Holland's North American Free Picks for Aug. 11
Handicapper Tim Holland presents his expert picks for Parx Racing, Finger Lakes, Presque Isle Downs and Colonial Downs today.
Trainer Guerrero wins with 24% of his runners that have not raced for 46-90 days and sends out #4 Inter Miami (5-2), who has not been seen since winning at this distance at Gulfstream in mid-June. Son of Big Drama has won three of four starts over 6 furlongs and Guerrero has won with 19% of his runners since the beginning of the year. Colt can be on or near the lead from the start with Ocasio riding.
Blinkers and Lasix are added to #4 Ganondagan (4-1), who weakened to finish fourth after vying for the early lead over 5 furlongs last month in his first start for trainer Ferraro and first outing since his debut in March. Ferraro wins with 16% of his runners second off a layoff and gelding can be in the mix from the start with Hernandez retaining the mount.
Maidens over 6 furlongs include #9 The Man Can (8-1), a debuting son of young sire Can the Man, whose offspring have won 13% of their first outings. Works include a sharp 5-furlong move in :59 4/5 from the gate nine days ago for trainer Girten, who has won with five of his last 16 first-time starters. Gelding can win at first asking under Vickers, who has won with one of his last three rides for the barn.
One of few in here with racing experience is #12 No One to Blame (6-1), who gets Lasix added after flattening out to finish fifth in his debut over 5 furlongs on the main track at Delaware last month. Son of 15% grass sire Blame has worked well since his first outing for trainer Abbott, who has won with 12% of his runners this year. Bay can be along from off the pace with Coa in the irons.