Thursday's fifth at Laurel Park may offer us a play if the selection is not over bet.
The runner under the microscope is the #4 horse in the fifth race, Cougar Hill.
This lightly raced entrant has two wins from five starts, both wins coming over a muddy surface at this same venue, the last win in the most recent start was a 9 and 1/4 length romp verses NW2 claiming for a tag of 5k. Today the Cougar takes the next logical step as she attempts to defeat NW3/5k claiming.
Positive notes for this runner are as follows, back quickly (14 days), won last race by open lengths, high speed rating last out, high percentage trainer, combine those with what will most likely be a muddy strip on race day and we have possible play.
Video replay of most recent start.
The morning line of 6-1 is encouraging and hopefully we get odds somewhere in that neighborhood. I would not bet this horse at odds of 2-1 or lower.
Good luck punters.