07/01/2011 11:39AM

Monmouth: Picture-Perfect Afternoon


You'd have to be pretty miserable to find something negative about the conditions at Monmouth today: temperature in the low 80's, low humidity, nice breeze, fast and firm, and a whole weekend of action ahead could make even the most jaded horeplayer feel upbeat.

There are a couple of key horses for me on this card, including Late for Class (#9) in the 4th race and a feline exacta in the 7th, consisting of D'cats Meow (#1) and Cat's Got Legs (#2). I really like Just Call My Name (#2) in the 11th but I'm not sure what price that one will be. Hopefully, she'll be an anchor for me in the late Pick 4, one that doesn't sink the whole ship.