Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kick-Off Our Horse Racing Weekend

We kick-off our horse racing weekend on the eve of the Breeder's Cup Championships. On this Thursday we warm up with a nice stakes race at beautiful Santa Anita.

Santa Anita Race 8 {Big Bear Stakes~1 mile~3 year old~Stakes}
A great group of nine will go to the gate in this annual affair. There is plenty of speed to keep the pace rolling. The competitors all have closely matched speed numbers. It should be terrific warm up for the Breeder's Cup races on Friday and Saturday.

#7 Blue Tone (Desormeaux / Hess) looks like the one that could get the job done with the second highest last out speed number, a six race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. He is coming off two wins in a row.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Regally Ready (Napravnik / Asmussen) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number and three strong peaking workouts. He holds the highest speed number over the surface and will be making his first start over the Santa Anita track.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Stryker Phd (Mawing / Ross) should contend with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three great peaking workouts. He holds the highest (tie) speed number at the distance coupled with a 100% in the money record at same from four starts.

#2 Sweet Sunshine (Nakatani / Sadler) should be in the mix with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two significant peaking workouts. This lad loves the Santa Anita track.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Blue Tone  /  #8 Regally Ready  /  #6 Stryker Phd  /  #2 Sweet Sunshine.



Last Superfecta Sunday (10/26) Results
Belmont Park R9.  Turn Back the Alarm--G3. We captured only one of the four needed for a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.  Superfecta went 2-8-7-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Tapits World, finished 5th.
Bankroll drops to $9.89.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Superfecta Belmont Sunday

It is Superfecta Sunday already. Today we take in a lively stakes route in New York, New York.

Belmont Park Race 9 {Turn Back the Alarm~G3~1 1/16 mile~3 year old Up~Fillies/mares~Graded Stakes}
A very fine group of eight fillies and mares will step onto the track for this graded feature race. There is enough speed to keep a flowing pace. These gals all have closely matched speed figures which should make for a contentious race. Our task is to sew together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket.

#1 Tapits World (J. Ortiz / Nevin) seems to have the most upside potential  with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and four marvelous peaking workouts during a brief layoff period. She should be close to the pace ready to strike in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Catch My Drift (J. Velazquez / C. Brown) could surprise with the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three stout workouts during a brief freshening. She has been victorious three times from three starts at this distance. Count on her to track and close vigorously.

#6 Endless Chatter (Rosario / C. Brown) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and two mighty strong workouts. She should be forwardly placed seeking to pounce on the leaders in the stretch. This gal in 90% in the money from ten starts.

#5 Teen Pauline (I. Ortiz / Pletcher) could lead from start to finish. She shares the highest last out speed number, albeit prior to a lengthy layoff. This gal has put in four sound peaking workouts in preparation for this race. She is one of may in here that is tough at this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#1 Tapits World  +  #8 Catch My Drift  +  #6 Endless Chatter  +  #5 Teen Pauline.



Stakes Saturday Results
Keeneland R9.  Fayette--G2.  Our first pick, Long River, finished 3rd for show money of $4.50. Our second pick, Departing, finished 2nd for place money of $1.70 and show money of $2.60.  Our third pick, Stephanoatsee, finished 8th (last).
Superfecta went 1-2-7-8.
Bankroll slips to $14.29.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stakes Saturday at Lovely Keeneland

On this Stakes Saturday we take in a good route race over the Kentucky dirt.

Keeneland Race 9 {Fayette~G2~1 1/8 mile~3 year old Up~graded Stakes}
A nice field of eight will hit the dirt in this annual graded stakes race. There will be pace so it could be anybody's race. All of these in here have had moments of triumph and all are decent form. The horse that is fully prepped to race on this day should come out ahead.

#7 Long River (Napravnik / McLaughlin) could have the advantage with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and one solid workout. This son of A.P. Indy should track the pace and launch into the stretch. He shows the highest speed number at the distance as well.
$1 WIN  / $2 PLACE  /  #3 SHOW.

