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Friday, July 11, 2014


Same Story, Different Day


Taking a page from yesterday's feature race book, trainer Mike Hushion has entered another uncoupled pair, each having a big chance in today's restricted stakes for state-bred sprinting going 6-1/2 furlongs.

There is a ton of speed entered in this compact field, leaving us little choice but to refer to the Handicapping 101 handbook, as we narrowed our choices to either Night Maneuver (7-2) or Amberjack (2-1). We're erring on the side of Hushion with the latter.

While the ultimate goal might be a longer contest upstate, this 4YO won here off a layup at 3 and he's been in steady training since April with this being his last chance to improve his perfect Big Sandy slate to 3-for-3 with Junior Alvarado, who won the Mike Lee here last June.

Taking Amberback to win at 3-1 or greater and an exacta box with Belmont lover Night Maneuver and very speedy stablemate I'm Stoked (5-2).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1564

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 477-300-241

Amount Wagered: $3,128 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,221.50

Profit to Date: $93.50

Written by John Pricci

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