Before we go any further, let it be known that, around here, Gray Guy is a horse you can love in today’s sixth race, the first of three stakes races for claiming horses. He comes off a fine race against Win D., who would beat this bunch for fun, and he’s been right there every time out.
In the eighth, Finnish Royalty has built a four-race win streak at 4 furlongs, but he can handle this distance and he’s pure steel. In the 10th, we find out if tempermental Secretsophar has really become a race horse.
A winning trifecta prevented Your Worst Nitemare’s poor showing from turning Friday’s card into a bad dream.
Here are today’s selections:
FIRST: $10 to win on GEORGIA ECHO and $5 daily doubles pairing her with ICE HILL PRINCES and TASHIE’S PAL in the second race. Divide any winnings between GRAY GUY in the sixth race and LOVELY ALICIANNE in the ninth.
FOURTH: $5 quinellas pairing LADY YVETTE with SEATTLE SWIRL and GO BREEZE GO ($10).
SIXTH: $30 to win on GRAY GUY and $5 quinellas with TWO AN OH and ROYAL AMEWSMENT ($10).
EIGHTH: $10 win on FINNISH ROYALTY and $5 quinellas with WAKE UP SASSY BOY and IRISH TURBAN ($10).
TENTH: $1 trifectas wheeling SECRETSOPHAR to every combination of FLEET IRISH BEAR, BECKY’S ANGEL, PROUD JUSTY and DY NEE MITE JEFF ($12).
Original bankroll: $2,000
Friday’s result: Lost $25.10.
Present bankroll: $1,626.30.