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Selections subject to change due to late scratches, track condition, unanticipated track-bias, or other emergent factors. (And then there’s our shameless waffling.)


Wed, Oct, 18

5) Lazy Daisy May-Plenty of heart to open new horizons in taking trick condition at two-turns grass; excuse synthetic flops, refer to Prm dirt-form; shorter distance, still looms speed of race

8) Erratic Behavior- All eggs in Martin basket, but barn has broad shoulders (please excuse the mixed metaphor..attempting to hurry as beloved son waits patiently for our weekly walk); raised game in wake of claim; great recent form all-weather, no slouch on conventional, either; recent tags class-up nicely; passing gear appears flattered

Handicapping tip of the day: Try to beat talking heads. Few possess real chops, and the selections of those that do have genuine insight get over-bet.  If the analyst seems sharp and has built a solid rep, absorb local knowledge and learn from the commentary. But play your own picks. It's more fun and gratifying, and you'll get better prices. When Mnr is dark, I grind out steady profits playing other tracks ( focus on just 1 or 2, and treat them like a job).  But the next tv analyst I listen to will be the first. In fact, I kill the sound. And I'm not a lip-reader.        

                   Mark Patterson


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