05/13/2013 3:35PM

Harrah's Philadelphia: Pick Four Spotlight for Wednesday 5/15

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Race 7

ANAIS KICKER came through with a razor sharp effort the day he was claimed by Taylor three back, but hasn't been able to deliver against better in two races since that time.  This drop back to the price of the claim is a big one; tough not to include as DM's pick.  TUGBOAT was second last out to a winner that came back again to win very impressively.  BULLVILLE PLAYER debuts off the claim for Weiner and did have pace at the end of his most recent mile.  However, that was three weeks ago.  JUSTIN ART goes second start for the new barn and is guaranteed to be protecting early position.  WHAT A JOLT came through with a win last out but should be a play against at this level. 

Race 8

APOGEE HANOVER drops to the bottom while landing the rail and any number of her recent rivals would crush these.  Classy mare surprised at nearly 13/1 when last at this level; will be a more obvious short-priced threat today.  WINBAK SPEEDI lands an improved post while making her second start in the bottom condition; in good hands.  KAYLA's DREAM never saw the rail last out and has the potential to be a bit better now in this spot. That Pocono form would put her play.  MCACE OF ARTS was lacking late in her last pair but now goes for a new barn.

Race 9

SUNSHINE PATRIOT faced some very good ones last year at two and looks to have improved quite a bit when turned out over the winter.  She made her seasonal debut a winning one last out in 1:54 2/5 at Pocono and now Pavia turns the lines over to Miller in her second start back; even more should be coming.  ICOMMANDMYSPIRIT bottomed out lesser in her most recent for Crogan and Tetrick sticks here over #5.  Most likely will not be taking back.  SAVE MY DRAGON is an obvious short-priced contender for top connections.  Recent lines don't look overly inspiring, but it would be tough not to include altogether.

Race 10

BEST BOSS brings a good amount of class with her while making her second start back.  Pat Lachance puts up dad, Mike, which is encouraging; honest try should be coming.  DELTA DAWN HANOVER went first start for Matias Ruiz last out and the response was instant.  Anything resembling her recent 1:51 3/5 first over mile would make her tough.  GIVE ME AN AMEN is just a three-year-old making her first start back (against older no less), but that qualifier against I Luv The Nitelife was very good.  She is worth keeping an eye on.