Handicapping Picks for 02/17/2012

Race #4 - Rating = 2
#7 Teroda - Fair odds 9/5
#2 Talktoomuch - Fair odds 2/1

Exactas: 7 with 1,2,4 and (reverse) 1,2,4 with 7
#1 is Hard to Resist, #4 is Cayanna

Teroda is a very consistent filly who likes this downhill turf sprint trip, with a win by 3 lengths one before last at the one lower NW1X allowance level and with a fine runner-up effort to downhill specialist, and multiple stakes winner, Unzip Me. Back in allowance company and with a repeat of that last effort in this field she should win. Talktoomuch rallied from mid-pack to miss by a nose and a head on the line at the level and trip, her first start since 5 months off, which gives her a decent shot to improve and two win just as she did nearly a year ago at this identical condition when in for the optional 62,500 claiming price as she is today.

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