Let's see if we can hit that Pick 4 again. Good luck!
8 - VIRTUAL MEMORY (9/5) . . .Despite the post, this Erv Miller charge is a standout against this bunch. Looking for her to blast to the top and win for fun here.
5 - SURE ANYTIME (8/1) . . .Showing good speed lately. Was a distant third to a rugged winner last time out (Diana's Cancan). Figures to be up close to the pace and looks the best of the rest.
7 - AMBER'S STRIDE (9/2) . . .Was far back early in her last two starts. Has been getting play at the windows, as she was a heavy favorite last week. Needs to get in gear sooner.
1 - SCOOP THE LOOT (3/1) . . .Was a non factor against BMP claimers last week. Perhaps rail keeps her in contention. Might contend for minor award.
4 - IAMLOVEDBYTHEKING (15/1) . . .Was a distant third at 75-1 last time. This group looks easier than the last field she raced against. Could sneak in there once again.
6 - SATRDAYNITESPECIAL (6/1) . . .Winless in 18 starts this year. Has faced some tough winners in previous races. This group looks soft enough for her to be more of a factor.
2 - TICKET TIME (12/1) . . .Was a non-factor in her last two. Needs to do more.
3 - EVENING GOWN (15/1) . . .Winless in 36 starts. Has not been close in ages.
8 - MESSIE HANOVER (7/2) . . .Made our watch list after going a gargantuan mile last week. Was parked and battled the entire race and still finished third. Draws the eight post once again. Would love this one with any other post. Still, after that eye-popping effort last week, we have to give her a shot.
7 - ROLLIN IN THE DEEP (6/1) . . .Looks like the main threat to the above. Also has speed and the switch to Oosting is a plus. Will make the #8 work if they both blast.
1 - BONJOUR MADAM (9/5) . . .Benefits with the inside draw. Figures to sit behind the speed and try to pounce in the lane. Hard to rule out.
2 - LADY HAMMER (9/2) . . .Makes third lifetime start. Was not much of a factor to Diana's Cancan last week. Should be in the mix from here.
4 - SALLY MOTO (10/1) . . .Ships in from BMP. Has not been a factor in any local races this year. Pass.
5 - GIADA (15/1) . . .Been showing speed and tiring badly. Needs to find more stamina to threaten these.
6 - CHECK MY SWAGGER (8/1) . . .Really threw a clunker last time out. Was far back the entire race. Passing for now.
3 - HAROLDS MISTRESS (15/1) . . .Has not been remotely close in four lifetime starts. On auto-toss until we see something positive.
4 - FANCY CREEK IRIS (12/1) . . .Taking a shot here. This gal returns after taking on tougher at the HOP. Driver change to Marcus is key. Faced toughies as two-year-old. Could be in good spot to pick up her first victory of 2012. Price sure looks right.
5 - DIANA'S CANCAN (2/1) . . .Crushed her last two fields. Will likely have to work harder for control here. Will be tested, but might have enough talent. Hard to rule out.
6 - FAVORITE (3/1) . . .Packs a big move. With a lively pace and some cover, this gal figures to be in this as they turn for home.
1 - CAM'S WARHAWK (8/1) . . .Winless in 15 tries this year. Gets close at times. Rail should keep her in the mix for minor award.
2 - SUN DREAM (7/2) . . .Has speed and breaking problems. Risky. Could hit the ticket or finish way back.
3 - TOPVILLE BRIDGETTE (6/1) . . .Did not fare well going first up last week. Can be a factor with cover.
7 - BELLVALLEY MIRACLE (8/1) . . .Never threatened last week from the eight post. Stuck outside again. Pass.
5 - FRUSTRATED FRAN (5/2) . . .Made our watch list as she closed like a freight train last week, coming from way back to finish third. Just needs clear sailing to blow by these.
4 - BRILLANT ROSE (8/1) . . .Upset alert here. Drops in for a tag, sheds the eight post and had excuses for her last two races. Shows some speed in lines. Major contender.
6 - JUSTA SWEETHEART (2/1) . . .BMP shipper was a sick scratch last time. Is making debut for Affrunti barn. Respect for trainer keeps her on the short list.
2 - FOX VALLEY DINA (6/1) . . .Has raced well in her last two against a rugged foe (Missy Muffler). Also has some speed and figures to be in the mix throughout.
3 - NACHOORDINARYGIRL (9/2) . . .Was too far back last time out. Should be close from here. Might have to grind this out first-over.
1 - PARK LANE DAWN (15/1) . . .Drops in for a tag and draws rail. Only 1 win in 54 starts and has not been close at all lately. Maybe she can hang around for a minor award.
7 - ODDS ON RAGNELL (12/1) . . .Has not been close in last few starts. Hard to like from out here.
8 - GIBMEACHEAPTAN (15/1) . . .Takes on easier, but has not been remotely competitive in recent starts. Pass.
5 - FOX VALLEY SEE YA (8/1) . . .Has not been in very good position in last few. Switch to top driver Oosting could be all that's needed to push this one over the top.
