Race 1: 4-6
4 WESTERN STEPP most recently pulled off a massive upset at Tioga Downs Casino hotel, so she will be the pick here. 6 FIRSTUP also won at this class last week but presumably at much shorter odds.
Race 2: 2-3-1-4
2 MR RIGHT HANOVER is making his first start off a 9 month layoff. He won a qualifier last week here at Plainridge. 3 GRAND GALOP SEMALU was second behind The Great Cigars and Port, who is racing later on the card looking for five in a row. 1 BEACH WATCH was also second behind Mach Doro A last week. 4 DEO GALILEO was second behind major leaguer last week. This is an impressive field for a NW5000
Race 3: 6-2
Race 3 begins the bay state pick 6. 6 MISS U BIG MIKE was a winner last week at Hollywood casino Bangor Raceway. 2 ODDS ON LAUDERDALE, the big favorite, is dropping way down in class from a WO and open.
Race 4: 4-5-7
4 TAM MAJOR A and 5 STAR COMMANDER N are both dropping down in class from the WO and open Paces. 7 MACH DORO A is moving up in class of a win.
Race 5: 4-9
4 I AM GOLDEN is the pick in this spot off a second last week. 9 MAJOR CRISIS A was third behind him last week.
Race 6: 2
Race 6 is The Wicked Super hi 5. 2 BURKES BANDIT won a claiming handicap last week and will be the pick in this spot.
Race 7: 2-3-5
2 ST LADS NEPTUNE comes to Plainridge off a second place at empire city casino Yonkers raceway. 3 BETTORS FIRE N is always in this position at Plainridge and returns off a second behind passport to art last week. 5 MAJOR LEAGUER is not to be looked over off a win last week.
Race 8: 7-6
7 CIGARS AND PORT is looking for his fifth win in a row. 6 PASSPORT TO ART is looking for his third in a row. End of story.
Race 9: 1-4
Just like the last race, there are two horses looking to extend streaks: 1 PANTAJALI N and 4 STEAL MY THUNDER. They tower over this field.
Race 10: 4-7
4 JJ SHARK and 7 LATE NIGHT JOKE were second and third behind spider dragon last week.
Race 11: 2-4
2 ALWAYS MINDY ships to Plainridge off two consecutive wins at Saratoga casino hotel In qualifiers. 4 SHADY SECRET A won her last two races.