Stalwarts’ Battles EnsueGeorge Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series ensues, as does the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series, sans See You At Peelers. Yonkers Raceway hosts one of the signature events for older pacers.
Code Word made a strong early move but settled for second best to the favorite. He may wake up big for this series here, even from post 6. Meanwhile, PH Jackpot, who closed hard from post 7 last week will be competitive from the 4 hole and merits attention.
Jk Camelot was strong while first over going after the leader but faded around the turn. He needs a better trip and may be perfectly placed in the catbird seat here.
The April 13 no-takeout Pick 4 at Cal-Expo could have the following contenders in the mix. Here they are, with comments, for your consideration.
(8) Wicked Beach got on the toteboard last week but should have won it for his many supporters. He may enjoy a better price winning from post 8, wince two inside of him could muster support.
Three failed favorites from the week before show up in this field and yet it is (7) Bo Knows Power that looks the most promising. He finished third after a strong outside duel last week, posted at 9-1 and could be a very good price here. Single him to keep the price down and defy the obvious choices.
(7) Persuade Me had a tough start last week, finished fourth as the choice and deserves a big shot here. The faint possibility of (8) Nirvana Gold, 171-1 last week, raised a few eyebrows early in the mile as he fired a huge launch to the lead, though wide, and held a bit after that. If it was a warning sign, we saw it and add him to the ticket.
(2) Big Guy Two Win was 13-1 and also fired big early to send up a flair for this week. (5) Hiho Legacy should be forgiven for failing at 2-1, just getting a piece of the purse, and be part of this conglomeration.
Ray Cotolo contributed to this edition.