Monday’s 9th race from Turf Paradise is an optional claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (Post Time 6:14 p.m. ET).
#1 PUSH THROUGH (9-2) was winless in six starts last year but faced some decent state bred optional claiming turf routers in Southern California. He might fall into a nice ground saving trip behind the speed and he is right with these on numbers.
#4 Seau (7-2) is a consistent gelding with nine trifecta finishes in his last ten starts. He owns competitive numbers and is a solid contender stalking the pace.
#8 Gabo’s Macondo (3-1) won a couple of claiming turf routes at Golden Gate Fields last year. He figures to attend the pace.
#3 Go Time (6-1) invades from Southern California and the late runner might be able to rally for a share under Scott Stevens.
#1 to win
Recent Best Bet Winners
Jan. 1 - GULF COAST ($6.40), Exacta ($27.20)
Jan. 2 - ANOTHERTWISTAFATE ($7.60), Exacta ($40.40)
Jan. 7 - Real Talk/Willy Boi Exacta ($34.40)
Jan. 9 - SANENUS ($17.00)