Whenever there is a $1.2 million pick-six carryover that figures to lead to a total pool of $4.5 million, the urge to jump in and take a shot at that life-changing score is immense. One of the keys to success, however, as well as keeping the cost of your ticket down, is to find two or three singles so you can go deep in the tougher races.
Well, consider these singles on your ticket today:
RIBALD (Sixth) — This Art Sherman-trained gelding is perhaps the trip play of the day. He hopped at the start and was 4- and 3-wide in his last start as the even-money favorite. He retains the services of Tyler Baze, and you’re likely to draw a better price today.
STREET BOSS (10th) — The 4-year-old son of Street Cry is developing into the top sprinter on the West Coast for a man, Bruce Headley, who is famous for training top-notch sprinters. Remember Kona Gold? This guy appears to be Breeders’ Cup-bound, and nothing in today’s Triple Bend Handicap field looks capable of stopping him.
SURPRISES WELCOMED (11th) — The 3-year-old Storm Cat filly has been right there in both career starts and looks to be the class of the field in the pick-six finale. Her turf debut figures to be a winning one.