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Today’s finale looks interesting in that it’s a competitive turf two-turner that offers value–especially since the worthy favorite comes from the team of Todd and Irad.

Dropping into an N2L and freshened, Street Vendor (5-2) will be a tough out. Then s will Masterofthesenate (9-2) if he can duplicate his last effort. With good spacing, no reason he shouldn’t.

Like the favorite, the Jimmy Toner trainer didn’t have an easy time of it in Race 8, DEC 30, see for yourself.

At no time did he ever save ground from his wide draw, shake free of rivals, nor did he give up the chase to the end.

Making the mini-turnback to one mile, he can make amends with underrated turf pilot Jorge Ruiz signed on making one run.

Taking Masterofthesenate to win at 4-1 or greater and an exacta box with Street Vendor.

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  1. Oh Jack my boy, I’m not one to challenge another man’s selections, as per your “Before You Comment” paragraph, some persons would take that as being unkind and unreasonable. But, and there is always a but, isn’t there, you failed to mention 3-Heymackit’sjack, Jack, who will wire this field in a cake walk. In for a tag, had a speed tightener end of January returning from September. Get your horse racing dictionary out and look up the term “Can’t Lose.” Do yourself a favor and dump 7-Masterofthesenate and send it in on 3-Heymackit’sjack, as he has as much chance of beating 3-Heymackit’sjack as Chuck Schumer has of becoming a human being. This is as kind and reasonable as I can be.

    1. I seriously considered Heymackit’sjack and erred on the side of ability to get the trip. Did use your horse defensively in tri’s, along with Paco from the pole. Differences of handicapping opinion are always welcome here; players learn from each other all the time.

      It’s true what you say about Senator Schumer, he’s never going to be Marjorie Taylor “Civil War” Greene. Hell, he’s not even a Lauren Boebert.

      (I’ve had my rejoinder, now I’m out of this thread and will not engage on this issue subsequently).

      Good luck in the finale; may all the horses have a safe and speedy journey.

  2. Somewhat off topic, but does anyone know why GP won’t tell handicappers what the runups for turf races will be? They post the rail settings, but the equally, if not more important runups…nothing. I have asked Bill Badgett about this, but he won’t answer.

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