Maiden claiming $25,000, 6 furlongs, 4-yo’s and up
Possible overlays Morning line
#4 Connie the Queen 8/1
#6 Holladay Dixie 5/2
#7 No Guessing 9/2
#9 SallySays So 5/1
#11 Stylin Deputy 7/2
#12 Happyinexcess 12/1
#14 Classic Demand 12/1
The median Beyer Speed Figure for this race is 69 and several in here have shown they are capable of that. The Carla Gaines-trained #6 Holladay Dixie ran within three points of the median Beyer in six of her last seven races and is dropping in class today.
However, that resume probably means she’ll be overbet.
Breaking in the next stall, #7 No Guessing ran a 65 while going wide on the turn on Dec. 28, and #11 Stylin Deputy earned a 67 Beyer for his March 2008 effort where he also got a wide trip.
Others coming off recent layoffs who could improve are #9 Sally Says So and #14 Classic Demand. Peter Eurton, Classic Demand’s trainer, has won with six of his last 13 starters at this meet. Finally, #12 Happyinexcess flashed good early speed in his debut.
I plan to watch the tote board for action on the layoff horses. I’ll bet $200 on any of these horses at 2/1 to 7/2: #4 Connie the Queen, #9 Sally Says So, #11 Stylin Deputy and #14 Classic Demand. And at 4/1 to 9/1, I’ll bet $150 on Sally Says So, #7 No Guessing, and #14 Classic Demand.
Finally, at 8/1 to 19/1, I’ll put $100 on #12 Happyinexcess.