On the Horizon – Wednesday (February 03, 2021) – John Pinder

Late Pick 4 Sequence

Race 7 SELECTIONS: 2 – 7

The sequence kicks off with a claiming event for for fillies that have not won a race since last summer.  #2 Codrington gets some class relief and should be able to close well in this race.  There are many other early speed types that have proven their inability to finish, ensuring a moderate to fast pace, that this mare should appreciate.   #7 Nymue’s Treasure attempted the turf at this level last time out and was very close to a very hot pace, she was able to sustain a second place finish.  Solid Trainer (Mary Eppler) and Jockey (Luis Saez)

Race 8  SELECTIONS: 9 5 3 – 6

Lightly raced 3 year-old state bread fillies sprinting on the turf, this one is difficult race to decipher.  #9 R Adios Jersey is making her second lifetime start after winning impressively by 12 lengths on her left lead.  Trainer  Georgina Baxter is excellent with layoff from 45 -90 days and my assumption is she was working with her young filly to correct any issues.  Being drawn to the outside should keep her away from any potential traffic.  #5 Foolish Heart is a potential longshot in the contest with a punchers chance.  Her only bad race was on the turf, all other attempts reveal good early speed and the willingness to stay on.  This will be her second time with Lasix for a barn that is doing well.  With those factors at play we could get the slight improvement needed to win this one.  #3 Mon Petit Chou ran impressively in her two prior starts.  Contenting then fading in the first, then getting the job done in her second outing.  Increasing her speed figure the way you like to see an improving youngster do it, as the understanding increases.   #6 Lilac Lace won at first asking going 5.5 on turf at Keenland back in July of last year, then was taken immediately to graded stakes company up at Saratoga.  Following was a route attempt in a non graded stakes for 400K.  Returning back to a distance and condition that seems to fit her much better. Those factors, along with receiving the services of Johnny V, I would like to give her an opportunity to spice up our potential payouts.

Race 9 SELECTION4

When looking at this race you wont find much value but you can find a single to lean on.  The conditions of this race are very wordy but there is one “OR” at the end that allows #4 Hopeful Growth to participate, the date of her last win.   Outside of that she would not qualify, as she outclasses the field.  Coming off a 4 month rest that she earned, as she participated competitively in 4 grades stakes in a matter of 4 months, she should be ready to rock.

Race 10  SELCETIONS: 6 – 4

Two runners standout in the final leg as both are improving and seemed to be poised for a step forward for strong barns.  #6 Causingahullbaloo makes her 2nd start off the layoff for Mark Casse and gets Lasix for the first time.  Ran a competitive 3rd at this exact surface and distance last time out, in open company, today she competes against Florida-breds.  #4 Simply the Best ran a competitive 3rd last time out, only losing by a half-length, after a two months layoff. Danny Gargan’s barn is red hot at the meet.  

Let’s make it happen!!!

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