Harness Racing: Hoosier Hi-5 plays for July 29
A guaranteed High-5 pool, non-jackpot paying, 20-cent minimum, 12% takeout highlight the last race of the July 29 program. Here are some choices you should consider (with brief comments, in post position order) when building a strong ticket.
#1 Lucid Dreams
Top trainer Britney Dillon just missed winning with this colt on July 16 on a smart drop in this lower class and returns to complete a sharp mile.
#3 Vegas Again
Toss out his break last race, a bad trip at Scioto and a too-tough field, and you return to June 23 when he was a beaten favorite with these types, and you’ll gain confidence in his ability to finish in the top five.
#4 Flying Wingard A
Bettors will applaud this drop in class but winning won’t inflate a Hi-5 payout. Though he hasn’t raced in three weeks, trainer Tyler George has found soft conditions to send this one sailing.
#8 One Cool Cat
This is a longshot candidate for an upset win (if he goes off near his 8-1 morning line). Toss out the last race and you have the colt that beat Lucid Dreams and has been well supported recently.
#9 Brother Dick
Given a softer field, as he gets here, this sophomore son of JK Endofanera has a shot to take it all and certainly sits well to take one share of the five finishing positions.
The Michigan pacer shipped well in June and was in the thick of Hoosier finishes at this level. His post increases his value, as he closes well enough to finish at big odds that inflate your ticket.