Hoosier Park Harness Racing

Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for July 17

The 10TH Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday is a non-winners of four event for fillies and mares that attracted a nice field of 10 chasing a $7,000 purse. The pacing event looks like a great betting race and it kicks off the late Pick 5 (Race 10-through-14) and offers a guaranteed $20,000 trifecta pool.

Don’t forget to get your GAIT INSURANCE before the Race of the Week! Your $5 WIN BET will be refunded if your horse breaks stride and loses the race!

HELEN’S GIRL (#10) (12-1) was assigned a tough starting post but shows improving form and must be considered a serious contender in the affair. The three-year-old daughter of Straight Shooting got off to a slow start in 2019 in her first three assignments, but the Florida-bred has turned things around in a big way since. Trained by Wiliam Crone, the bay was a smart winner two prior and finished a creditable third with similar last time out. Trace Tetrick will drive the upset chance.

ROCK FLUSH (#6) (3-1) brings top form to the field with consecutive wins to her credit and the Rockin Image filly possesses big speed. She uses her main weapon to put away foes away early and the sophomore has recorded all but one of her wins on this oval. Sam Widger will be in the bike.

THAT’S A BINGO (#4) (9-2) made two moves when second-best in a similar spot recently. The Alvin Miller trainee sped to the front early, relaxed in third to the top of the stretch and came again under the wire, posting a :28 ⅖ final quarter-mile. Sophomore filly by Shadyshark Hanover has won or placed in four straight, and the Indiana-bred is a must use with Peter Wrenn in the sulky.

Sneaky contender SKYWAY ATHENA (#5) (6-1) was a nine-time winner in 2018 who might be coming back into form. The Don Eash charge has placed in two of her last three, and the move to put Lewayne Miller in the controls last time was a wise one. Four-year-old daughter of Rockin Image showed a nice turn or foot three back when rallying into a swift pace and could sit a similar trip against this field today.

(c) Photo courtesy of Jamie Linscott/Hoosier Park

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Hoosier Park Harness Racing

Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for July 3

The 4th Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday is a non-winners of four/optional claiming event for pacers. The one-mile endeavor features a $7,000 purse and looks to be a most competitive assignment for the nine fillies and mares that are entered.

Don’t forget to get your GAIT INSURANCE before the Race of the Week! Your $5 WIN BET will be refunded if your horse breaks stride and loses the race!

MJ’S REFLECTION (#9) (6-1) shows excellent current form and has displayed her versatility from a pair of wins in succession leading up to this test. The three-year-old daughter of Rockin Image led throughout in a facile tally two back, which preceded a late-running victory when she had just one horse beaten in early stretch. Indiana-bred has posted 27-and-change closing quarters in two straight and she will be moving best in the lane with Luke Plano in the sulky.

THAT’S A BINGO (#6) (7-2) could be the one to beat for trainer Alvin Miller. The Shadyshark Hanover filly has made the frame in a trio of races in succession, including a nice tally two races prior against a bit better. Third in a swiftly run race last week, the speedy filly gets off as well as any in the cast and should be first or second in the early stages with Ricky Macoumber in the bike.

QUEENS N TENS (#3) (4-1) finally receives a favorable post slot after being hung wide in each of her four assignments in 2019. Four-year-old Indiana-bred has been facing much better at Scioto Downs of late, and she could pop a big one in this affair with the class drop and venue change. Michael Oosting will drive the brown lass and the mare will be closer to the early action than she has been in her recent performances.

KAK’S ROCKIN (#4) (5-2) was just fourth most recently, but the Jeff Cullipher pupil finished runner-up three back and was a going-away winner two prior. Rockin Image three-year-old lacks consistency but has proven on more than one occasion that she could be up to the task with her best. Sam Widger will guide the Indiana-bred, who will be rallying from well off the pace in this event. Kak’s Rockin might be overbet, but she still merits a winning chance for top connections.

 

(c) Jamie Linscott/Hoosier Park

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