Sunday, May 24, 2015

Superfecta Sunday along the Jersey Shore

We roll into a superb Superfecta Sunday for a fantastic stakes route on the Jersey dirt.

Monmouth Park Race 11 {The Monmouth Beach~1 mile 70 yards~3 year-old Up~fillies/mares~Stakes}

A great group of eight gals will make their start in this Sunday stakes race. Half the field will be coming off extended layoffs, making their first start this year.  There is plenty of speed in this crew to present an honest pace.  Speed figures appear to be very close at the distance and over the surface. Our task will be to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta ticket. It should be a very exciting race.

#7 Montana Native (Bravo / Clement) is coming off an extended layoff and should go off as the favorite. She shares the second highest speed number at the distance with a 100% in the money record from six starts at same. This gal has been prepped with four high quality peaking workouts. Look for her to be forwardly placed. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Catch My Drift (Carmouche / C. Brown) is also coming off an extended layoff making her first start this year. She is the other that shares the second highest speed number at the distance and also holds a 100% in the money record at the same. This gal will be tracking and closing smoothly having been prepped with four robust workouts.

#4 Amblin Easy (Cintron / R. Reid) will be stretching out for this one while in good form. She comes into this race with the second highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and one solid workout. This girl will be well positioned close to the pace ready to spring forward.

#6 Got Lucky (Lopez / Pletcher) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and four hearty workouts. She hit the board in her only race at this distance which is good for the fourth highest speed number among this group. This gal should be tracking the pace and hit the stretch with full force.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#7 Montana Native  +  #1 Catch My Drift  +  #4 Amblin Easy  +  #6 Got Lucky.



Stakes Saturday Results
Santa Anita R6.  Fran's Valentine Stakes.  Our first pick, Go West Marie, won (1st) for win money of $3.40 and show money of $3.60.  Our second pick, Mangita, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 3-5-1-7.
Bankroll loses a dime to settle at $26.58.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita

A wonderful Stakes Saturday across the nation on this fine Memorial Day weekend. Today we venture to Santa Anita for a fabulous Turf contest.

Santa Anita Park Race 6 {Fran's Valentine Stakes~1 mile~TURF~4 year old Up~Fillies/Mares~CA~Stakes}

A highly competitive field of eight will go to the green in this annual affair. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace up front. Speed figures are very close head to tail. Most of these gals really like the Santa Anita turf. It should be an  exciting race.

#3 Go West Marie (Stevens / Truman) should go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb workouts. She should get the pace she desires to track and close fluidly. This daughter of Western Fame is 100% in the money over the Santa Anita turf from seven starts.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#7 Mangita (Gryder / Headley) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three hearty peaking workouts. She should be forwardly placed seeking to pounce going into the stretch. This daughter of Cyclotron is 87% in the money at the distance and over the Santa Anita grass from eight starts.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 My Monet (Nicolas / Agarie) should be in the hunt with the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a five race progression, and two robust peaking workouts. This daughter of Desarchy should be rolling on or near the front end. She will be going for three wins in a row.

#2 Wild in the Saddle (Bejarano / Baltas) should contend sharing the second highest last out speed number, working a three race progression, and putting in four excellent workouts. She will be firing fresh from a brief layoff. This daughter of Silic [FR] will be near the front hoping to get first jump on the others coming from off the pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Go West Maire  /  #7 Mangita  /  #1 My Monet  /  #2 Wild in the Saddle.



Friday's Results
Pimlico R9. Lifetime Claiming.  Our pick, Mellow Mei Mei, finished 9th (last).
Superfecta went 4-1-2-5.
Bankroll gets slammed to $26.68.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Furlong Friday at Pimlico

A beautiful Furlong Friday as we enter into the Memorial Day weekend.

Pimlico Race 9 {6 furlongs~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Lifetime Claiming}
An interesting group of nine ladies will make the start in this winners of one race. There is plenty of forwardly placed gals in here to insure a frothy pace. Speed numbers appear to be fairly close. It should be a nice race.

#6 Mellow Mei Mei (McCarthy / Ness) might have an edge with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one robust workout. She should be close to the pace ready to strike. This gal likes the Pimlico course.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Synergist (Toledo / Magill) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number. This gal holds the highest speed number at the distance with a 62% in the money record from eight starts. She is another that enjoys the Pimlico track.

#3 Pennie My Love (Carrasco / Badillo) should be in the hunt with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. She holds the second highest speed number at the six furlong distance. This gal should track the pace setters.

