Free Selections – Wednesday – Turfway Park

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 22, 2022 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on Free Selections – Wednesday – Turfway Park

Heavy rains in the low 50s in the Northern Kentucky region should have the Tapeta surface tightened up and ready to produce some faster racing at the Florence oval on Wednesday evening.


Turfway Park


Race#1 – #8 – Ola Que Tal = Hails from the hot barn of Paulo Lobo who is of Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup winning fame with Luan Machado in the irons. Been off for two months and is shooting for three straight coming off the break. Machado has two wins in the past and knows Lobo’s runner well. He ships in from Mountaineer and the barn wins 24% and 52% ITM on this move.


Race#2 – #6 – Wamego = Ian Wilkes trainee with his son-in-law Chris Landeros in the irons. 3rd start off the layoff and takes a big plunge down the class ladder. The barn wins 18% 3rd off and the drop in class should have him right in the mix.


Race#5 – #1 – Giant Nova =  2nd time off the layoff for Eric Reed and sports a bullet work for his go-to rider Sonny Leon. He made a big run last out finishing a tough second and gets 2nd time Lasix today. Look for a sharp effort today. – Best play on the card.


Race#6 – #2 – Common Bond = Eric Reed trainee who made a big late run going 10f. Sonny Leon stays aboard and has two bullet works over Reed’s Mercury Training Center surface. Been off for two months and the barn wins 19% with layoff runners.


Race#8 – #1 – Strikes Back = 2nd start and gets Lasix and blinkers this start. Drops in class and draws the rail under Rafael Bejarano who has the call for Mike McCarthy. Dangerous connections.