The Breeders’ Cup is behind us, but Team Tuley keeps looking for value at tracks from coast to coast.
Rampart race and sports book manager Duane Colucci and Ed Sehon – aka Mr. Ed from “Mr. Ed’s Saratoga on (about) $100 a Day” column from over the summer – give their top plays plus each has a Pick 4 at Aqueduct while I have a play at Aqueduct and also at Del Mar.
Good luck today (and every day)!
Aqueduct Race No. 2 (12:20 p.m. ET/9:20 a.m. PT)
Ed Sehon likes a trio of guys consisting of #6 Fair Haired Boy (6-1 morning line), #7 Lyrical Poet (3-1) and #11 King James (4-1). “What does a horseplayer get when he combines the talents of a boy, a poet and a king? A winning exacta box of 6,7 and 11.”
Aqueduct Race No. 5 (1:45 p.m. ET/10:45 a.m. PT)
Ed Sehon likes #1 Al’s Rocket (8-1 morning line). “Lots to like as 2-year-old maiden son of Cairo Prince moves from outside to inside post, stretches out to 1 1/16 miles and tries grass following excellent Show effort at 3.20-1 in dirt debut. Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher retains jockey Luis Saez. This rocket can fly. Wager: Win and Place.”
Aqueduct Races Nos. 7-10 (2:43 p.m. ET/11:43.m. PT)
Ed Sehon likes a $0.50 Pick 4 (cost $72)
Race 7: 2,3,5,10
Race 8: 2,3,10
Race 9: 2,4,7,10
Race 10: 1,8,9
Duane Colucci likes a $0.50 Pick 4 (cost $75)
Race 7: 2,3,6,9,10
Race 8: 2,6,7,8,10
Race 9: 4,10
Race 10: 1,5,6
Aqueduct Race No. 9 (3:43 p.m. ET/12:43 p.m. PT)
Duane Colucci likes #4 Serve the King (3-1 morning line) in the Grade 2 Red Smith Stakes. “This Chad Brown runner seems to be the only one improving in this field. His Turf Classic run, if duplicated, wins this. Should be sitting close and take over in the stretch. Irad Ortiz Jr. is winning at a 30 percent clip this Aqueduct meet. Bet 4 to Win and key 4 over 3,9 and 10 in exactas, trifectas and reverse.”
Dave Tuley likes #10 Price Talk (8-1 morning line). “I like one of Duane’s underneath horses better with #10 Price Talk (and Mr. Ed uses him in his Pick 4 ticket, too). Price Talk is certainly stepping up in class, but has won his last two races and should be coming from off the pace in this 1 3/8-mile turf event. Wager: Win and Place.”
Del Mar Race No. 8 (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Dave Tuley likes #8 Kiss Today Goodbye (5-1 morning line) in the Grade 3 Native Diver. “This 4-year-old colt won over this course last fall and also won the Grade 2 San Antonio at Santa Anita before three subpar races, but trainer Kruljac is 24 percent in graded stakes races and 17 percent with first-time blinkers. If he can revert to his back class, he fits with these and should be closing well under Kent Desormeaux. Wager: Win and Place.”
Note: also check out our A.I. Pick of the Week at vsin.com/horses as we’ve gone 17-for-33 since taking over the feature. There are also more plays from 1ST/BET handicappers on that page at vsin.com/horses.