1 - MASTER JEEVES (3/1) . . .Made a bold move last week and finished second at this level. Won the last time he drew the rail. Will be in the mix.
6 - RIO'S Z TAM (5/2) . . .Has hit the board in all nine races since joining Warren barn. Monster at this level will be a big factor once again.
4 - THE JANITOR (7/2) . . .Wins his share with these. Oosting opted to drive the #5 instead of him. Figures to still be competitive, might show early speed.
2 - COLTINS PLACE (12/1) . . .Was an impressive winner over easier in last. Oosting opted off. Will need his best to pull this off.
3 - LA CABANA (10/1) . . .Parked out last time and never had a chance. Will need an easier trip for any hope of springing the upset.
7 - KB'S GOINGCOMMANDO (6/1) . . .Was never a factor from the rail last time out. Hard to like from out here.
8 - WOODY'S SHARK BITE (15/1) . . .Judges scratch last time. Previous races were dull. Needs to show something positive before we can consider.
1 - APOLLONIA (3/1) . . .Been taking a little tougher at BMP. Should get the needed striking position from here and can blow by these late. Faces a very soft bunch.
6 - STONEBRIDGE NUGGET (6/1) . . .Another BMP shipper that has been taking on a little better. Switch to Warren should help cause. Looks like a contender against these.
2 - RIVER TSUNAMI (8/1) . . .Parked out to brisk fractions last week and still managed a third place finish. Jerry Brown back in the sulky tonight. Green driver helps odds.
8 - MARJAY DREAMS (15/1) . . .Parked out last time out against a tougher bunch. Poor post, but driver change to Carpenter from Finn is interesting. Might surprise.
5 - LT'S SPORTY BABE (12/1) . . .Winless in 18 starts this season. Was not far off in last two against a bit better. Could be part of this at a price.
4 - KB'S TK (9/2) . . .Was a non-factor last week from the outside. Might have better position from here. Gets close at times.
9 - WAND'S COWGIRL (7/2) . . .Last two were ugly, but does get Oosting here. Perhaps top driver can work his magic.
3 - CLEVER SADIE (10/1) . . .Usually winds up first-over. Gets close from time to time. Could hang around for minor award.
7 - BUTCHIE LIL TAX (15/1) . . .Has not been all that far off lately. Will need a bigger effort and some luck to overcome the post.
7 - KISSED BY THE SUN (5/2) . . .Crushed foes last week. This field does not appear any tougher. Similar effort handles this bunch.
6 - LITTLE SWEETHEART (15/1) . . . Knock on the door getting louder from this gal. Might blast to the top and could hang tough at a price.
1 - HAPPY SURPRISE (10/1) . . .Draws well for her third start of the year. Was never in position last week. Gets top driver Oosting. Figures to be in the mix.
3 - LYFSLYKABOXACHOCLT (8/1) . . .Finally gets a little post relief. Should have better position here and could come on for a piece of this.
5 - MIKAYLA'S ROCKETTE (7/2) . . .Just missed last week at this level. Is usually close at the finish. With live cover, she could hit the board once again.
2 - PICKAPLACETOPARK (3/1) . . .Winless in 20 starts this year. Gets close at times. Might sneak a share.
8 - PINFOOT (6/1) . . .Winless in 24 starts. Tough task from out here. Will need her best and some luck to hit the money.
4 - TRENDY L (12/1) . . .Parked out last week and tired badly. With an easier trip, she could be a contender for a minor award.
7 - BONEIRE'S BONANZA (12/1) . . .Held his own against a rugged foe (Delco Rocknroll) last time out. This field looks much easier. Could power past these at a price.
8 - BUFFALO JOE (8/1) . . .Qualified well for his 2012 debut. Chased some toughies as a two-year-old. Post an obvious worry, but this guy could be set for a big effort right out of the box.
2 - BETRUETOYOURCODE (2/1) . . .Nearly held on last time out. Could get a much easier lead, or two-hole trip, and has a great shot at breaking his maiden.
3 - DELIGHTFUL ONE (4/1) . . .Came on strong last time out and finished a close third. Will look for a seam late. Can hit the money with clear sailing.
5 - JASPER LABROOK (3/1) . . .Broke and lost all chance last time. In previous races he was tough on the front. Will likely try for the top and is a contender with a flat mile.
6 - GYPSY LEATHER (6/1) . . .Winless in 18 starts, but was close last time despite being impeded early. Might sneak in for share.
1 - BS BLACKHAWK (15/1) . . .Has not been close in six starts this year. Rail and Oosting could lead to some improvement.
4 - FRONTIER MATT (15/1) . . .Did not do much of anything in his debut. Will need to show a little something before we can rate higher.
6 - MISSY MUFFLER (5/2) . . .Has really turned things around since dropping to claimers. Wired a similar field last week. Should extend winning streak to three.
1 - FOX VALLEY LILAC (3/1) . . .Looks like the main threat. Drops back to claimers, draws rail and gets Oosting. Does not win often, but looks like the main contender.
