7th: MSW, 3yo, 8.5f (P4, P3)

Hoffenheim overdue having gone off as a ‘Best Bet’ type his last 3 starts. While getting away from Santa Anita on to a track more conducive to his style, he’s not going to get any pace help up front. Feels like one you have to approach as horse that will find way to lose until he doesn’t..

Best Value: #5 Blanket of Ice 5-1 WON ($22.00)
Next Best: #2 Hoffenheim 3-2 2nd
Exotics Use: #4 Goats Town 7-2 3rd
Super Add: #1 Admiral Shepard 6-1 5th

8th: ALW/N2L, 3-4yo, 6f (P3)

Later-running Tapit Wicked another that seems content to settle for minor awards and pace here is mundane as well. Hey look.. Dr. Jayaraman is training his own horses now! His Arky-bred Comic Bird may be OK. Alabama Tide won at introduction for Hartman. Bordini could get Cheryl Winebaugh off the duck. Randy Morse and Alex Canchari win together and hook up for Coverallyourbases..

Best Value: #3 Bordini 10-1 WON ($22.80)
Next Best: #2 Tapit Wicked 9-5 3rd
Exotics Use: #10 Alabama Tide 7-2 2nd
Super Add: #6 Coverallyourbases 4-1 7th

9th: 51st Southwest (G3), 3yo, 8.5f (DD)

Wildly entertaining edition with a seemingly authentic pace. Inside ground-savers (Collected; Whitmore; POE-Synchrony) and rallying field loopers (POE-Suddenbreakingnews; Discreetness; Cutacorner) the suggested approach..

Most Likely: #2e Von Hemel entry 6-1 WON ($10.20)/6th
Next Best: #3 Collected 5-2 4th
Best Value: #9 Cutacorner 12-1 9th
Exotics Use: #4 Whitmore 5-1 2nd

10th: MSW, 3+, 6f

Curious and open assembly of lightly raced types and outlandishly underachieving elders like regal Shathoor, $850k 5yo by Distorted Humor out of My Miss Storm Cat (!) and Will Did It (Md’O/Bonnie Blue Flag), $700k and now 11/0-1-0 for $21,824..

Most Likely: #1 Hobby entry 4-1 WON ($8.20)/11th
Best Value: #10 Leitrim 6-1 8th
Next Best: #8 Let’s Be Frank 7-2 10th
Exotics Use: #6 Majestic Ride 8-1 3rd

P4 Grid:

7: 2-5 (A), 4 (B), 1-3 (C)
8: 2-3 (A), 6-10 (B), 9 (C)
9: 2-3 (A), 4-9 (B), 1-5-7-12 (C)
10: 1 (A), 8-10 (B), 5-6 (C)

Simple (A+B): 3x4x4x3 = 144 x .50 = $72

$0.50 Pick-4 (5/3/2/1) Paid $1,171.25