USTA Play of the Day
by Michael Carter
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Race 11 (Superfecta)
Date: 8/10/2018 Carryover: $0 Guarantee: $20,000
Ticket: 2,6,7/2,6,7,9/1,2,6,7,9/ALL – Cost: $16.20 (.10 base)
Yesterday’s Recap – We went one-for-four in the Pick 4 last night and the only pick we had correct was the short price in Race 5. Even with a $23.00 horse in the end, the Pick 4 of 1/1/5/3 paid $105.00.
Race 11: This is a very tough race for me, the question is do you bet with what you have seen or with your heart. It is obvious Lazarus N is going to be the betting favorite, but I am going to go with #7 ALL BETS OFF. He has been racing very competitively as of late and I feel like he is really sitting on a big race, look for him to be around late without the extra 1/8 of a mile.
#9 LAZARUS N had a very impressive qualifier at The Meadowlands versus Pepsi NA Cup winner Lather Up and when Yannick asked him to go he took off. The only time he finished off the board was on Feb. 24 when he was 7th in 1:47 with a different driver up. He will be on the ticket guaranteed.
#6 MCWICKED has really come around this year and has only missed the board once. His resume speaks for itself.
#2 BECKHAMS Z TAM adds Lasix for the second time and based off of his performance last week, the Breeders Crown champion seems to be on the improve. This is his home track which makes him even more dangerous.
#1 DEALT A WINNER could be a shocker to round out the exotics underneath. He is sneaky good and could make his presence felt.