FAIR GROUNDS

POST-SCRATCHES

5th: MSW, 3yo, 6f (P3, DD)

Has the look of a very productive group..

Most Likely: #2 Tulane Tryst 3-1: Exits serious try; Wins with repeat of it.. WON ($4.80)
Best Value: #8 Mr Sippi 6-1: 1st time as 3yo after useful fall tries.. 2nd
Next Best: #6 Wild for Wycliff 7-2 5th
Exotics Use: #7 Find New Roads 12-1 9th

6th: MSW, 3yo, 1m-T (P4, P3, DD)

Those with experience appear modest, opening the door for well bred (well meant?) firsters from Sharp (Win Worthy) & Cox (Snow House). McGee’s Amerman-home bred Temple City Blvd ~ pedigreed top/bottom for lawn ~ was rained off for debut and is 20-1. Casse exasperated by Commited, but has talent and is liable to connect dots at some point..

Most Likely: #6 Win Worthy 8-1 2nd
Next Best: #4 Snow House 4-1 4th
Best Value: #7 Temple City Blvd 20-1 6th
Exotics Use: #9 Committed 6-1 7th

7th: MSW, 3yo-F, 6f (P3, DD)

Grant Forster turns back Bold Confection, Jose Ortiz signs on and eschews Lasix after tying up post race of her first 2 races. Not losing..

Best Value: #8 BOLD CONFECTION 6-1 8th
Next Best: #5 Speightharmony 9-2 9th
Exotics Use: #3 Rookery 3-1 WON ($7.80)
Super Add: #7 Firingtothefront 8-1 7th

8th: Costa Rising-LA, 3+, 5.5f-T (P3, DD)

Most Likely: #2 No Parole 8-5 4th
Next Best: #6 Monte Man 5-1 3rd
Best Value: #10 Classy John 12-1 WON ($61.00)
Exotics Use: #14 Bertie’s Galaxy SCR

9th: Crescent City Derby-LA, 3yo, 8.5f (P3, DD)

Most Likely: #2 Who Took the Money 5-2 WON ($3.00)
Next Best: #7 Unanimously 5-1 3rd
Best Value: #9 Wrongwayhighway 10-1 5th
Exotics Use: #1 Highland Creek 6-1 2nd

P4 Grid:

6: 4-6-7 (A), 5-8-9 (B), – (C)
7: 8 (A), – (B), 3-5-7 (C)
8: 2-6-10 (A), – (B), – (C)
9: 2-7 (A), – (B), 1-6 (C)

Simple (A+B): 6x1x3x2 = $36 ($18 for .50)
All A’s: 3x1x3x2 = 18 x .50 = $9
Backups: $27 (3-5-7) + $9 (1-6)

10th: Tom Benson, F&M-4+, 8.5f-T (P5, P3, DD)

Thoroughly impossible with slow-paced Al Stall Memorial the basis for the group with several season-starters looking to interlope. No combination appears outlandish for the pay slots..

Best Value: #5 Winter Sunset 20-1
Next Best: #6 Temple City Terror 8-1
Exotics Use: #13 Summer in Saratoga 10-1 WON ($20.20)
Super Add: #10 Winning Envelope 8-1 3rd

11th: New Orleans Classic (G2), 4+, 9f (P4, P3, DD)

Owendale feels very likely, but given the lack of pace signed on, Chess Chief looks like a sneaky possibility..

Most Likely: #2 Owendale 2-1 2nd
Best Value: #6 Chess Chief 6-1 WON ($12.00)
Next Best: #8 Sonneman 9-2 5th
Exotics Use: #5 Enforceable 8-1 3rd

12th: Muniz Memorial (G2), 4+, 9f-T (P3, DD)

As discussed Friday, Colonel Liam just gets better and better. Far from a slam dunk though with many solid hard hitters involved..

Most Likely: #5 Colonel Liam 3-1 WON ($3.40)
Next Best: #6 Logical Myth 6-1 3rd
Best Value: #10 Peace Achieved 20-1 7th
Exotics Use: #7 Two Emmys 20-1 2nd

13th: Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), 3yo-F, 8.5f (DD)

Top 3 should cover it, but Li’l Tootsie can take them a long way if left alone..

Best Value: #5 Obligatory 5-1 4th
Next Best: #6 Clairiere 2-1 2nd
Exotics Use: #8 Travel Column 5-2 WON ($6.20)
Super Add: #4 Li’l Tootsie 4-1 5th

14th: Louisiana Derby (G2), 3yo, 9.5f

Excellent local group that exchanged blows in Lecomte & Risen Star is enhanced by invasion of Hot Rod Charlie and presence of breakthrough type Run Classic..

