press box picks
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Horse of the Night

GOLDEN-NUGGET (1ST) : Speedball returned to his winning ways last week as he took advantage of the inside starting spot while rolling to a wire to wire victory. Hell probably have to work a little harder from this outside starting spot but he finds a group that for the most part is struggling to find its best form and he appears to be head and shoulders the best among these. Hes also back in the barn of conditioner Perry Smith after being claimed again last week and Im expecting him to start paying immediate dividends with another front stepping score here.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : GOLDEN-NUGGET (1ST) WITH FASHION DELIGHT (6TH)
PLACE : SEEKIN FOR GLAMOUR (5TH) WITH FOX VALLEY KIT (7TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

GO RUN N TELLTHAT (9TH)
STEPHS MELODY (10TH)


Keep an Eye On These

SEEKIN FOR GLAMOUR (5TH) : Parlayed a perfect pocket sitting trip into her second straight victory last week. Shell be out and winging from the word go again and I see no reason to think she cant score for the fifth time in her last seven tries here.
FOX VALLEY KIT (7TH) : Good looking filly has started her sophomore season with a pair of eye catching wins at Balmoral. She appears to be capable from on or off the pace so Im going to stick with her for another tonight.
SUN DREAM (8TH) : Tough post but this mare has the speed to make the lead or find a good early spot. Shes always right there at the finish line and she rates a big shot even with the poor luck in the draw.


Backstretch Info

FASHION DELIGHT (6TH) : Dropped down to the bottom of the conditioned ranks last week and he completely overpowered that group as he scored in wire to wire fashion in 1:53.1. This classy 7yo now boasts over $883,000 in career earnings and I would expect his class to show in this spot again. The half-mile oval appears to be tailor made for his early speed as he showed while toying with that last group and Im looking for him to grab command and make every call a winning one again tonight.


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