Finally we have reached Wednesday, which is the point in the horse racing week where we get real, quality tracks back online and we aren't stuck with the AAA of horse racing. Tonight, Paulie and I are laser focused on Woodbine. We are looking a little bigger than usual, so we're playing a Pick Five north of the border. Here's what we've got in Toronto tonight.
BlackJack and Lo Duca's Woodbine Pick Five:
Race Two: The drop in class should be enough for the (2) Massey Hall to get the job done here against lesser foes than he has previously faced. I also like his stablemate (4) Royal Fuerst, as well as the (1) and (3).
Race Three: The (3) Good To Me should be up front early on here and has great connections with trainer Mark Casse and rider Patrick Husbands. If not him, then I also like (2) and (6).
Race Four: The (8) Kilkenny Prospect is my top choice in this race, but it's hard to rule out the (3) or (4), so I will use all three of them.
Race Five: I like the price and the drop in class for the (2) San Nicola Brew. I also like that it is his second time running as a gelding. I'll also use the (3) and (7).
Race Six: My top choice is (2) Glenville Gardens coming off a solid second place at Woodbine less than a month ago. I think this horse is the class here, but I'll also hedge with the (1).
BlackJack and Lo Duca's Woodbine Pick Five: 1,2,3,4/2,3,6/3,4,8/2,3,7/1,2
Ticket Cost: $43.20
Let's cash this ticket, baby!