Friday's 9th Race is a 7 1/2 furlong Allowance Ages 4 and Up
#1 BIG BLUE SPIRIT (5-1)- His connections might be lower than the rest, but the horse isn't. He took six tries to break his maiden, but has never came out of the money. He is 5 for 5 in the exacta on turf. He has a nice tactical style which will fit many scenarios. He is on the rail for the first time, and has never been more inside then the 4 post, but I won't second guess my gut here.
#2 GAELICO (5-2)- He has faded a bit in each of his last starts. But, here he takes a slight drop in distance which could help. He has a nice style, like the 1 horse, that should fit today's pace scenario.
#3 RAPACIOUS (3-1)- Closing sort. He made up ground last out. And really seems to adore turf. He'll have to close into slow fractions, but worth a shot.
#4 SHAKESPEARE'S BREW (6-1)- Besides last out, he seems to better than the field. Johnny hops on, and Brown is the trainer.
#8 VAN CITRA (8-1)- Just short in past couple outings. The slight drop should help him here. He is a speed horse, and has a great chance to hit the board at possible long odds.
#10 LEMON VIEW (6-1)- Worth considering on bottom of wagers.
PLAYS: $3 WPS on #1 Big Blue Spirit
Exactas box: 1-4 and Exacta Box- 1-3-4
$.50 Trifecta: 1-3-4/1-2-3-4-8-10/1-2-3-4-8-10