USTA Play of the Day
by Michael Carter
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Race 6 (Trifecta)
Date: 7/4/2018 Carryover: $0 Guarantee: $20.000
Ticket: 1,5/1,4,5,6,8,10/1,4,5,6,8,10– Cost: $20.00 (.50 base)
Yesterday’s Recap – We went three-for-five again yesterday with some long bombs coming in the sequence. The Pick 5 sequence was 3/5/3/3/5 and returned $6,827.75. Happy 4th of July!
Race 6: #1 IMAGE OF VENUS has posted a couple of good qualifiers, the final time of the last one jumps out at me. She is a half to world-champions Venus Delight and Keystone Velocity. Her mom produces winners and she should be no different.
#5 BEYOND THE VIEW could very well also play spoiled after two decent qualifiers. She is a half-sister to some very strong company who likes to win first time out. If she has the same fight she will be tough to beat.
#10 ROCKINBYTHEBEACH looked strong from post eight last week, getting to the top after a perfect trip and scoring by open lengths. She draws tough again this week, but will probably be one of the favorites.
#4 QUEEN LAGERTHA has two successful pari-mutuel races both where she fought gamely to finish second. She likes to hit the board and is worth a use underneath.
I would also consider using #5 BEYONDTHEVIEW, #6 SHEZLOCKEDNLOADED, and #8 GOTACOPY underneath to complete the trifecta.