A nice card...Several good price possibilities tonight and vulnerable favorites...We like the middle of the card best of all tonight, specifically races 3-8.
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. Where possible we will mention when to key a horse and when to go deeper than four in your pick threes and fours.
SWEET TEXAS STAR chased a solid runner home in last; likes this track
CITY NAMED GLORY was a beaten favorite in last and should make amends
SCORPIAN JACK should handle the grass just fine and improve in start No. 2
BURNT STAR ships in from Delta and could surprise here
FLASHINGFORMORLUC drops in class and should find this company more to his liking
SITTIN HIGH has a stellar turf record in three starts. Faces tougher but fits here
BREEZY KNOWL just missed in last and could get over them hump tonight
Race on Nov. 28 at RP would win this; tough if he finds that form
HOLIDAY PROMISE was in too deep last out and finds a much better spot
Really looks like a two-horse race between the favorites, LEONARDTOWN and AMERICAN GUEST