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8-25-19 Golden Gate

Matt Matuska

Golden Gate Race 8

#2 HOW'S MY HERO (7-2)

The July 27th race at Sac that HOW’S MY HERO and POTENTE ALBA are coming out of was fast for this level and the winner came back to validate the nice rating with a win against tougher on Friday. This likely could come down to those 2 contenders going 1-2 in here and will be the only ones we finish out with on our Pick 4 and Pick 5.

With the track playing to speed even more than usual at this 5.5F distance so far this season, POTENTE ALBA’s early zip is a huge weapon and nice advantage. He finished slightly ahead of HOW’S MY HERO in the July 27 race and gets to shorten up just a bit from 6F which will help, but HOW’S MY HERO shows that he moves up on the GG surface over the dirt fair tracks, and he was slightly bothered by POTENTE ALBA drifting out and the eventual winner kicking on by on his outside which made a tight space to bull between and he was reluctant to do so. The 3/4 length margin could easily have been reversed and we will play for that here making HERO our top call over the speedy POTENTE ALBA.


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