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LONE STAR PARK
SPEIGHSTOWN SPRINT STAKES Race 9
The Skinny: Payne isback to doing what he does best, sprint six furlongs. He has conditioning, gets some class relief and working bullets at Keeneland. Difficult sequence demands your take a stand somewhere; this is it.
Ticket Toppers: Payne
Win Value Play: Payne to win at 7-2 or greater
Exotica: Exacta key box, Payne with Mr Money Bags (3-1), Macron (7-2)and It Makes Sense (5-1). Trifecta key Payne first and second with three rivals above.
OUIJA BOARD DISTAFF Race 10
The Skinny: Looks like a two-filly affair: SoCal based Park Avenue has been highly competitive with classier; Avenue de France also has been facing much tougher—graded company, likes the game but may be more effective going a tad longer.
Ticket Toppers: Park Avenue (7-5), Avenue de France (5-2)
Early-Line Win Value: Avenue de France at 5-2 or greater
Exotica: Exacta box the ticket toppers
TEXAS DERBY Race 11
The Skinny: Saffie Joseph re-routed A.P.’s Secret (5-2) from the Belmont Stakes to here; pragmatic choice working well. Cover Me Up (3-1) owns three exacta finishes since adding Lasix four back. Win the Day (7-2) was powerful maiden breaker first-time going long on dirt and drops out of G1 SA Derby. Strike Hard (4-1) is another that has faced better and gets the pole off series of sharp drills; won with first-Lasix last out.
Ticket Toppers: A.P.’s Secret, Win the Day, Cover Me Up, Strike Hard
Win Value: A.P’s Secret to win at 6-2 or greater
Exotica: Four-horse exacta box of ticket toppers. Trifecta and Superfecta key A.P.’s Secret first and second with ticket toppers and adding maiden King Ottoman (15-1) third and fourth.
G3 STEVE SEXTON MILE Race 12
The Skinny: Shazz(2-1) was a $1.1 million two-year-old that was visually impressive winner of last at Santa Anita; “previous” trainer Baffert always pointed to this and is working like a typical Bullet Bob runner. Gelded five year old Mish, stablemate of A.P.’s Secret seeks fourth straight, winning last three by aggregate 18 lengths and is 2-for-2 at the trip. Rated R Superstar (10-1) is better than recent dull try following big win in prior and would benefit greatly from a pace meltdown.
Ticket Toppers: Shazz, Mish, Rated R Superstar
Early-Line Win Value: Rated R Superstar to win at 6-1 or greater
Exotica: Exacta and trifecta box of the three ticket toppers.