Holland's North American Free Racing Picks for Aug. 4

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August 4th, 2020

Handicapper Tim Holland provides free picks for Indiana Grand, Parx Racing, Lone Star Park, and Canterbury Park.

Indiana Grand

Race 4

#7 Prioritizer (8-1) has not been seen since fading to finish fourth after leading early in his debut at Fair Grounds in December, from which race the winner and third-place finisher both won next time out. Son of Creative Cause is a half-brother to six winners and works include a bullet 5-furlong move in 1:01 at Churchill a week ago for trainer Desormeaux, who wins with 12% of his runners that have not raced for 90+ days and with 10% of his second-time starters. Gray figures to be sent early with Carroll riding.

Race 9

Trainer Cox wins with 26% of his second-time starters and saddles #1 More Than Unusual (7-2), who has not been seen since closing to finish fourth at this distance in her debut at Churchill in early June. Daughter of 13% grass sire More Than Ready is out of a stakes-winning mare and has been working well for Cox, who has won with 31% of his runners at this meet. Filly can be along from off the pace under De la Cruz, who has won with 29% of his rides for the barn in the past two months.


Race 7

#3 Ghost Game (6-1) has not been seen since being claimed by Tyler Servis when closing to finish third at Churchill in early June. Servis won with two of his last four runners first off the claim, and son of Ghostzapper has won one of four career outings. Blinkers are added and colt can be stalking the early pace under Salgado, who won on his latest mount for this stable.

Lone Star Park

Race 1

Maiden juveniles include #5 Captain Comeback (20-1), who debuts for 18% first-out trainer Craddock. Gelding has an excellent win-early pedigree being by Goldencents and out of a mare by Distorted Humor and Craddock has won with 12% of his runners this year. Chestnut has been working well and could surprise at first asking.

Canterbury Park

Race 6

Trainer Berndt wins with 24% of his runners third time off a layoff and saddles #5 Dreaming Biz (8-1), who closed to finish fourth in her latest here last month in her second start after an 11-month break. Daughter of Fed Biz has won one of two starts on turf for Berndt, who has won with 19% of his starters at this meet. Filly can be along late with Eikleberry retaining the mount.