2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

May 25, 2020

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CHURCHILL DOWNS Race #4

Monday 05/25 02:30 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #7 (ROAD GAME) (6-1) - He's facing winners for the first time following a gate-to-wire maiden score at this distance for a $12,500 tag at Oaklawn Park April 17. Capable from a stalking spot, he's clearly improving and has a good chance at a square price.

2nd pick: #3 (Metropol) (7-2) - Lightly raced colt by 'Shackleford' originally sold for $200,00 and began his career with a debut win at Santa Anita back in Oct of 2018. 4yo did not race again until this past Jan 26 and has been running evenly facing tougher. Trainer Brad Cox, 5 for 19 at this met drops him to a new low and he's a win candidate.

3rd pick: #4 (Waverunner) (12-1) - Home bred ships from Will Rogers Downs where he was a wire-to-wire maiden winner by 4.5 lengths going a mile for a $15K tag May 4. Lightly raced, longshot may grab a share at a big price.

4th pick: #1 (Direct Approach) (15-1) - Longshot ships from Gulfstream where he was competitive in three of four facing tougher. He's nibbled here on the dirt in the past, has a ground saving post, and a fast/and or contested pace could land him a slice at large odds.

5th pick: #12 (Eskendereyas Dream) (4-1) - No speed type finished 2nd for an $8K tag at this trip April 9 at Oaklawn. 4yo had a ground saving trip and moves from the rail to the 12-slot. Capable, but his outside post hurts his chances.

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