Bret Battaglia’s Picks: Sunday, February 1 CAT takes a big drop in class after 1 POLLARD’S a few even efforts and looks like he’s in a good DAN was no match for an impressive 6 CASINO winner last time out, but was second best in that spot to pick up the maiden win here. MAD ABOUT MAX was second at this level in his last start back in December and looks like the main competition. GUARDSMAN drops in class and has to be considered. one. He figures to show some speed again today and rates a slight edge in a very well-matched field. PUPPY MANNERS comes in off a solid effort in the Prairie Bayou despite having some trouble. He figures to move forward in his second start over the track and looks like the one to beat. VANITY FEATURE moves around two turns for the first time and definitely looks capable of winning today. SO VAIN has looked impressive winning 2 I’M each of her last two starts here at Turfway and looks tough to beat again today. ROB AND JON’S GIRL ran a game second behind the top pick last time out and would be no surprise here. ROYAL ALLUVIAL didn’t fire as the favorite last time out, but is capable of better. FRAZIER drops in for a tag for the first 3 HOLY time after an even effort in his first start over the track and is the choice for the win here. H’S CAT was no match for the winner at this same level last time out and is a contender. ITSWINEOCLOCK looked very sharp drawing off to break his maiden by eight in his last start and could be dangerous today. GRACIE SHINE comes in off an impressive 4 WILL win and gets in light again today with Gilligan back in the irons. Give her a slight edge in a wideopen field. I CEE’S TIGER has been second in two of her last three starts and looks like the one to beat again today. TRUE STARLET has five wins over the track here at Turfway and picks up Ouzts today. STANDARD makes his debut for Ward 5 ROYAL who is always tough to beat with first time starters. BENJAMIN CHURCH drops in class and shows a nice work over the track since his last race. SOLRAC was well beaten last time out, but was second at this same level before that one and looks like a contender today. LANE has run well in each of her 7 PETTICOAT last three starts and looks best in a wide-open field. BOCCE shows a series of decent efforts over the track this winter and looks capable of winning here. MARDI’S TOUGH GAME won against similar two starts back and has to be considered. KITTEN looked very sharp beating a 8 LUCKY tough field last time out in his second start back from a layoff. A repeat of that effort would make him tough to beat again today. BEN BAUN ran a game second last time out in his first attempt against winners and definitely looks like a contender again today. EMKANAAT has been off since the fall when he showed some decent form on the grass in New York and could be tough if he takes to the Polytrack. GIT YER GUN takes a big drop in class 9 LUSTY in her first start since November and could be tough to beat here if she’s ready. HEY JUDY was well-beaten as the favorite last time out in her first start over the track, but drops in class and should move forward off of that one. RED HOT PLOT won impressively two starts back against similar and would be no surprise here.
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