Jeff Siegel's Prime Picks for Friday, Jan. 23

Not surprisingly we have another Pick-6 to shoot for today – $91,353 from yesterday – and unlike yesterday’s card in which a carryover seemed inevitable, today’s program looks to be hitable. So we’ll give it our best shot. The 3rd race kicks things off in an event that was transferred from turf to the main track. The first timers don’t look especially attractive, so #8 Air Strike could be tough to beat. He exits a hot maiden race at Woodbine (he didn’t break well) and has winning connections. Certainly he’s eligible to make a major forward move in just his second career start and he recently worked in company with Shafted, an impressive allowance winner earlier this meeting. The Dave Hofmans trained #9 Luckiest Man ran well in a very competitive race last summer at Del Mar and could be the speed of the speed. The 4th race is a modest straight maiden event on the main track and the two we’ll use are #1 Bostoner and #3 Lowther Street. The former had a nice recent sprint prep down the hill and stretches out from the rail while retaining Bejarano. The Mitchell-trained colt should be primed for his best. Lowther Street has been something of a money burner so far but he’s a solid fit on numbers and really won’t have to improve much to win. The 5th race is another off-the-turfer. #7 Draft Choice always has been a bit suspect under pressure in the final furlong – he has one win from 10 starts along with eight seconds and thirds – but in a field without an undue amount of pace, he’ll be close up throughout. Maybe the switch to Gomez will help. I’m not sure I’d trust him as a single, but I really don’t know who the second (or third) horse would be. The 6th race is a bottom of the barrel router and #2 Stormin Away has to be used strictly on back class. He’s not the kind of horse you’d ever consider playing straight, but off the chance that this huge class dropper has at least one more good one left in him, you use him. One would think that he must be reasonably okay for Gomez to take the mount. #6 One Shot may be short on class but he’s at trier in good form and if Stormin Away doesn’t fire, the Gallagher-trained gelding provides some insurance. Use as many as you can afford to use in the 7th race, an off-the-turf sprint for 3-year-olds. Mullins has a pair of speed types - #2 Leedstheway and #5 Lordgivemealift – and we’ll assume he’ll instruct his riders not to duel each other into defeat. Which one will take back? Who knows, so we’ll use them both. #8 Preemo seems to developing into a solid late-running sprinter but does he (along with #6 Dream Now) require turf for his best? The 8th race is a maiden claimer with two main contenders. #4 Rev Her Up, in the money in her last pair, exits a hot race and gets a good spot to make amends for her recent failure at even money. #8 Dixie Lucky ran quite well in her debut and today surfaces for new trainer Hollendorfer while returning at the same level. She shows a :58 and change workout since her debut and gets Gomez. Our ShowVivor selection for today is: #3 Lowther Street (4th race)