Most Likely: #6 Mandaloun 8-5 6th
Next Best: #5 Hot Rod Charlie 3-1 WON ($7.80)
Best Value: #3 Run Classic 12-1 8th
Exotics Use: #7 Midnight Bourbon 5-1 2nd

P5 Grid:

10: 5-6-10-13 (A), 3-4-7-12 (B), – (C)
11: 2 (A), – (B), 6 (C)
12: 5-6 (A), – (B), – (C)
13: 5-6-8 (A), – (B), 4 (C)
14: 5-6 (A), 3 (B), 4-7 (C)

Simple (A+B): 8x1x2x3x3 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 4x1x2x3x2 = 48 x .50 = $24
Backups: $24 (6) + $8 (4) + $24 (4-7)

$0.50 Pick-5 (13/6/1,4,5/2,8/5) Paid $1,133.05

P4 Grid:

11: 2 (A), – (B), 6 (C)
12: 5-6 (A), – (B), 7-9-10-12 (C)
13: 5-6-8 (A), 4 (B), – (C)
14: 3-5-6 (A), 4-7 (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 1x2x4x5 = $60 ($30 for .50)
All A’s: 1x2x3x3 = $18 ($9 for .50)
Backups: $9 (6) + $24 (7-10)

$0.50 Pick-4 (6/1,4,5/2,8/5) Paid $98.85

3/13: Oaklawn (6th-12th; X-C P5)

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OAKLAWN ~ CROSS COUNTRY P5

POST-SCRATCHES

6th ALW/N$Y, 4+, 8.5f (P4, P3, DD)

Weeks ago, Pletcher sent one horse to Fair Grounds on Risen Star Day; Sainthood who won a $60k MSW thriller. Here on Rebel Day he sends one horse; Ashaar, in a $105k first level ALW. Looks to be lone speed and Rosario finds his way aboard..

Best Value: #1 ASHAAR 9-2 2nd
Next Best: #10 Claytnthelionheart 7-2 4th
Exotics Use: #4 Aasr 5-1 5th
Super Add: #2 Trident Hit 6-1 WON ($19.80)

OAKLAWN 7th: Essex H., 4+, 8.5f (X-C P5, P3, DD)

Cross Country P5 starts here..

SCR Tax who nicked himself up in his stall yesterday..

Best Value: #6 Green Light Go 6-1 5th
Next Best: #5 Silver State 2-1 WON ($4.40)
Exotics Use: #2 Harpers First Ride 4-1 4th
Super Add: #7 Night Ops 3-1 3rd

AQUEDUCT 8th: OC/N2X, 3+, 6.5f (P3, DD)

Consistant Big Engine exits NY stake and has tactical style that fits the various possible race flows well..

Most Likely: #2 Big Engine 5-2 3rd
Best Value: #7 Runningwscissors 8-1 4th
Next Best: #8 Secret Rules 9-5 2nd
Exotics Use: #6 Celtic Chaos 8-1 7th

OAKLAWN 8th: OC/N$Y, 4+, 6f (P5, P3, DD)

SCR #4 Soul Streit.. Like the Big A ALW that goes about 15 minutes ahead of it, this is a terrific race with some really interesting capping evaluations to make about barn changes, seasonal debuts and horses-for-courses. Few easy cross-outs to be found..

Best Value: #2 Special Reserve 12-1 WON ($18.20)
Next Best: #10 Ancient Warrior 5-1 3rd
Exotics Use: #1 One for Richie 3-1 2nd
Super Add: #8 Marvin 12-1 10th

AQUEDUCT 9th: Correction, F&M-4+, 6f (DD)

Kansas Kis looks a tad slow at a glance, but turns back to 6f from a mile and looks to get enough of a set up to score at a square price..

Best Value: #1 Kansas Kis 8-1 3rd
Next Best: #3 Amuse 8-5 4th
Exotics Use: #4 Call On Mischief 15-1 2nd
Super Add: #7 Prairie Fire 9-2 5th

OAKLAWN 9th: Temperance Hill, 4+, 12f (P4, P3, DD)

Best Value: #6 Treasure Trove 12-1 4th
Next Best: #9 Lone Rock 6-1 2nd
Exotics Use: #2 You’re to Blame 7-2 7th
Super Add: #1 Tenfold 4-1 3rd

CROSS COUNTRY P5 Grid:

OP 7: 2-5-6 (A), 3-7 (B), – (C)
AQ 8: 2 (A), – (B), 7-8 (C)
OP 8: 2-10 (A), 1 (B), – (C)
AQ 9: 1-3-4 (A), – (B), – (C)
OP 9: 6-9 (A), 2 (B), 1-4-10 (C)

