Thursday, April 28, 2016

Horse Racing Weekend Starts on the Turf

For the start of our horse racing weekend we take in a nice Turf Allowance.

Keeneland Race 9 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Allowance}

A great group of ten will hit the grass in this Allowance feature. There is some speed and forwardly placed types to push the pace. Speed numbers are fairly close for a competitive event. It should be a fantastic race.

#5 War Envoy (P. Lopez / Ward) might have the edge with the second highest speed number at the distance and a 100% in the money to match. He is coming out of a race in Barbados where he finished third at a longer route distance. This guy has put in three solid workouts. He holds the third best in the money record of 52%. He should be forwardly placed ready to strike.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#9 Billy's Star (J. Velazquez / Attfield) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, an eight race progression, and three sound workouts. He is coming out of a stakes event at a longer distance prior to an extended layoff. This lad should fire fresh ready to close swiftly.

#3 Vici (B. Hernandez / Stall) should be in the hunt with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three robust workouts. He will be stretching out to this distance and should do well at the longer route. This guy holds a 57% in the money record from seven starts. He should track the pace.

#4 Sly Tom (Graham  / Lynch) should contend coming off an extended layoff which earned him the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route and has put in four superb peaking workouts. This guy also holds the fourth highest average earnings per start. He could be tracking and closing gallantly.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 War Envoy  /  #9 Billy's Star  /  #3 Vici  /  #4 Sly Tom.



Last Superfecta Sunday (4/24) Results
Keeneland R7.  Allowance.  We Missed by one wagering interest on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play.
Superfecta went 5-1-4-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Good Response, finished 6th.
Bankroll gets lowered to $4.76.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Classic Superfecta Sunday

We take in a classic turf distance on this Superfecta Sunday.

Keeneland Race 7 {1 1/2 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Allowance}

An interesting group of ten will go to the grass at this classic distance. The race comes up light on speed therefore a quickening pack should battle going into the home stretch. Speed numbers are fairly close over the Turf. All, but one will be stretching out to this distance. Our task is to mold together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. It should be an intriguing race to wager and watch.

#7 Good Response (Bravo / McLaughlin) is coming off an extended layoff, but has the back speed figs to hold sway among this crew. Prior to the layoff he holds the highest last out speed number a furlong shy of this distance. He has a strong workout tab of three superb peaking works. This guy could be close to the pace ready to strike. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#4 Circus Performer (Geroux / Pletcher) should have no problem grabbing this distance as a son of Dynaformer. He holds the third highest last out speed number coupled with a bullet workout. This lad will need some pace to launch his closing kick.

#5 Johns Kitten (Leparoux / Maker) should also challenge with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and four superlative peaking workouts. This lad is embarking on his fourth win in a row. He should be able to track the pace and find a hole to fire through.

#3 Bokeelia Island (Castellano / McGaughey) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two sound workouts. He is another that will close into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#7 Good Response  +  #4 Circus Performer  +  #5 Johns Kitten  +  #3 Bokeelia Island.



Stakes Saturday Results
Aqueduct R7.  Woodhaven Stakes.  Our first pick, Unbridled Daddy, finished 3rd for show money of $6.30. Our second pick, Dixie Runner, finished off the board.  Our third pick, Highland Sky, won for show money of $1.15.
Superfecta went 2-5-7-4.
Bankroll gets shorted to $8.16.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Stakes Saturday at the Big "A"

We begin a late start for our Horse Racing Weekend by viewing a quality Stakes Saturday race at the "Big A".

Aqueduct Race 7 {Woodhaven Stakes~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Stakes}

A great group of nine will take to the Aqueduct green in this high level stakes race. There is plenty of speed to keep the pace humming. Speed numbers very close which gives a chance to any of the runners to pull off the victory. It should be a terrific Turf contest.

