Wednesday’s eighth race from Delta Downs is a $42,000 entry level allowance event for Louisiana-bred 4-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the main track (Post Time - 9:52 p.m. ET).
#9 SALUTETHEPRINCE (4-1) removed blinkers and earned a quality number in a sharp $4k/4L score at this course and distance on Dec. 19. He might be able to step up and score again for the productive Tim Thornton and Karl Broberg team.
#6 Exton (4-1) ran well in his last seven dirt starts, and he was a solid third behind a pair of next-out winners at this course and distance on Nov. 14.
#3 Zacksgotthis (7-2) finished in the top three in seven of nine local starts. Three of his four wins were at this distance, and he drew an advantageous post.
#4 Two Steppin’ Star (12-1) exits a decent second in a local flat mile affair against $5,000 claimers, and two runners from that race were next-out winners, including Salutetheprince. His new trainer, Guy Smith, is 3-for-15 at Delta Downs.
#5 Noisey Boy (7-2) was part of the trifecta in eight of his last nine starts. He landed the place in both local starts and is a solid contender.
#9 to win
Trifecta Key 9/3-4-5-6
January 2019 Best Bet Winners
Jan. 1 - CARIBOU CLUB ($8.60), Exacta ($9.90)
Jan. 2 - Cambier Parc/Cap de Creus Exacta ($18.20), Trifecta ($26.95)
Jan. 6 - FIERY OPAL ($13.80), Exacta ($89.50)