It’s never fun handicapping for a dry track and having it come up wet or, for that matter, handicapping for wet going and finding the course dry. Wednesday it was one way and Friday the other. Usually, losses result. So be thankful that you have the opportunity to adjust.
A group of fine 2-year-olds meets today in the filly division of the All West Futurity. Red Silver Hope came out of what looked like the tougher trial, but it also was much faster, so she becomes the pick. Don’t leave Justanotherbigtime out of your gimmick bets. And, almost certainly, the track will be dry.
Here are today’s picks:
FIRST: $5 daily doubles pairing SPOOK EYE ONE and HALO’S GOLDRUSH to JODY’S TEMPER ($10).
SECOND: $10 to win on JODY’S TEMPER.
FIFTH: $5 quinella box of PLUNDER ROAD, STALY ROAD and STEADY FIRE ($15).
SEVENTH: $2 twin trifectas pairing WINGATE DRIVE and BLUE BOY’S JANET both ways to MIA DAR twice ($8). Exchange to DIXIE DEW paired with ELENA GLINSKAYA and BOLD LINDA both ways.
NINTH: $10 to win on RED SILVER HOPE. $1 trifectas pairing her with every combination of WAKE’S CHOICE, HADDEN’S HOPE and JUSTANOTHERBIGTIME ($6).
Original bankroll: $2,000.
Friday’s result: Won $41.20
Present bankroll: $1,852.90.