Handicapper Tim Holland brings us free picks from Belterra Park, Canterbury, Indiana Grand and Lone Star today.
#2 Redemption Day (12-1) makes her first start for trainer Brisset and was last seen when giving way badly to an unplaced finish on Gulfstream’s main track in early-April in her second outing. Daughter of Quality Road is a half-sister to Improbable, who won the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) earlier this year. Filly should be suited to turf and can be tough here with Achard riding.
Trainer Sims wins with 24% of his runners second time off a layoff and saddles #5 Forbetterorworse (9-2), who drops in class off a fading sixth place at Churchill last month in his first start in over a year. Son of Majesticperfection is a half-brother to four winners and Sims has won with 13% of his starters this year. Gelding can be near the front from the start with Mojica up.
Little early pace may help the chances of #2 Lucky Be a Lady (5-2), who was not a factor facing better after a slow start at Churchill last month in her first outing since early-November. Daughter of Itsmyluckyday finished third in one previous try on this oval, and dark bay figures to be the one to catch with Court remaining aboard.
#2 Purple Monster (7-2) has won 1-of-3 starts on this track and was last seen when third at Tampa in early-May. Trainer Padilla wins with 13% of his runners in claiming events and has won with four of his 21 starters at this meet. Gelding can be forwardly placed throughout under Quinonez, who has won with 19% of his rides for the barn in the past 60 days.
Lone Star Park
Trainer Pish wins with 17% of his runners second off a layoff and sends out #6 Miss Yachty (4-1), who made belated progress while unplaced over 5 1/2 furlongs here last month in her first start since September. Gray has won 1-of-3 career starts for Pish, who wins with 14% of his runners going from a sprint to a route. Filly can be in good early position with Luzzi retaining the mount.