press box picks
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Horse of the Night

SHEZ A SWIFT (9TH) : It wont be easy from this outside post but Im going to stick with her as she guns for her sixth straight win and her 12th victory of the season. She debuts for yet another barn tonight making it five straight claims on her as well. She has the speed to zip to the front if her driver chooses and shes also capable of grinding it out as she showed us last week. This is a pretty solid group shes up against but given how sharp she is and the fact that we may get a decent price on her tonight Im going to continue to ride along on her.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : STAGE STAR (6TH) WITH SHEZ A SWIFT (9TH)
PLACE : DESI DUNE (1ST) WITH SEALARK HANOVER (7TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

PERFECTLY CLEAR (3RD)
BUCKEYE DRAGONLADY (4TH)


Keep an Eye On These

DESI DUNE (1ST) : Filly moves over to Maywood where she finished a fast closing third in her career debut. She gets post and class relief tonight and it looks like shes well placed to pick up a victory.
BUCKEYE DRAGONLADY (4TH) : Mare makes her third start back after a layoff and shes drawn well. That should put her in good striking position and with the tighteners under her belt she could be set to pop at a big price for us.
SEALARK HANOVER (7TH) : Dropped to this level for her last start but she wound up coming up a nose short after carving out all the splits in her last start. Look for her to be in control of things again and that is going to make her tough to catch.


Backstretch Info

STAGE STAR (6TH) : Talented filly shot right to the top from post position seven last week and she never looked back as driver Todd Warren notched his 4,000th career victory. That was her first start back after a three-month layoff so she has the right to be even sharper now that shes got a race under her belt. She also lucks right back into the same condition tonight. With her speed and the inside post I would expect her to be in command every step of the way as she wins her seventh race in 11 starts this year.


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