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“The track was lightning fast,” said regular driver Andy Miller. He further said he thinks the banking “should enable the outside horses to be much more competitive.”
The no-takeout Pick 4 continues on Jan. 7 at the California mile. Here are our suggested contenders with comments:
Math Wiz (7) had an easy go of it, winning off a perfect trip but may have more to show with a tougher trip or just come right back off of that win.
Know The Pro (1) was third at 23-1 in a race where the calls were clouded by heavy fog. Still, this guy is a staunch regular and always trouble. Meanwhile, Nightscreamer (7) put in a rare clunker as one of the top choices last out; he can be forgiven and used here.
Jane The Brain (2) has been knocking at the door for a win at high odds and need be respected here at any price. Elegant Emma N (4) was hung early and used; a better trip gets her a piece, if not all, of the top prize.
Shalana (6) is the strong outside contender in a field where the top two choices are probably the beaten favorites in their last affairs.