I’m entering the latest individual leg of The Racing Biz‘s monthly handicapping series. Rules are $2 mythical wager, win-place, one horse per race, pick and pray. With overcast skies in Baltimore and 50% chance of snow, I’m already concerned about an off track condition. Here are those selections which I locked in,10 minutes to deadline…
Laurel Park race 2: 2 Chance Encounter (I had no access to Brisnet past charts, so I used best jockey/trainer win % combo)
race 3: 1 Aji
race 4: 2 Barracuda Wayne. First longshot play today forged lifetime best Brisnet 96 score 2 races back, promptly bounced after. Kaylia Albright returns in saddle, a factor that will help him.
race 5: 4 Gallivanting
race 6: 2 Northern Label
race 7 (John B Campbell): 10 Sailor’s Revenge
race 8: (Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie): 7 Before You Know It. Other longshot play today. Off lifetime Brisnet best 98, besting her 4YO best score of 95. This deep closer comes in with best trip last out of the field.
race 9: (Maryland Racing Media Stakes): 1 Luna Time is 2 for 2 at 9 furlongs. Small paired up gains of 83 and 86 Brisnet last 2 races. Very good closing trip last time here in December before layoff.
Gulfstream Park race 10 (Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes): 1 More Than A Party
Race 11: (Cooper City Handicap) 8 Kitty Wine
Back soon with my Enlightened Derby Trail selection for the El Camino Real Derby