Saturday May 25, 2013
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Churchill Race 3, 6 1/2 Furlongs Claiming $15,000 (1:47 ET)
Best Value Play: # 5 Highlight (5/1)
Most Likely Winner: #4 Affair (3/1)
Other Contenders: # 2 Tenacious Tiger (4/1), #6 Circus Clown (4/1)
Analysis: Affair comes off of a scorching hot win with a beneficial maintenance work. Lanerie stays aboard. Tenacious Tiger fits well at this level and posted a good speed figure last out. Circus Clown has performed well at higher levels and gets a good post to launch an off the pace run. Highlight is a little hard to figure but could get the job done after showing improvement in his last two races.
Arlington Race 1, 6 Furlongs Claiming $25,000 2L (2:00 ET)
Best Value Play: # 8 Impetuous Power (8/1)
Most Likely Winner: #5 Belvedere Road (4/1)
Other Contenders: # 2 Little Kinkaid (9/2), # 6 Rojo Verde (5/1)
Analysis: Belvedere Road took a big leap in his last two races and now drops down to a winning position. Little Kinkaid is a major suspect with a pair of good races before a layoff and a blistering work in preparation for a comeback. Rojo Verde showed improvement over the Arlington surface last time and looks to have a shot at this level. Impetuous Power may not run a step but it is hard to ignore a horse that ran much higher in his last two races and Desormeaux stays on.