Plainridge Park Picks

By Lenny Calderone

Posted: November 02, 11:50 AM

Plainridge Park

November 02 2017

7:49 AM

Plainridge Park Picks

Thursday, November 2nd

By Lenny Calderone

RACE – 1

TOP PICK: #5 – OSTRICH BLUE CHIP – is having a sensational year with 6 wins in 10 starts and nearly $100,000 in seasonal earnings; one to down.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS: #2 – BLACK BROADWAY & #3 – OSPREY IMPACT

RACE 2 –

TOP PICK: #5 – ONE SWAN FOR ALL – has fallen on hard times but takes an eye-popping class drop and should be able to stride home ahead of his rivals.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS: #3 – CHERRY CROWN JEWEL & #6 - DAGGET

RACE 3 –

TOP PICK:  #7 – FIRE N DIAMONDS – is in razor sharp form; aged mare comes off an easy win via the wire to wire route versus similar kind and should be able to put this group away despite drawing outside.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS:  #2 – SHADYTOUCH & #5 – B B HAPPY

RACE 4 –

TOP PICK: #4 – STINGY – has been ultra consistent at this level; gets driver switch to Bruce Aldrich Jr and may respond with supreme effort.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS:  #3 – MARY GIRL & #5 – BACK STAGE

RACE 5 –

TOP PICK: #3 – HAILSTORM VOLO – has ripped off back to back wins and seems poised for another winning journey.

OTHER TOP CONTENDERS: #7 – DIMES MAKE DOLLARS & #4 – ALTERNAT THURSDAYS

RACE 6 –

TOP PICK:  #7 – A HARD DAYS NIGHT – ships in from Scarborough Downs with 12 victories in 26 starts this season; aged trotting miss doesn’t look too bad and may be overlooked in the wagering department; worth a gander.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS:  #3 – CAVIART CATERINA & #4 – CAVIART SHELLY

RACE 7 – TOP PICK: #6 – MASTER OF LAW – grabbed lead past ¼ then held off all challengers in convincing win as betting choice upon arrival from Hoosier Park; hard to deny off last.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS: #2 – WIND AND A PRAYER & #3 – UGLY STIK

RACE 8 –

TOP PICK:  #4 – ANDRIY FORTUNA – gets a big vote of confidence based on driver change to Bruce Aldrich Jr this afternoon.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS: #7 – MIDNITE CRAZE & #6 – ONLY PASSING THRU

RACE 9 –

TOP PICK: #7 – SGT MOLLY PITCHER – is a beaten favorite in last two; mare has good early speed and could return to the promised land with a supreme effort from post 7.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS: #8 – GOLDEN IDOL & #5 – MAKE MAGIC

RACE 10 –

TOP PICK: #3 – DECADENCE – is only 1 for 21 lifetime but has been freshened up since last start back on 10/8 at  Lexington; board tells story on this 3 y o trotting filly who hails from top trotting connections.

OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS: #1 – DOULLY & #2 – BOLD FRESH