08/07/2011 10:07AM

Monmouth: Fast and Firm

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It's hot in Jersey, but while it rained in some areas Oceanport was spared, so we're fast and firm for Sunday's action. Scratches changed the complexion of a couple of races, most notably the 9th, which lost four horses (#5 Eltheeb, #7 Gaither Draw, #9 All in No Outs and #10 Medal Round), but the most important scratch on the card may be that of Hung Jury (#5) in the 7th. That seems to greatly aid Purely Awesome (#3), a horse I'm trying to get home as the 2nd choice in the Pick 5. Valerius (#2), meanwhile, may be the main beneficiary of the four declarations in the 9th race.

Revenue (#2), race 10, and Sadler Power (#4), 12th race, are keys for me in the late Pick 4.