Player Quick Pick for 1/23/2014

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Molly Jo Rosen

January 23rd, 2014

Australia A Race 6 Post Time 9:22 pt Benchmark 60 5 1/2 f. Track-Good

This is going to be a very competitive race,  with an argument for each horse in the field could win. If it goes off without any incident, here is the way I see it playing out and how I would wager.

Let's start with the 6 RISKY ADDICTION coming off a 145 day layoff, he came right out of the gate for the win. Most horses need one or two starts to get into that form after such a long layoff. And he did it against the same class of horses he will be going against tonight. The next one I want to look at is the 3 CLIFFSMAN. He also won on his last time out. A very nice horse but seems to love second place. In 12 career starts, he has 5 seconds. On this surface, in 9 career starts, he has 4 second place finishes. In saying that he has one of the best 5 1/2 f time of this group. In two starts back running a 1:03 flat.

My top pick is the 4 I'M USAIN. To me he looks much like the best here, although still green with just 4 career starts, he has won 3 of those while finishing third in his first career start. His last two starts have been at this track, winning both. The last at a benchmark 60 where he blundered the start and came out dead last. He quickly recovered getting a trailing spot in 4th position, he stalked then cleared them all in the straight and still had plenty left. My long shot play is on the 7 LIFOU.The 6 yr old is the veteran of this field. He won his last start out but takes a small step up in class today. If this horse can run back to the class that he use to run in, he could win easily and adds top jockey Mitchell Bell.

My bet would be: 4-3-6-7