Hollywood Monster [Free Selection]

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 22, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

When  you find a fat play that has the ability to knock out a vulnerable favorite, I have always called them “power plays.”  At Hollywood Park, there may be just one of these on the prowl.

Go right to Race #8 on Saturday and look at #3 Allicansayis Wow. This runner is 20-1, and that is a sweet price. The best part of the action is there is a monster favorite that may turn up a little light down the lane.

This 4-year-old Street Cry filly is facing the monster of the West. Her name is Zenyatta. On this day, she is 3-5 and may be vulnerable. That is if you are willing to overlook your obvious back class and find value elsewhere.

Joe Talamo is in the irons, and she has some incredible numbers. Her speed rating is a 56 ++, and 56 for the last three efforts. The double (+) symbol means that good things are expected to happen. She also sports the “should improve” icon and a “monster workout” marker with a 5f effort of 1:01 flat.

She exits a victory, and Zenyatta has been off for 211 days and has a perfect 9/9 record on the line.

All things considered, Zenyatta is a monster. But, monsters sometimes do not show up in full gear after a long layoff. So, be sure to dial up WinningPonies.com and download the rest of the card. This will allow you to make an informed decision, and decide if you want to bet her to be 10/10 or beat the chalk. Either way, WinningPonies will have a plan.