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RACE 1 Evangeline Downs Picks
GABY VEE had Sundial Star well in arrears when staying on for second here last time and Isai Gonzalez’s filly could improve for the extra furlong here. Bit Coin Queen has claims down in grade if handling the dirt, while Cajun Shots has found only one too good on his last two outings so must be considered.
WIN: GABY VEE
VALUE: CAJUN SHOTS
RACE 2 EVANGELINE DOWNS
Closing American and VICTORY TRIP both have claims down in class, but RISKEY TRICKEY has the advantage of recent race fitness over that pair and has been running respectably here of late.
WIN: RISKEY TRICKEY
VALUE: VICTORY TRIP
RACE 3 EVANGELINE DOWNS
This could prove a match between DRAX and CALCULATE. The former was a good third here last time and appears to be heading the right way, but the selection ran a cracking race to be second on the turf track here last time and that looks the standout piece of form. Lightning Lee looks best of the rest.
RACE 4 EVANGELINE DOWNS
DEORATED FOR GOLD stayed on strongly for third on the turf track here last time and her form on the main track at Will Rogers is even better. She is taken to land the spoils at the expense of recent track-and-trip third JUANANDORA and Iyatta, who did the job well at Louisiana last time.
WIN: DEORATED FOR GOLD
RACE 5 Evangeline Downs Picks
OUR PRINCE takes a big drop in grade and could be a player, while Unbridled Halo has shown some speed in the mornings ahead of this debut. They both have claims, but IDE B A WINNER got going too late on debut but could improve for that performance.
WIN: IDE B A WINNER
VALUE: OUR PRINCE
RACE 6 EVANGELINE DOWNS
HALOS STORM steadily improved with each run last year and is interesting out of maiden company despite the lengthy absence, while Blue Ridge Heat bolted up in a low-grade maiden last time and could make an impact in this grade. CAJUN MUSIC gets the vote, though, as she ran a cracker to be third on her first start for 11 months and can build on that effort here.
WIN: CAJUN MUSIC
VALUE: HALOS STORM
RACE 7 EVANGELINE DOWNS
THREE RUN HOMER looks the one to beat here. A seven-length winner here two starts ago, he followed that up with a solid third last time and can get back to winning ways with a similar performance. BUSHIDO SAMURAI wasn’t far away at Delta in February and has claims, while When I Do must enter the reckoning after a commanding win last time.
WIN: THREE RUN HOMER
VALUE: BUSHIDO SAMURAI
RACE 8 EVANGELINE DOWNS
LOOKING FOR BULL certainly wasn’t winning out of turn when switched to the turf last time and Gary Husak’s gelding could prove tough to beat. LOUISIANA MOON was not far away in a slightly better grade last time, while King Sniper was in good form before struggling behind the selection last time.
WIN: LOOKING FOR BULL
VALUE: LOUISIANA MOON
RACE 9 EVANGELINE DOWNS
IT’SUPTOYOUPAL has managed third place on his last two outings and this looks an ideal opportunity for him to land the spoils. Zipit Zippy has claims on the pick of his form, while BOURBON REVENGE has been working well ahead of this return from five months off.
VALUE: BOURBON REVENGE
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