Medalla Match lights the fuse in Canterbury

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).

Click here to Canterbury Park registrations, results

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.

Paris :

No. 1 to win

Box Exacta 1-4

Trifecta 1-4/1-4-6-7/1-4-6-7

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)