Daily selections from Director of Broadcast Media, Joe Withee, Track Announcer Matt Dinerman and “Vic’s Trip” from local media legend, Victor “The Predictor” Cozzetti (Vic’s Website).
FRIDAY, JULY 28
Race 1: 8-Nice Guys Finish, 1-Ketchum, 2-Ask Not
Race 2: 2-*Good Time Buddy, 8-Seventeenthirtyate, 10-Ima Voodoo Child
Race 3: 6-Relentless Rain, 10-Toddies Hottie, 1-Personal Image
Race 4: 1-Italian Warrior, 2-Say Neigh, 4-Meatball Paul
Race 5: 5-Cup of Soup, 3-Live Like Mike, 1-Mary Lois
Race 6: 2-Assets Included, 5-Maurice Code, 3-Gravel
2-Assets Included hasn’t been seen since August but comes from a red hot barn and sports a strong work tab in preparation for his 2017 debut. Last year, this son of Rosberg won a 2-year-old stake at Hastings Racecourse. 5-Maurice Code comes into this with a two race win streak in tact. This front runner has yet to face a field of this quality and he’ll have to deal with a lot of pace pressure up front, but we think he can handle it if he puts up his best effort. 3-Gravel will sit off the speed brigade and should benefit from the projected fast and contentious pace. The last time he ran at this level, he was ready to run by the leader but was interfered with severely; it definitely cost him the race. He still ran second, though, and was eventually moved up to first via DQ. He’s also 2 for 3 at this 5.5 panel distance. He can run on for a share at what will be a solid price.
Race 7: 7-Gavinator, 8-Gio Mio, 3-Mr. Tenacious
VICTOR THE PREDICTOR
Detailed trip notes are compiled weekly by John Lindley.
These trip notes are a valuable asset for handicappers as they analyze each race contested at Emerald Downs beginning in 2016.