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A contentious turf finale to end Saturday in Hallandale in which half of those entered can win.

Given his latest, Olympic Runner (3-1) is a deserving favorite off a top figure try following a rough start and major ground loss at headstretch.

Then there’s Lure Him In (4-1), dropping down from Florida-bred stakes company and Mark Casse’s Win For The Money (6-1), going synth to turf and is ‘Runner’s’ uncoupled mate.

Finally, Yamato (7-2), off the barn switch to Mike Maker.

It’s the latter who intrigues most, working his way back up the class ladder. Gelded 6-year-old always fires his best shot, owns tactical speed, draws the pole, and gets Paco in the boot. Consistency rules:

Taking Yamato to win at 7-2 or greater, and key-boxing first and second in trifectas with his rivals listed above.

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  1. The easiest way for me to decipher this analysis is to simply play my “Indulto” card. For a mere $2.40, I can box all four of them at a dime each way. Betting against myself 23 times in order to score on one dime. Now that’s being Irish frugal and smart. And I’m still trying to figure our which house I reside in by the way. I used to know for sure,, but all the gerrymandering with the streets of late, it has left me a bit confused.

    Safe journey to all, friends and foes alike.

  2. Well my “Indulto’ dimes wager boxing the #1, 2, 4 and 8 came back a winner yesterday. The dime super box with the four listed in your analysis paid out $42 and change for $2.40. Moving the chains forward again for yet another HRI first down. I cancelled the off the turf FRA wager at Tampa Bay yesterday by the way, but kept the Gulfstream bet in play. Thanks again John. I am now headed into Louiville with a wagon full of Derby Dimes and Dollars following your comments. Pick up a dozen roses for Toni for this weekend’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby and I’ll USPS a check to reimburse you the cost.

    I watched the Churchill workouts on Twinspires earlier today and I am looking for the draw tomorrow. Also looking forward to your commentaries this week on both the Oaks and Derby by the way. My top two at present for the roses are Angel of Empire and Tapit Trice. One reservation on Tapit Trice however is his weaving his way through a crowd down the stretch. If he has to break stride late in the race I don’t see him winning.

    Break a leg this week my friend. Off to watch Hawthorne.

  3. Happy for you McD, have some Derby ideas but will await the draw before thinking about pulling any triggers…

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