#8 O Reeley (Ortiz / Testerman) should be in the mix with a couple of good last out performances that earned decent speed figs. She shares the second highest speed number over the Pimlico course. This gal has the tactical speed to lead or track.

#4 Mast Cove (Chirinos / Robb) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one superb workout. This gal is another lover of the Pimlico dirt. She could be close to the pace ready to make her move.

10 CENT Superfecta
Pimlico requires a dollar minimum on their 10 CENT Superfecta wagers.  We will lay it out accordingly.

#6 Mellow Mei Mei, #1 Synergist  /  #6, #1, #3 Pennie My Love  /  #6, #1, #3, #8 O Reeley  /  #6, #1, #3, #8, #4 Mast Cove.



Thursday's Results
Belmont Park R7.  Our first pick, Hidden Vow, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Glowing Ember, finished 2nd for show money of $3.75.
Superfecta went 3-6-1-5.
Bankroll slips a few cents to $30.28.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Horse Racing Weekend begins at Belmont

We start our horse racing weekend with a little Turf action at "Big Sandy".

Belmont Park Race 7 {7 furlongs~TURF~3 year old Up~Allowance}

A solid group of nine will hit the grass in this Turf sprint. There is plenty of speed to keep a high octane pace. Speed numbers are fairly close.  Interestingly, only a couple have gone this exact distance over the green. It should be a challenging race for the horses and handicappers.

#2 Hidden Vow (Rosario / B. Brown) is coming off an extended layoff with the highest speed number at this distance. This lad has put in three superb peaking workouts in preparation. he loves the Belmont Turf. With significant speed signed on, he could benefit from a tracking and closing run.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

#6 Glowing Ember (C. Velazquez / Lynch) is also coming off a longer layoff, but was last seen earning a couple of strong speed numbers that match up well with this group. He has put in three stellar peaking workouts in preparation. This lad also loves the Belmont Turf recording a 66% in the money record over it.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#5 Secret of Fortune (Maragh / Englehart) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed coming off a nice freshening.

#1 Manhattan Mischief (Arroyo / Klesaris) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one good workout. He is coming up from Parx where he established a 100% in the money record from two career starts. He should be tracking the pace ready to pounce.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Hidden Vow  /  #6 Glowing Ember  /  #5 Secret of Fortune  /  #1 Manhattan Mischief.



Last Superfecta Sunday (5/17) Results
Belmont Park R7.  Allowance.  We missed our 10 CENT Superfecta box by one wagering interest.  Superfecta went 1-10-5-9.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Runaway Posse, finished 2nd for show money of $2.40.
Bankroll slips by two t settle at $30.63.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Superfecta Sunday on Belmont Turf

What a grand running of the Preakness.
American Pharoah is the real deal.  Congratulations to his connections.

On this Superfecta Sunday we grab a little Turf at the site of the third leg of the Triple Crown.

Belmont Park Race 7 {1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~NY~Allowance}
A great group of ten turfers will take to the grass in this feature.  There is enough speed to guarantee a solid pace. Speed numbers are relatively close which should make for a competitive event. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#10 Runaway Posse (Arroyo / Woolley) might have a slight edge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three spot-on peaking workouts. This lad will be stretching out for the distance. Watch him close swiftly into a solid pace. Having secured a win over the Belmont course, he is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Thurgood (Franco / Clement) should challenge coming off an extended lay off. Lightly raced, he holds a 66% in the money record from three starts. He will be stretching out to this distance as a gelding. His connections do a fine job with horse returning to the track.  This guy should take up a tracking position and marshal an earnest closing.

#1 Macagone (J. Velazquez / Nihei) is also coming off an extended layoff. Prior to the layoff he rates the third highest last out speed number and a two race progression. He is the only runner in the group that has a victory at this distance. This lad has the tactical speed to fit in comfortably with whatever pace develops.

#9 Blue Shark (Alvarado / Donk) will be firing fresh off thirty rest and a maiden win. Among this group he holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one stout workout. He too has the tactical speed to stay the course.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#10 Runaway Posse  +  #2 Thurgood  +  #1 Macagone  +  #9 Blue Shark.



Stakes Saturday Results
Pimlico R13.  PREAKNESS--G1.  Our first pick, American Pharoah, won (1st) for win money of $3.80.  Our second pick, Firing Line, finished 7th.  Our third pick, Tale of Verve, finished 2nd for show money of $8.80.
Superfecta went 1-5-7-2.
Bankroll gains a couple of bucks to settle at $32.63.
 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Preakness 2015

Time to get your Preak on for Stakes Saturday. It is Preakness Day.

