The best way to cure your Super Bowl hangover is hit the race track for some action. We like the card today; a couple wide-open turf races and prices to be had in the second, third, ninth and tenth races. 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. Where possible we will mention when to key a horse and when to go deeper than four in your pick threes and fours.
CARDIFF FLYER catches a struggling bunch for his debut
UNRIVALED HONOR is the longer priced of the two Asmussen entries; should take a big jump forward
LEMONY has been consistent on the turf and fits well here at a nice price
TEARS IN MY EYES has gotten it together in its last three races and should be tough
UNBRIDLED EL TIEMPO has been nibbling at Fair Grounds; should be in the mix here
DO YOU LIKE ME NOW is in sharp form and is bred to love the grass course
SALTY RIDGE was close in a tough heat last time out
SHAOLIN leads an entry with ANTHONY that could run 1-2
MARINOUS wasn’t awful in the Connally Cup last out and should bounce back
MIKE THE FOOL showed some early foot from the outside last time. Better draw should help