Sunday, September 28, 2014

Superfecta Sunday at Lovely Santa Anita

We close out our horse racing weekend with a great Turf race on this Superfecta Sunday.

Santa Anita Race 7 {John Henry Turf Classic~G2~1 1/4 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Graded Stakes}
An excellent field of ten will compete in this Turf classic event.  All of these guys are coming into this fresh from roughly thirty days off.  The workout tab during those approximate thirty days off is exceptional for all of these fellas.  Their speed numbers are comparably close, which should make for a highly competitive race. We must try to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#9 Irish Surf (Trujillo / Hendricks) may be best positioned for victory coming off the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. He holds the highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. This lad should be tracking and closing well.

#1 Big John B (Smith / D'Amato) should show favoritism with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three robust workouts. He has already notched a win at this distance and will be closing capably in the stretch. This guy will be seeking his fourth win in a row.

#10 Finnegans Wake (Talamo / P. Miller) is coming out of a fifth place finish in the Arlington Million. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three athletic workouts. This lad has a versatile running style that can fit the pace. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Unbridled Command (Pereira / P. Miller) is yearning to come back into great form with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, and three exceptional peaking workouts. He holds a victory at this distance from one start, which has given him the fourth highest speed number at this distance among this group. He should track and close mightily.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Irish Surf  +  #1 Big John B  +  #10 Finnegans Wake  +  #5 Unbridled Command.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R7.  Flower Bowl Invitational--G1.  Our first pick, Stephanie's Kitten, won (1st) for win money of $2.20, place money of $3.10, and show money of $3.45.  Our second pick, Alterite [FR], finished 7th.  Our third pick, Viva Rafaela [BRZ], finished 3rd for show money of $3.20.
Superfecta went 9-1-3-6.
Bankroll picks up a nickel settling at $32.79.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stakes Saturday at Bountiful Belmont

On a beautiful Autumn day we look at a fabulous Turf race from New York, USA. Hooray for Stakes Saturday.

Belmont Park Race 7 {Flower Bowl Invitational~G1~1 1/4 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Graded Stakes}
A top of the line field of nine gals will take to the Belmont grass in this annual graded stakes event.  Most in here are coming off a brief freshening.  They should be rested and ready. The speed figs for these gals are very close and should result in a highly competitive event.  There is a lone speed, Viva Rafaela [BRZ], who will be very dangerous if left loose on the lead. A magnificent quickening is likely to occur among the remaining participants. This should be a great Stakes Saturday race.

#9 Stephanies Kitten (J. Velazquez / C. Brown) might have the overall advantage with the third highest (tie) last out speed number and four serious workouts during a thirty day freshening. This daughter of Kitten's Joy appears to be in fine form. She should be part of the closing contingent going into the stretch.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#7 Alterite [FR] (I. Ortiz / C. Brown) should be able to improve upon a couple of dreadful efforts in her third start of the year.  She holds the highest speed number at the distance couple with a 66% in the money record at same. This gal could track the pace closely and explode into the stretch with the backing of four tremendous workouts during a brief thirty day freshening.  This daughter of Literato [FR] could make her comeback right here.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#3 Viva Rafaela [BRZ] (Castellano / Pletcher) should lead from the start and if she is able to control the pace, could be the victor. She shares the third highest last out speed number at a longer route, holds a three race progression, and has put in two solid workouts. This daughter of Know Heights [IRE], has been successful at this distance with a 75% in the money record from four starts.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Abaco (J. Ortiz / McGaughey) should challenge with the highest last out speed number. a two race progression, and three robust workouts. She should be able to track the pace and join the quickening crowd into the stretch.  This daughter of the great Giant's Causeway enjoys a favorable 75% in the money record from twenty-four career starts.

#4 Strathnaver [GB] (Rosario / Motion) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one stout workout. She looks like she is beginning to come into fine form.  This daughter of Oasis Dream [GB] is another that will track the pace and strengthen into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#9 Stepanies Kitten  /  #7 Alterite [FR]  /  #3 Viva Rafaela [BRZ]  /  #1 Abaco, #4 Strathnaver [GB]



Friday's Results
Santa Anita R9.  Eddie D--G3.  Our first pick, Unbridled's Note, finished 6th.  Our second pick, Ambitious Brew, finished 2nd for show money of $3.80.
Superfecta went 10-8-3-2.
Bankroll dips to $32.74.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Furlong Friday at Santa Anita

On to a great downhill Turf race in California on this Friday.

