‘Cup’ Colts Ready To Rumble; Fillies Fly Too In Canada CavalcadeMohawk Raceway takes center stage in the standardbred world this weekend as Saturday, June 11 a swarm of eliminations present some of the season’s hot horses from various divisions.
North America’s Finest
In the first elimination “Cup,” Big Jim will be the likely favorite in his group. Since he was defeated last time, he may continue to be vulnerable to other striking pacers. Which is why Powerful Mist looks plenty the best here. He came first over at three-quarters in the “Somebeach” where “Jim” was defeated. That three-quarters went in 1:21.3, quarter in :27.1. He went a little too fast in that event. Seeing that, driver Tim Tetrick may change his strategy when he drives “Mist” against Jim again. Just how good is Custard The Dragon? It would be no surprise to see him getting into the final (top three in each split and fastest of the fourths make the 10-horse final field).
In the last elim, Roll With Joe looks as if he will be the favorite for beating Betterthanchedder last week. But there is still no clear favorite. Since it is like that, you got to go with Big Bad John. He is an improving colt. Also watch Wink N Atcha. Check out the Facebook Twinspires page for our projected final Cup field.
The June 11 no-takeout Pick 4 at Cal Expo is from Race 9 through Race 12.
(1) Town Of Lodi didn’t fire for us last week after a hot race the week before. Let’s use ‘em again, since what he brought to the table was not embarrassing at 32-1. (6) Jeano needed her last race after a rest from losing as a choice. Either of these could light up the board here.
(3) Incredible Gambler was well supported at 4-1 and could have won it if he didn’t have to traverse the outside most of the way. This is a poor field so I don’t mind singling him .
(5) Jessililpeace won and won big. She has been good this year in streaks and may be on another one. However, we cannot ignore (6) Sayitoutloud, who, at 31-1, shot to the lead only to be hung and worn out by the stretch.
(3) El Grande Real had dangerous early foot last out and seems to want to get the lead and hold on strongly. As it was, he ended up fourth after a strenuous mile. (5) Bo Knows Power should have won, so give him another shot if it means a short price, anyway; it won’t matter if we strike with the others.
If you want to use all of these, the 16/3/56/35 ticket cost $8 ($1 ticket).