Free Selections – Turfway Park – Friday, January 7th

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 3, 2022 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on Free Selections – Turfway Park – Friday, January 7th

The weather in the Florence, Kentucky area is going to drop significantly as the week progresses. – Now, with that in mind, you can expect to see the Tapeta track tighten up quite a bit and possibly change the usual style of running. I’m guessing that speed will play quite a bit better and there may be a few nice plays that will get your bankroll heading in the right direction.


Turfway Park – Friday – High of 21 degrees, lows near 14


Race #1 – #5 Icecap = Drops down in class levels and sports a very sharp work. After speaking with the trainer he likes the way he’s moving and the barn wins 29% dropping down two class levels. – Use with #7 Crankshaft who has tons of early speed and rider E.T Baird who wins 31% with early runners. Ships in from Hawthorne and the deep track keep them “legged up” and ready to fire at first asking.

Race #2 – #2 Wile E. Peyote = Blistering speed for Brian Cook and E.T. Baird shipping in from Chicago. Going from a sprint to a route has a 19% win clip. Catch him if you can at a square price. #1 Happy Camper = Drops in class and cuts back from 1 1/4 miles, and should get a good trip along the rail under top rider Gerardo Corrales in the irons.

Race #3 – #10 My Brother Cam = is a son of Malibu Moon for Michael Dickinson and Albin Jimenez. Ships in from AQU and gets Lasix and blinkers added. 1st time Lasix yields a 33% win clip for the barn. Will come out moving quick.

Race #4 – #5 Mayapretty = She is 3/5 ITM at TP and was beaten chalk last out. Trainer Steve Asmussen wins coming back looking for payback. Rider switch to Bejarano is a plus today.

Race #5 – #10 Gus Gus = 2nd off the layoff for Ian Wilkes and son-in-law Chris Landeros. Gets first-time Lasix and should improve moving forward. The rider has been 5 /12 ITM the past week and should come out quickly from the break. Use with #1 American Hero = 3rd-lifetime effort for this son of Constitution and gets the first Lasix for trainer Brad Cox and Joe Talamo. He should grab a good seat-saving ground and looks to be tough in this event.

Race #6 – #4 Maxi Boy = 3rd effort in the states for Kentucky Oaks winning trainer Paulo Lobo. He was just off the pace last time closing in and ran out of real estate. With all of the speed in here, he should be right in the firing line turning for home. Use #5 PirateRick = Tons of speed for Norm Cash and his go-to rider John McKee. They are winning 17% as a team and Cash is doing good things winning a red-hot 27%. Don’t toss out of your exotics.

Race #7 – #10 Legendary Lore = Bejarano and Bill Morey team up and they have been winning 67% this past 60 days. Ships in from CD and gets Lasix and blinkers. Drops down in class and should be dangerous. #8 Tawney Port = Looking for a perfect 2/2 at TP and adds Lasix today since he is three years old. Son of Pioneer of the Nile will come rolling late in the lane. #5 Eli = (50-1) and goes to post for William Pribble and Villasana. They have won 2 straight as a team and will come rolling at a blockbuster price to complete your exotics.

Race #8 – #9 Fabulous Philly = Ships in from Hawthrone and drops down in class for rider E.T. Baird who notched his 2,500 career win in December. Drops down in class for a rider who wins 28%  sprinting on speedy type runners. Joel Campbell conditions and the Chi-town crew looks ready to roll.