#7 Unbridled Daddy (Franco / Pletcher) might have the edge with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb workouts. He is one of two in the field that has already notched two career wins. This son of Scat Daddy should close gallantly into a speedy pace.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 Dixie Runner (I. Ortiz / C. Brown) will challenge with a couple of decent last out speed numbers over the dirt, a three race progression, and four robust workouts. This lad should relish the switch from dirt to turf. A son of Flatter, he should be forwardly placed seeking a good position to flow through the stretch.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#2 Highland Sky (L. Saez / Tagg) should go off as the favorite sharing the highest last out speed number, having a four race progression, and putting in two hearty workouts. This son of Sky Mesa in another that will show a strong closing kick.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#4 Too Discreet (Carmouch / Clement) is coming off a longer layoff as he makes his first start of the year. He holds a perfect two for two record. This guy has put up four bullet workouts in preparation. A son of Discreet Cat, he should be forwardly placed ready to roll.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Unbridled Daddy  /  #3 Dixie Runner  /  #2 Highland Sky  /  #4 Too Discreet.




Last Superfecta Sunday (4/17) Results
Keeneland R9.  Allowance.  We failed to capture the 10 CENT Superfecta as we only posted two of the four wagering interests required for victory. Superfecta went 6-3-2-4.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Can'thelpbelieving, finished 2nd for show money of $1.60.
Bankroll drops to $5.81. We will supplement with a Lincoln for our Stakes Saturday effort.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Superfecta Sunday at Glorious Keeneland

Today we look at a very contentious Turf route at that famous race track, Keeneland.

Keeneland Race 9 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Allowance}

A highly talented group of twelve will enter the gate in this supremely competitive Turf allowance. There is enough speed to maintain a sturdy pace. Speed numbers are fairly close. The vast majority in this race have taken a brief break before moving on to Keeneland. Our challenge is to mold a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket. The race promises to be an exhilarating finish to our horse racing weekend.

#3 Can'thelpbelieving [IRE] (Prat / Motion) is coming off a modest layoff and appears ready to tackle the task. He holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two stamina producing workouts. This lad has the tactical speed to stay close and rumble through the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#10 Flashlight [IRE] (Castellano / Maker) is another coming off a modest layoff with the third highest last out speed number and three tremendous peaking workouts. He appears race ready and will use his tactical speed to great advantage. This lad shares the second best speed figure at the distance.

#4 Taghleeb (J. Velazquez / McLaughlin) should challenge with the second highest speed last out speed number at a longer route and four sound workouts. He is another that is coming off a brief freshening. The proper pace will enhance his tracking / closing capability.

#7 Speightsland (Leparoux / Casse) should contend sharing the second highest last out speed number and putting in four robust peaking workouts. This lad has already notched a win at this distance. He should be forwardly placed ready to roll into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Can'thelpbelieving [IRE]  +  #10 Flashlight [IRE]  +  #4 Taghleeb  +  #7 Speightsland.




Stakes Saturday Results
Keeneland R9.  Lexington--G3.  Our first pick, Swipe, finished 6th.  Our second pick, Direct Message, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Collected, won (1st) for show money of $1.50.
Superfecta went 10-1-5-2.
Bankroll gets swiped and falls to $7.61.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Stakes Saturday at Keeneland

Stakes Saturday. Sunny skies. Life is good.
Today we take a look at a stakes race for the three year-olds.

Keeneland Race 9 {Lexington~G3~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A great group of ten will enter the gate in this annual graded stakes race. There is enough speed to keep the pace honest. Speed numbers are fairly close. Half the field is Triple Crown nominated. There are three that have not yet gone this distance and will be stretching out. It should be one of many exciting races on this Stakes Saturday.

#4 Swipe (Prat / Desormeaux) will probably be the post time favorite with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four stellar peaking workouts. He has been on an extended layoff so should fire fresh and ready. This son of Birdstone is 100% in the money in his seven race career. He should track and close gallantly.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Direct Message (L. Saez / Albertrani) will challenge with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a four race progression, and two hearty workouts. He should take up position behind the pace setters. This son of Bernardini is 50% in the money from four career starts.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#10 Collected (Castellano / Baffert) should also challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a three race progression, and two robust workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed. A son of City Zip, he is 80% in the money from five starts.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Big Squeeze (Landeros / Simms) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and one excellent workout. He comes in from Oaklawn Park and has competed well in his three career starts landing in the money in all of them. A son of Lemon Drop Kid, he should track the pace closely.

