Harness Racing: Hoosier Park plays for Oct. 13

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October 12th, 2021

(Each week, Cotolo employs money-management tactics to build wagers that focus on plump profits.)

For the program at Hoosier Park on Oct. 13, we suggest horses for selected plays that may fit in any type of wager.

Race 1

Without the flawed stride, #8 Coming Fashion has a good resume at Hawthorne against the likes of this class, and the morning line (ML) of 6-1 is fair if you get it.

Lewayne Miller dropped #7 Skyway Fashion last week and the inexperienced Swan For All colt responded. Still, he may be the second choice of the crowd here.

Race 5

Toss out last week’s loss in an odd-conditioned affair, and credit #3 Self Distancing with stepping up to this level after winning, and you have a good contender with an 8-1 ML. Britney Dillon’s barn maintains a good winning average and this Swan For All filly helps maintain it.

Also line out the two gallops that caused #2 Katie Doodle Dandy to exit the fields and Lewayne Miller’s Yankee Glide filly will strongly oppose a crowd-supported favorite.

Race 6

Two bet-backs return for this conditioned event and both fit firmly as contenders. A strong race from #7 Jet Wills picked up a check for third last week; it was his 10th time hitting the board in 13 tries, though he has not won yet. Breaking his maiden is again a good possibility, especially having more parimutuel race experience since leaving the fairs.

Finishing second last week at 14-1, #9 Vel Scotty Boy had the lead briefly late in the stretch before being nipped. He, too, has made most of his money hitting the board over a single win.

Race 7

Another good-when-not-galloping trotter bet-back is #8 Bravura. She should eventually live up to her breeding (by Explosive Matter with a Swan For All dam-sire). After qualifying at Vernon in July , she was shipped to her dam’s state and is still working her way into the best form.

With a questionable ML favorite in a weak field, #2 Text C Lind has a better chance than 7-2 and could go off a co-favorite by pennies.

Race 12

Jeff Cullipher’s #4 Premier Delainey comes from two sparkling efforts, one at 67-1, and though the Always A Virgin mare is bound to go off far lower than that, she is still a candidate for a top three finisher.

Beaten favorite #Kaks Rockin was hard used early in her most recent race, and she may enjoy the class drop here with a better distribution of power.