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.
ZELLS FOLLIES just missed at this level in last. Good early speed, should be on the front end
COCO TORO was OK in SHRP debut and should take a step forward
STREET LIFE BLUES plunges in class; works are solid. Fits well here
CHILL WILL takes a class drop and has some early speed
SPARKLE PRINCESS has been solid in two turf tries and fits well here
JONES WAY ran a big one in last and similar effort wins this
Wide open; HEAVENLY PATH has some early foot and will have to be caught
We’ll take a flyer with first-time starter RIGHT CHARLIE
DOUBLE OURS has been off since July but could pop at a price if ready
LITTLE WAGON has been solid on the turf and finds a good spot