It’s “Jug” day, the program that concludes the Delaware, Ohio fair harness meet. Here is our consensus for the races we like best today, including the Great American Pace elim heats.
In Race 3, Rounding Third had fine speed at Scioto, though he was wide early. If he can get out on top or find a secure pocket he can wallow home late. He certainly fits the conditions to a tee and could be a price we like.
In the Old Oaken Bucket’s first division, Race 4, Rossini comes off of a big win at Pocono and two back was the winning choice at the Meadows. Since Bluto has been quite disappointing (even though his misstep in his recent race at Pocono doesn’t show on his line) and may be an underlay here -- and if the crowd doesn’t bet too much due to the driver change -- we may strike well with him. Beware, however, of Sailer Eddie, who has been consistent and was the public choice over Rossini last out. It’s your call for value.
In Race 5 there is no reason not to support Ha Ha. He is coming off of a great win, is two for five lifetime and if he is getting better he beats these from front or behind (at a price for sure).
Race 6 is Old Oaken Bucket, part two, and the crowd will be all over Spider Blue Chip. But we draw your attention to Lauderdale, who was best of the rest against Master Of Law on his best day. Lauderdale could out-trot Spider Blue Chip or catch him late, he is quite versatile.
Bettors in Race 8 will not be kind to TSM Warhol T but we forgive his last three races, all in this class or close to it, based on wild outside racing. If he gets a trip with less extra real estate to handle he may shine at a big price.
Race 13 is elim-heat one of the “Jug.” You don’t need me to tell you about the obvious two battlers here but you do need me to alert you that Wake Up Peter may, in deed, wake up for this. He has been toying with a major win and this may be the mile he has been asking to address. If there is anything near a duel on top, Wake Up Peter may handle the final strides and rumble the toteboard.
The Jug continues with Race 14. This is quite contentious and any number of scenarios will decide the outcome. However, Emeritus Maximus can be excused for his last three races and respected for how well he was racing against top company. I hope the crowd ignores him because he will be in the mix here.
If the third Jug elim heat, Race 15, offers Johny Rock a price over that of the two morning line choices, he is the bet. In fact, he is just the type to upset the early choices to win the final. The Jug can often be an arena for a good horse that has a great day and this guy looks the part.
For your information: The horses mentioned may or may not wind up to be win bets for me, since I wait for the betting to be near done before I measure the value based on my demands for a price. I present them to you as suggested contenders, valuable elements in some aspect of betting the race (win, place, show or exotics).
We will be watching these and their prices and we hope you can profit using them in any way you wager. A complete wrap-up of the meet and our performance, will be posted this weekend.
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