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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Taking What Is Given

Today's Belmont feature is an embarrassment; an NW 2 optional claimer with six horses including an entry and in which David Jacobson will saddle half the field including the coupling. Ravalo (9-5), the stronger half of the entry, is the one to beat.

The remarkable 9-year-old won at this level off the claim last out and is well placed to repeat. He has enough early foot to maintain contact, a very strong mid-race move and the kick to complete the deal.

Taking Ravalo to win with no price restrictions and boxing him in the exacta with uncoupled stable-mate Cease, dropping purposefully in his second start for Jacobson, a profitable 27% scenario,

Taking Smooth Bert to win at 7-2 or greater and key boxing him in multiples with the dangerously fresh Saint Vigeur (5-2) and stretchout Tenango (6-1), who appeared to have a useful effort last time, both in receipt of five pounds from the choice.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1405

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 428-266-213

Amount Wagered: $2,810 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,913.50

Profit to Date: $103.50

Written by John Pricci


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