Some very hard-knocking claimers will try to strut their stuff today, not the least of which is the fleet-footed mare Sister Charlene, who deserves another chance after faltering in the final strides of last Sunday’s sprint stakes.
Another stakes-race loser, Gray Guy, was carried out badly at the far turn. Today, he’s in the opening race, trying to patch the gaping hole he left in our bankroll. Finally, Royal Amewsment is back with his own kind in the 10th. Two starts back, he beat the frisky Irish Turban.
Here are today’s selections:
FIRST: $20 to win on GRAY GUY, $5 daily doubles combining him with three picks in the second race ($10).
FOURTH: $10 to win on STRIKE TO IGNITE.
FIFTH: $10 to win on HATS OFF.
SEVENTH: $10 to win on MY BEST HABIT, $5 quinellas pairing him with TWO AN OH and RIVER BROKER ($10).
EIGHTH: $20 to win on SISTER CHARLENE. Divide any winnings between EBONY MERIT in the ninth race and ROYAL AMEWSMENT in the 10th.
TENTH: $10 to win on ROYAL AMEWSMENT, $5 exactas with OCCASIONALLY LUCKY, RUNAWAY MACK and C. BLEND TWO ($15) and $1 trifectas wheeling him to the same three and STEADY FIRE ($12).
Original bankroll: $2,000.
Friday’s result: Won $135.
Present bankroll: $1,592.50.