Sunday June 23, 2013

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 Churchill   Race 4,  One Mile Claiming $15,000 (2:19 ET)

Best Value Play: #3 Cactus Cognac (6/1)

Most Likely Winner: #6 Haunted (3/1)

 Other Contenders: #2 Goingoingone (5/2), #5 Believe in Kitten (3/1)

 Analysis: Haunted has the edge in several ways with a bounce being the only concern. Goingoingone won big last time for the mighty Asmussen barn…a repeat is a good bet. Believe in Kitten runs for the successful Ramsey ownership team and captured a high priced starter race in Chicago last out. Cactus Cognac ran credibly against Haunted last time and could find himself with the lead in here. He is good enough and in the capable hands of a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner.  

Presque Isle   Race 4,   6 Furlongs  Claiming $7,500 2L (6:40 ET)

 Best Value Play: #14 Firehouse (10/1)

 Most Likely Winner: # 9 Carolina Rosa (8/1)

 Other Contenders: #7 Justlikesue (7/2), #10 Ming Win (3/1)

 Analysis: Carolina Rosa is making her third start after a layoff and looks poised for a winning effort and has enough back class to prove she can. Justlikesue would have claimed her sixth consecutive in the money finish last out but was checked during that effort. Her last two races have resulted in elevated speed figures. Ming Win has got everything needed to win if she can overcome her fear of the Winner’s Circle. Firehouse gets the far outside and that is probably good in this field plus she has some early zip. Dropping and shipping in as Ronnie, Jr. rides for Ronnie Sr. 

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