Last Saturday's spot plays finished 3rd, 4th and last. I figure I can top that performance today with....
Race 4: #7 Tonzatrouble (9/2) just whacked bottom level conditioned foes by a widening 3 1.2 lengths here on January 4th for AL Diaz and promptly moves up the ladder for this spot. The outside draw gives this stalker the target to run at (inside horse should be coning things early) and can power by if he repeats that last effort of his. Herrera on the re-ride.
Race 7: Looking to knock one out of the park with #1 Curly Boy (20/1). Despite finishing a 1/2 length behind Eagle Screams and Heroically last out, 1 1/2 behind Siberian Laughter two back and beating Heroically three back - I feel he's lined way too high in here. The deep closer has finished 3rd in each of those aforementioned starts for Moger and love the rail draw (goes from outside to inside today). This deep closer will get pace to run at.
Race 8: #2 Passing Game (15/1) is back at his favorite track and meets a salty group in his 2013 Tapeta bow. When last seen in Albany, he finished a non-threatening 4th behind the best sprinter on the grounds (Gig Harbor) in a November 18th heat (which saw Gig wire that day). He makes his 3rd start off the layoff for Gary Sherlock and gets a new pilot today in Alvarado. He's pace-dependent, but should get some to run at.