The Big Horse Handicapper provides a weekly handicapping column to the USTA covering races on Friday and Saturday. The USTA has given the Big Horse Handicapper a $100 mythical bankroll each week for wagering.
This weekend we will focus our plays in
Last weekend…not so good. We had some close calls at
Heading into weekend #59 we have wagered $5,752 and have cashed for $4,466.
Good luck everyone.
Friday, December 13
#9 Doowrah Silver (5-2) is in a similar class that she is accustomed to, but this field seems a little softer to which she has faced in previous races. Her final speed times seem to be best of any of these she faces and she should be able to step up in here. I think she is simply faster than these.
The Play: $14 to win #9 Cost: $14
#1 Miss HBK (3-1) was claimed three starts back and paid immediate dividends for her new connections by winning in easy fashion. Last start, she added lasix and had post 6 in which she could never get into the race from her difficult post. With her rail draw she will be showing speed and is the one to catch in here.
The Play: $1 Trifecta 1/25/all Cost: $14
#1 CG’S Lady (9-2) doesn’t usually get much play at the windows, probably because she lacks early speed. However, she has finished on the board in 4 of her last 5 races at this level and she does close well in the stretch. If she is able to stay in range turning for home she should play a big part in this race.
The Play: $10 to win and place #1 Cost: $20
Saturday, December 14
#2 The Classic Z Tam (3-1) has been racing at Batavia Downs and will now make his debut for a new trainer here. He had some tough luck facing tougher $6,000 claimers at
The Play: $1 Trifecta 2/1/all and 2/all/1 and $3 Exacta Box 1-2 Cost: $20
#5 The Sweet Dion (3-1) is absolutely in peak form from the Deaton barn and has now won three straight races. She moved up in class last time to this level and dominated drawing off to win by 4-1/4 lengths.
The Play: $1 Trifecta 5/136/12367 Cost: $12
The Play: $5 Exacta Box 2-5 and 4-5 Cost: $20