Plan Ahead [Free Selection]

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 11, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | 2 Comments >>

Saturday is just a few days off. You will have time to read up, listen to the Internet show, and download your data for the weekend. But before you kick things into overdrive, here is one that needs a look when you get your data in hand.

On Saturday, take a look at Belmont. There is a a runner by the name of Nowhere to Hide taking to the track. He is #4 in the 9th race set to run at 5:17 E.S.T.

They are running in the allowance ranks of 46,000 / non-winners of two lifetime. This runner put in his efforts for a small race called the Kentucky Derby last out. So, this is like dropping off of the edge of a cliff as far as class is concerned.

Eibar Coa is in the saddle for trainer Nick Zito. They are winning 14% and 19% respectively. His last four efforts have been in the: Risen Star, Tampa Derby, Illinois Derby, and the Kentucky Derby. Not bad company to be keeping.

He worked a bullet over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. This place is known for being a deep and tiring course, and he worked a 35.4 for three panels to be the best of 54 works at that distance for the day.

He ships in from Louisville, and Zito wins 18% with his shippers. Add in the 4/5 in the money record in 2008, and this drop in class looks like the plan for the day.

So, here it is. You have a little peak for the weekend and plenty of time to use WinningPonies to roll the multi-race exotics. Be sure to bet with your head and not over it, and start thinking weekend on Thursday.

Good luck!