Santa Anita Race 9 {Eddie D~G3~6 1/2 furlong~downhill TURF~3 year old Up~Stakes}
A solid group of eleven will go to the Santa Anita hill in this annual affair. Plenty of speedy types should keep the pace rolling down the hill. Almost all have competed well in previous tries down the Turf hill. It should be a fantastic race.

#6 Unbridled's Note (Nakatani / Asmussen) should have a slight edge with a couple of good last out speed numbers and four sturdy peaking workouts. He holds the highest speed number at this distance and will be closing mightily into the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Ambitious Brew (Smith / Jones) will challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three dynamic peaking workouts. This lad is perfect on the downhill Turf course from three starts. He also holds the fourth highest speed number at the distance.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#5 Gallant Son (T. Baze / Lucarelli) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three robust workouts. He holds the third highest speed number at the distance.  This guy should be tracking and closing swiftly into a strong pace.

#3 Lil Bit O'Fun (Gryder / D'Amato) should be in the mix with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a four race progression, and four superb workouts. He has already posted two victories on the hill from three starts. This lad will be part of the closing crew.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Unbridled's Note  /  #8 Ambitious Brew  /  #5 Gallant Son  /  #3 Lil Bit O'Fun.



Thursday's Results
Presque Isle Downs R4.  Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Stakes.  Our first pick, Bourbon Cowboy finished 2nd for show money of $2.80. Our second pick, Seraph, finished 9th (last).
Superfecta went 1-4-3-2.
Bankroll dips to $33.04.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Erie Start to Our Horse Racing Weekend

We look in on Erie, Pennsylvania for the start of our Horse Racing weekend.

Presque Isle Downs Race 4 {Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Stakes~6 1/2 furlongs~2 year old~Stakes}
A very nice field of twelve will go to the gate in this feature stakes race. There is plenty of speed to get this race cruising. These youngsters all have fairly close speed figs which should make for a super competitive race.

#4 Bourbon Cowboy (Feliciano / R. Scherer) has the edge with the highest last out speed number at a slightly longer sprint, a three race progression, and two superb peaking workouts. This lad has not yet gone this unique distance, but has raced well in his three career starts.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Seraph (E. Rodriguez / Cox) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer sprint, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. He is coming off a sixth place finish in a grade three race. He should close swiftly.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#5 Duff (Villa-Gomez / Potts) appears ready to contend with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a four race progression, and one solid workout. This lad is 100% in the money from his four career starts. Watch this guy track the pace setters in good position into the stretch.

#9 Machination (Lopez / Breen) should be pressing the pace with the fourth highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one straight workout. This lad is coming off a couple of good performances at Monmouth Park.

10 CENT Superfecta

#4 Bourbon Cowboy  /  #8 Seraph  /  #5 Duff  /  #9 Machination.



Last Superfecta Sunday (9/21) Results
Churchill Downs R9.  Claiming.  We abandoned our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket when two of our selections were scratched.  Superfecta went 2-3-10-6.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Chisled, won (1st) for show money of $2.60.
Bankroll increases a few dimes to $34.34.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Superfecta Sunday, the Kentucky Way

As our horse racing weekend comes to a close, we examine a nice Turf mile in Kentucky.

Churchill Downs Race 9 {1 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Claiming}
A great crop of ten will take to the Kentucky grass in this claiming feature.  There is enough speedy types in here to present the possibility of a pace boil over. All of the speed numbers are fairly close. Our task is to put together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#2 Chisled (A. Garcia / Proctor) has a clear shot in this one with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and four superb workouts. He is 100% in the money at this distance. This lad should follow the pace closely and pounce into the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe runner on a pleasant Sunday afternoon.
$2 SHOW.

#9 Puppy Manners (Leparoux / Ward) should challenge sharing the third highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in one great workout. He is coming out of Stakes race and is the fierce closer in this field.

#7 Go Go Rocket (Bridgmohan / Lovell) will making his Turf debut with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four terrific workouts during a brief layoff. He should fire fresh with a versatile running style.

#3 Bern' James Bern (Napravnik / Asmussen) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two stellar peaking workouts. He should be part of the front end pack seeking to control the pace. This guy does hold a win over the Churchill course from two tries.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#2 Chisled  +  #9 Puppy Manners  +  #7 Go Go Rocket  +  #3 Bern' James Bern.



