry of Amigo Ranger/Time To Quit are primed to pull off a mild upset. It will be very interesting to see how this one plays out. Use Bambino Glide and Hldontghttoyurdrms in exotic plays.
$30,000 Pace Winners/Over $25,000 Handicap Harrah’s
7th race SUNDAY – Summer Camp comes in from Dover Downs where has done superb. He can go to the front or win from behind. Has yet to finish off the board in last seven starts with four wins and has won at Harrah’s before. Use Abelard Hanover and Four Starz Trace in exotic plays.