Tuesday's Best Bet: Nice Ace is tough to overhaul in Hard Spun

Tuesday's Best Bet: Nice Ace is tough to overhaul in Hard Spun
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Tuesday’s seventh race from Presque Isle Downs is the $100,000 Hard Spun Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and 70 yards on the all-weather surface. Post time is 4:12 p.m. EDT.

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No. 5 Nice Ace (5-2) was part of the exacta in all 11 local starts and he won five of those races. He reconnects with his winning pilot Pablo Morales and should make his presence felt throughout. 

No. 4 Wait for It (9-2) won this event in 2020 and 2021, but he was much sharper heading into those races. The veteran gelding misfired in all three starts this year. 

No. 1 Valentine Bug (10-1) frequently finishes in the top three at Presque Isle. He should save ground behind the speed and might rally for a share. 

No. 6 Good On Ya (6-1) fired trifecta shots in seven of his last 10 starts. He stretches back out in his third start after a layoff and projects a stalking trip. 

No. 7 Viski Jones (8-1) hit the board in half of his 12 starts at this distance. The fresh gelding can get a piece of this. 


No. 5 to win

Trifecta key 5/1-4-6-7

Superfecta 4-5/4-5/1-6-7/1-6-7

Recent best-bet winners

July 1 - Net a Bear ($6.20), trifecta ($87.80)
July 2 - Crystal Cliffs ($4.20) - dead heat
July 3 - Chasing Artie/The Virginian exacta ($29.00)
July 6 - First I've Seen/Hannah's Haven exacta ($17.40)
July 9 - Butterbean/Falconet exacta ($22.00), trifecta ($74.20)
July 11 - Mo Clare's ($6.80)
July 16 - 
Beren/Wondrwherecraigis/Pickin' Time trifecta ($146.00)
July 21 - Practice Squad ($12.60), exacta ($26.20), trifecta ($31.40)
July 22 - Dolce Zel ($8.60), trifecta ($96.00)
July 23 - Bellabel ($8.00)
July 24 - Heywoods Beach ($8.20), trifecta ($70.60)

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