Stakes Saturday Results
Parx R11.  Cotillion--G1.  Our first pick, Untapable, won (1st) for win money of $3.00 and show money of $3.15.  Our second pick, JoJo Warrior, finished 3rd for show money of $3.60.  Our third pick, Sweet Reason, finished 2nd for show money of $2.80.
Superfecta went 8-2-7-6.
Bankroll gains a few bucks to settle at $33.74.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stakes Saturday in the Parx

Today is Pennsylvania Derby day.  However we will look at a fantastic race on the under-card.

Parx Race 11 {Cotillion~G1~1 1/16 mile~3 year old~fillies~Graded Stakes}
A fabulous group of nine ladies will take to the dirt in this graded stakes race.  There is enough speed and forwardly placed types to set an honest pace. Most in here have closely matched speed numbers. It should be one of the highlights of PA Derby day.

#8 Untapable (Napravnik / Asmussen) looks primed and ready to take this one. She holds the highest last out speed number at a longer route and has put in three tremendous peaking workouts. This daughter of Tapit posts the highest speed fig at the distance. She should be close to the pace ready to spring into the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#7 Jojo Warrior (M. Garcia / Baffert) comes in from California to challenge her top-flight peers.  She holds the fourth highest last out speed number and has put in two superb peaking workouts. As a daughter of Pioneer of the Nile, she has a versatile running style that can fit the flow of the race.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Sweet Reason (I. Ortiz / Gyarmati) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three endurance producing workouts.  She will running late, much like her daddy, the great Street Sense. This gal, as nearly all of these competitors, is coming into the race with a brief freshening.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 House Rules (Castellano / Jerkens) could be sitting on a big race with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and three stellar, peaking workouts. This gal has a solid 66% in the money record at the distance. A daughter of Distorted Humor, she should be tracking and closing smoothly.

#9 Stopchargingmaria (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) should contend coming off three wins in a row securing good speed figures. Her last was a much longer route and she has put in two robust workouts.  This daughter of Tale of the Cat, has a great degree of versatility in her running style and should use it to her advantage.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Untapable  /  #7 Jojo Warrior  /  #2 Sweet Reason  /  #3 House Rules, #9 Stopchargingmaria.



Friday's Results
Los Alamitos Race Course R4.  Maiden Special Weight. Our first pick, South Texas, was scratched.  Our second pick, Party Rock, won (1st) for show money of $2.60.
We dumped our 10 CENT Superfecta effort due to the scratch of our top pick. Superfecta went 5-4-6-7.
Bankroll gains a few dimes to settle at $30.29.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Furlong Friday in California

Another Friday rolls in.  We take a peek at a nice furlong race at a little race track that could.

Los Alamitos Race 4 {5 1/2 furlongs~2 year old~fillies~CA~Maiden Special Weight}
A great group of young fillies will take to the track in this Maiden Special Weight feature. As there are three first time starters in the race there is no telling which may wish to take the lead. Only one other gal appears to like forward placement. It should be a fun race as all of these youngsters begin their racing careers.

#3 South Texas (Antongeorgi / Pederson) looks the most promising with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one sound workout. She should track and close into the pace swiftly in her third start.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Party Rock (Desormeaux / Baffert) should challenge in her first career start. She has put in three tremendous workouts in preparation.  This daughter of Good Journey is conditioned by legendary trainer, Bob Baffert, who wins with 25% of his two year old charges.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#7 Caymus Kat (Van Dyke / Proctor) should contend in her first start with five super solid peaking workouts. This daughter of Square Eddie is trained by world class trainer, Thomas Proctor who holds a win rate of 17% with his two year old trainees.

#4 Moonie (Periera / Freeman) should be in the mix in her second career start. With a decent start under her saddle which earned her the second highest last out speed number and a peaking workout, she should get the job done.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 South Texas  /  #5 Party Rock  /  #7 Caymus Kat  /  #4 Moonie.



Thursday's Results
Belmont Park R8.  Optional Claiming.  Our first pick, Sinistra, finished 3rd for show money of $1.35.  Our second pick, St. Moose, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Escapefromreality, was scratched.
We scuttled our 10 CENT Superfecta play due to the scratch. Superfecta went 9-8-2-6.
Bankroll dips to $29.69.