Lone Star Park Picks: Opening Day celebrates 25th Anniversary on April 28
Lone Star Park Picks - Thursday, April 28, 2022
Race 1: 9-7-6-4
Race 2: 6-4-1-3
Race 3: 4-3-6-7
Race 4: 6-5-2-7
Race 5: 4-5-1-3
Race 6: 4-11-1-10
Race 7: 10-1-4-7
Race 8: 2-5-6-3
Race 9: 1-7-12-6
**Most Likely: Golden Quality #10 (Race 7)**
**Best Value: Nanas Boy #6 (Race 2)**
Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, just outside of Dallas, is ready to begin its 25th Season of racing! Yee-Haw ... it is time to celebrate! We have your free picks each and every day ... Thursday through Sunday! The Thoroughbred Season runs till the end of July, and with a major stakes card on Memorial Day, it is sure to be a great time! A 9-race card is on tap, with the lead-off race ... the $75k Bluebonnet S. Do not miss out ...
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Most Likely Winner: (Race 7: Golden Quality #10, 7/2):
Jockey Ry Eikleberry is particularly accomplished on the dirt, and I like this young colt by Quality Road that will be making the 1st start of his career. I do not bet these all that often because they can be very unpredictable. Still, this is a strong barn, who will be making its presence known during the LS Meet. The owners are part of MyRacehorse’s new exclusive club called Edge Racing. It provides more exclusivity, and a more hands-on experience for owners. They bought a nice one in the 2021 OBS, and Diodoro is not too shabby when he puts these on the track. If she can get on or close to the lead, then I think she has a very good chance based on her pedigree. The best news is that he is drawn out from the rail ... that always assists young runners.
Wagering Recommendation: $100 Win, #10
Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 2: Nanas Boy #6, 6/1):
Trainer Mindy Willis is a superb conditioner, and she starts another Lone Star with this turfer that has a solid record at Lone Star on their grass course. This gelding (who she also owns) is stretching back out to 2-turns, and I like this angle. With 2 wins out of 3, when you see a turf bloodline that includes Danzig, then that will suit. The best news is that Stewart Elliott will take the mount once again, and he is poised for another excellent Meet. If this runner hovers around 6/1, then that is what I consider to be an excellent price. Trust in Willis … she knows her business!
Wagering Recommendation: $100 Bankroll, Graduated Wager WPS #6 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)
Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 1: Dirt, 6½F, Bluebonnet S. $75k, F&M 3+):
The “feature” on Opening Day at Lone Star is this state bred “Non-G” race … named for the State Flower of Texas. It is a solid field of 10, and it brings together all 3 runners that hit-the-board in last year’s edition … Shes Our Fastest #4, Zarelda #1, and Ima Discreet Lady #7. Of these, I am most interested to see how Karl Broberg’s elegant mare #7 by Discreet Cat responds after she won the Yellow Rose S. $100k down at Sam Houston on Texas Champions Night. She bested Steve Asmussen’s Lady Ave #6, who is drawn-in here, and Robertino Diodoro’s Boerne #9 to take the prize. If one of Broberg’s best runners is that sharp from off-the-pace, then it could be another victory for these connections. Speaking of the Asmussen entry, I give this one top marks after running at Remington, Delta Downs, and then at SHRP, but she did not get the job done on the jump up in class last time out. That is worrisome because this race looks even tougher. Now, she could have been out of gas coming into that race, since she has not stopped racing each month since August. I am skeptical … I want to use her underneath on my horizontal tickets … just not on top. That honor goes to Diodoro’s Boerne #9. I realize at 5/2 on the M/L, that doesn’t seem any better value than some of the others I mentioned. However, I think this mare by Fed Biz will drift upwards on the tote, and that only benefits my claim. I think Lane Luzzi rode her too fast in the middle part of the Yellow Rose S., and she just didn’t have anything left in the tank. If she gets pressed, and cannot control the fractions up front, then it is going to be more difficult for her to win. I am going to bet that will not happen this time, and I like the fact that Diodoro brings in Floyd Wethey to take the mount. A solid sprint jock, he has the ability to ride these types well. Some local works on the LS MT track are an inviting prospect too. Anything above 3/1 or higher on this 5-yr-old is an overlay … time to empty the piggy bank if that happens!
Wagering Recommendation: $2 Trifecta Wheel, 9 w 4/6/7 w 4/6/7
Enjoy the racing from Deep in the Heart of Texas! Best of luck on another run at their Spring/Summer Meet at Lone Star Park!
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