RACE 6 SCRATCH TIME CHANGES VICTORIA SEMALU, S. Filion to C. Christoforou Race 6: Driver/Trainer Combination Horse # Driver Trainer Starts Win % R.O.I. 1 A Haughan M Crone 22 13% $1.91 2 S Zeron M Russo 0 0% $0.00 3 D Mcnair T Osullivan 214 21% $1.90 4 M Saftic J Darling 20 5% $0.19 5 S Filion R Jones 70 28% $1.88 6 C Christoforou R Dion 17 29% $2.54 7 P Macdonell S Robinson 1 0% $0.00 6th Race Selections by K.C.M. THE HORSEPLAYERS JOURNAL 6 VICTORIA SEMALU might be more popular than predicted in my morning line assessment. That will depend on how many bettors are going to expect her to improve enough to beat them all. She raced to suit her off the shelf profile last time and hopefully was ready to go and not rushed into qualifying action so that she could compete in this three leg event. I’m hoping for a reasonable price but nothing too high. 5 DOUKNOWWHEREURGOIN had second best status last week in the first qualifying leg. She was close to having race favorite status that night. She might be the most popular tonight . That might depend on the expectations of the trainer or driver. There shouldn’t be any major problem from a positioning standpoint. If she is your choice you need to hope that Filion is in the aggressive mode. 3 I GOT TO BOOGIE did not a have a strenuous trip last time when racing up close from start to finish. That performance wouldn’t have taken too much out of her. Another finish in the top three would probably be good enough to earn her a starting position in the final. I’m going to play for an upset again in this pick 4 leg and try to beat the expected favourites. 2 SOLID QUEEN was the question mark for me. I don’t follow the Yonkers/Meadowlands scene as close as I should sometimes. I’ll rate her low in the top group with the option to change the rating to a higher spot in the order on race night when we have the chance to use the race night observations as part of the assessment. THE FOLLOWING LISTED IN POST POSITION ORDER (1) LIFEISALADY is on the hook to produce a high end result after missing the first qualifying leg of this event. I thought that she looked like an upset candidate at best but some that are in the lineup have already earned a starting position in the final and are not under any pressure to do well. Be careful. (4) RACHEL WELCH had a final quarter clocking in the 26 second range once recently but for the most part she averages at 28 or 29 seconds. She has enough talent that she can do better than predicted on one of her best nights. Note that two of her races since May 31 were taken over tracks that were rated other than fast. (7) REGIL ELEKTRA was on the sidelines for a month prior to her last start. You can use that factor as a legitimate excuse when assessing her failure on July 5. If the odds are suitable I could get interested.