Sunday, September 14, 2014

Superfecta Sunday Up North

On this superb Superfecta Sunday we look at fantastic Turf Mile North of the Border.

Woodbine Race 11 {Woodbine Mile~G1~1 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Graded Stakes}
A supreme group of eleven will take to the Canadian Turf in this annual contest.  Some of the best jockeys and trainers of both Canada and America will converge at this premium Toronto track to test each others charges against one another. There is plenty of speed which could make the pace sizzle thereby giving those coming from off the pace the advantage. The speed numbers are fairly close with quite a few still seeking to improve to that elusive triple digit speed fig. Our task is to net a winning 20 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#11 Grand Arch (Moran / Lynch) has been in the money in all of his fifteen career races. He holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and three robust workouts. This land should be sitting just off the pace ready to explode into the stretch.

#5 Kaigun (Husbands / Casse) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three stellar workouts.  He has a versatile running style which should fit well in this race and may get first strike at the top of the stretch. This lad has a perfect record over the Woodbine Turf in two starts. He is our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Trade Storm [GB] (Spencer / Simcock) ships in from across the pond for this event.  In his last two efforts, both British stakes races, he finished second.  His last out was a longer route and appears to be coming into this race in fine form.  Watch him close dramatically in the stretch run.

#9 Jack Milton (Castellano / Pletcher) should contend with the third highest last out speed number and three hearty workouts. This lad holds the highest speed number at the distance. He should be tracking and closing vigorously.

20 CENT Superfecta Box (4.80)
Yes, Woodbine offers a 20 CENT minimum on all of its primo exotic wagers.

#11 Grand Arch  +  #5 Kaigun  +  #2 Trade Storm  +  #9 Jack Milton.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R8.  Sands Point--G2.  Our first pick, Sea Queen, finished 3rd for show money of $4.35.  Our second pick, Miss Besilu, finished 8th.  Our third pick, Ball Dancing, won (1st) for show money of $1.95.
Superfecta went 10-1-5-4.
Bankroll stumbles to $32.74.
 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Stakes Saturday at Big Sandy

Another great Stakes Saturday unfolds with numerous stakes races across the nation.  We take a look at a very competitive one at Belmont.

Belmont Park Race 8 {Sands Point~G2~1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year old~Fillies~Graded Stakes}
A terrific group of nine gals will go to the green in this annual graded stakes race.  There is enough speed to keep an honest pace.  The speed numbers are very close which should make for a superlative wagering race.

#5 Sea Queen (Rosario / Clement) might have a slight edge sharing with four others the highest last out speed number, holding the highest speed number at the distance, and putting in one solid workout. This daughter of Lemon Drop Kid should be part of the forwardly placed herd. She is coming out of a grade one in which she placed fourth.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 Miss Besilu (Lezcano / Mott) should challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two athletic peaking workouts. She should be traveling close to the pace seeking to get first jump on the front runners.  This daughter of Medaglia d'Oro has gone this distance over the dirt, but loves the Turf.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#10 Ball Dancing (Bravo / C. Brown) will making her first North American start after achieving success in France. She is coming off a fifth place finish at a much longer route.  This gal has put in four stellar workouts prepping for this one.  As a daughter of Exchange Rate, she should be sitting close to the pace ready to make her move.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 A Little Bit Sassy (Saez / Matz) should compete well as another with the highest last out speed number, a seven race progression, and four supreme workouts including two bullets. This daughter of More Than Ready, should be part of the front running crew seeking to finish mightily.

#9 Duff One (J. Ortiz / Contessa) should be in the hunt as still another with the highest last tout speed number,  working a three race progression, and one excellent workout. This daughter of Harlan's Holiday has the most versatile running style which she will adapt positively to any pace scenario.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Sea Queen  /  #3 Miss Besilu  /  #10 Ball Dancing  /  #6 A Little Bit Sassy, #9 Duff One.



Furlong Friday Results
Woodbine R9.  Claiming.  Our first pick, Over the Cliff, finished 9th.  Our second pick, One Nine Nine, finished 3rd for show money of $1.80.  Our third pick, Aisle Altar Hymm, finished 8th.
Superfecta went 3-6-9-2.
Bankroll takes a hit and falls to $36.64.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Furlong Friday Up North

Thank goodness it's Friday. We journey North for a Canadian Furlong Friday.

