Bouncing Beulah [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 22, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | 1 Comment >>

Columbus is not the hotbed of the racing world. But on a Tuesday afternoon in December, it can offer up some nice value on this holiday week.

Race #2 – #2 Annie’s Ghost (8-1) is great place to start. This is a first time starter, and trainer Doug Cowans is teaming up with Edgar Paucar. They win at 20% at the meet so far, and 60% on the year. Cowans is on fire, winning at an alarming rate of 30%.

The dam of this runner is 100% a winner with her babies. Cowans has a nice debut mark of 41% a winner and 70% ITM with his youngsters. This two-year-old can only be ready by the hand of Doug Cowans. He is a powerhouse trainer, and only he can hold himself back at Beulah. If you get 8-1, bet early and bet often…. I don’t think you will see that price, but take what you can get. This is a good place to see what the tier levels have to say about multi-race gimmicks and the early DD.

Race #3 – #4 Witches Fuhry (2-1) looks to take flight today. Yuri Yaranga is in the saddle for trainer Joe Woodard. They are batting a sweet 34% winning number, and 60% ITM as a team. The are better than the Yankees…….

Woodard’s runner takes a huge drop in class off a victory. This move yields a 20% win, and 50% ITM. Owner Billy Hays does not flinch about dropping in class. He just won at Turfway Park against a better field.¬† 3/3 ITM at Beulah, and is 3/4 at the distance.

Hays and Woodard¬†have had a great deal of success over the years. He is a car dealership owner, and he doesn’t have to sell what he has on the track. They speak for themselves. This is a good bet.. Barring a typhoon or volcano, I would back him in my wagers….

So, there it is… Tuesday plays that need a look before going to the windows. Check them out against the tier levels, and make sure you check the track condition before printing your predictions.

Good luck!