05/08/2013 10:44AM

Harrah's Philadelphia: Pick Four Spotlight for Thursday 5/9


$1 play:  3,5,6,7 / 6,8 / 6,7 / 1 = $16

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Race 7

TOM'S TORPEDO was a convincing winner at this level last time and the second finisher from that race already came back to win next out; in good form; will be gunning.  ONE CHASER had little chance going first over in his most recent against a very tough rival. This spot is more reasonable.  NUCLEAR ENEMY goes first start off the claim for Dege. HE DA COOL MAN is capable of bouncing back.

Race 8

BLUSHING HANOVER won over this track last year and is sure to be showing speed in his first start back north as Napolitano's choice; could go a long way against these.  COOL COLBY went a long uncovered trip in his last and held in there pretty well until late.  His mile from two back would make him tough.  ROCKET MASTER makes his second start at this reduced level and lands an improved post; fringe player.

Race 9

HAIL THE TAXI took a couple of runs at Captaintreacherous last year and proved himself to be one of the better 2-year-olds in the sport.  He makes his 3-year-old debut today and will threaten at some point; impossible not to include.  CC HEAT SEEKER has dominated in his recent races and if not for #7 would probably be a lock once again; good matchup coming.  ULTIMATE BEACHBOY had pace at the end of his acclimating mile last out; should serve as a nice prep for today.

Race 10

CELEBRITY PLAYBOY was active last out in a fast mile and now drops to the bottom.  Former classy 9-year-old makes his fourth start back on the year and this looks like a now or never spot.  TAKE HEART has yet to show anything this year but maybe the further drop will spur some type of wakeup.  RISE N SHINE secured a good early spot last out and was able to keep up for second; similar strategy coming on the change to Tetrick.