Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Here we go!
Race 4 – TURF
3 – R HAPPY ENDING – Jaramillo/Baxter. Trainer hits ar 30% off the claim. Horse did not like the slop last out, but has been solid two races prior that were first and second off the layoff. WINNER!
6 – SWIRLING CANDY – Zayas/D’Angelo. Horse showed great promise over this turf course before. Is the speed of the speed in here. Top 3 at a decent price.
10 – DISTINCTLY BLUE – Gaffalione/ Carlos. Horse loves the distance. Trainer is lethal at sprints hitting at 32% and rider is known for this distance. Major player.
Race 8 – THE TROPICAL PARK DERBY – TURF
This could end up being a very good betting race.
1 – SUMMER TO REMEMBER – Saez/Pletcher. Will be facing tough competition in here, but horse has been consistent. Can rate and close and this rider can be lethal when hot. Exotics.
5 – SOLE VOLENTE – Panici/Biancone. I was hoping to Paco Lopez on this deep closer. Has faced Grade 1 level horses on dirt including Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, but his career debut was on turf and he won with ease. Goes back to turf now. This one could be over looked. Exotics.
Race 11 – TURF
2 – MACAGONE – Bravo/Breen. Horse has been consistent at this level. Solid works coming in. Should be a nice price. Top 3.
8 – BASHA – Lebron/Antonucci. Taking a shot with a horse that will be closing late. This horse has had two poor starts last two races, but managed to win his last with the same rider. Lebron can ride and his turf is better. Worth a shot in exotics!
11 – THE MIGHTY JUDGE – Lopez/Cibelli. Stepping up in class here. Has never been out of the top 2 in the last 5 races. Is a deep closer and Lopez is lethal at that on turf. Hoping to get 4-1 odds at post time.
This will not be easy, but we hit it, it will pay HUGE!
Race 8 – 1, 4, 5, 6, 9
Race 9 – 5, 6, 7, 8,
Race 10 – 2, 6, 10 , 11, 12
Race 11 – 1, 2, 5, 8, 11
Good luck and thanks for horse racing with Dietz!