Tuesday's Best Bet: Richiesgotgame shows skills at Presque Isle

Tuesday’s seventh race from Presque Isle Downs is an optional claiming event for three-year-olds and up traveling a mile and 70 yards on the all-weather surface (Post time 4:12 p.m. EDT).

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No. 5 Richiesgotgame (5-2) is back on synthetic footing in his third start after a layoff. He exits an okay show finish in a state bred turf stakes route at Hawthorne, and he crossed the line first in a trio of all-weather routes last year. Larry Rivelli is sending out live runners at the current stand and he projects a stalking trip while out in the clear. 

No. 1 Grounded (7-2) exits an even fourth in a turf route at Tampa Bay and the top two finishers were both next-out winners. He was part of the exacta in five of six local starts last year including a front running victory at this distance. He is probably the one to catch from the inside post. 

No. 4 Nice Ace (9-5) was a prominent throughout winner as the favorite in a local sprint June 1. His winning rider Pablo Morales chose the rail runner and this sharp gelding stretches out and should impact the pace. 

No. 2 Patriot Drive (6-1) stalked below par fractions and missed by a head as the 2-1 favorite at this course and distance May 30. The veteran gelding always runs his race at Presque Isle and is entered for the $40k tag.  


No. 5 to win

Exacta 1-5/1-2-5

Trifecta 1-4-5/1-4-5/2

Recent best-bet winners

June 1 - Nice Ace/Ribbons and Medals/Press Snooze Trifecta ($23.80)
June 3 - Buy Land and See ($2.80)
June 9 - Two of a Kind ($6.50)
June 10 - Loft ($7.40)
June 13 - Easy Day/Appealing Future/Big City Bob Trifecta ($93.80)
June 17 - Redline ($6.00)
June 18 - Private Mission ($4.80), Trifecta ($46.80)

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