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Racing expert Sweet Lou Monaco tells us who he likes in Friday's 8th race at Delta Downs
ANALYSIS

Race 8 @ Delta Downs - PICKS: 5-10-2-4

Tonight, we head out to Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana for the $70,000 Take Charge Brandi Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over seven furlongs on the dirt. The field of 10 will go to gate for race 8 on the 11-race card with an approximate post time of 9:56 p.m. ET.

#5, Topless, Timothy Thornton, 7-2 - Topless has finished in the money in all six of her starts (2-3-1), including a runner-up finish in her last in the Borderplex Stakes at Sunland Park on Jan. 26. Her last win was in an allowance race at Delta Downs on Dec. 13. This is the seventh straight different track she has raced on. Timothy Thornton has the irons for trainer Steve Asmussen. The pick.

#2, Our Lost Love, Joel Dominguez, 2-1 - She has finished in the money in her last three starts (1-2-0), including a runner-up finish in the LA Bred Premier Night Starlet Stakes at Delta Downs on Feb. 8. Her last win was in the Louisiana Futurity at Fair Grounds on Dec. 29. This will be her fourth start on the Delta surface (1-1-0). Joel Dominguez is in the saddle for trainer Joseph Foster. Runner-up.

#10, Strong Beauty, Ty Kennedy, 5-1 - Strong Beauty has been strong in her three career starts (2-0-0), including an allowance win at Fair Grounds by 3 ¼ lengths as the second choice on Feb. 5. She won her career debut here in a maiden special weight race on Dec. 12 by a length as the third choice. Ty Kennedy has the mount for trainer Jose Camejo. **Contender.

#4, Film Study, Tyler Woodley, 6-1 - This will be her fourth straight start at Delta Downs (1-1-0), including a sixth-place finish in her last start, the LA Bred Premier Night Starlet Stakes, on Feb. 8. A start prior, she won an allowance race here by ¾ of a length as the third choice on Nov. 29. Tyler Woodley is in the saddle for trainer Jerry Delhomme. In the mix.**

By Lou Monaco

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