Simple (A+B): 5x1x3x3x3 = 135 x .50 = $67.50
All A’s: 3x1x2x3x2 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backup (AQ 8th: 7-8): 3x2x2x3x2 = 72 x .50 = $36
Backup (OP 9th: 1-4-10): 3x1x2x3x3 = 54 x .50 = $27

P4 Grid:

6: 1-10 (A), – (B), 2-4 (C)
7: 2-5-6 (A), 3-7 (B), – (C)
8: 1-2-10 (A), – (B), – (C)
9: 6-9 (A), 2 (B), 1-4-10 (C)

Simple (A+B): 2x5x3x3 = 90 x .50 = $45
All A’s: 2x3x3x2 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backup (6th: 2-4): 2x3x3x2 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backup (9th: 1-4-10): 2x3x3x3 = 54 x .50 = $27

10th: Hot Springs, 4+, 6f (P3, DD)

Focusing on 6f may be the key to fully mature Boldor who will be tough if King Cotton effort is his new norm. Mr. Jagermeister (whose 3yo sister H’rayforcaberneigh debuts in the 1st) needs to find more to get over in 2nd off break. Whitmore seeks amazing 5th straight Hot Springs and he has won it twice without a prep. C Z Rocket 6/5-1-0 since consigned to sprinting by Miller..

Most Likely: #1 Boldor 5-1 5th
Next Best: #6 Whitmore 8-5 2nd
Best Value: #3 Mr. Jagermeister 10-1 7th
Exotics Use: #7 C Z Rocket 2-1 WON ($7.20)

11th: Rebel (G2), 3yo, 8.5f (DD)

Yes, Baffert has won 7 of the last 12 Rebels, but note that between successes of Cupid (2016) and Nadal (2020) were losses by favored American Anthem (3-2; Malagacy), Solomini (6-5; Magnum Moon), Improbable (2-5; Long Range Toddy) and Game Winner (1-2; Omaha Beach). Worth noting as sidebar to Baffert record that Concert Tour arrives here off first two starts of his career, a distinctly different pattern than the 4 beaten favorites who all had established juvenile form. Caddo River certainly the one to beat off Smarty Jones romp while Keepmeinmind makes delayed 3yo debut. Mike Rutherford’s home bred Big Lake (12-1) was begging for added ground and 2-for-2 since getting it in his 3yo starts.

Most Likely: #7 Concert Tour 2-1 WON ($5.40)
Next Best: #1 Caddo River 9-5 5th
Best Value: #2 Big Lake 12-1 3rd
Exotics Use: #6 Keepmeinmind 4-1 6th

12th: S/ALW, 3+, 1m

Best Value: #10 Off the Meds 12-1 8th
Best Vlaue: #7 Solomonic 4-1 3rd
Exotics Use: #2 F F Rocket 8-1 9th
Super Add: #13 General Trev 6-1 2nd

P5 Grid:

8: 2-10 (A), 1 (B), – (C)
9: 6-9 (A), – (B), 2 (C)
10: 1-6 (A), 3-7 (B), – (C)
11: 1-7 (A), – (B), 2-6 (C)
12: 2-7-10 (A), – (B), 13 (C)

Simple (A+B): 3x2x4x2x3 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 2x2x2x2x3 = 48 x .50 = $24
Backup (9th: 2): 2x1x2x2x3 = 24 x .50 = $12
Backup (11th: 2-6): 2x2x2x2x3 = 48 x .50 = $24
Backup (12th: 13): 2x2x2x2x1 = 16 x .50 = $8

P4 Grid:

9: 2-6-9 (A), 1-4-10 (B), – (C)
10: 1-6 (A), 3-7 (B), – (C)
11: 1-7 (A), – (B), 2-6 (C)
12: 2-7-10 (A), – (B), 5-9 (C)

Simple (A+B): 6x4x2x3 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 3x2x2x3 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backup (12th: 5-9-13): 3x2x2x3 = 36 x .50 = $18

TAMPA BAY DOWNS ~ CROSS COUNTRY P5

POST-SCRATCHES

7th: Columbia, 3yo, 1m-T (P5, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Best Value: #13 Blue Cat 20-1 4th
Next Best: #6 Whatmakessammyrun 4-1 7th
Exotics Use: #7 Tapwood 10-1 8th
Super Add: #10 Boreas 12-1 3rd

8th: OC/N1X, 4+, 6.5f (P4, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Best Value: #4 Last Promise 10-1 9th
Next Best: #3 Fire Marshall Bill 8-1 WON ($12.40)
Exotics Use: #8 Uncork the Bottle 5-2 2nd
Super Add: #10 Speeding Kid 6-1 5th

9th: Hillsborough (G2), F&M-4+, 9f-T (P4, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Best Value: #11 Micheline 8-1 WON ($11.40)
Next Best: #1 Magic Attitude 9-2 7th
Exotics Use: #4 La Signare 8-1 DH-4th
Super Add: #8 Miss Teheran 6-1 DH-4th

AQUEDUCT 8th: Heavenly Prize, F&M-4+, 1m (P3, DD)

Pace could get hot or Portal Creek/Gone Glimmering could spar lightly. Either waty, Franco & Lake Avenue should be poised to strike from the Marty McGee ‘Open Air Outside Box Where the Air is Fresh and Clear’..

