Running Aces has a 10-race program set to go with the feature coming in Race 6, a Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace with a $18,500 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 7. The sequence has a $3,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
Race 7 (10:12PM ET)
2-King Of Aces (8/5)-Plano had this 3-year-old in gear in last and paced the back half in 56.1 to just get up in time. That was the 1st race since 9-17 and could be even better tonight. The rail horse is 9/5 in the program, this will be 1st start on Lasix and will use the morning line choice as a single.
Race 8 (10:34PM ET)
1-Always Choose Chip (3-1)-Was in too tough against Open Handicap company and should protect the rail here. Jenson could be tough catch racing on the engine and might be a well-rated mile away from a picture.
3-Hottieonthehorizon (4-1)-The Lancaster entry comes off a nice win, does step up but should compete well with this group. The veteran mare does good work at Aces (39-15-10-7). Plano should be racing near the top of stack and be within striking range at the head of the lane.
Race 9 (10:56PM ET)
4-Princessofdawn (3-1)-Landed in a tough spot in the 1st race since shipping in from CalX. Warren gets the nod and that is a positive driver change. Should fit better versus this crew and be forwardly placed from the start.
6-Brooklyn Moonshine (6-1)-Has been used off the gate in both local starts the last was on an off track. Faded last week and doesn't show a win in 23 tries on a wet surface. Drops and will look for a big effort at a square price.
Race 10 (11:18PM ET)
9-Doubleontherocks (3-1)-Beat the $5k claimers last week in a strong mile. The post makes the price and has enough gate speed to land in a decent seat. Plano could look to make a move after the quarter pole, land on the point and take control of the mile. The Plano barn has been posting 30% winners over the last 30 days and this mare could take another picture.
0.50 Late Pick 4
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