A solid Friday night card. We like a lot of prices tonight, starting with race three. We especially like races 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. We are coming off a six-win day on Monday and feel pretty good about the card tonight. Good luck!
How to use the picks: We give you four horses. The numbers correspond to the program number or betting number. This isn't necessarily the order we think they will finish, but more the four horses we believe are the most likely contenders.
If you have read Acing Racing, we advocate trifecta, pick three and pick four wagering (buy the book if you want the strategies). If you are new to the game, try some simple exacta boxes. Take a horse of your own with two of mine and play a three-horse box ($6 on a $1 wager). Make sure you have at least one horse of 8-1 or higher in the bet.
More advanced players should use these selections as supplements to your own handicapping.
HUNTINGTON HARBOR just missed at this level in last and should break through here
SPECIAL BLUSHING chased a nice one in last; similar effort could get it done
HALIFAX FLYER has been facing tough customers; could surprise here
TAMTASTIC was in tough last out and just missed; solid value play
IT’S SNOW DEVIL exits a key race and fits very well here
JANIES SONG drops in class and might have found the right spot
TOOLBOX ran a big one against tougher in last. Another solid value play
UPRIGHT STUFF is bred to win early and might be ready at first asking
Lightly raced GREEN JUICE has been off since June but could pop if ready
ALFAJOR was OK in last and might take this with some improvement