#1 MARK VALESKI (5-2)- I have always been fond of this horse. He has heart, and is a G2 winner. Here he comes off a layoff, but he has had some bullets here and there, plus a great conditioner to get him ready. Rosie climbs on to his back to ride. #2 HURRICANE IKE (7-2)- Hurricane Ike last out crawled on the lead alone to hold off Brethren. He will go to the lead, with a most likely slow pace again, but look for another horse to try to annoy him up front. I think he can hold on for pieces here. #3 INFRATTINI (5-1)- He's coming off on a hot streak. Last out he crushed a 100k OC field by eight. He could steal here. #5 BRETHREN (4-1)- He's slowly improving and had several nice erformances. Asmusson will have him prepared and I think his tactical style will help him here. I think he is ready to higher his game. #6 WASH PARK (8-1)- He is one to watch because he is 5 for 6 at Fair Grounds, his only loss being by a half length. I think he can come here and steal maybe.
PLAYS: $12 WP on Brethren and $3 WPS on Wash Park.
Exactas: 5-6/1-2-3-5-6 and 1-2-3/5-6