Sunday, June 18, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in Minnesota, Ehh

Looking for some Turf in the mighty Midwest.

Canterbury Park Race 7 {Lady Canterbury Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Fillies/Mares~Stakes}

A classy field of eight will step onto the green in this annual affair. It comes up light on speed which should set up for the quickening into the stretch. Speed numbers amongst these gals are very close. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#3 Gianna's Dream (D. Velazquez / Maker) is coming off an extended layoff, but appears ready to tackle this group. Prior to the layoff she posts the third highest last out speed number and has put in four high quality workouts in preparation. This gal is 100% in the money at this distance. She should be the speed of the race. Our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#10 Princess Erindelle (Canchari / Robertson) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. She relishes the Turf, distance and Canterbury course. Look for her to be among the tracking herd.

#4 Insta Erma (Butler / Mott) will contend with a couple of strong last out speed numbers and three superb workouts. This gal appears to be in good form and will be tracking the pace.

#8 Seeking Treasure (Cotto / Mathews) should be in the mix with the highest speed number at the distance, a two race progression, and three stamina building workouts. She should track and close smoothly through the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Gianna's Dream  +  #10 Princess Erindelle  +  #4 Insta Erma  +  #8 Seeking Treasure.




Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R8.  Stephen Foster Handicap--G1.  Our first pick, Gun Runner, won (1st) for win money of $3.00 and show money of $3.05.  Our second pick, Breaking Lucky, finished 3rd, for show money of $3.00.  Our third pick, Stanford, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 3-4-2-6.
Bankroll sheds seven nickels to settle at $21.70.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Twilight Stakes Saturday

Evening racing in the shadow of the Twin Spires is on tap for this Stakes Saturday.

Churchill Downs Race 8 {Stephen Foster Handicap~G1~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great group of eight will go to the gate in this annual contest. There is plenty of speed to keep a swift pace. Nearly all in here will be firing fresh off of modest layoffs. Speed figs are very close giving this race a tremendously competitive feel. Two millionaires make their appearance against a group who have made significant bank. It should be an exciting race under the lights.

#3 Gun Runner (Geroux / Asmussen) may have the edge with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, an eight race progression, and four stellar peaking workouts. A millionaire son of Candy Ride [ARG], he should be very close to the pace ready to spring forward in the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Breaking Lucky (Contreras / Baker) should challenge with a couple of excellent last out speed figs and two solid workouts. This guy has the tactical speed to stay the course and pounce. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he holds the highest speed number at the distance.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Stanford (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) will contend with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. He is the other millionaire in the field. A son of Malibu Moon, he should be forwardly placed seeking edge away from the leaders.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#4 Honorable Duty (Castellano / Walsh) looks to improve over a couple of very good last out speed numbers. He holds the fourth highest speed number at the distance and has put in three solid peaking workouts. A son of Distorted Humor, he should track and close sweetly.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Gun Runner  /  #2 Breaking Lucky  /  #8 Stanford  /  #4 Honorable Duty, ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (6/11) Results
Arlington International Race Course R8.  Maiden Special Weight.
We captured only three of the four required to cash our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 1-8-5-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Summer Sweet, finished 3rd for show money of $3.60.
Bankroll sheds eight dimes to settle at $22.15.
 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Superfecta Sunday on the Turf

Sweet home Chicago. On this Superfecta Sunday we take in a Turf mile at lovely Arlington International.

Arlington International Race 8 {1 mile~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Maiden Special Weight}

A good group of ten will hit the grass in this last of the day Turf race. There should be sufficient speed to keep the pace rolling. Those that like to track that pace will need to be closer to get in the money. Speed numbers are all fairly close which should the race a competitive feel. Our task is to knit together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket.
It should be a tremendous race.

#5 Summer Sweet (Emigh / Stidham) might have the edge as she runs in her third of her form cycle. She holds the fourth highest speed number over the Turf. This gal stretches out to this distance with two bullet workouts underneath her. She should track closely and strike in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Crafty's Way (Perez / Williamson) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. This gal will be dropping in class and distance in effort to make her fifteenth run a maiden breaker. With the right pace she should track and close sweetly.

#1 Mo's MVP (Valdivia / Campbell) will contend as she makes her Turf debut after running second in a longer poly-route last out. She holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two fine workouts. This girl should be closing swiftly after the turn.

