05/20/2013 4:40PM

Harrah's Philadelphia: Pick Four Spotlight for Wednesday 5/22


$1 play:  7 / 3-5-6 / 2-3-8 / 1-5-8  $27

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Race 7

MASTER STROKE drops right back to the level of his easy 1:51 3/5 win two races back here and is impossible not to consider for trainer Garcia-Herrera.  There's no question about the strategy; one to beat in starting off the sequence.  ACARDI steps up as a reclaim for Eli Scott; was cooked into a :26 2/5 opening quarter last out.  JOANS BAD BOY will be more involved on the move from post eight to the pole. PREMIER had some late pace to offer in his first start following the qualifier.  GRAB THE FORTUNE paid $30 last out on the barn change; would need another similar ideal trip to repeat.

Race 8

PROSPECT returns to the races for her first start since December and it's difficult to knock her record.  Four-year-old Glidemaster mare qualified effortlessly and just might outclass these; the last horse to even pin a defeat on her is a good one.  ARMOR HANOVER trotted the fastest race of the group most recently, but he's now up to 0-for-8 on the year; will be showing speed.  CLASSIC FILLY didn't have the easiest go of it last out; chance to make amends with Callahan.

Race 9

BEST BOSS was a $20 winner in this analysis last week and remains just as playable while making her third start back.  That was a pretty sharp rival this one lunged at to nail in her most recent; improved post gives Lachance options.  MISS ANNIE J drops after a no shot effort at Pocono, but has been a disappointment this year; time to show something.  MEGS BREEZE finally gets away from Mystical Diva and will be going forward early.  SMOKE PAN MIRRORS exits a race at the Meadowlands that contained a bunch of decent ones; sneaky play in this spot with Tetrick.

Race 10

MONOCROMATIC looked to be tailing off in her two races here towards the end of April, but that try last week against Anndrovette and Rocklamation give confidence to back her in this spot.  If she can make the lead without too much trouble, she'll be tough to beat.  On the other bookend, we find DARENA HANOVER, who won last out here for Burke and Gingras in 1:51 2/5.  Third finisher from that race came back to win next out; obvious short-priced contender.  EIGHTHUNRDOLARBILL goes for sharp connections after an acclimating mile around the track last week.