Sunday December 22, 2013
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Turfway Race 2, 5 1/2 furlongs Claiming $5,000 (1:39 ET)
Best Value Play: #10 Penny’s Court (8/1)
Most Likely Winner: #1 Iwaspaidlate (5/2)
Other Contenders: #3 Dakota Dim (7/2), #4 Starmy (4/1)
Analysis: Iwaspaidlate is in good form and goes with the same connections. Should be tough unless the rail makes for a bad trip. Dakota Dim is another in good form with a good history at Turfway. Starmy has occasionally faced tougher and will be a factor if a hot pace scenario develops. Penny’s Court looks a little cheap on paper but has a terrific record. She also has speed and is fresh.
Turfway Race 5, 5 1/2 furlongs Claiming $5,000 (3:06 ET)
Best Value Play: #8 Desert Bay (6/1)
Most Likely Winner: #4 Porter’s Gate (3/1)
Other Contenders: #6 Denali Holy Bull (7/2) #7 Thequestionis (2/1)
Analysis: Porter’s Gate leads a group of Indiana runners in this race and appears to have the better resume that includes a sizeable bankroll compared to others. Denali Holy Bull looks to have the back class to make him a major threat with a trio of works to tighten his belt. Thequestionis has race over the track after a layoff and will be a pace factor. Desert Bay comes back for a good barn after a rest and has demonstrated a fondness for Turfway’s polytrack.