07/16/2010 5:11PM

Monmouth: Fortune Play Given No Chance


Fortune Play took herself right out of the race at the start of the 7th, when she hopped in the air as the gate opened. The stewards concluded that there was no infraction, that the trouble was of her own doing, and that, folks, is yet another way to lose a race.

Myakka City is my key for the late Pick 4, which begins in race 9. Yes, she's the favorite, but she has been impressive in two wins over the track, and there's value to be had later in the sequence.