press box picks
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Horse of the Night

SAND IN MY BIKINI (9TH) : Found a good early spot and she parlayed that into her third victory of the year last time out. After going 0 for 18 last season she has figured out how to get to the winnerís circle and sheís never been better than she is right now. The outside post is a bit of a concern however this mare does have fine gate speed and that should serve her well tonight. If she can get away into a good early spot she could wind up right back in the charmed circle this evening.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : OUR MISS LEAH (5TH) WITH SAND IN MY BIKINI (9TH)
PLACE : JOELíS Z TAM (1ST) WITH FOX VALLEY CUPID (6TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

STEPHíS MELODY (2ND)
DR SNOW (10TH)


Keep an Eye On These

JOELíS Z TAM (1ST) : Continues to have horrible luck in the draw but heís still managed to race well despite the handicaps. Heís loaded with speed and he should be able to find a good early spot so Iíll give this beaten favorite another chance.
FOX VALLEY CUPID (6TH) : Speedball battled hard before giving way late in his last. As long as he avoids an early duel with the horse just inside of him he should in position to get the job done tonight.
GALACTIC STAR (8TH) : Steps up after being claimed last week but heís knocked off this kind before. He is capable of showing good speed and with the inside post tonight I would expect him to be headed right for the front.


Backstretch Info

OUR MISS LEAH (5TH) : Filly was basically knocked out at the start of her last effort after being interfered with and going off-stride. She tried to get back into contention but wound up parked the mile before finally giving way late that night. She has been racing well despite not being able to find the winnerís circle and Iím hoping her efforts get rewarded tonight. She has the speed to be on or near the lead every step of the way and that is going to make her very dangerous.


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