Most Likely: #8 Lake Avenue 8-5 WON ($3.90)
Best Value: #1 Gone Glimmering 8-1 8th
Next Best: #2 Thankful 9-5 7th
Exotics Use: #5 Portal Creek 6-1 2nd

10th: Florida Oaks (G3), 3yo-F, 8.5f-T (P3, DD, Hi-5)

Most Likely: #2 Jouster 2-1 2nd
Next Best: #10 Domain Expertise 3-1 WON ($12.80)
Best Value: #3 Mia Martina 8-1 4th
Exotics Use: #5 Queen of the Green 20-1 5th

AQUEDUCT 9th: Gotham (G3), 3yo, 1m (DD)

Don’t believe this needs to be overthought. Highly Motivated exceedingly likely (“A”) with Capo (back to one turn) and Freedom Fighter logical alternatives (“B’s”)..

Most Likely: #3 Highly Motivated 8-5 3rd
Best Value: #6 Capo Kane 5-1 6th
Next Best: #7 Freedom Fighter 5-2 4th
Exotics Use: #8 Weyburn 20-1 WON ($95.50)

11th: Tampa Bay Derby (G2), 3yo, 8.5f (DD, Hi-5)

Most Likely: #8 Hidden Stash 4-1 2nd
Next Best: #3 Candy Man Rocket 2-1 11th
Best Value: #12 Sittin On Go 20-1 7th
Exotics Use: #6 Awesome Gerry 15-1 6th

CROSS COUNTRY P5 Grid:

TAM 9: 1-4-11 (A), 2-3-8 (B), 5-10 (C)
AQU 8: 8 (A), – (B), 1-2 (C)
TAM 10: 2-10 (A), – (B), 3 (C)
AQU 8: 3-6-7 (A), – (B), – (C)
TAM 11: 3-8 (A), 6-12 (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 6x1x2x3x4 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 3x1x2x3x2 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backups: $57 ~ $12 (5-10) + $36 (1-2) + $9 (3)

P5 Grid:

7: 6-13 (A), – (B), – (C)
8: 3-4 (A), – (B), 8-10 (C)
9: 1-4-8-11 (A), 2-3 (B), 5-10 (C)
10: 2 (A), 3-10 (B), – (C)
11: 3-8 (A), – (B), 6-12 (C)

Simple (A+B): 2x2x6x3x2 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 2x2x4x1x2 = 32 x .50 = $16
Backups: $32 ~ $16 (8-10) + $8 (5-10) + $8 (6-12)

P4 Grid:

8: 3-4 (A), – (B), 8-10 (C)
9: 1-4-8-11 (A), 2-3 (B), 5-10 (C)
10: 2-3-10 (A), – (B), – (C)
11: 3-8 (A), 6-12 (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 2x6x3x4 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 2x4x3x2 = 48 x .50 = $24
Backups: $36 ~ $24 (8-10) + $12 (5-10)

SANTA ANITA

POST-SCRATCHES

6th: San Felipe (G2), 3yo, 8.5f (Rainbow 6, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Rainbow 6 Force Out Starts Here..

Talented quintet (1-2-3-5-7), all involved in Future Wager Pool #4, assemble here for most important Derby prep yet. Life Is Good has been learning to relax in the mornings, but encounters added challenge of rail draw and need for early position if not the lead. Likely the most talented here, but not much margin for error. Dream Shake a debut smash (6.5f), but is being asked for a lot in 2nd start. Medina Spirit keeps exceeding expectation. The Great One has made steady gains since late last year. Roman Centurian, a late runner that will benefit from a contested pace, just missed to Media Spirit in the Lewis..

Most Likely: #1 Life Is Good 4-5 WON ($3.00)
Next Best: #3 Medina Spirit 7-2 2nd
Best Value: #5 The Great One 4-1 5th
Exotics Use: #7 Roman Centurian 8-1 4th

7th: ALW/N1X, 4+, 1m-T (P5, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Graded Stakes placed Whisper Not appears to have a significant edge over this group..

