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Tuley's Thoroughbred Takes for races of Saturday, Dec. 19

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 

December 19, 2020 02:49 AM

(Note: this has been updated after Saturday’s early scratches, but only adding plays by Duane Colucci and no changes to Dave Tuley and Ed Sehon’s plays posted overnight.)


The Breeders’ Cup was a month and a half ago, but our crew continues to look at value at racetracks from coast to coast as there’s still good racing going on as we wind up 2020.


On Saturday, I have two price plays, one at Aqueduct and one at Gulfstream. Duane Colucci has two plays at Aqueduct, and also gives his take on the Late Pick 4 at Aqueduct. Ed Sehon likes an exacta box at Gulfstream, which he also uses those horses in the first leg of a Pick 4 play, and then has another play out West at Los Alamitos.


Good luck today (and every day!).




Aqueduct Race No. 4 (1:18 p.m. ET/10:18 a.m. PT)

Duane Colucci likes #5 Miss Jimmy (2-1 morning line). “This John Toscano filly has a super work in :48 breezing for her new barn and should get a perfect stalking trip. This horse is 8-of-16 with six second-place finishes and should be tough. Key 5 over 3,6,7 in trifectas and exactas and reverse.”


Aqueduct Races Nos. 7-10 (2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PT)

Duane Colucci likes the following $0.50 Pick 4 (cost $48)

Race 7: 5,6,7,8

Race 8: 4,8,9,11

Race 9: 4,5

Race 10: 2,5,11


Gulfstream Race No. 8 (3:41 p.m. ET/12:41 p.m. PT)

Ed Sehon likes an exacta box of #1 Greyes Creek (3/1 morning line), #4 Kingmeister (6-1), #7 Grand Journey (7-2) and #9 Inventing Blame (12-1). “If you are looking for value, you’ve come to the right race. In this ultra-competitive 10-horse field of hard-knocking allowance/claimers going 1 1/16ths over the weeds, the four aforementioned pros are standouts. All offer just the right combination of quality stables, trainers and riders. Take a shot at this exotic play. Wager: 1,4,7,9 exacta box.”


Ed Sehon also likes the following $0.50 Pick 4 (cost $54)

Race 8 - 1,4,7,9

Race 9 - 2,8,9

Race 10 - 7,8,9

Race 11 - 1,5,9


Aqueduct Race No. 9 (3:45 p.m. ET/12:45 p.m. PT)

Dave Tuley likes #7 So High (50-1 morning line) in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes. “First of all, I highly doubt we’ll get 50-1 on this 4-year-old gelding in this seven-horse race, but I’m confident he’ll outrun whatever odds he ends up at when they break from the gate. He is taking a big step up in class, but this race should suit his style as he should be running late. Hopefully #5 Musical Heart, the expected pace of the race, sets some really fast fractions and doesn’t go the distance, setting it up for a closer. Wager: Win & Place.”


Gulfstream Race No. 9 (4:12 p.m. ET/1:12 p.m. PT)

Dave Tuley likes #4 Cap de Creus (10-1 morning line) in the $100,000 Via Borghese Stakes. “Here’s another closer I like on Saturday, this one down in Florida. This 4-year-old filly is also stepping up in class, but she has some back class. Jockey John Velazquez should be able to have her site off the pace and positioned for a late run at the top of the stretch. We all know the Velazquez/Todd Pletcher combo is always dangerous. The only thing I’m not crazy about is the fact this filly has a case of seconditis, being the runner-up in seven of her 18 career starts. Wager: Win & Place, plus I also probably wheel her in the second spot in an exacta wheel with ALL.”


Aqueduct Race No. 10 (4:13 p.m. ET/1:13 p.m. PT)

Duane Colucci likes #5 Just Right (6-1 morning line). “Another nice claim here for the Toscano barn and is coming off a nice win over this course. He’s running at the same level and the extra furlong should be no problem. Toscano and jockey Charlie Marquez team up over the past year for a slight profit of $2.03.”


Los Alamitos Race No. 4 (4:28 p.m. ET/1:28 p.m. PT)

Ed Sehon loves #1 Red Flag (1-1) in the Grade Los Alamitos Futurity. “It’s never too early to find a future Kentucky Derby winner -- and I’ve found mine. Owned by popular Jerry Moss and his wife, gelded son of Into Mischief (winner of the 2007 Futurity at Hollywood Park) has banked more than $94,000 in his previous two impressive West Coast starts. Risen by accomplished Victor Espinosa and trained by veteran John Shirreffs, today’s triumph will be a mere mile marker on his road to Louisville next May. Wager: Win.”



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