Once again this year, for the Delaware, Ohio “Jug” meeting, I am sharing personal investment opportunities for each racing program.
In this edition, I will present, from Monday (Sept. 21) program, suggested contenders, in my opinion, that I hope offer the win, place, show and exotic value. So after your personal handicapping is complete, take a look at my betting agendas and maybe they will help your score be bigger and better.
Here are my suggestions for Monday, Sept. 21.
(6) Out Of My Hands has been ruthless through the summer with gorgeous front speed and audacity. He fits perfectly here and may get the extra push needed to translate his speed onto the half-mile format.
(7) Prince Giovanni is hard to dismiss, even though he has no wins in six starts and leaves from post 7, because his experience against stronger Ohio-bred foes gives him a major edge. His most recent pair of efforts were well-backed and rightfully so, as he made major moves that seem unlikely from any in this field.
(3) Rose Run Rachel is as productive as most of the crop from Trainforthefuture. She pays for her keep, has broken her maiden among some top figures in the division and may be a good price when matching odds against chances.
(4) Lisa Jane will probably go under the radar with mainstream bettors due to a 41-1 loss at Scioto and her failure as the favorite at the end of August in another Ohio-bred affair. Good excuses aside, that is enough to raise her odds above her chances. She could take this field around and around and win commandingly.
(1) Luann Dunn raced with great conviction in a 3-year-old filly stakes at Scioto, leaving from post 8 and battling on the outside to stay afloat at 22-1, finishing fourth to Song Of The Valley, who is here in post 3. Since then, she has been consistent in her style and stamina and today has a great shot from the inside.
(6) Smoke Up Johnny cannot be penalized for finishing ninth since he jumped while making a gallant move. Two back he was among this type of field and was deeply in the mix at 5-2. He seems to be tactical and could get a good cover trip to win or fly out to the top to win and at a good price.
(8) Midnight Dude may be the honest speed of the race so getting to the top early from post 8 could be his best move or his downfall. Either way, he looks sharper than the class dropper from post 1 that will have to hope back class can keep him coasting through four turns.
Luck to all of you using any of these as you so choose. We will be back for Tuesday’s program with more choices and a log on how we are doing by press time.
Race 2: Out Of My Hands, 6th
Race 4: Prince Giovanni, 6th
Race 5: Rose Run Rachel, 5th
Race 6: Lisa Jane $9.00, $5.20, $3.00
Race 8: Luann Dunn, 4th
Race 9: Smoke Up Johnny, 4th
Race 14: Midnight Dude, 7th