Monday's Best Bet: All In Sync in the groove in Tom Ridge

Monday’s 7th race from Presque Isle Downs is the $100,000 Tom Ridge Stakes for three-year-olds dashing six furlongs on the all-weather surface (Post Time 4:12 p.m. EDT).

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No. 3 ALL IN SYNC (4-1) does some of his best work at six panels and proved he could handle all-weather ground in a clear runner-up finish in the Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine May 1. He could not reel in loose front runner Nobals in that event, but he ran on nicely for the place and should get pace to chase in this spot. 

No. 6 Nobals (2-1) wired the field in his last three all-weather stakes sprints. He stalked, pounced, and smartly scored in his local debut last summer and must be respected in his current form. 

No. 7 One Timer (8-5) captured his first three starts last year and two of those were stakes scores. He has not been seen since pressing the pace and finishing off the board in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2). He is firing bullets for this and should impact the pace. He easily won both of his all-weather sprint starts at Arlington Park last summer. 

No. 8 Circle Back Jack (12-1) projects an outside stalking trip and might be able to get a piece of this. He was 4th in a turf sprint stakes at Keeneland last time, and clear runner-up Twilight Gleaming returned to capture the Mamzelle at Churchill Downs May 14. This sophomore gelding stalked from the outside post and broke his maiden in an all-weather sprint at Turfway March 12, and he earned a competitive speed rating that day. 


No. 3 to win

Exacta Box 3-6

Trifecta Key 3/6-7-8

Trifecta 6-7/3-8/3-8 

Recent best-bet winners

May 5 - Tom's Regret ($6.40), trifecta ($430.80)
May 6 - Olympiad ($3.80), exacta ($12.00)
May 7 - 
Jackie’s Warrior/Reinvestment Risk/Aloha West trifecta ($47.60)
May 10 - Li'l Jimmi Sue ($5.00), exacta ($11.00)
May 12 - I'm Blushing ($7.20)
May 13 - Teddy's Barino ($4.00), trifecta ($65.80)
May 15 - Arzak/Tap It To Win exacta ($33.10)
May 18 - Thealligatorhunter ($2.80) - dead heat
May 20 - First Captain/Vindictive exacta ($42.00)
May 22 - Doc Adams ($5.60)

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