Brian W. Spencer's Daily Picks
Delta Downs - Race #3
#4 Mean American She was one-paced at the tail in his debut, but she can probably step forward off that run while stretching around two turns. 15/1 ML price would be interesting.
#3 Platinum Queen She looks like the one to beat off the FG form, but she exits a fairly flat try in a SLOW race last time out. She's capable, but think she'll be overbet.
#10 Akiane's Soldier The late running sprinter stretching out angle doesn't always work out, but that might prove to be a useful step toward something better today on the move around two turns.
Race Summary Trio of longshot plays today at a track that has been producing big prices. Mean American is worth a look after trailing in her debut in a decent enough race, and moving around two turns today shouldn't hurt her.
Delta Downs - Race #6
#9 Hennys Grinning Her debut try was solid when racing with cheaper, and she might get a dreamy trip spying a good pace from this outside draw while cutting back around one bend. Price spoiler?
#7 Alimony Blues Speed adds blinkers, which may or may not be a good thing in a race with some other pace. Maybe she runs them off their feet?
#6 Ova Charged The Fair Grounds bullet work certainly stands out on paper, but that was about a month ago and there's nothing published since. Probably an underlay.
Race Summary Hennys Grinning might be able to briefly settle in behind the pace before launching a run with this group, as there are at least three speed horses drawn further inside along with a couple of firsters. Price should be right to see if she can class up at this shorter trip.
Delta Downs - Race #8
#6 Lookout Mountain Speed might wake up a bit on the move away from Fair Grounds, and she showed a mild rating gear in her local win with cheaper here last year. They'll probably want to go, but she can sit the first-jump trip if Orb's Soul wants to make a thing of it early.
#9 Sweet Blindness She's supposed to win this race on overall form, but I think she might have overachieved with solid groups at Fair Grounds in those October-February races. Her last two have been moves in the wrong direction, so either she bounces back today at a likely underlaid price, or she's reverting back to her more more average races. Either way, not for me.
#7 Sebs Princess She's tough to trust anywhere other than underneath, but she occasionally fires a decent one and can land a spot in the gimmicks.
Race Summary Lookout Mountain shows up with a good one every so often, and she should get right into the race out of the gate. She's worth a swing.