#2 Departing (Albarado / Stall) should challenge with the second highest speed number, a two race progression, and two diligent workouts. This son of War Front is one that could be tracking and ready to close mightily. He holds the second highest speed number at the distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#3 Sephanoatsee (Leparoux / Zito) will contend with the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route and two robust workouts. This other son of A.P. Indy is another closing type seeking an honest pace. He holds the third highest speed number at the distance. 
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#8 Code West (Bridgmohan / Caster) could surprise with a couple of good last out speed numbers and three superb workouts. This son of Lemon Drop Kid is coming off a brief freshening and should be forwardly place to get first jump on the field.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Long River  /  #2 Departing  /  #3 Stephanoatsee  /  #8 Code West.



Friday's Results
Laurel Park R8.  Our first pick, Christmas Barn, finished 5th.  Our second pick, One Massive Cat, finished 2nd for show money of $3.20.
Superfecta went 8-4-7-1.
Bankroll dips a couple of bucks to $5.59.
We will supplement our bankroll with a Hamilton.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Furlong Friday at Laurel

Thank goodness it is Furlong Friday. Today we take a look at a competitive contest for youngsters.

Laurel Park Race 8 {5 furlongs~2 year old~fillies~Claiming}
A wonderful field of nine juveniles will go to the gate in this claiming feature. There is plenty of speed to guarantee swift pace.  These youngsters are all fairly close in terms of their speed numbers and they all seem to be improving nicely. It should be superb race.

#9 Christmas Barn (Evans / Capuano) could take another step forward with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and one bullet workout. This lad should be staying with the pace ready to deliver.
$2 SHOW.

#4 One Massive Cat (Ritvo / Pino) should challenge sharing the second highest last out speed number in his only start and putting in two superb peaking workouts. This guy could close down the field into an honest pace.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Mast Cove (Cruz / Robb) should contend with the second highest speed number at the distance, a couple of decent last out speed numbers, and two tremendous workouts. He could be tracking the pace closely ready to strike going into the stretch.

#7 Forestry's Majesty (Carasco / Rodriguez) should be in the mix with the highest last out speed number in his only start and two hearty workouts. This lad could be the speed of the forwardly placed group seeking to hold off all challengers.

#6 Linda's Lollipop (McCarthy / J. Salzman) could be in the hunt with a couple of decent last out speed number coming off a longer sprint. He sports the highest speed number at the distance and should be battling with the front running group.

10 CENT Superfecta ($1.20)
Laurel Park has a minimum of one dollar for its 10 CENT Superfecta wagers.

#9 Christmas Barn, #4 One Massive Cat  /  #9, #4  /  #3 Mast Cove, #7 Forestry's Majesty, #6 Linda's Lollipop  /  #3, #7, #6.



Thursday's Results
Santa Anita R5.  Maiden Special Weight.  Our first pick, Willing to Travel, finished 2nd for show money of $3.00.  Our second pick, Miltee, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 6-5-2-4.
Bankroll slips further to $7.59.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Horse Racing Weekend begins at Santa Anita

We open our horse racing weekend on this Thursday by taking a look at a nice TURF race in sunny Southern California.

Santa Anita Park Race 5 {1 1/8 mile~TURF~2 year old~Maiden Special Weight}
A great group of eight youngsters will hoof it on the Turf in this allowance feature. No speed is evident which should make for a very interesting race. Those that are sent by their connections could have the advantage. The speed numbers are relatively comparable. It should be a very competitive race.

#5 Willing to Travel (Bejarano / Hollendorfer) holds the highest last out speed number, three race progression, and four tremendous peaking workouts. This son of Pleasantly Perfect also holds the highest speed number over the Santa Anita course.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Miltee (Gutierrez / Callaghan) holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one solid workout. This son of Arch has already been successful over the Santa Anita course earing a third place finish.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#4 Film Freak (Van Dyke / Proctor) shows the third highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two sound workouts. This son of Fusiachi Pegasus will making his first start over the Turf. 

#8 Increase (Periera / Avila) holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one endurance building workout. This son of Neko Bay is also experienced over the Santa Anita Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Willing to Travel  /  #1 Miltee  /  #4 Film Freak  /  #8 Increase.