Woodbine Race 9 {7 furlongs~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Claiming}
A nice field of ten will make their start in the finale of the card.  There is a number of forwardly placed types in this one to keep the pace steamy. The speed figs are fairly close in this low level claiming event. It should be a great race to wager and watch.

#5 Over the Cliff (Husbands / Griffith) should be the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one superb workout. She should also be the controlling speed of the race.  This gal has the ability to get the job done.
$1 WIN  /  $1 SHOW.

#9 One Nine Nine (Wilson / Ross) should challenge with the highest speed number at the distance, a couple of decent last out speed numbers, and showing good form. She should be forwardly placed with every chance of success.
$1 SHOW.

#10 Aisle Alter Hymm (Da Silva / Bramonte) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two robust workouts. She is another that should be in the forward placed group. This gal will be stretching out for this race.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interests

#8 Princess Canada (Smilosky / Yu) should be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number, a seven race progression, and one hearty workout.  She could also be part of the forwardly placed crew. This gal shares the fourth highest speed number at the distance.

20 CENT Superfecta
Yes. Woodbine has a 20 CENT minimum for their superfecta.

#5 Over the Cliff  /  #9 One Nine Nine  /  #10 Aisle Altar Hymm  /  #8 Princess Canada.



Thursday's Results
Belmont Park R8.  Our first pick, MJ Plus, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Cool Samurai, finished 3rd for show money of $5.50.
Superfecta went 6-8-4-3.
Bankroll gets a bump to $39.04.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Horse Racing Weekend to Begin at Belmont

Another exciting horse racing weekend begins at expansive Belmont Park.

Belmont Park Race 8 {1 mile~3 year old Up~Allowance}
A solid group of eight runners will engage in this mile feature. There is enough speed in here to have a rip-roaring pace. The speed numbers are relatively close among this group. It should be a highly competitive race.

#1 MJ Plus (C. Velasquez / Jacobson) looks primed and ready to seek out the victory. He holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two peaking workouts. This lad should be tracking the pace closely ready to strike.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Cool Samurai (Maragh / Shirreffs) is coming off a extended layoff having only raced once earlier in this year. He holds the fourth highest speed number at the distance and has put in three superb, peaking workouts.  This guy will be closing fast in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#7 Sir Leslie (Lezcano / Serpe) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and a two race progression. This guy also holds the second highest speed fig at the distance. He should be tracking and closing swiftly in the latter stage of the race.

#8 Encryption (Lopez / Breen) should contend with the third highest last out speed number at a longer route and two strong workouts. This lad has a versatile running style which should allow him to fit prominently within the pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 MJ Plus  /  #4 Cool Samurai  /  #7 Sir Leslie  /  #8 Encryption.



Last Superfecta Sunday (9/7) Results
Monmouth Park R8.  Starter Handicap.  We fell short by one in our effort to put together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.  Superfecta went 7-3-8-9.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Dancing Lounge, finished 2nd for show money of $2.80.
Bankroll dips to $38.64.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Superfecta Sunday Turf along the Jersey Shore

On this sunny Superfecta Sunday we go to the Jersey Shore for a little Turf.

Monmouth Park Race 8 {1 3/8 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Starter Handicap}
A good field of nine will take to the grass in this afternoon feature.  It comes up a little light on speed with two in here that may take charge by default.  The speed numbers are closely comparable over the Turf, but only a few have gone the distance.  Our task is to create a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.  It should be an exciting race.

#7 Grand Rapport (Lopez / Jacobson) could have the edge with his very versatile running style, the second highest last out speed number and one peaking workout. This lad is 84% in the money on the Turf and has a victory over the Monmouth Turf.

#3 Dancing Lounge (Carmouche / Servis) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number and three endurance producing, yet peaking workouts. He should be able to track the pace and strike in the stretch. This lad will be firing fresh after a brief layoff. He is our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#9 Skiffs Brewmaster (McCarthy / O'Connell) should be up to the task with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one strong workout. He should be able to close fluidly into a solid pace. This guy is one of three that have traveled this distance.

