Holland's North American Free Picks for Aug. 11

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August 10th, 2020

Handicapper Tim Holland presents his expert picks for Parx Racing, Finger Lakes, Presque Isle Downs and Colonial Downs today.


Race 8

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.

Finger Lakes

Race 5

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.

Presque Isle

Race 4

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.

Colonial Downs

Race 7

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.