As mentioned before, in a shorter season, handlers of the best horses waste little time sending their charges into tuneup races for the upcoming major stakes. Tomorrow is just around the corner
Today’s card brings out several candidates for future events. In The Act, who may want more distance, looks like the best horse in the Princess Breeders’ Cup, but she may look even better against males in next month’s one-mile Playfair Breeders’ Cup, In today’s sprint, the unclassified Montana invader Flora’s Halo may be the one to beat.
In the Coeur d’Alene Handicap, Slewty, an obvious Playfair Mile candidate, and multiple stakes-winner Mackee Deluxe debut at a less than favorable distance. I’ll take the sprinter, Che Meza, but write Slewty on the wall.
Here are today’s selections:
$5 daily doubles pairing PAID TO GO in the first race with ROSIE’S FIBBER and PLU LU DANCER in the second ($10).
FIRST: $10 to win on PAID TO GO.
THIRD: $5 quinellas pairing RED WHISPER with MISS PRO SESSION and HARD WORKIN WOMAN ($10).
FIFTH: $5 quinellas pairing HEAD BROTHER with SUPER JAKE and CONVERGENT ZONE ($10).
SIXTH: $10 quinella of CHE MEZA and SLEWTY.
SEVENTH: $5 to win on SUNRISE PEACE and $2 twin trifectas pairing him twice with SPOOK EYE ONE and RANCHO JAK both ways ($8). Exchange to JUNGLE WIND with TOTALLY COMMITTED and SPOKANE CHARLIE both ways.
EIGHTH: $10 to win on JUNGLE WIND.
Original bankroll: $2,000.
Present bankroll: $1,973.80.