05/29/2013 4:07PM

Harrah's Philadelphia: Pick Four Spotlight for Friday 5/31


$1 play:  6,8 / 7,8 / 4,5,6 / 1,3,7  $36

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Race 7

NINE TWENTY TWO took a 1:50 3/5 mark over this track last year and now makes his third start back for Hundertpfund following the five week layoff.  A number of those recent rivals at Rosecroft aren't bad; chance at a price.  ALASTAIR HANOVER was cooked into a :54 1/5 half mile last out and now immediately drops to the more proper level.  He was a dominant winner in a similar spot two back for high percentage barn.  WHAT A JOLT is a consistent player against these types but goes from Kesmodel to Loney; tough to predict.  TIVOLI HANOVER has class and drops.

Race 8

DRUMFIRE A has been racing too good at times this year to still be winless and this is a field he can break through against.  This one took them down to the three quarter mark in 1:20 4/5 at Pocono last out and I'd be surprised if Nap doesn't get him home in this spot.  LASTINGART HANOVER is obviously hindered by the post but he is capable and closed strongly last week.  BAKIN ON THE BEACH is now miraculously 0 for 16 in 2013 and has my vote for money burner of the year.

Race 9

ASK DIRECTIONS comes off a good enough try against Cheyenne Knight and ran into another good rival prior to that despite racing in the basement conditions at Pocono.  He's the second consecutive one I'll back in hopes of finding the winners circle for the first time this year; fits.  TUNE ME OUT gained a confidence building win last out at Rosecroft and now is slated to go from Carter to Napolitano; should make a big difference.  MC RUSTY has been putting up 1:54 type miles recently at Harrington; he faced much better the lone time he was seen here in March. 

Race 10

I don't know how SIMON'S ARTIST got so good all of the sudden, but I'm inclined to believe his effort from the last time he raced here was not a fluke.  This developing 4-year-old faded late in a 1:49 last out at Pocono; looks like he'll get Andy back today and will offer a price.  PONTIAC LUCK is a logical short-priced contender for Burke; comes out of a qualifier against Pet Rock.  DREAM OUT LOUD N qualified nicely and the Down-Under import could be any kind; LAWGIVER HANOVER has generally underachieved this year