Alpha Trotting, Pacing Males Joust
Now, we go on to the May 11 no-takeout Pick 4 at Cal-Expo. This week, the legs begin with Race 12 and end with Race 15. Let’s look at some likely contenders that could make it a worthy hit.
(1) Wicked Tony carried his 2-1 backing to be second last week in a strong effort. The outsider, though, is (8) Mighty Fine Hi Ho. He brushed with courage, going deep into the outside path to finish second at 7-1.
(7) Poorlittlerichgirl dueled on top after devouring 8 lengths from post 10 to get that far. She has popped a big number already this meet and is not getting the respect she deserves (she was 4-1 last week). (8) Tutiming Gal was hung to dry for two calls while second and stayed better than your average 50-1 shot. She could be a surprise here and is worth including.
(3) Doc’s Sea Lion was a strong choice, won for his backers and may repeat.
(6) Devilish Donnie is quite a warrior, always giving more than the betting public seems to expect of him. Last week he was second at 25-1. He may be less here but considering the lack of competition he may be worth less and still be a bargain..
Ray Cotolo contributed to this edition.