Thursday, November 18, 2021
Race 1: 4-3-5
4 PUT TO RIGHT moves down in class. He is my pick here. 3 TISADREAM N stays in his class. 5 THE WAYFARING MAN moves up as well.
Race 2: 2-5-9
2 STAR COMMANDER N moves down from a tough open at Vernon downs. He is my pick here. 5 ROCKIN COUGAR drops two steps in class. 9 BEACHIP HANOVER won last week and has to deal with the tough outside post position.
Race 3: 5-3-4
The aptly named 5 LEVEL UP stays in this class off a second last week. he is my pick here. 3 SPORTSNEST was third in a similar class last week. Plainridge mainstay 4 BAG PIPE MAJOR was second in his race last week.
Race 4: 4-2-6
This was not an easy race to handicap. 4 SEE YOU FRIDAY drops a step in class. he is my pick here. 2 KING ROYALTY has been third five times in a row. 6 ROLL WIH DOM moves down in class.
Race 5: 5-6-2
Its extra special when an exceptionally good horse comes to Plainridge. That’s what is happening here when 5 ALWAYS A MIKI makes his first start at Plainridge coming off the grand circuit, where he ran against the nation’s top three-year-old colts (including winning the Governor’s Cup last year). He is a good lopsided pick here. Good luck to the new connections. 6 KING SPENCER won his last start. 2 MAJOR LEAGUER was second in his last start.
Race 6: 1-2-8
1 WAVES has had his share of immaturity issues this year but moves down in class. he is my pick here. 2 LONE SURVIVOR was third in his last start. 8 PO PO DEE was second in his last start.
Race 7: 5-6-3
5 MAJESTIC KIWI N won his race last week. he is my pick here. 6 FINNBAR won as well. 3 TWIN B JAYS drops in class.
Race 8: 2-6-5
2 OREGON TRAIL has won two in a row and looks to extend the streak. He is my pick here. 6 CONVERT DENARIO N won his race last week. 5 BET YOU was second last week.
Race 9: 3-4-1
3 THINKBIG DREAMBIG was second in this class last week. He is my pick here. 4 DUPLICATED N won his race last week. 1 ARTFUL WAY was second in the Saratoga open last week.