Handicapping Picks for 03/22/2012

Race #6 - Rating = 3
#6 Centralinteligence - Fair odds 9/5
#2 Sahara Sky - Fair odds 9/5

Exactas: 2,6 over 2,3,4,6 (3 is Legal Separation, 4 is C J Russell)

Centralinteligence was overmatched in the opening day Grade 1 Malibu Stakes but missed by a half-length after leading late at this 2nd allowance level on 11/27 right before that and won on this main track at the one lower NW1X level before that so repeating either effort, which appears likely here, should be good for the win, with the only horse that could argue that being Sahara Sky. Sahara Sky is on the upswing after winning on 1/28 over the track at the NW1X level by 4 lengths then coming back to miss by a half-length at this level with a career best 108 Equibase speed Figure that is close to the 115 Centralinteligence earned when 2nd at the level on 11/27, and one that with logical improvement could put him right there on the wire with the top pick.

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