Ramblings aren’t always wagers.
Race 1 – The 18Jan race will likely produce the winner #5 WILLA WANDA who closed willingly that day after a sluggish start and wide trip. #2 SWISS MISS TOO is beginning to earn respect in Ohio-bred company despite being passed around the backside. #6 HOLIDAY WEEKEND should improve getting off the rail and being reunited with TD Houghton – 5*-2*-6*-4 ($3.40)
Race 2 – #1 (PP3) LADY PANTHER drops out of good company; would appear to be the clear favorite if a line was drawn through last week’s race. There is no clear excuse on video but it can be assumed that her connections are anxious for a “do over.” #2 (PP1) LADY HENRIETTA shows the top recent figs but like the rest has refused to win for a long time – 1*-2*-1A*-5-3 ($7.60)
Race 4 – #7 ALL SNUFFED UP hasn’t stretched out for awhile but never quits trying; wouldn’t surprise. #5 DAVE BABY faced solid open allowance company last time; won in the mud at this distance 21Dec. #6 HIJO DE SHELTOWEE disappointed on the drop last time but showed life – 7*-5*-3-2 ($5.80)
Race 6 – #6 (PP5) ROOM FOR APTITUDE returns to winning level; adds Bermudez. #8 GIVEITMYBESTSHOT has been scoring ahead of schedule; gets toughest test today. #9 SHE’S SLAMMED is better than she’s shown recently; tries jock switch – 6*-8*-1-3 ($6.60)
Race 8 – #8 TOUR THE TOWN went evenly off a freshening; returns to best distance. #5 LOVE THE MINISTER showed unusual grit after dueling; should also appreciate less ground. #4 OUR SECRET PLACE is probably the quickest if she brings her “A” game – 4*-5*-12-8* ($9.20)