Holland's North American picks for May 26

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TwinSpires Staff

May 26th, 2020

Handicapper Tim Holland brings his daily picks caravan to Assiniboia Downs as Will Rogers Downs has concluded their meet, find Tim's race picks below.

by Tim Holland

Assiniboia Downs

Race 4

#2 Shiloh’s Phil (6-1) has not been seen since leading from the start to win over 7 furlongs here last August and has a record of 27-8-5-3 on this oval. 8-year-old posted a decent 4-furlong work in :49 4/5 recently for trainer Mustard, who won with one of his last eight runners that had not raced for 90+ days. Mare can be on or near the lead from the start with Chadee riding.

Race 5

Trainer Dickey wins with 10% of his runners that have not raced for 90+ days and saddles #3 Razzlemedazzleme (3-1), who has not raced since weakening to finish third over 7 furlongs at this level in early September. Daughter of Gio Ponti has a record of 6-2-2-1 on this track and has been working well for Dickey, who wins with 16% of his claimers. Filly can be in the early mix with Whitehall in the saddle.

Race 6

Claimers going 5 furlongs include #2 Legendary Larry (3-1), who comes off a weakening sixth-place finish at Fonner Park in his latest last month, from which race the second- and third- place finishers both won next out. Trainer Gourneau wins with 13% of his runners in claiming events and son of Star Guitar has won four of 19 starts at this distance. Chestnut may have a fitness edge over most in here and can be in good early position with Chickeness up.

Fonner Park

Race 2

#5 Knight Disruptor (7-2) rallied from just off the pace to win his latest over 6 furlongs here last month and won his one previous start at this distance. Trainer Martinez wins with 19% of her runners that won last time out and son of Violence has a record of 4-2-1-0 on this track. Gelding can be forwardly placed throughout under Armando Martinez, who has won with 35% of his rides for the barn in the past 60 days.

Race 5

An optional claiming event going 6 furlongs includes #7 Be My Shadow (7-2), who was outfinished late when second over the track and distance in his latest earlier this month. Gelding has a record of 23-7-2-6 on this oval and trainer Johnson wins with 14% of his runners in allowance events. Chestnut can be stalking the early leaders under Olesiak, who has won with 24% of his mounts for Johnson in the last two months.

Race 7

Trainer Anderson has won with 20% of his runners this meet and saddles #2 Lovethatcause (2-1), who has won his last two outings, most recently when drawing off by 4 1/2 lengths over the track and distance last month. Gelding has a record of 5-2-2-1 on this oval and Anderson wins with 19% of his runners that won last time out. Dark bay can be on or near the early lead with Olesiak in the irons.