#8 Riker (Geroux / Casse) should fire fresh off a short layoff. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number and three superb peaking workouts. He will be jumping onto the dirt for the third time after four wins over the poly at Woodbine. A son of Include, he could be the speed of the race.

10 CENT Superfecta

#4 Swipe  /  #2 Direct Message  /  #10 Collected  /  #6 Big Squeeze, #8 Riker.




Furlong Friday Results
Keeneland R4.  Claiming.  Our selection, Angelic Score, won (1st) for show money of $1.20.
Superfecta went 11-4-5-2.
Bankroll gains a dime to settle at $16.31.
 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Furlong Friday in Lexington

Staying on in Lexington, Kentucky for our Furlong Friday.

Keeneland Race 4 {6 furlongs~4 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Claiming}

A good field of nine will go to the gate in this claiming feature. There is plenty of speed to insure a quick pace. Speed numbers are very close which could create a win situation for any of these gals. It should be a very interesting sprint.

#11 Angelic Score (Lanerie / E. Foster) might have the edge with the highest last out speed number. She also holds the highest speed number at the distance with a 66% in the money record at same. This gal should be forwardly placed seeking to, er, score.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Our Adieu (Torres / Larue) is coming off an extended layoff. She holds the fourth highest last out speed number achieved prior to the layoff. This gal has put in one solid workout and should be forwardly placed.

#3 Bonnie Blue Eyes (Goncalves / Gorder) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and two robust workouts. She should following the pace setters closely seeking an opening to skirt through.

#9 Miss Thang (A. Cox / W. Rice) should contend coming off a longer layoff. She holds the second highest speed number at the distance. This lady has put in a nice workout tab of four half mile works. She should be forwardly placed.

10 CENT Superfecta

#11 Angelic Score  /  #8 Our Adieu  /  #3 Bonnie Blue Eyes  /  #9 Miss Thang.



Thursday's Results
Keeneland R8.  Appalachian--G3.  Our first pick, Ava's Kitten, finished second for place money of $2.40 and show money of $3.40.  Our second pick, Spinamiss [IRE], finished 4th.
Superfecta went 8-5-2-1.
Bankroll gains some dimes to settle at $16.21.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Horse Racing Weekend Begins at Lovely Keeneland

We begin our horse racing weekend with a marvelous graded mile Turf race in Kentucky.

Keeneland Race 8 {Appalachian~G3~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Fillies~Graded Stakes}

A very high quality group of ten will hit the green in this annual affair. There is speed to maintain a fluid pace. Speed numbers are relatively close making for a competitive event. Most of the field will dropping down from longer routes to run the mile distance. It should be a fantastic race.

#8 Catch a Glimpse (Geroux / Casse) should be the odds on favorite with the highest last out speed number at a longer route and four superb peaking workouts. This gal will embarking on her fifth win in a row and has the speed to do it. She is definitely the class in the field.
No Value.

#5 Ava's Kitten (Castellano / C. Brown) will challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a five race progression, and three hearty workouts. She should track the pace closely ready to strike in the stretch. This gal has already posted a victory at this distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#1 Spinamiss [IRE] (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) will contend with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number at this distance, a four race progression, and three strong workouts. This gal will swing into a strong pace while tracking the lead pack. She is 100% in the money at this mile distance.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#11 Baciami Piccola [GB] (Leparoux / Lynch) should also contend with a solid pace to run into. She holds the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two robust workouts. This gal will be taking measure of this distance for the first time. She is 100% in the money from four career starts.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Catch a Glimpse  /  #5 Ava's Kitten  /  #1 Spinamiss [IRE]  /  #11 Baciami Piccola [GB].



Last Superfecta Sunday (4/10) Results
Keeneland R8.  Allowance.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket capturing only two of the four required for a winning effort. Superfecta went 4-10-1-6.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Hold Harmless, finished 8th.
Bankroll falters to $15.51.