Handicapper Frank Cotolo picks horses with overlay potential to help your wagers pack a bigger punch.
The 2017 Delaware, Ohio fair meet runs from Sept. 17—Sept. 21, highlighted by America’s Pace, The Little Brown Jug. I am sharing some personal investment opportunities for many events during the week’s race programs.
These “investment opportunities” are suggested contenders, horses I consider outsiders (though “press time” is well before the wagering takes place and no odds are guaranteed). They are selections I feel may offer value for win, place and show bets, as well as for exotic wagering.
After your personal handicapping is complete, take a look at the daily suggestions; hopefully, they will help your scores be bigger and better.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
(2) RJ’s Dragon last raced in a pari-mutuel event on Sept. 2. That race and the one the week before find him well supported in fair events much like this one. His morning line is correct, we hope, since he is in a great spot to break his maiden at a price.
(6) Wild Eyed Yankee has a good record but best of all he has the style to upend the unbeaten Carmensdaleyapple. The best way to get any price here is to hope for the speed scenario that finds Carmensdaleyapple dueling, perhaps with Just Chillin It, Bus Ninethirtysix and even the 8 horse, River Valley Pet. If they rumble through three-quarters, Wild Eyed Yankee can make one big brush to win at a great price.
(2) Good Good Guy brushed impressively in his last race and took the overland route for the rest of the mile. He has made other impressive moves to cash checks but he seems primed to break his maiden here and give us a good payoff.
(2) Jaye’s A Lady is a decent alternative to the top two probable choices in the Jugette’s first heat. It’s not so far fetched, considering you can toss out her recent pair of races and hope for a suck-along trip behind Blazin Britches. This would, at least in the elim, still give Britches a chance to blow the second-heat field away.
(6) Idyllic Beach could wind up the third choice or worse and that would allow her to go off at a price you could only dream about getting for a Takter trainee. She has been tough and never truly off of her game, losing with solid excuses and still earning well.
(3) Maewegonow has been getting better and we have followed her with some success. She comes out of a big stake at Yonkers where she went off an astounding 30-1, finishing third. She may not go off that high in the Buckette but bettors won’t pound her number, either. There are horses here that have not faced some of the tough ones she has battled this season.
R2 Caviar’s Triumph 4th; R4 The Ladies Man 4th; R7 Moon Is My Shine 5th; R11 Dontforgetmaster 3rd $4.80; R 14 Faith Prevails 4th; R15 Bealot 4th
Luck to all of you using any of these as you so choose. We will be back for Wednesday’s program with more choices and a log on how we are doing by press time.