How to play the Pick 4
In a race seemingly short on pace it would appear that those runners with a little speed could have the edge on the stone closers. That benefits MANITOULIN, who adds blinkers in his first start since November. DIXIE RUNNER comes off a sprint and stretches out for Chad Brown, who excels with stretch-outs. I'll also use firster MADE OF STEEL, LOOKIN UP, NIDGE, MO POWER, UNINTIMIDATED and likely favorite DOCTOR MOUNTY (7).
CONQUEST BEBOP is widest but she has at least some positional speed, and that's an edge in a race lacking an obvious race flow. She comes off a game effort in her first start off a short break and figures tough if she's able to run back to that last figure (1).
The undefeated MOHAYMEN is going to be a handful in the Holy Bull, as he is not only the one to beat on the strength of his Beyers but he also has some tactical speed and an inside post. That could be a huge factor in this short field, as he can be expected to be on the lead today given the likely pace scenario (1).
Using them all in this maiden turf route, as the top contenders in here are not the type to trust in the last leg of a multi-leg sequence. Also, there are of course several horses with upside, and there's not too many in here that you could completely dismiss out of hand (14).
THE PLAY: 2,5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 with 12 with 2 with ALL = 98 Combinations ($49 Ticket)