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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Betsy Ross Preview

Chester Downs hosts the final stakes race of the holiday weekend with The Betsy Ross for FFA pacing mares.  This races has several interesting horses.  Tug River Princesss is the class of the race and comes off a win in the Meadowlands Invitational for mares.  Symphony In Motion, who has been racing extremely well at Yonkers in the Open Handicap, has been racing well when she draws well and this week she draws the rail.  Cuz She Can represents the local horses coming off two straight victories in the Mares Open before being forced to race against the boys in her last start; she should improve.  That being said, I like Chancey Lady who finished second in the Artiscape at Tioga Downs when racing against Dreamfair Eternal.  Her last start at the Meadowlands left much to be desired, but being it was her first start in almost three weeks, I expect a better performance this week.  My selections for the $100,000 Betsy Ross are:

6 - Chancey Lady  9-2
3 - Tug River Princess  4-1
4 - Shanghai Lil  12-1

Tioga Downs concludes the holiday weekend with an afternoon card on Monday.  For those following Tioga Downs, you should note that the Plano brothers have shipped in from Cal Expo with Luke doing the driving and Rick handling the training responsibilities.  When these two have been at the Meadowlands they did very well for themselves so there is no reason not to expect them to give a good accounting of themselves at Tioga.  The question is if their horses will be ready at first asking or if they will need a start to tighten up. 

For those playing Tioga Downs, here are my selections for Mondayafternoon's card:

1st- China King, Recent News, High Stake Hanover (1-3-4)
2nd - I Am So Glad, Art Aficionado, Briarwood Rex (2-3-9)
3rd - Jove's Success, Man In Motion, Your Best Bet (3-5-8)
4th - Inconvenient Trut, Nathanials Artist, Luey Munster, Leutenant General (4-3-1-7)
5th - Ethical Hanover, Highway Kash, La Passion Ray No (9-5-8)
6th - Winbak Dimensions, That's Justice, Sheer Brilliance (2-5-6)
7th - TL Raagstoriches, Seton Hall, Big Al's Delight, Whole Lotta Wow (3-6-2-1)
8th - Glitter For Prez, Opan Heart, Barolo Hanover (8-5-3)
9th - Coronte Hanover, Dangerous Truth, Caviart Logan (1-7-9)
10th - Noble's Grand Slam, I'm In Luck, Advantage (2-6-4)
11th - Salalah N, Sun E, Pro Bono Frank, Winterwood Jet (4-5-8-2) 

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