#10 Elusive Storm (J. Lopez / Correas) is the only first time starter in this group. She is the daughter of Elusive Quality and should relish the Turf surface. Her workout tab is by far the best of the bunch with five exceptional peaking efforts. This gal appears to be ready, willing, and able.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Summer Sweet  +  #7 Crafty's Way  +  #1 Mo's MVP  +  #10 Elusive Storm.




Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R11.  BELMONT STAKES--G1.  Our first pick, Irish War Cry, finished 2nd for place money of $4.70 and show money of $5.85.  Our second pick, Tapwrit, won (1st) for place money of $3.25 and show money of $5.00.  Our third pick, J Boys Echo, finished off the board.
Superfecta went 2-7-12-3.
Bankroll gains eight and change to settle at $22.95.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Belmont Stakes Day

A beautiful Stakes Saturday allows us to take a peek at expansive Belmont Park for the third jewel of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes.

Belmont Park Race 11 {BELMONT STAKES~G1~1 1/2 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A talented field of eleven will go to the gate in this competitive running of the Belmont Stakes. There is enough speed to create an honest pace. Speed figures are fairly close which allows any of these in here that can get the distance a chance to trot over to the winners circle. Of course all are Triple Crown Nominees, three exiting the Preakness and five exiting the Kentucky Derby. There are three new shooters to make the run. It should be an extremely exciting running of the Belmont.

#7 Irish War Cry (Maragh / Motion) is back in the familiar settings of New York. He holds the second highest speed number over dirt and has put in two strong workouts prepping for the big race. This guy seems to have a good race, bad race pattern going. Luckily, if that holds true, he should be ready for a fine race today. This son of Curlin, should travel close to the pace and get first jump in the stretch.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Tapwrit (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) should challenge as he moves forward in a distance he should enjoy. He holds the fourth highest last out (tie) speed number, a two race progression, and three solid workouts. This lad holds the third highest speed number over the dirt. A son of Tapit, he should be tracking and closing gallantly.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#4 J Boys Echo (Albarado / Romans) could be sitting on a top race. He holds the highest speed number on the dirt and has put in two dynamite workouts in preparation. This guy should also be part of the tracking and closing crew. A son of Mineshaft, distance will be his best friend today.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#10 Multiplier (Rosario / Walsh) should be in the mix with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a five race progression, and two superb peaking workouts. This guy is within striking distance of the four highest speed numbers over dirt. A son of The Factor, he is another seeking to catch a swift pace as he readies for the stretch run.

#6 Lookin At Lee (I. Ortiz / Asmussen) is a model of consistency as he finished in the top four in the previous two Triple Crown races. He holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number and two hearty workouts. He should be closing swiftly going into the stretch. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he should acquit himself well at this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Irish War Cry  /  #2 Tapwrit  /  #4 J. Boys Echo  /  #10 Multiplier, #6 Lookin At Lee.




Last Stakes Saturday (6/3) Results
Penn National.  Penn Mile--G2.  Our first pick, Big Score, finished 2nd for show money of $3.20.  Our second pick, Cistron, finished 3rd for show money of $3.20.  Our third pick, Frostmourne, won (1st) for show money of $3.20.  Superfecta went 8-74-5.
Bankroll gains 50 cents to settle at $14.35.






 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Stakes Saturday in Wonderful Pennsylvnia

Hitting the Turf in Pennsylvania on this Stakes Saturday.

Penn National Race 9 {Penn Mile~G2~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A great field of nine will hit the green in this annual contest. There is plenty of speed to maintain a rapid pace. Speed numbers are very close creating a highly competitive event. There are four Triple Crown nominees among the group. Top notch trainers and jockeys will compete for the stacks. It should be a superb race on a beautiful day at Penn National.

#7 Big Score (Castellano / Yakteen) ships in to take on this talented crew. he shows the highest (tie) last out speed number, a six race progression, and two fine workouts. He loves the Turf and the distance. A son of Mr. Big, he should take up a tracking position and slice through the stretch.
$2 WIN  / $3 SHOW.

