10/29/2014 4:57PM

Hoosier: Friday 10/31 Analysis


Best Bet: FATHER PATRICK (10th)

Spot Play: CAPITAL ACCOUNT (6th)

Race 1

(1) SUNDAY POKER defeated the majority of these last week and should perform an encore on Saturday. (3) PQ THREE is back in his comfort zone after a try versus open stakes company. (2) TINK AND TIGER rallied for second behind the top choice last time.

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Race 2

(6) CARIBBEAN SHOOTER was used hard and understandably tired late against Sunday Poker, who came back to win at the $35K claiming level. His prior start was a win. (7) ENDEAVORS KING is clearly sharp and only needs a smooth trip to threaten. (9) ER ZACH ATTACK was in a bit too tough last time. Four-year-old has a chance. (2) LADY’S MAN has been consistent of late and looks like a must on your exotic tickets.

Race 3

(7) MASTERS CHAMPION hails from the powerful Ron Burke barn and is clearly in form. He draws inside of (8) MAJESTIC this week and that should help push this guy over the top. The latter wired the field at big odds last time; dangerous again. (1) FOX VALLEY NORMAN has inside speed; player.

Race 4

(4) SWEET TALKIN SATIN free falls in class on Saturday and has no excuses for failure. (6) ALLTHATGLTRSISGOLD & (7) FASHION DELIGHT are both coming off good efforts at this level and figure to be involved. (8) VIRGIL drops out of the claiming ranks were the competition was tough. This guy has dangerous speed.

Race 5

(8) STRAIGHT COMIC gets into a split condition race where he faces an easier group. He was a solid second last time from an outside post. (5) HAWK’S RED CHIEF closed from ninth to be second last time; better post now. (4) LINCOLNJAMES likes to win. Three-year-old has been first or second in seven of eight starts.

Race 6

(3) CAPITAL ACCOUNT finds the easiest spot he has seen since August. Jimmy Takter charge is no killer but he is capable of stepping up in soft spots like this one. (2) SOMESIZESOMESTYLE raced decently last time. He should be a major player against this group. (6) KINGOFTHEJUNGLE looks as capable as any of the others.

Race 7

(7) MYKINDACHIP was a strong second behind top older pacer Bettor’s Edge last time; no shame it that. He figures to be pointed down the road. (3) SHOOTER’S DREAM took plenty of air and held well most recently. (4) ROBIN I SCOOT clearly has form and should be forwardly placed.

Race 8

(6) SHAKE IT CERRY continues to roll along and look more impressive each week. She might get pressed a bit to make the front, but I believe she’ll be up to the task. (2) LIFETIME PUSUIT is at worse the second best filly in the race and possibly even better than the top choice. I’m a bit concerned she might be used hard to either secure position or brush to the front. (5) AVALICIOUS & (3) MARKET RALLY both had trouble with the smaller track at Yonkers and could appreciate this oval

Race 9

This should be a great race, especially if they mix it up on the engine. That said, (4) WEEPER finally draws well in one of these big-money events and seems likely to take charge. She does her best work when near the lead and should be no worse than second after the dust settles early. (1) GALLIE BYTHE BEACH finally hit her stride and lost some time with sickness. She missed four weeks prior to her last start, so her effort for third was commendable. (8) COLOR’S A VIRGIN gets another shot at Open company after winning the Jugette in September. If she wins again tonight, she’d be a Breeders Crown victory from divisional honors. (3) ALLSTAR RATING perked up versus lesser and could carry that form forward. (7) UFFIZI HANOVER is capable of a big mile and this track should suit her style.

Race 10

(1) FATHER PATRICK should win for fun. (6) E L TITAN was basically in-hand during her Galt victory. Ron Pierce in the bike could be a nice plus. (3) ROSE RUN PARKER is the king of Indiana. He gets a huge class test on Saturday.  (4) ODDS ON AMETHYST is fast enough to play but very erratic.

Race 11

(8) FOILED AGAIN couldn’t have raced any better in defeat last week at Dayton. He seems to thrive off those types of tough trips and gets another vote of confidence from me despite three consecutive losses by a total of about a neck. (5) THINKING OUT LOUD surprised everyone in the American National and should be in line for a decent trip from the mid-pack post. (6) SWEET LOU reportedly trained well for this race. I’ll respect him with inclusion on my multi-race tickets, but I need to see a better effort before using him on top intra-race.

Race 12

(2) JK ENDOFANERA has been super lately. This is no easy spot, but I feel like he is a bit more handy than main competitor (4) ALWAYS B MIKI. The latter is freaky fast and has won three straight. With a win on Saturday and in the Breeders Crown, he could vault to the top of this division. (1) LIMELIGHT BEACH clearly has a shot but remains a small notch below the top two in my book.

Race 13

(7) CONTINUAL VICTORY ships in for Burke and picks up Gingras in the bike. She’s a classy mare that really should take care of business. (5) MONTENEGRO has plenty of form and finished second in this class last time. (4) MCFLIRTY followed the former and got the better of her most recently.

Race 14

(8) NITRO is another well classified Burke horse that appears to be in soft. (4) FREDDYSCOOTER is very sharp right now. (3) ALWAYS THE SUN returns to Hoosier in the conditioned ranks after facing tougher at Balmoral.

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