#4 Hello Abraxon (Pimental / Sharp) should contend while stretching out to a little bit longer route.  He holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression and two robust workouts. This lad has the potential to take the lead and wire the field.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#7 Grand Rapport  +  #3 Dancing Lounge  +  #9 Skiffs Brewmaster  +  #4 Hello Abraxon.



Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R8.  Locust Grove Stakes.  Our first pick, Don't Tell Sophia, won (1st) for win money of $6.20 and show money of $3.90.  Our second pick, On Fire Baby, finished 6th (last).  Our third pick, Molly Morgan, finished 2nd for show money of $2.60.
Superfecta went 6-7-4-5.
Bankroll gets an uptick to $40.24.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Stakes Saturday at Churchill

We celebrate our Stakes Saturday by looking at a good dirt route down Louisville, Kentucky.

Churchill Downs Race 8 {Locust Grove~1 1/16 mile~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Stakes}
A superb group of seven will take to the track in this annual feature. Speed come up a little bit light which might be to the forwardly placed advantage. The speed figs seem to be relatively close with a number in here capable of taking a step forward. All but one are coming out of a graded stakes.  It should be a highly competitive race.

#6 Don't Tell Sophia (Rocco / Sims) could have a slight edge if the pace becomes quick.  She holds the highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three super strong workouts.  This daughter of Congaree comes into this one after five months rest.  This gal sports a 100% in the money record at the distance.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 On Fire Baby (Johnson / Hartlage) should be the speed that dictates the terms of the pace.  She holds the highest speed number at the distance, a couple of good last out speed numbers and three supreme workouts.  This daughter of Smoke Glacken is coming off a little longer route.  She relishes the Churchill course.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Molly Morgan (Lanerie / Romans) will challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid workouts.  This daughter of Ghostzapper has demonstrated she loves the Churchill track. This gal should be tracking the pace looking for an opening.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#2 Tapit's World (Landeros / McPeek) should be in the mix sharing the second highest speed number, a two race progression, and two splendid workouts. She should be forwardly placed to get first jump on the leader.  This daughter of, you guessed it, Tapit is another that is 100% in the money at the distance, accomplished in four starts.

#5 Ria Antonia (Rosario / Amoss) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and two robust workouts.  This daughter of Rockport Harbor should be able to track and close with precision. She is a millionaire which is nothing to write off.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Don't Tell Sophia  /  #3 On Fire Baby  /  #7 Molly Morgan  /  #2 Tapit's World, #5 Ria Antonia.



Friday's Results
Arlington International R2.  Claiming.  Our first pick, Toews, won (1st) for show money of $2.10.  Our second pick, Plains Warrior, was scratched.
We abandoned our 10 CENT Superfecta as three of our horses were scratched.  Superfecta went 8-2-6-4.
Bankroll picks up a dime to settle at $36.54.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Furlong Friday at Arlington International

A warm and friendly Furlong Friday to get charging into the weekend. Today we look at a sprint race at magnificent Arlington International.

Arlington International Race 2 {6 furlongs~3 year old Up~IL~Claiming}
A solid group of eight will hit the poly in this early race.  There is plenty of speed and forwardly placed types to keep a strong pace.  Most in here are fairly close in terms of speed numbers.  It should be a good race.

#8 Toews (Baird / P. Miller) should have the advantage with the highest last out speed number at a slightly longer sprint, a four race progression, and one solid workout. He should be close to the pace ready to strike at the top of the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Plains Warrior (Graham / Kirby) should challenge with the second highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two sound workouts. This lad should be forwardly placed seeking to break from the front end pack.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Bullet Bob (Geroux / Catalano) should contend sharing the second highest last out speed number and working a two race progression. He has a positive in the money record of 57% over the Arlington poly from seven starts.

#5 Grudge Match (Emigh / McCanick) is coming off nearly a year off from the races.  He does hold the second highest speed number at the distance and has put in four masterful peaking workouts. This lad should be tracking the pace ready to move smoothly into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Toews  /  #7 Plains Warrior  /  #1 Bullet Bob  /  #5 Grudge Match.



Thursday's Results
Remmington Park R6.  Our first pick, Cowgirl in Love, won (1st) for show money of $6.40.  Our second pick, Ghost Locket, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 5-7-6-1.
Bankroll gets a two buck rise to settle at 36.44.