Most Likely: #2 Whisper Not 8-5 WON ($3.00)
Next Best: #6 Tripoli 4-1 3rd
Best Value: #1 Club Aspen 12-1 6th
Exotics Use: #3 Rip City 5-2 2nd

8th: San Carlos (G2), 4+, 7f (P4, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Weird group with turf/dirt movers and hatful of turnbacks and layoff runners. Brickyard Ride may simply blitz them..

Most Likely: #6 Brickyard Ride 3-1 WON ($12.00)
Best Value: #8 Loud Mouth 8-1 9th
Next Best: #9 Tigre Di Sluggo 5-2 2nd
Exotics Use: #4 Manhattan Up 20-1 6th

9th: Kilroe (G1), 4+, 1m-T (P3, DD, Hi-5)

Top to bottom, best race of the day anywhere with every participant thoroughly stakes credentialed. Not a ton of pace here..

Best Value: #6 Flavius 6-1 4th
Next Best: #9 Ride a Comet 7-2 7th
Exotics Use: #7 Casa Creed 6-1 6th
Super Add: #2 Hit the Road 4-1 WON ($10.40)

10th: Santa Anita H. (G1), 4+, 10f (DD, Hi-5)

Big Cap offers first true character test for Maxfield facing 4 out of the San Pasqual and 3 out of the Pegasus. May very well pass that test, but 8-5 not an acceptable price. Independence Hall may be back to the level of brilliance he displayed in 2nd career start and should get a comfy trip behind the speed..

Best Value: #1 Independence Hall 4-1 4th
Next Best: #2 Maxfield 8-5 3rd
Exotics Use: #6 Idol 6-1 WON ($12.80)
Super Add: #5 Express Train 3-1 2nd

11th: MSW, 3yo, 6f (Hi-5)

Experienced Mr. Impossible the one to beat, but firsters Patron d’Oro (Koriner) & Following Sea (Baffert) come in with high morning marks. Given the speed here, “other” Baffert, Defunded (6-1), a gelded first time 3yo, may be clever from off the pace with Rosario..

Best Value: #11 Defunded 6-1 WON ($19.40)
Next Best: #4 Mr. Impossible 4-1 2nd-Up via DQ
Exotics Use: #3 Patron d’Oro 7-2
Super Add: #10 Following Sea 5-2 3rd-Down via DQ

Force Out ~ Rainbow P6 Grid:

6: 1-3-5 (A), 2-7 (B), – (C)
7: 2 (A), – (B), – (C)
8: 6-8-9 (A), – (B), – (C)
9: 2-6-7-9 (A), – (B), 1-3-4-5 (C)
10: 1-2 (A), – (B), – (C)
11: 4-11 (A), 3-10 (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 5x1x3x4x2x4 = 480 x .20 = $96
All A’s: 3x1x3x4x2x2 = 144 x .20 = $18.80
Backup (1-3-4-5 in 9th): 3x1x3x4x2x2 = 144 x .20 = $18.80

P5 Grid:

7: 2 (A), – (B), – (C)
8: 6-8-9 (A), – (B), – (C)
9: 2-6-7-9 (A), 3-5 (B), 1-4-8-10 (C)
10: 1-2 (A), 5-6 (B), – (C)
11: 4-11 (A), – (B), 3-10 (C)

Simple (A+B): 1x3x6x4x2 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 1x3x4x2x2 = 48 x .50 = $24
Backups (1-4-8-10 in 9th; 3-10 in 11th): 1x3x4x2x2 = 48 x .50 = $24; 1x3x4x2x2 = 48 x .50 = $24

$0.50 Pick-5 (2,4/6/2/6/11) Paid $2,105.90

P4 Grid:

8: 6-8-9 (A), – (B), – (C)
9: 2-6-7-9 (A), 3-5 (B), 1-4-8-10 (C)
10: 1-2 (A), 5-6 (B), – (C)
11: 4-11 (A), – (B), 3-10 (C)

Simple (A+B): 3x6x4x2 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 3x4x2x2 = 48 x .50 = $24
Backups (1-4-8-10 in 9th; 3-10 in 11th): 3x4x2x2 = 48 x .50 = $24; 3x4x2x2 = 48 x .50 = $24

$0.50 Pick-4 (6/2/6/11) Paid $1,104.75

GULFSTREAM PARK

POST-SCRATCHES

7th: OC/C, 4+, 1m (P4, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Best Value: #2 Superfecto 10-1 4th
Next Best: #1 Payne 8-1 7th
Exotics Use: #4 Just Whistle 8-1 5th
Super Add: #5 West Will Power 9-2 2nd

8th: Canadian Turf, 4+, 8.5f-T/12′ (P3, DD, Hi-5)

Most Likely: #9 Winters Back 7-2 4th
Best Value: #7 Monarchs Glen 8-1 9th
Next Best: #2 Olympic Runner 3-1 2nd
Exotics Use: #5 Eons 4-1 5th

9th: Gulfstream Mile (G2), 4+, 1m (Rainbow 6, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Most Likely: #4 Performer 2-1 3rd
Best Value: #3 Eye of a Jedi 8-1 4th
Next Best: #5 Fearless 9-2 WON ($7.60)
Exotics Use: #1 Phat Man 5-1 5th

10th: OC/C, 4+, 8.5f-T/96′ (P5, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Irksome end to the middle P4 and start of the late P5..

