Canterbury Park Analysis – Thursday, Aug. 19th – by Howard Kravets

BF: Bad Favorite   LS:  Long Shot

Race 1:   5-1-2

If #5 Canterbury Gold handles the dirt at all, she’s a winner. Started her career on dirt (washed off, meant for turf) and didn’t run well, but she’s a much better horse now. Trains on it, been facing much tougher.

Race 2:    3-2-4

#3 Weston’s Wildcat has tons of early speed…hope he can get to the front, slow it down, and get the distance. If he gets loose, might be gone.

Race 3:    3-5-2

#3 Modern Muse used to have a lot of early speed. Hope she shows it today in this turf sprint. Didn’t run well last time off the layoff, should be tighter now and drops also. Fragile pick in this wide-open affair.

Race 4:    5-1-4       LS: 5

Long Shot Play of the Day is here, with the #5 Bayou Colonel (6-1) for Rengsdorf. Horse can get an early lead here, unlike his previous two races. If he can slow it down, unpressured, think he can wire this field at a decent price. Sure is bred to handle the extra distance.

Race 5:    5-7-3

Late P5 starts here…….ABC selections below:

Race #




5,7 3,6



4,6 X



1,5,7 4



1,7 5,6



2,4 3


Caveman P5 Race #5-9 ticket:  3567 / 46 / 157 / 1567 / 24  ($96)   

#5 Market King has some questions to answer, coming off a very long layoff. But I trust Diodoro has this one ready, is facing easiest company he’s run against in a long time, has solid works, and a jock who is 21% with him this meet.

Race 6:    4-6-2

#4 Scent of Success in very sharp form for Robertson, won last two on turf vs. MN-breds, now steps vs. open company. Can have the lead or stalk, very versatile filly.

Race 7:    5-7-1

This race is impossible….spread as much as you can in the P5 for sure. #5 Csilla takes a 50% drop, which is just what this filly needs to get over the hump. Like the fact the horse has a work since last race, figs just as good as anyone in here. Would like aggressive ride, hope she’s not too far back.

Race 8:    7-1-5

Another tough race with horses that don’t like to win. #7 Bobby Boots gets a nice, cozy outside post, can stalk the speed or get the lead outright from the start. Always like the turf to dirt angle, leading jockey Wade takes the irons for trainer Richard.

Race 9:    2-4-3

#2 Irish Charlie needs the right setup, because he’s a closer in a big field, but nobody in this race stands out. Ky-Derby winning trainer Woolley sure had this horse ready last time, winning by 6 going away, but did take advantage of a blistering pace. At least you know horse is in fine form, although 2/38 doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. Does have 11 2nds and 6 3rds….use underneath only?























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