Last Superfecta Sunday (10/19) Results
Belmont Park R8.  Allowance.  Our 10 CENT Superfecta box play was abandoned due to the scratch of one of our wagering interests. Superfecta went 7-4-3-1.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Middleburg, won (1st) for show money of $1.10.
Bankroll gains a dime to settle at $8.69.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Superfecta Sunday Turf

A beautiful Autumn day is forecast for Belmont Park. On this Superfecta Sunday we take in a wonderful Turf mile.

Belmont Park Race 8 {1 mile~TURF~3 year old~Allowance}
A fabulous field of ten will take to the green in this stakes caliber allowance feature. The race comes up a little light on speed, but there are several in here that like to be forwardly placed. Most have hit triple digit status in terms of speed numbers. Our task, once again, is to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Nonetheless, it should be a great race.

#7 Middleburg (Lezcano / Clement) might have the edge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and one solid workout. He holds the third highest (3-way tie) speed number at the distance and couples that with a 100% in the money record from five tries. This lad should be tracking the pace very closely ready to spring forward in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#5 Inchcape (I. Ortiz / Servis) will challenge with highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one peaking workout. He is also 100% in the money at the distance sharing that third highest speed fig at same. This guy should be forwardly placed position for a shot at the winners circle.

#1A Compliance Officer (Castellano / B. Brown) is the veteran of the group with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. Hopefully he is the one that gets the call as he is coupled with #1 Hear the Footsteps. This lad will be closing gallantly with a searing pace.

#2 Live In Joy (J. Ortiz / B. Brown) should surprise with the highest speed number at the distance, a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two robust workouts. He should be tracking the pace from mid-pack, ready to rumble into the stretch. This guy holds a enviable 60% in the money record at this distance from fifteen starts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#7 Middleburg  +  #5 Inchcape  +  #1A Compliance Officer  +  #2 Live In Joy.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R9.  Ticonderoga Stakes.  Our first pick, Discreet Marq, won (1st) for win money of $1.80 and show money of $2.40.  Our second pick, Invading Humor, finished 8th.  Our third pick, Effie Trinket, finished 4th. There was NO 10 CENT Superfecta for this race.
Bankroll dips further to $8.59.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stakes Saturday at Belmont

A beautiful Stakes Saturday will take shape at bountiful Belmont Park.

Belmont Park Race 9 {Ticonderoga Stakes~1 1/16 mile~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~NY~Stakes}
A live field of twelve will go to the gate in this stakes feature. There is enough speed in this race to produce a sizzling pace. Most of these gals have competitively close speed figures which should make it a dandy of a race.

#10 Discreet Marq (I Ortiz / Clement) might have the edge with the clear highest last out speed number and one dynamic workout. This daughter of Discreet Cat has the tactical speed to stay close to the leaders and unleash into the stretch. She also holds the highest speed number at the distance in which she has secured a 100% in the money record from five starts.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

#5 Invading Humor (Rosario / Levine) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and one solid workout. She loves the Belmont track and will be seeking her fifth win in a row.  This daughter of Invasor [ARG] also has the tactical speed to stay close and launch into the stretch.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#9 Effie Trinket (J. Ortiz / Violette) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route and three vigorous workouts. This daughter of Freud should track and close well into a steamy pace. She holds the second highest speed number over the Belmont track. May the odds be with her.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Selenite (J. Velazquez / Donk) OR #1A Chrysolite (C. Velasquez / Donk), take your pick. Both appear on the verge of a great run.  #1 Selenite shows a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. This daughter of Cosmonaut will be tracking the pace and pounce.  #1A Chrysolite also has a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a four race progression, and one peaking workout. She too is a daughter of Freud. As such, it begs the question, which daughter of Freud has the mental edge in this race?

#6 Strike Accord (Arroyo / Kimmel) should be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. This daughter of Smart Strike is another tracker/closer which should look for an opening to chase down the front runners in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#10 Discreet Marq  /  #5 Invading Humor [ARG]  /  #9 Effie Trinket  /  #1 Selenite (#1A Chrysolite)  /  #6 Strike Accord.



Friday's Results
Keeneland R9. Pin Oak Valley View--G3.  Our first pick, Daring Dancer, was scratched.  Our second pick, Fashion Fund [GB], finished 4th.
Due to the scratch, we scuttled our 10 CENT Superfecta play. Superfecta went 13-1-9-5.
Bankroll gets trimmed to $11.59.