Best Value: #4 Sayyaaf 6-1 WON ($13.40)
Next Best: #2 Opry 5-2 9th
Exotics Use: #10 Angelus Warrior 12-1 6th
Super Add: #6 Almashriq 20-1 11th

P4 Grid:

7: 1-2 (A), 4-5 (B), – (C)
8: 2-7-9 (A), – (B), 5-6 (C)
9: 3-4 (A), – (B), 1-5 (C)
10: 2-4-10 (A), 6-8 (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 4x3x2x5 = 120 x .50 = $60
All A’s: 2x3x2x3 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backups: $12 (5-6) + $28 (1-5)

11th:Honey Fox (G3), F&M-4+, 1m-T/12′ (P4, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Most Likely: #2 Got Stormy 7-5 WON ($4.20)
Next Best: #6 Zofelle 7-2 2nd
Best Value: #8 Jakarta 15-1 4th
Exotics Use: #7 Feel Glorious 9-2 3rd

12th: Davona Dale (G2), 3yo-F, 1m (P3, DD, Hi-5)

Best Value: #5 Millefeuille 5-1 7th
Next Best: #3 Vequist 7-5 9th
Exotics Use: #6 Crazy Beautiful 6-1 3rd
Super Add: #4 Curlin’s Catch 8-1 5th

13th: The Very One (G3), F&M-4+, 9.5f-T/96′ (DD, Hi-5)

Most Likely: #6 Kalifornia Queen 4-1 6th
Next Best: #4 Tuned 6-1 4th
Best Value: #5 Heavenly Curlin 8-1 9th
Exotics Use: #10 Sister Hanan 6-1 3rd

14th: Fountain of Youth (G2), 3yo, 8.5f (Hi-5)

Most Likely: #8 Greatest Honour 9-5 WON ($4.00)
Next Best: #1 Drain the Clock 5-1 2nd
Best Value: #6 King’s Ovation 15-1 6th
Exotics Use: #4 Fire At Will 7-2 8th

P5 Grid:

10: 2-4-10 (A), 6-8 (B), – (C)
11: 2-6 (A), – (B), 7-8 (C)
12: 3-5 (A), 4-6 (B), – (C)
13: 4-5-6 (A), – (B), – (C)
14: 8 (A), – (B), 1 (C)

Simple (A+B): 5x2x4x3x1 = 120 x.50 = $60
All A’s: 3x2x2x3x1 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backups: $18 (7-8) + $18 (1)

P4 Grid:

11: 2-6 (A), 7-8 (B), – (C)
12: 3-5 (A), 4-6 (B), – (C)
13: 4-5-6 (A), – (B), – (C)
14: 1-8 (A), – (B), 4-6 (C)

Simple (A+B): 4x4x3x2 = 96 x.50 = $48
All A’s: 2x2x3x2 = 24 x .50 = $12
Backups: $12 (4-6)

AQUEDUCT/OAKLAWN ~ CROSS COUNTRY P5

POST-SCRATCHES

AQU 6th: CLM/N2L, 4+, 7f (P4, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #3 Royal Suspect 7-2 WON ($7.50)
Best Value: #1 (POE) Macho Boy 5-1 2nd/3rd
Next Best: #9 Judicial Restraint 3-1 7th
Exotics Use: #5 Our American Star 12-1 5th

AQU 7th: NY-MSW, 3yo, 6f (P3, DD)

Most Likely: #2 Our Man Mike 5-2 3rd
Best Value: #1 Schokolade 6-1 WON ($7.80)
Next Best: #4 Dr Ardito 2-1 2nd
Exotics Use: #7 Viking Zim 5-1 5th

OP 7th: Razorback (G3), 4+, 8.5f (P5, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #7 Mystic Guide 9-5 WON ($6.40)
Best Value: #1 Silver Prospector 5-1 2nd
Next Best: #4 Owendale 2-1 3rd
Exotics Use: #2 Hunka Burning Love 9-2 4th

AQU 8th: CLM, 4+, 7f (DD)

Best Value: #10 Tale of Mist 8-1 4th
Next Best: #3 Win With Pride 6-1 3rd
Exotics Use: #9 Frankie Barone 15-1 8th
Super Add: #8 Direct Order 5-1 2nd