Pimlico Race 13 {Preakness~G1~1 3/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

The top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby return to face each other in the second leg of the Triple Crown in a dynamite field of eight. This race comes up extraordinary speedy. It could mean that a couple of fellas that enjoy coming off the pace could reach out and grab a piece of the purse. Scattered T-storms and a 30% chance of rain could dampen the outcome, but Pharoah, having acquitted himself successfully in slop should still be on the trail for the Triple Crown.

#1 American Pharoah (Espinoza / Baffert) will be the odds on favorite, perhaps Americans favorite to win the Triple Crown this year. The KD 141 champ will be right on the pace as his stable mate, Dortmund, may wish to set it. He holds the highest last out speed number at the longer Kentucky Derby distance and has put in one sizzling bullet workout. This son of Pioneer of the Nile is out to make history.
$2 WIN.

#8 Firing Line (Stevens / Callaghan) is still coming into his own coming off a superb second place finish in KD 141. he holds the second highest last out speed number and has put in two robust workouts. This son of Line of David could sit right off the pace and enjoy eating up ground coming into the stretch. He could post a giant performance.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#5 Tale of Verve (Rosario / Stewart) is coming off a maiden win at this exact distance at Keeneland. A son of Tale of Ekati, he should be in the hunt as the pace heats up. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two hearty workouts. This lad could be the big surprise on Preakness Day.
$2 SHOW.

Other Contenders

#2 Dortmund (M. Garcia / Baffert) should be the pace setter, but the long and arduous Triple Crown Trail may tucker this guy out. He shares the third highest last out speed number and has put in two stellar peaking workouts. This son of Big Brown should compete nobly as he attempts to thwart history.

#7 Divining Rod (Castellano / Delacour) could be another surprise also coming off the third highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in three superb peaking workouts. This son of Tapit bypassed KD 141 in favor of this race. He is in fine form and will be forwardly placed seeking to grab a piece.

10 CENT Superfecta
Remember, Pimlico requires a dollar minimum on its Superfecta wager.

#1 American Pharoah, #8 Firing Line  /  #1, #8  /  #5 Tale of Verve, #2 Dortmund, #7 Divining Rod  /  #5, #2, #7.



Friday's Results
Pimlico R8.  Adena Springs Miss Preakness--G3.  Our pick, Spark, failed to, err spark, finishing 5th.
Superfecta went 9-11-7-6. We had three of the four required for the 10 CENT Superfecta box.
Bankroll plummets to $30.23.

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Preaky Furlong Friday

On to Pimlico on the eve of the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness. It should be a great Furlong Friday.

Pimlico Race 8 {Adena Springs Miss Preakness~G3~6 furlongs~3 year-old~Fillies~Graded Stakes}

A highly talented group of eight fillies will make their start in this annual affair.  This is a speed laden group which should make for a very hot pace. Speed numbers are very close indicating this will be a highly competitive race. Let's get fired up for a great Preakness weekend.

#10 Spark (Castellano / Jerkens) could have an edge with a versatile running style that should be reluctant to get involved with the speedfest upfront.  She has the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression and one stout workout. She sould take another step forward today.
#2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Divine Dawn (Clark / L. Jones) should be ready to roll with a pressing style. She shares the fourth highest last out speed number and has put in one bullet workout. This gal has a victory at this distance with the fourth highest speed number at the same.

#9 Irish Jasper (Carmouche / Ryan) should contend with the second highest last ut speed number, a three race progression, and one peaking bullet workout. She has a terrific versatile running style that should fit into the pace scenario well.

#4 Super Saks (Nakatani / Lukas) should challenge with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and three stellar peaking workouts. This gal will be the speed of the speed looking to wire the field. She holds the highest speed number at the distance with a 100% in the money record from two trips.

10 CENT Superfect
Pimlico requires a one dollar minimum for a superfecta wager. We will box our selections.

#10 Spark  +  #6 Divine Dawn  +  #9 Irish Jasper  +  #4 Super Saks.



Thursday's Results
Santa Anita R6.  Optional Claiming.  Our first pick, Eddie's First, finished 7th.  Our second pick, Cautious Giant, won (1st) for show money of $3.40.
Superfecta went 6-2-8-3.
Bankroll gets jolted, falling to $34.63.