Handicapping Picks for 03/18/2012

Race #7 - Rating = 2
#7 Canonize - Fair odds 2/1
#4 Gladding - Fair odds 7/2

Canonize drops from grade 2 stakes (after a 4th) back to a 70K listed stakes, the same as the 63K classified allowance he ran at right before that, winning easily by 2 ½ lengths with a n effort that wins here if repeated. Gladding is the horse Canonize has to run down to win, having led from the start in his last 3 races, all graded stakes, so if allowed an easy lead in his 2nd race back from a layoff he could prove difficult to catch.

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