OP 8th: Spring Fever, F&M-4+, 5.5f (P4, P3, DD)

Best Value: #4 Casual 5-1 2nd
Next Best: #9 Kimari 2-1 WON ($4.20)
Exotics Use: #3 Amy’s Challenge 5-2 4th
Super Add: #6 Ain’t No Elmers 8-1 5th

AQU 9th: NY-MSW, 3yo-F, 6f

Best Value: #11 Electric Youth 6-1 5th
Next Best: #4 Blame It On Mary 7-2 6th
Exotics Use: #1 Laura’s Bellamy 4-1 WON ($11.20)
Super Add: #9 Know It All Red 15-1 10th

AQU P4 Grid:

6: 1-3 (A), 9 (B), – (C)
7: 1-2-4 (A), – (B), 7-8 (C)
8: 3-9-10-13 (A), – (B), – (C)
9: 4-11 (A), 1-9 (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 3x3x4x4 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 2x3x4x2 = 48 x .50 = $24
Backup: $16 (7-8)

OP 9th: MSW, 3yo, 6f (P3, DD)

Best Value: #8 Test of Will 8-1 6th
Next Best: #9 Stilleto Boy 7-2 3rd
Exotics Use: #10 Name Rejected 3-1 2nd
Super Add: #13 Molto Vivace 5-2 WON ($9.80)

OP 10th: Southwest (G3), 3yo, 8.5f (DD)

Don’t think it helps him much here, but it is Woodhouse’s birthday..

Most Likely: #4 Jackie’s Warrior 8-5 3rd
Next Best: #1 Essential Quality 3-2 WON ($3.80)
Best Value: #2 Saffa’s Day 10-1 5th
Exotics Use: #6 Woodhouse 8-1 4th

X-C P5 Grid:

AQU 7: 1-2-4 (A), – (B), – (C)
OP 7: 1-7 (A), 2-4 (B), – (C)
OP 8: 4-9 (A), – (B), 3 (C)
AQU 9: 4-11 (A), 1-9 (B), – (C)
OP 10: 1-4 (A), – (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 3x4x2x4x2 = 192 x .50 = $96
All A’s: 3x2x2x2x2 = 48 x .50 = $24
Backup: $12 (3)

$0.50 Pick-5 (1/7/1,2,5,9/1/1) Paid $224.50 (A-A-A-B-A)

OP 11th: OC/N$Y, 4+, 8.5f

Best Value: #1 Muralist 12-1 6th
Next Best: #10 Lone Rock 4-1 WON ($8.40)
Exotics Use: #3 Easy Shot 20-1 4th
Super Add: #6 Warrior’s Map 5-1 9th

OP P5 Grid:

7: 1-7 (A), 2-4 (B), – (C)
8: 4-9 (A), – (B), 3 (C)
9: 8-9-10 (A), – (B), 13 (C)
10: 4 (A), 1 (B), – (C)
11: 1-3-10 (A), – (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 4x2x3x2x3 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 2x2x3x1x3 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backups: $9 (3) + $6 (13)

OP P4 Grid:

8: 4-9 (A), 1-3-5 (B), – (C)
9: 8-9-10 (A), 13 (B), – (C)
10: 1-4 (A), – (B), – (C)
11: 1-3-10 (A), – (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 5x4x2x3 = 120 x .50 = $60
All A’s: 2x3x2x3 = 36 x .50 = $18

$0.50 Pick-4 (1,2,5,9/13/1/10,11,13) Paid $50.15 (A-A-A-A)

AQUEDUCT ~ CROSS COUNTRY P5

POST-SCRATCHES

AQU 4th: S/ALW, 4+, 6f (No CAW Empire 6, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #1 Siena Magic 5-2 WON ($5.80)
Best Value: #5 Jake Rocks 6-1 4th
Next Best: #6 Brilliant Brooks 7-5 3rd
Exotics Use: #2 The Big S 5-1 6th

AQU 5th: MSW, 3yo, 1m (P5, G/S, P3, DD)

Cross Country P5 starts here..

