There are any number of live horses in today's preliminary allowances at one mile on turf for 3-year-olds and up--yes, it's that time of year and 3YOs will begin showing up against their elders now--with considerable weight concessions, of course.

Twigazuri Strait won't be getting any concerssions at a 4-year-old but he will be getting Johnny aboard a horse that's owned in part by his agent's daughter, Julie Cordero. Not only is this Michelle Nihei horse obviously well meant but if you check out his latest video, it's apparent through the lane that the slow pace and 12 furlongs, possibly both, worked against him in that spot and he finished up one-paced.

Looking for him to finish fast here, were taking Twigazuri Strait to win, no price restrictions, and will key him first and second in exotics with tough tripping LAY-2 runner Saint of Saints, hard hitting LAY-3 runner Lemon View and rail sitting Heiko, making debut for the Wolfson barn switching to Castellano.


Number of Selections: 1279

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 391-243-196

Amount Wagered: $2,558 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,658.00

Profit to Date: $100.00


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