06/10/2016 3:30PM

Rampellini: Lone Star pick four play for Sunday, June 12


The late pick four Sunday at Lone Star Park runs on races 7-10, and the sequence is comprised of maiden races – split between dirt and turf offerings. The fields are large as a rule, but the toughest leg to get through appears to be the first one. A group of seven evenly matched runners go in the maiden special weight at a mile. Here’s a look at the sequence that has a 50-cent minimum.

Race 7 – AMIGO RANSOM (1) moved to two turns for the first time in his career last out and was beaten a head at this level and distance at Lone Star Park. For the effort, he earned what ranks as this field’s best last-race Beyer Speed Figure. But it’s not a significant edge. MAJOR COUNCIL (7) owns a series of comparable numbers, and the foundation of races he has makes him a must-use against a number of lightly raced rivals. SABRENA’S BLING (2) and BOWER’S POINT (6) both had notable trouble in their previous starts, have worked bullet five-eighths since, and are bred to appreciate the move to two turns.

Race 8 – Tough call between Steve Asmussen trainees MORE THAT LILY (11) and TAP SPIN (3) in a 12-horse maiden special weight for fillies and mares at five furlongs on the grass. More That Lily draws a tough post, but showed good speed last out when she broke from the rail and finished second in an off-the-turf sprint that has since produced a pair of next-out winners. More That Lily will be making her second start on turf, with her first coming at Belmont Park, where she ran third in a maiden special weight last July. Tap Spin is cutting back to one turn and figures to be rolling in the later stages. She is well-versed on turf and well-bred as a full sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Tapiture ($1.5 million). SACRED HEART LADY (6) was second against similar last out, in her first start since October.

Race 9 – JONES PACHE (7) makes the meaningful move to the maiden-claiming ranks for his first start since March. He’s part of a nine-horse field in the $6,250 maiden-claiming sprint over seven furlongs. He could be a single, but one also could look at AFLEET WHITEGOLD (6), who has recency on that one and is returning to the statebred ranks, and REMIX (5), coming off a good second at a demanding seven-furlong trip.

Race 10 – A full field of 12 maidens go 7 1/2 furlongs on turf for a claiming price of $20,000. The main players appear to be ROMAN’S CHANCE (10), who draws a tough post, and POLIE OLIE (6), who has more turf experience than that rival. For those looking to spread, consider CAPE CAT (1), EMERY’S VISUALIZER (3), and SUMMER CHASE (8), a longshot who exits a race that has produced four next-out winners. 

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The play:

Race 7
: 1, 7
B’s: 2, 6

Race 8
: 3, 11
B’s: 6

Race 9
: 7
C’s: 5, 6

Race 10:
A’s: 6, 10
B’s: 1