Canterbury Park Analysis – Sunday, June 20th – by Howard Kravets

Please watch the HHH Racing Podcast on You Tube here for great analysis and information/preview of the Northern Lights Turf Festival Day, this Wednesday at Canterbury Park! Livestream is MONDAY NIGHT, 8PM EST.

Key:  BF = Bad Favorite and LS = Longshot

**Rain in the forecast today, will give alternate picks for off turf, scratches unknown however.

Race 1:    2-3-5

#2 Soulandgrace working very well for her comeback race, not much in here to beat, going more with upside than recent proven form.

Race 2:    6-3-2

#3 Grand Slam Homerun coming off a DNF, not exactly confidence-building. But she has one thing many of these don’t: early speed. Hope she gets loose and free….come and catch her.

Race 3:      Turf: 6-2-7   Dirt:  2-7-6

If on turf, #6 Della Frost simply best turf form, like last 2 efforts, fits like a glove….if off turf, assume #2 H’rayforcaberneigh will stay in and be very tough here since many do not have anywhere close to the numbers this one does on dirt.

Race 4:      Turf: 3-5-2    Dirt:   1-5-7

(Pick 5 starts here, but due to known expected weather/turf condition, will not provide an ABC grid today.)

#3 Kid’s Inheritance ran very well off the layoff w/some trouble too. Gets Eikleberry, inside trip likely, as well as improvement. If off turf, look for #1 Love My Boss at a price. Although 0/4 on wet dirt, gelding has good dirt form and figures to get a good ground-saving trip.

Race 5:    6-5-1

#6 Yankee Agate a 3yo filly who admittedly needs to improve, but ML fave in this race is coming off a big layoff and is a closer, and other main threat is a first-time starter. Hope she lays up close to the lead with an aggressive ride and upsets the rail horse as fave.

Race 6:     Turf: 7-3-2   Dirt: 11-2-3

Ok, yes, #7 P Club is a 9yo w/o proven form going two turns, so maybe this is a complete stab. But gelding has gone this distance before, figures to sit a good trip, is in cheap, and no one else in here scares me….price play? If off turf, #11 My Boy Lollipop seems very logical, and won’t be in 11-hole w/scratches likely if they’re on dirt.

Race 7:     5-6-1

#5 Clickbait has been in tough spots recently, this one is easier. Hope Evans sits off the likely speed #6, then stalks and pounces in the lane. Competitive field, needs the right trip, but big chance.

Race 8:     Turf: 7-2-1   Dirt: 7-1-5

It’s unusual to take a horse on top no matter the surface, but #7 Dare Felix has 2 things I love….he’s versatile on either surface and has great early speed. Can wire them or sit just off on turf or dirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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