Race Preview: Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap - December 21, 2013

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Matt Carter

December 21st, 2013

Fair Grounds Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap Saturday, December 21, 2013 Race 9 - Post Time 5:48 pm ET

PURE TACTICS will be a long shot in the Diliberto Memorial Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds, but he is worth a look.  The son of Pure Prize has two wins and a second in four starts over the turf course and is coming out of a good second place finish two months ago at Keeneland.  In his last five starts off a layoff, Pure Tactics has three wins and one second.  KING DAVID is the "resume" play of the field.  The four-year-old won the Grade 1 Jamaica in October 2012  and has subsequently finished third in a pair of Grade 3 races.  Look for him late in a race that should unfold at a pretty swift pace.  COMPLIANCE OFFICER may sit the best trip, just off the front-runners.  A NY-bred, Compliance Officer has won 12 of his 33 career starts and has been in-the-money a total of 22 times.  In July 2012 he finished second in the Grade 3 Poker over the turf at Belmont Park.  DADDY NOSE BEST could complete the superfecta.