Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Tuesday 07 April 2020 – Will Rogers Downs (Dirt)

International Racing: Tuesday 07 April 2020 – Will Rogers Downs (Dirt)

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For the second consecutive day, racing takes place at Will Rogers Downs. A ten-race programme is scheduled and there are a few short-priced favourites that look hard to beat. The best bet on the card is MILTONTOWN in Race 5.  He won his last start well under today’s jockey, Ty Kennedy, and the pair should notch up a quick double


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Best Bet: MILTONTOWN (Race 5)
Value Bet: CASH KITTEN (Race 2) 

Race
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
20:15
1200m – Maiden Claiming
3
7
5
1
4
2
20:45
1200m – Claiming
4
5
7
2
6
3
21:15
1600m – Claiming
2
8
6
5
1
4
21:45
1200m – Maiden Special Weight
7
5
3
4
1
5
22:15
1600m – Allowance
1
4
5
7
3
6
22:45
1100m – Maiden Claiming
3
2
5
8
1
7
23:15
1200m – Claiming
1
2
4
5
6
8
23:45
1200m – Maiden Special Weight
3
2
1
8
4
9
00:15
1200m – Stakes
5
1
8
9
3
10
00:45
1100m – Claiming
8
9
1
10
12

Race 1
TOPOGIO has shown some improvement in his last two starts, the latest of which was on this course. He raced four wide last time but managed to finish off his race well. Curtis Kimes has ridden the son of Gio Ponti in the past and the pair may find themselves in the winner’s enclosure. WORLD was well-beaten into third in his last start over a mile. He has placed once from two starts over today’s distance. With this being his first run on this course and if suited to the track, he should be the one to throw out the biggest challenge to the top selection.  

Race 2
CASH KITTEN is the value bet on today’s card. He returned to best form last time when winning over this course and distance. He swung for home four wide that day and under a driving ride, managed to get the victory. He runs well on this course with a record of three wins, three seconds and a third-place finish from nine outings. If confirming his recent return to form, he should be the one they all have to beat. CONSUMERCONFIDENCE has fair recent form to his credit. He has been racing handy over longer distances recently and seems to lack extra up the straight. The drop in trip should suit and with Ty Kennedy doing duty, he should be the one to throw out the biggest challenge to the top selection.

Race 3
OWEN THE GREAT has produced fair form since winning his maiden race. He was slow into stride last time, raced five wide, but tried hard all the way to the finishing post. He has won once and finished third once from four starts on this course. Benny Landeros retains the ride and the pair should find themselves in the winner’s enclosure. ALOO GHOST has not finished too far behind the winner in recent outings. He rallied well in his last start over this distance, but it was a little too late. David Cabrera knows him well and the pair merit healthy respect.

Race 4
The raced horses in this race have moderate form and the first two finishing positions may be filled by unraced horses. The betting market will be the best guide in this race. FROGGY is an unraced son of Euroears from the Todd Sneed stable. He has put up some decent breeze-ups coming into this race and with Benny Landeros in the saddle, he should be right there in the run down to the wire. BUG ZAPPER is an unraced son of Latent Heat from the Scott Garrison stable with Ry Eikleberry up. He put up a good time in his latest breeze-up and on that, should pose a threat to the top selection. 

Race 5
MILTONTOWN is the best bet on today’s card. He raced from a handy position last time, took the lead at the top of the straight and never looked like getting beat. That was his first race on this course. Ty Kennedy retains the ride this afternoon and the pair should notch up the double. TARUCA finished 0.5 lengths behind the top selection in his last outing. He moved up to win the race that day, but the top selection just had too much fire power. He has had three runs this year for a win and two second place finishes. On that record, he merits healthy respect.

Race 6
CHAMPAGNE’S ON ICE showed good signs of returning to best form in his last start over six furlongs on this course. He challenged strongly all the way to the line that day but was denied victory by just half a length. Ty Kennedy retains the ride this afternoon and the pair should go one better here. GO FOR JIM’S last two starts have been fair. He raced from a handy position last time but faltered up the straight and should have finished closer as a result. He makes his course debut this afternoon and if suited to the track, he should be one of the leading contenders for the placings.

Race 7
HOLLYWOOD SQUARE’S last two starts have been fair. He moved up like a winner over 1300m in his latest but lacked extra where it mattered most. His record over today’s distance is good with two wins and a third-place finish from four attempts. Ry Eikleberry is riding well at the moment and the pair should be hard to peg back in the closing stages. SHABOXXO was rewarded for consistency when winning his last start over 1300m. Rico Flores knows the son of Ice Box well and should the top selection fluff his lines, the pair may be the ones to pick up the pieces.

Race 8
IM THE MAN NOW has shown good improvement with each of his outings to date. He set the pace in his last start, but weakened in the closing stages. He has a much better draw this afternoon and may be hard to peg back in the run down to the finishing post. His regular pilot Alberto Pusac does duty and he will know exactly how to get the best out of this son of National Saint. JUSTINS OMEN finished 1.5 lengths behind the top selection in his last start. He raced three wide that day, but finished his race off well. He has a much better draw this afternoon and should finish much closer to the former.

Race 9
NERO has good consistent formlines to his credit. He did it the hard way last time by racing three wide from a handy position. However, the manner in which he stayed on at the finish was encouraging. He is making his course debut this afternoon and if suited to the track, he should be the one they all have to beat. MINISTER OF SOUL was a comfortable six length winner of his last start over 1100m. He is yet to be unplaced over this distance with three wins, two seconds and a third-place finish. Glenn Corbett knows him well and the pair should throw out a big challenge to the top selection.

Race 10

ROCKY BOY INDIAN ran a good race last time considering he received a bump coming out the pens. He runs well over today’s distance with a record of a win, a second and a third-place finish from five attempts. Ty Kennedy does duty this afternoon and he may be able to coax that little bit extra out of him. ROYAL CREED was an easy winner of his last start over this distance. He showed plenty of speed that day and cruised to victory. If repeating that effort here, he should pose as a big threat to the top selection.  

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