USTA Play of the Day – 7/6/2018

USTA Play of the Day

by Michael Carter

Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Race 14 (Super Hi-5)
Date: 7/6/2018  Carryover: $7,223.86   Guarantee: $25,000

Ticket: 4,7/4,5,7/1,4,5,7/,1,4,5,7,9/ALL – Cost: $19.20 (.20 base)

Yesterday’s Recap – We went three-for-four again yesterday, finishing a game second in the third leg.  Our best price was in the final leg when Frontier Frank scored and paid $9.20.  The official Pick 4 was 6,8,9/4/9/6 and paid $564.15.

Breakdown:

Race 14: #7 AMERICAN CHROME put in a big effort last week getting locked in and then having to fight back in the stretch. While he was passed late, he fought gamely with Bates in the sulky.  Look for him to be around tonight.

#4 ROMANTIC INTEREST gets a big driver change to Matt Kakaley who is in town for the Nadia Lobell.  He has some early speed to contend with and, if he can get into the race early, he will be tough to beat against these.

#5 LOCAMOTION FRED is one of the more consistent colts in the field tonight, but I wasn’t overly impressed with his effort last week.  He has the speed to set the pace early and control the fractions, which is something that could make a difference against this class. Trace Tetrick picks up the lines for the second time, look for him to come back with a strong effort.

#1 LETITROCK drew the rail this week after a couple of difficult efforts against some tough company.  He was very competitive in the consolation three starts back where he closed home in 26.2, any repeat of that effort could make him tough.

#9 JIMS PERFECT TEN was roughed up last week and tired badly in the stretch.  He gets a little bit of a tough draw this week, but if he can show speed he should be close enough to hit the ticket.

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