Handicapping Picks for 01/22/2012

Race #6 - Rating = 2
#1 Quintons Destiny - Fair odds 2/1
#5 Hostile Waters - Fair odds 7/2

Trifectas: 1, 5 with 1, 5 with ALL then ALSO 1,5 with ALL with 1,5

Quintons Destiny gets a made-to-order pace scenario for his late kick, with FIVE of the other SEVEN bent on having the lead from the start at any cost. Coming off a head defeat at the wire at the level over the track he’s going to be very tough to keep from running by the field at the end. Hostile Waters is the other closer of note, likely to go to post at high odds so giving us a good shot for profit in the little trifecta recommendation above. This gelding finished fast off a layoff here at SA in January 2011 to be 2nd at 70 to 1 then won from off the pace at SA before a poor effort on grass, two races later going on the shelf in April and returning today with a shot to fire a similar good shot fresh for a piece at the least.

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