USTA Play of the Day
by Michael Carter
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Race 3 (Pick 4)
Date: 8/30/2018 Carryover: $0 Guarantee: $10,000
Ticket: 1,8/3,8/2,3/5– Cost: $4.00 (.50 cent base)
Yesterday’s Recap – We won’t count the ALL as a horse we picked yesterday, as we were fourth and fifth home, just missing the ticket. The trifecta of 5-1-6 returned $143.55
Race 3: #1 SHAKEITFORMEGEAR was a mare I really liked last week from post ten and she never fired. Tonight she draws the rail and I am hoping she will be on the upswing. She likes to be closer to the pace, expect her to be close. #8 GO GO ROBIN won narrowly against the upper-level company last week at decent odds. If you can get anywhere near 10/1, she is worth the value.
Race 4: #3 LITTLEBITTY LEDGEND enters off a game effort last week where he was closing hard late and just missed at the line. He likes to come from off the pace and he should be able to get into a good position from here. #8 MYSTICAL WALLY closed into a crazy pace last week from post seven and drew off to win easily. He gets another tough draw but has proven that he can be on the lead or come from behind.
Race 5: #2 JB’S SHOOTING STAR is one of the more consistent horses in the field and she has a very big heart. She won three starts back at Hawthorne, I’m looking for her to rebound off of a tough effort last out. #3 ALLSPEEDALLTHETIME has three wins in thirteen starts this year. Last week she closed from off the pace and just got passed towards the end of the mile. She does have a little bit of early speed, I have to wonder if Leonard doesn’t try to push her early on.
Race 6: #5 ROCK SOLID IMAGE really improved with the addition of Lasix last out just missing at the end. Jared Finn really got along well with this gelding in that start, and I have a feeling we will see more improvement this week.