Handicapping Picks for 04/20/2012

Race #7 - Rating = 1
#3 Tiz Point - Fair odds 9/5
#5 Vibrato Jazz - Fair odds 5/2
#2 Blingo - Fair odds 3/1

Tiz Point moves back to turf where he won here at SA one before last and before an irrelevant try in a graded stakes and on the main track. The win came with the addition of Blinkers and with Bejarano in the saddle as today, Rafael returning to ride after a one race absence and the win coming when controlling the pace in front from start to finish as he can do today in this short field devoid of early speed except his.

Vibrato Jazz won at this 9 furlong turf trip one before last when breaking his maiden and like the top pick gets a jockey change BACK to the rider (Rosario) that guided him to victory, so he’s got a nice shot to revert to winning form.

Blingo won his career debut last fall in a turf route, no easy task, then ran twice in the main track and not nearly as well, both tries in graded stakes, the most recent in the same San Felipe Stakes that Tiz Point didn’t fare very well in. Back on the sod he’s got a big shot to be rolling late but could be at a disadvantage in a short field without much pace unless one of the other 3 wants to take on Tiz Point in the early stages.

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