06/26/2011 1:24PM

Monmouth: Full Slate of Turf Races

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Dry weather yesterday and today means that all scheduled turf races will remain on the grass this afternoon.

This card starts out a little slow but the quality does pick up later, making the late Pick 4 and the Pick 5 inviting plays. One horse I like early on is Lighthouse Sound (#5) in race 4, hopefully at a slightly better price than the 4-1 on Brad Thomas' morning line.

Hihopesemptypockets (#8) is intriguing in the 7th race, though I'd like to see how the track is playing before plunging on a closer. Feel That Fire (#4) is a key horse for me in the 9th, and Spangled Star (#1) looks like one of the better longshots plays on this card. I'll focus on Candy Bowl (#3) and Rock With You (#4) in the 11th, and spread in the 10th and 12th, and that's the gist of my late Pick 4.