Most Likely: #7 Lemon Drop Road 9-5 6th
Best Value: #2 Sono Grato 12-1 2nd
Next Best: #6 Will E. Sutton 2-1 4th
Exotics Use: #1a (POE) Exalted Charm 8-1 5th

TAM 8th: CLM/N1Y, 4+, 1m-40y (DD, Hi-5)

Most Likely: #4 Malio’s 5-2 3rd
Best Value: #7 Irish Major 6-1 2nd
Next Best: #9 Ethan Hunt 9-2 7th
Exotics Use: #5 Brandt SCR

AQU 6th: CLM, 4+, 1m (P4, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #7 Heirloom Kitten 7-2 WON ($6.50)
Best Value: #5 Laddie Lam 6-1 4th
Next Best: #1 Supreme Aura 8-5 2nd
Exotics Use: #2 Runabout 10-1 5th

AQU 7th: NY-ALW/N1X, F&M-4+, 6f (P3, DD)

Most Likely: #8 Eloquent Speaker 2-1 WON ($3.40)
Next Best: #7 Wailin Josie 7-2 2nd
Best Value: #4 Ifihadachance 6-1 6th
Exotics Use: #3 More Glitter 4-1 7th

TAM 9th: MCLM/$20k, 4+, 6f (Hi-5)

Most Likely: #4 Himelstein 2-1 WON ($5.20)
Best Value: #7 Pachi 6-1 2nd
Next Best: #11 Deny 7-2 4th
Exotics Use: #8 Luca Drew the Ace 20-1 6th

AQU 8th: Maddie May-NY, 3yo-F, 1m (DD)

Anchor leg of the X-C a devilish state-bred assembly..

Most Likely: #3 Make Mischief 5-1 WON ($5.30)
Best Value: #5 Shanes Pretty Lady 8-1 4th
Next Best: #1 Vacay 7-2 3rd
Exotics Use: #6 Irish Constitution 10-1 5th

CROSS COUNTRY P5 Grid:

AQU 5: 2-6-7 (A), – (B), – (C)
TAM 8: 4-7 (A), – (B), 9 (C)
AQU 7: 8 (A), – (B), 7 (C)
TAM 9: 4-7 (A), 8-11 (B), – (C)
AQU 8: 1-3-5 (A), 2-6-7-8 (B), – (C)

Simple (A+B): 3x2x1x4x7 = 168 x .50 = $84
All A’s: 3x2x1x2x3 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backups: $9 (9) + $18 (7)

AQU 9th: MCLM/$20k, 4+, 6f

Most Likely: #5 Warfront Fighter 9-5 2nd
Next Best: #2 Scorpion Dynasty 3-1 WON ($12.20)
Next Best Value: #3 Ouch Ouch Ouch 6-1 6th
Exotics Use: #8 Confectioner 6-1 3rd

Empire 6 Play:

4: 1-5-6
5: 2-6-7
6: 1-5-7
7: 8
8: 1-3-5-6
9: 2-3-5

Simple: 3x3x3x1x4x3 = 324 x .20 = $64.80

P5 Grid:

5: 2-6-7 (A), – (B), – (C)
6: 1-5-7 (A), – (B), – (C)
7: 8 (A), – (B), 7 (C)
8: 3-5 (A), 1-6 (B), 2-7-8 (C)
9: 2-5 (A), – (B), 3-8 (C)

Simple (A+B): 3x3x1x4x4 = 144 x .50 = $72
All A’s: 3x3x1x2x2 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backups: $18 (7) + $27 (2-7-8) + $18 (3-8)

P4 Grid:

6: 1-5-7 (A), – (B), – (C)
7: 8 (A), – (B), 7 (C)
8: 1-3-5 (A), 2-6-7-8 (B), – (C)
9: 2-3-5-8 (A), – (B), 6-7 (C)

Simple (A+B): 3x1x7x4 = 84 x .50 = $42
All A’s: 3x1x3x4 = 36 x .50 = $18
Backups: $18 (7) + $9 (6-7)

$0.50 Pick-4 (4,7/2,8/3,4,9/2) Paid $60.75 (A-A-A-A)

LAUREL

POST-SCRATCHES

5th: Nellie Morse, F&M-4+, 8.5f (P5, P3, DD, Hi-5)

Best Value: #7 Wicked Awesome 9-2: Ferris Allen’s 5yo debuting mare pointing to plus effort.. 7th

8th: Gen. George (G3), 4+, 7f (DD, Hi-5)

Best Value: #1 Laki 9-2: Venerable 8yo can stalk pace and close for Dilodovico; Does his best work over this strip.. 3rd

SANTA ANITA

POST-SCRATCHES

7th: Buena Vista (G2), F&M-4+, 1m-T (P3, DD, Hi-5)

Most Likely: #8 Charmaine’s Mia 3-1 WON ($4.60)
Best Value: #9 Sloane Garden 12-1 6th
Next Best: #2 Mucho Unusual 7-2 2nd
Exotics Use: #3 Warren’s Showtime 5-1 3rd

9th: ALW/M1X, 4+, 6.5f-T (Hi-5)

Best Value: #3 Best Chance 6-1 3rd
Next Best: #1 Cruel Intention 5-2 2nd
Exotics Use: #9 I Got No Munny 15-1
Super Add: #2 Coast of Roan 4-1 4th

Good luck!