2 - TOWNE'S DARLIN (4/1) . . .Gets some post relief here. Figures to be in the mix throughout. Oosting opted to drive the #1.
7 - ANNIE'S MILE (6/1) . . .Parlayed perfect trip into a second place finish to the top pick last week. Won't have such a easy time from here, but appears to be a gimmick hopeful with a good early spot.
3 - SPUNKY BABY (8/1) . . .Winless in 16 tries this year. Was not all that close last time out. Pass.
4 - LANGTREE LILY (15/1) . . .Has not been remotely close in months. Pass.
5 - PEYTON'S PINKY (12/1) . . .Closed a little ground in the lane last week. Still needs to do much more before considering.
8 - BELLA DEONA (10/1) . . .Was a non-factor from the rail last time. Impossible to like from here.
7 - SPIRITUAL KING N (7/2) . . .Was tons the best last time out. Parked the first half and still drew off at the end. Can grind out another.
8 - MIKE LANIGAN (9/2) . . .Tough post, but this speedball will gun for the top. With Oosting back in the bike, he will battle all the way to the wire. One of many that are live here.
5 - SENSATIONAL BB (3/1) . . .Has hit the board in five straight. With live cover, this one could win another.
4 - ROCCO AND GAETANO (8/1) . . .12 year-old Affrunti trainee ships in from BMP, where he was a non-factor in two races. Making third start after a long layoff. Looks like he needs at least one more race, but respect for trainer keeps him in the Pick 4 ticket.
9 - TALK FOREVER (6/1) . . .Another 12-year-old that warrants consideration. Likes to win. Needs to carve out a trip from the second tier.
1 - WESTERN DEAL (10/1) . . .Has not hit the board in 13 starts this year, but is taking a big drop in class and draws the rail. Could be in a wake-up spot.
2 - CELTIC SEELSTER (15/1) . . .Parked out in his last three races. Gets post relief and regular driver back tonight. With an easier trip, this one could sneak in this at big odds.
3 - ROCKET DOG (12/1) . . .Has had excuses for last three defeats. Fits with these and is another that cannot be completely ruled out of this open race.
6 - TROIX HANOVER (12/1) . . .Usually shows speed, but his form has tailed off. Pass.
8 - MO VALLEY MAGGIE (10/1) . . .Back down in class after taking on much tougher over the last few weeks. Affrunti trainee can be quick off the gate. Will try to wire these.
6 - MACKENZIE'S POWER (6/1) . . .Is always a factor at this level. Figures to seek an early spot and possibly sit in the pocket behind the above.
1 - MS KATE (3/1) . . .Has hit the board in 12 of 19 starts this year. Is sharp and will be in contention throughout.
4 - DIXIE DARLIN (7/2) . . .Last two have been much better. Was parked much of the way last week and nearly pulled off the upset last week at BMP. Fast pace could set things up for her late move.
9 - STAR GAZED (8/1) . . .Comes back down to four claimers, where she is a much better fit. Will need Johnny Roberts to carve out a trip from here. Not impossible.
5 - FOX VALLEY KATRINA (9/2) . . .Was second best to a runaway winner last week. Rarely wins, but hits the board frequently. No surprise to see her round out this trifecta.
7 - HARRIET POTTER (12/1) . . .Was a non-factor last week. Hard to like after that dismal effort. Fits with these when right.
2 - CALISTA'S SHARK (12/1) . . .Was not too far off in a needed race last time out. Could build off that effort and be more of a factor here.
3 - LADY ANN SPUR (15/1) . . .Has not been very competitive over her last three. Needs to do much more.
5 - WES MANTOOTH (6/1) . . .Has not had the best position in recent races. Been facing tougher. With live cover, he could be more of a factor here. Faces a very soft group.
2 - HE'S BUCKS BEST (7/2) . . .Was not far off last time out against a bit tougher. Looks like a major contender against these.
1 - MY SECRET WEAPON (3/1) . . .Winless in 21 starts this season. Last race was impressive as he rallied for third. Should have good position from here.
6 - MY KIND OF TOWNE (10/1) . . .Was a non-factor last time. Switch to Warren might help cause.
4 - DM SULKY MAN (9/2) . . .Has not won in ages. Showed a little something last time as he snuck in for third. Could land in the money again.
7 - DARN SKIPPIE (15/1) . . .Sick scratch last time. Prior races were rather dull. Pass.
3 - SPRINGLAKE DRAGON (8/1) . . .Winless in 19 starts this year. Has not been close at all lately.
8 - ROLS ROYCE MINDALE (20/1) . . .Recent form is dull. Hard to like from out here.
9 - JUST US (12/1) . . .Judges scratch last time out. Prior races do not provide any reason for hope.
VIRTUAL MEMORY (1st)
FRUSTRATED FRAN (4th)
MISSY MUFFLER (9th)
FANCY CREEK IRIS (3rd)
BONEIRE'S BONANZA (8th)
MO VALLEY MAGGIE (11th)
$1 Pick 4 (Races 8 - 11):
2,7,8 / 6 / 1,4,5,7,8,9 / 6,8 = $36.00