When a Brave ‘n Away baby is the shortest-priced winner in a Pick 4 sequence, you may have a big payout afoot. Or, in Thursday’s case, when Away She Glows ($13.00) was followed by Wayaway ($24.40), Time For Parading ($23.80), and class-jumping Americanperfection ($35.80), it’s a recipe for a $14,977 carryover in Friday’s early Pick 4.
The wager covers races 1-4, and carryover pays out as long as there are any winning tickets. So, it’s time to get handicapping and planning that ticket! Brisnet offers free past performances, as they do for every day during the Arlington meet, they’re right here if you’d like to sharpen your pencil and try your hand at handicapping the sequence.
For our notes on each of the horses, and our ABC chart to help with ticket construction, read on.
Race 1: $5,000 claiming, fillies and mares, three-year-olds and up, N2L, post time 2:15pm CDT
3 – Petal Path: She finally figured it out last out, and even though that came against lowest-level state-breds, trainer Michele Boyce is having a great meet and she places last-out maiden winners impeccably.
- 4 – Doda Doodleallday: In a field that has little in the way of early zip, she might get a free pass on the front end. (Top Selection)
- 6 – Greeleys Delight: She showed some early speed in her maiden victory, won a speed duel that day, and that score came at the same six and a half furlong trip as today.
- 1 – Greeleys Angel: Last out might be a fluke, but second-place Tizamint ran ’em off their feet next time out, and and she has been a far better horse in her two starts off the lay than she was before.
- 2 – Indian Oaks: She has been dicey on the polytrack, and will need more pace in front of her than she’ll get here.
- 5 – Flirtin Fool: A bit more distance would do this one good, and she needs more pace to run at.
- None. This is an insufficiently formful level, and a small enough field, to make it nigh on impossible to count anyone 100% out.
Race 2: $25,000 maiden claiming, two-year-olds, five and a half furlongs on the polytrack, post time 2:50pm CDT
- 5 – He’s a Kingfish: Trainer Hugh Robertson is strong with maiden claimers, and debut maiden claimers in particular. The worktab is fine, and rider Mitchell Murrill has been strong lately. (Top Selection)
- 1 – Flight Mission: The more appealing of the two Reavis horses: the second-timer has clear improvement that can be made from his debut, and he drops from special weight to claiming. Rider Jose Lopez is also an asset.
- 2 – Garrison K: Don’t love the gap in his worktab, but Jon Cowan can get a firster ready, and jockey Edgar Perez is strong, good-looking, and above average when riding maidens.
- 6 – Raisedonrocknroll: Has fired better speed figures than his stablemate so far, and has the seasoning edge, but may just need a class drop from this bunch.
- 3 – Spanish Coyote: Hero’s and Crooks babies haven’t won much, and the few who have haven’t been all that precocious. Nothing in the tab or connections suggests she’ll be any different.
- 4 – Cartersville: He’s a firster, and nothing in his pedigree or his gap-laden worktab suggests he’ll be ready to fire first out.
Race 3: $20,000 claiming, three-year-olds and up, three years old OR N3L, races for claiming tags of $17,500 or less not considered in eligibility, six and a half furlongs on the polytrack, post time 3:21pm CDT
- 4 – Vinnardini: He gets first-time Lasix, likely ends up the speed of the speed, and new rider Edgar Perez ought to fit him well. Vinnardini also showed two back that he can fight for it early.
- 6 – Battle N Away: If he can run right back to his last out he can win this, and the fact that he runs for four times the claiming tag here means he’ll be a price. Though that last score came going five and a half panels, he has a win at six and a half. The Dennis Hughes barn is heating back up, so don’t mess with the overalls, y’all. (Top Selection)
- 3 – Congrats Given: He get something to chase here. His race two back makes him competitive here, even for the higher tag, and his two starts at six and a half panels have been solid.
- 5 – Spirit Grabber: The son of Ghostzapper is a better two-turn horse than one-turn, but he does not need a huge step up from his last-out tilt going six furlongs to be a win candidate here.
- 1 – Lee’s Luck: He needs to be forward, and barring a wicked inside speed bias (something the track did not have on Thursday), he will neither wire this nor win a pace battle.
- 2 – Bootleggin: Though he fits class-wise, this race has him longer than his best, and not on his better surface.
- 7 – Ohiyo: This Buckeye-bred (because of course he is) drops in for a claiming tag for the first time, but has needed two turns to do his best, and seems just a bit too slow for this set.
Race 4: $50,000-$40,000 maiden claiming, two-year-old fillies, five furlongs on the turf, post time 3:53pm CDT
- 5 – Divorce: The daughter of Power Broker drops back down for a tag after an ambitious tilt in special weight company. She gets Mitchell Murrill aboard, and looks the speed of the speed barring rocket boosters on one of the firsters. (Top Selection)
- 3 – Heavens Whisper: Louie Roussel isn’t much of a firster trainer, but the worktab is solid and the daughter of Hat Trick should take to turf well. Leading rider Jose Valdivia rides, too.
- 6 – Valiant Lady: Trainer Ingrid Mason excels with first-timers, and this filly has several works as long as the race. The dam has produced two winners who both figured it out quickly,
- 7 – Superstar Diva: This daughter of Data Link should love the grass, and gets Carlos Marquez in the irons for her debut voyage. However, she hails from a cold barn.
1 – Endlessopportunity: There are whispers of precocity in the pedigree, but no turf whatsoever, and she was well beaten for half the tag on debut.
- 2 – Prado Jett: I’d love to see her win, as she’s a Fort Prado, and I’ve seen her dam J Jett run (she’s won four times since foaling Prado Jett). But, she does not hail from a barn known for having firsters ready to fire, and everything in her breeding screams two turns.
4 – Muskrat Love: Takes a class rise after being beaten badly at this level, distance, and surface last out. I’ll be doing the town right when this filly wins going two turns, but I’ll take a pass at five panels.
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