press box picks
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Horse of the Night

KENNANS NANCY LEE (1ST) : Put her in this spot last week and she rewarded us with her 12th victory of the year and she was very impressive while doing so. She’s at her best when coming from off the pace so this outside draw does not concern me that much. If she can find her way into a live outer flow without too much traffic in front of her she should be able to blow right by this group and continue the outstanding year she’s having.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : KENNANS NANCY LEE (1ST) WITH DANCINONTHETABLE (7TH)
PLACE : FOX VALLEY TAYLOR (4TH) WITH MANNY’S Z TAM (9TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

YESIRTHATSMYBABY (3RD)
ROSERAIRE NZ (11TH)


Keep an Eye On These

FOX VALLEY TAYLOR (4TH) : Came up with the long overdue win for us last week. She’s razor sharp right now and she has the speed to gain control of things again so I’m sticking with her for another.
SEALARK HANOVER (6TH) : Two big factors working in her favor as she seeks a long overdue win. She drops to the bottom of the conditioned ladder and she gets a big post shift. Time for her to get things turned around right here.
MANNY’S Z TAM (9TH) : Returns from a short layoff and this gelding sure looked sharp in his tune-up last week. He’s had a very light schedule this year so he should be sharp and with the inside post he appears to be well placed to return in grand fashion.


Backstretch Info

DANCINONTHETABLE (7TH) : Speedy filly is a beaten favorite who should be in a perfect spot to make amends here. She carved out all the splits in that last start but gave way late and wound up as the bridesmaid. She looks like a good fit in these conditioned claimers and with her speed and the inside draw she figures to be on the lead every step of the way again. If she can “steal” an easy quarter somewhere along the way she’s going to be very tough to catch in here.


Press box picks will be posted at least 24 hours prior to race date.