Capital OTB’s “Featured Race of the Day”

Every racing day, Capital OTB will be providing you with a “Featured Race of the Day”. We will identify the pace of the race, tactical advantages, key percentages, recent trends, and other helpful hints. All for the purposes of seeing you win big!



Monday 02-19-2018

Fair Grounds Race 8

1 M 70 Yds

Allowance Optional Claimer.

Purse: $43,000

Pace Factor

The pace of the race should be set by #5 Alternative Route (ML 6-1) and #4 San Elijo (ML 5-1). The horses taking stalking roles should be #1 Bobby’s Wicked One (ML 4-1), #2 Big Gemmy (ML 8-1) and #8 Trappezoid (ML 8-1). The horses that have shown closing speed are #9 Lone Sailor (ML 9-2), #6 Dark Templar (ML 7-2) and #3 Soul Beam (ML 15-1).

Key Percentages

#5 She’s a Julie (ML 12-1) … Listed jockey is winning at a 15% clip.

Recent Trends

#1 Actress on Board (ML 20-1) … Horse is only horse in the race that is a maiden.

Overall View

Dark Templar is a very light favorite and the eight race at Fair Grounds is a very good betting race. Dark Templar is a very balanced horse, he can get to the lead, sit a stalking role and show a closing kick which does stand out on paper. Alternative Route will try and wire the field setting the pace along with San Elijo. Both of these horse have experience at the track and both are coming off wins. They are very vulnerable in this race because of the amount of closing speed the race has. One of those closer is Lone Sailor who raced in the Grade 3 Lecomte last time out over the Fair Grounds surface. The horse is dropping in class which should help him be very competitive at very nice ML price.

Picks: 6-5

Sullivan Crotty

About Sullivan Crotty

Sullivan grew up two blocks from Saratoga Race Course, got involved with horse racing from his father at a young age, who used to breed and own race horses. Graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY. He played college football at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.

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