Nick Shiambouros heads to stunning Turf Paradise with two picks from the Thursday card…
Big Barrel massive likelihood
Big Barrel ought to show tough to beat on this $8.5k non-winner of three on the primary observe.
This gelding completed a distant second to Mr. Right Now in a $20k non-obligatory claimer over this course earlier this month. He was collared inside the ultimate furlong, and will solely plug on at one tempo within the closing phases. Trainer Jose Silva drops him aggressively and shortens him up in distance. Hopefully this may do the trick, as he has the type within the e book to take this. Anything round his Morning Line value of 3.55/2 will do.
Tibby Gee ultra-tough
Tibby Gee is my greatest guess of the day on this $3.5 non-winner of two on the primary observe.
This mare completed third to Red Noon Rising in a $10k non-winner of two over this course eight days in the past. She put in some good work within the closing phases, however did not ship a challenger behind the straightforward winner. This was a promising effort and can be suited by the marginally longer journey. Trainer Justin Evans has had a quick begin to the assembly with a 33% strike fee. Evans locations his horses the place they are often aggressive, and drops her to the backside degree. This ought to convey a few a lot improved efficiency and suggest backing her at 3.02/1.