#4 Cistron (P. Lopez / Sadler) ships in from Santa Anita seeking capture this prestigious race. He shares the highest last out speed number, holds a two race progression, and has put in three dynamic workouts. Another that relishes the turf and the distance, he should be part of the front running group. A son of The Factor, he is 87% in the money from eight starts.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Frostmourne (I. Ortiz / Clement) should challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and four diligent workouts over the Turf. He should track the pace closely ready to strike in the stretch. A son of Speightstown, he is in top form with a 75% in the money record from four starts.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Time to Travel (Prado / Matz) should be a factor in this race as he makes the surface switch from dirt to Turf. He shares the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid peaking workouts. A son of Hard Spun, he should enjoy the Turf surface while being forwardly placed.

#6 Holiday Stone (L. Saez / Weaver) should be in the hunt with a tremendous effort two starts back at Keeneland. He has a couple of good last out speed numbers and one hearty workout. This son of Harlan's Holiday, has the tactical speed to stay the course.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Big Score  /  #4 Cistron  /  #8 Frostmourne  /  #3 Time to Travel, #6 Holiday Stone.




Last Stakes Saturday (5/27) Results
Arlington International R8.  Arlington Classic--G3.  Our first pick, Parlor, finished 3rd for show money of $4.20.  Our second pick, Fast and Accurate, finished 4th.
Superefecta went 8-3-7-6.
Bankroll dips to $8.85. Lets supplement with a Lincoln for todays race.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stakes Saturday Sweet Home Arlington

Heading into the unofficial start of summer onto the Arlington International Turf.

Arlington International Race 8 {Arlington Classic~G3~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A great crop of six talented horses will hit the yielding green in this prelude to the Secretariat Stakes on Million Day. There are four Triple Crown nominees among this group. Speed numbers are barely discernable as any of these have the chance to pull off the victory. There is some pace and both of those lads should be in the thick of it. It should be a great TURF race.

#7 Parlor (Castanon / Kenneally) might have the advantage with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two strong workouts. This son of Lonhro [AUS] should take up a tracking position and strike in the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#6 Fast and Accurate (Hill / Maker) should challenge with a solid win over a Turf surface. he exits KD 143 and appears to prefer either the synthetic or Turf. Dropping in from that longer route of a mile and quarter, he has prepped with two excellent peaking workouts. This son of Hansen could show speed from the opening of the gates.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Cowboy Culture (Bridgmohan / Cox) will contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two stout workouts. He should be part of the tracking pack as they make their way around the Arlington course. A son of Quality Road, he has posted all three of his career wins over the Turf.

#9 Giant Payday (C. Landeros / Wilkes) should be in the mix from the outset. This guy holds a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a four race progression, and three stellar workouts. He has acquitted himself well over the slog. A son of Giant's Causeway, he loves the Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Parlor  /  #6 Fast and Accurate  /  #8 Cowboy Culture, #9 Giant Payday  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (5/21) Results
Santa Anita Park R9.  Fran's Valentine Stakes.  With an eventual DQ, we only captured two of the four required to cash our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 7-2-5-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Cheekaboo, ended up finishing 5th due to the disqualification of the #1 horse, Pacific Heat.
Bankroll gets chewed up settling at $2.25. We will supplement with a Hamilton for todays racing.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Santa Anita

Another fine Superfecta Sunday.  We take in a nice Stakes race on the Turf at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 9 {Fran's Valentine Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~CA~Stakes}

A talented field of seven gals will go to the green in this feature contest on the card. There is plenty of speed to keep the pace furious. Speed numbers are all fairly close making for a highly competitive event. Our task is to fasten together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#8 Cheekaboo (Smith / Eurton) looks to have the advantage with the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route and two strong workouts. She loves the Turf and this distance. Look for her to close swiftly in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Roo's Valentine (Pedroza / Mulhall) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three stellar peaking workouts. This gal will be part of the forwardly placed team leading the charge.

#1 Pacific Heat (Prat / Eurton) will contend with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. She should be forwardly placed ready to strike. This gal relishes this distance.

#5 Ticaboo (T. Baze / Oviedo) should be in the mix with three wins in a row notched onto her saddle. This gal should be on the front end seeking perform a wire job. She loves the distance and the Santa Anita course.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Cheekaboo  +  #2 Roo's Valentine  +  #1 Pacific Heat  +  #5 Ticaboo.




Last Superfecta Sunday (5/14) Results
Belmont Park R8.  Starter Allowance.  We skidded out of our 10 CENT Superfecta box play capturing only one of the four required to get some stacks. Superfecta went 15-5-1-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Jemmabelle, finished 5th.
Bankroll crashes and burns to $1.65. We will supplement with a Lincoln.