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No Fighting This Let 8 Ride Success Story

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Ed DeRosa

August 10th, 2015

John G. Dooley and I were feeling pretty good about ourselves last week when—for the second consecutive week—we tabbed the odds on favorite as our #Let8Ride selection, but the popular winners the were just launching pads to untold riches for a pair of TwinSpires.com players who went four-for-four to win a combined $7,800 on $32 total bet.

Teresa D. of Connecticut connected two weeks ago, turning $24 into $4,437 before Bart F. of New York went from $8 into $3,363 last week.

This week’s game features double the prize for the same entry fee: $3,000 up for grabs (instead of the usual $1,500) for starting an $8 win parlay on the eighth race on Thursday at Arlington International Racecourse, and the action kicks off with a maiden special weight race for fillies going a mile on the turf.

We’ve gone with chalk the last two weeks, and the top two choices on the morning line-- #7 Kissed by a Rose (5-to-2) and #8 Hope’s Blossom (3-to-1)—look formidable, but we’ll step a little out of the comfort zone this week for our top selection: #6 No Fighting (6-to-1).

This Midlantic shipper makes her first start for trainer Ingrid Mason, who is having a good meeting so far (22% winners and positive ROI on the year) and does especially well with first-time trainees (24% w/ +95% ROI). Mason also booked the services of Julio Felix, who hops off #4 Sweet Cora C and is 10-for-33 when riding for this trainer.

But what of No Fighting’s talent? Well, she’s flashed some in her four losses, having made moves at various points in each race without being able to get the job done. From a standpoint she’ll need to improve, but her class fits with these, and as fifth choice on the morning line in a field of eight the value will be there for capable connections.

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