Wednesday’s 5th race from Canterbury Park is the 50,000 Minnesota HBPA Distaff Stakes for fillies and mares running one mile on the grass course (start time 8:10 p.m. EDT).
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No. 1 MEDALLA MATCH (5-1) stretches and returns to the turf on his second start after a layoff. She ran well in several grass races last year and should make her presence felt everywhere.
No. 4 Rush Hour Traffic (9-2) is a precocious mare making her first start in over five months. She shoots for it, manages any foot and frequently finishes in the top three.
No. 6 Niceno (2-1) is a late runner hoping for a pace duel between my top two picks. She has the best late pace ratings and can get there if the course of the race suits her.
No. 7 Lady Hideaway (3-1) won three straight local grass races last summer. It’s her first outing in more than eight months and she will try to get involved later.
No. 1 to win
Box Exacta 1-4
Recent Best Bet Winners
May 5 – Tom’s Regret ($6.40), trifecta ($430.80)
May 6 – Olympiad ($3.80), exacta ($12.00)
May 7 – Jackie’s Warrior / Reinvestment Risk / Trifecta Aloha West ($47.60)
May 10 – Li’l Jimmi Sue ($5.00), exacta ($11.00)
May 12 – I’m Blushing ($7.20)
May 13 – Teddy’s Barino ($4.00), trifecta ($65.80)
May 15 – Arzak/Tap It To Win exacta ($33.10)
May 18 – Thealligatorhunter ($2.80) – tied
May 20 – First Captain/Vindictive exacta ($42.00)
May 22 – Doc Adams ($5.60)