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Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

Mon., Nov. 10, 1997

Let’s face it. There’s no logical reason Rock’n Boy keeps winning, but it’s time to quit betting against him. His background suggests cheap speed, good cheap speed, but cheap nonetheless. Now, he’s won all six thoroughbred starts this year and has paid generous prices. He probably won’t be favored in tonight’s fifth race, either.

The truth is, at age 5, he may just be finding himself. How else do you explain his march through the claiming ranks, winning under jockeys who seldom win and beating horses with better lines? He even runs well in the mud. So does Sir Tiger K., but that late bloomer has been off for seven weeks.

It shouldn’t be possible for Little Drummer, in the third race, to lose again at 2-5… . Banchory Blaze will test Rock’n Boy with good wet-track form… . In the sixth, Cayuse Creek is 4 for 8 lifetime in the mud and, in the eighth, Shad Roe Dee is 5 for 8… . Look how Best Will Shine has improved his Beyer ratings in the ninth.

Here are today’s selections:

FIRST: $2 daily doubles pairing all three selections with the three picks in the second ($18).

THIRD: $30 to win on LITTLE DRUMMER and $5 exactas to BESTABLE and NOTA BLACK MAC ($10)., FIFTH: $5 exacta box of ROCK’N BOY, BEAVER PELT and BANCHORY BLAZE ($30).

SEVENTH: $20 to win on TRISH’S TREAT.

EIGHTH: $10 to win on SHAD ROE DEE and $2 exacta box with EXTREME EDGE and PUDGE’S PRIDE ($12)., NINTH: $10 to win on WATT WINS and $1 trifecta wheel to FLEET TRIAD, BEST WILL SHINE, HOLY BUD ($6) and IRISH NICK WISH ($24).

Original bankroll: $2,000.

Sunday’s result: won 164.50.

Present bankroll: $1,371.20.

Playfair Race Course did not supply today’s entries

Jim’s picks: 1, Rasfadjur. 2, Tantrum. 3, Heez My Flame.

Jim’s picks: 1, Maryak. 2, Starsborn. 3, E J Abraham.

Jim’s picks: 1, Little Drummer. 2, Bestable. 3, Nota Black Mac.

Jim’s picks: 1, Cassie La Belle. 2, Slightly Dazed. 3, Rc Midnite Cruiser.

Jim’s picks: 1, Rock’n Boy. 2, Beaver Pelt. 3, Banchory Blaze.

Jim’s picks: 1, Judylyn. 2, Cayuse Creek. 3, Ms Toradar.

Jim’s picks: 1, Trish’s Treat. 2, Get Aweigle. 3, Table Girl.

Jim’s picks: 1, Shad Roe Dee. 2, Extreme Edge. 3, Pudge’s Pride.

Jim’s picks: 1, Watt Wins. 2, Fleet Riad. 3, Best Will Shine.

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