Note: The goal of “On The Contrary” is to point out several horses every day who may be overlooked in the wagering and who can possibly add value to trifectas and superfectas (in high holes and low) and to Pick 3s, Pick 4s, etc. We will not be making “selections” per se in “On the Contrary.” Rather, we’ll encourage readers to give extra consideration to certain horses who may seem a little overmatched at first glance–but who are in fact the type of horses we often build our bets around. >>See related interview on betting longshots.
6-1 on ML:
Pace Projector has her on a clear early lead in a race projected to favor speed. She is facing much easier today. Her recent dirt figures are strong in here. The negative here is that she trained poorly the other day. But Spawr can be hard to read.
8-1 on ML:
She is not anywhere close to being the best horse in this race. However, she seems to have a solidity about her, and her connections attract no money. She is one we would definitely use underneath.
Rodeo Drive Diva:
20-1 on ML:
She has no talent whatsover and there is essentially no chance she will win this race. But she can certainly handle the distance and pass exhausted horses late. So we’ll include her on the bottom of supers if we see something like 40-1 up there.
Cause Ur My Babe:
8-1 on ML:
Pace Projector has her on a clear early lead in a race projected to favor speed. She got out of her game last time but still ran decently. Returned to train well. Not as talented as the best of these but looks useful for exotics at a price.
15-1 on ML:
Lightly raced six-year-old gets the blinkers off today. Plus he draws well and has been training very well. Would not exclude him from exotics at what should be a big price.
My Samurai Warrior:
12-1 on ML:
Ran a huge race in a sprint three back (111). Then he went to the sidelines. He was