Thursday was not good as we only hit on a place from four selections. Plenty of Extra Places races on the slate however for Friday so we go again and all of our selections are from early in the evening. As always all the picks come from outside of the three favourites according to the Morning Line odds…

US Horse Racing Tips – Friday 11 August, 2023

  • Back Gizmo’s Mission e/w in the 18:05 at Woodbine @ SP
  • Back Prins Fire e/w in the 18:26 at Laurel Park @ SP
  • Back Souped Up e/w in the 18:36 at Woodbine @ SP

I’d like to start with a small bit of an editorial of frustration. Yesterday my top tip was No Salt who was the joint-fifth choice in a seven-horse race according to the Morning Line odds. I thought it was a great value play. He went off as the 9/5 favourite…and finished five of six (with a non-runner). Sometimes you feel like you’ve read the form correctly only for it to fall short.

Anyway enough of my sulking, back on the horse as it were today and in a sprint turf race up at Woodbine (18:05) where the three-year-old Gizmo’s Mission hasn’t looked good on track but his bullet work has been very impressive, so you feel that at some point he’ll put it all together and get towards to the pointy end of a race. His first run was a solid second-place but he followed that up with a sixth and a seventh. This will be his first run on turf having raced on the all-weather so that is an interesting wrinkle/ Feel that there is some potential here and should be a decent price to place.

Another longshot selection coming up where the five-year-old Prins Fire has steadily improved so far this year and keeps going up in distance. He’s entered in the 18:26 at Laurel Park and I’ve always been a fan of Friesan Fire colts. What I like about this horse is that he seems to be taking to added distance with each run plus his only two bullets on record were both quick enough. Another place shot here.

The second-race at the Canadian track (18:36) has me taking the sixth-choice of seven where another three-year-old could be a great pick to place. Souped Up has finished fifth and ninth in his previous two, both on turf. His first three races were a runner-up and two wins, both on the all-weather. He’s back on the a/w here and with that record on this surface, got to fancy a little dabble.

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