Sunday, November 19, 2017

Superfecta Sunday along the Surf

Superfecta Sunday brings near the surf to take in a dirt sprint in sunny California.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 8 {Cary Grant Stakes~7 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~CA~Stakes}

A terrific field of ten will go to the gate in this great Stakes race. There is a plethora of speed among this group which should induce a very fast pace. Speed numbers are significantly close. It should be an extremely exciting race. Our task is to hook together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#9 Smokey Image (Stevens / Gaines) might have a slight edge with the second highest last out speed number at a route and four sensational peaking workouts. He comes off a modest layoff well prepped to run fresh. This guy likes the surface, distance and Del Mar track. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 California Diamond (Desormeaux / Miller) comes out of a downhill Turf try at Santa Anita last out, but has done exceeding well over the dirt, distance and Del Mar track. This lad has the tactical speed to be well spotted as the pace develops. He holds a 76% in the money record from thirteen career starts.

#6 Jimmy Bouncer (Pedroza / Pender) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and two sturdy workouts. He should be tracking the speedy pace closely and get first jump on the trackers. This gelding notched a win at the distance in his only effort.

#10 Smokey Image (Bejarano / Moger) should be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number and four endurance heightening workouts. With two wins in a row he should be in fine form. This guy has the highest overall in the money record at 88%.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Smokey Image  +  #8 California Diamond  +  #6 Jimmy Bouncer  +  #10 Tribal Storm.



Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R10.  Cardinal Handicap--G3.  Our first pick, Linda, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Tricky Escape, won (1st) for place money of $3.40 and show money of $4.20.  Our third pick, Fair Point, finished 2nd for show money of $3.40.
Superfecta went 2-10-6-9.
Bankroll gets shredded, dipping to $78.47.


 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stakes Saturday in Ol' Kentucky

We go to the Turf for this Stakes Saturday in Kentucky.

Churchill Downs Race 10 {Cardinal Handicap~G3~1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A good group of nine ladies, after early scratches, will hit the good Turf. All have hit the board over good rated Turf in early efforts. The race comes up a little light on speed which could produce a Euro-quickening heading into the stretch. Speed numbers are very close over the Turf. It should be a highly competitive race.

#9 Linda (B. Hernandez / Wilkes) might have the edge with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and three superb workouts. She loves the Turf and the Churchill course. This daughter of the late Scat Daddy, will be stretching out to the distance. She should track the pace comfortably.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5  SHOW.

#2 Tricky Escape (DeCarlo / Ashby) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number and two hearty, peaking workouts. This gal is a solid 84% in the money overall from thirteen starts. She has notched a win at this distance and appears to be in top form. A daughter of Hat Trick [JPN], she is another that will be tracking the pace.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#10 Fair Point (Gaffalione / McGaughey) will be stretching out from the sprinting ranks to this distance. She holds a couple of good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. A daughter of Smart Strike, she should be able to track and close smartly given the extra bit of ground.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#7 Beauty [GB] (Lanerie / Walsh) comes in off a grade one race where she produced the highest last out speed number. She holds a six race progression and one solid workout. She has covered this distance twice before amongst keener competition. A daughter of Sea the Stars [IRE], she will be tracking and closing swiftly.

10 CENT Superfecta 

#9 Linda  /  #2 Tricky Escape  /  #10 Fair Point, #7 Beauty [GB]  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday(11/12) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R9.  Claiming. We crapped out on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort hitting only one of the four wagering interests required to hit it. Superfecta went 9-4-1-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Colour Me Happy [GB], finished 11th (last).
Bankroll tumbles to $85.67.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Superfecta Sunday by the Ocean

We take our Superfecta Sunday by the Pacific Ocean where the "Turf meets the Surf".

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 9 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A really nice group of eleven horses will hit the Turf near the surf in this last on the card event. There is enough speed to maintain a swift pace. Speed numbers are right up against another giving no Turfer a supreme advantage. Our task is to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#11 Colour Me Happy [GB] (Frey / Sadler) should give a good account of himself with the highest last out speed number at a longer route and four strong workouts. He is coming off a short layoff which should keep him fresh. This lad also shares the highest speed number at the distance. A swift pace enhances his chances for victory. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#7 I'malreadythere (Talamo / Machowsky) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, the last one being at a longer route. Add in three hearty workouts and he should do well. He is 100% in the money at the distance from four efforts. This guy will be tracking the pace and quickening into the stretch.

#4 Conquest Sabre Cat (Bejarano / Palma) should be in the hunt with the third highest last out speed number and three sturdy workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed and get first run on those horses coming from off the pace. 

#3 Silent Movies (Franco / Sadler) should be in the mix as one of the horses leading the charge. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four excellent peaking workouts. A robust 77% in the money record at the distance adds to his luster.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#11 Colour Me Happy [GB]  +  #7 I'malreadythere  +  #4 Conquest Sabre Cat  +  #3 Silent Movies.




Stakes Saturday Results
Aqueduct R8.  Red Smith Handicap--G3.  Our first pick, Money Multiplier, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Get Jets, finished 3rd for show money of $4.70.  Our third and fourth picks, Hunter O'Riley and Soluble [GER], repectively, finished off the board.
Superfecta went 7-10-3-2.
Bankroll gets smoked, falling to $90.07.



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stakes Saturday at the "Big A"

Turf action is the call for our Stakes Saturday. A sweet long route at the "Big A".

Aqueduct Race 8 {Red Smith Handicap~G3~1 3/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A decent field of ten will hit the New York green in this graded event. There is some speed which should create an honest pace. Speed figs come up fairly close making for a competitive race. In terms of field size and quality of the equines, it should be one of the better Turf battles of the day.

#2 Money Multiplier (Castellano / C. Brown) should be the deserved favorite with the highest (tie) speed number at the distance, a couple of very good last out speed numbers and four high quality workouts. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he should travel close to the pace and create a path to victory.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 Get Jets (J. Velazquez / A. Dutrow) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number and four superb peaking workouts. He should find a good tracking position and explode into the stretch. A son of Scat Daddy, this lad is in great form having won his last two races.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#9 Hunter O'Riley (Franco / Toner) should contend with the highest last out speed number and four excellent peaking workouts. This guy shares the highest speed number at the distance with a winning effort. A son of Tiz Wonderful, expect him to close gallantly should the pace be speedy.
$1 SHOW.

#8 Soluble [GER] (Lezcano / Ribaudo) could surprise as he his in top form for stand-out performance. His last two speed numbers are good, is working a four race progression, and has put in three hearty workouts. A son of the great Turf sire, Galileo [IRE], he should appreciate the longer route of ground.
$1 SHOW.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Money Multiplier  /  #3 Get Jets  /  #9 Hunter O'Riley, #8 Soluble  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (11/5) Results
Churchill Downs R9.  Allowance.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta effort, hitting only two of the four wagering interests needed to cash. Superfecta went 1A-7-2-1-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Heavenly Kingdom, finished 6th.
Bankroll plummets to $97.87.



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in Louisville

For this Superfecta Sunday we hope to see some great Turf action down in Kentucky.

Churchill Downs Race 9 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Allowance}

A good crop of twelve ladies will battle on the green in this Allowance feature. There is sufficient speed to carry the pace forward. Speed numbers are very close making it competitive for these gals. It should be a great race. Our task is to mold together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#6 Heavenly Kingdom (Geroux / Cox) might have the edge coming off a brief freshening after winning at first asking over the unique Kentucky Downs course. She holds the third highest last out speed number and has put in three superb peaking workouts. This gal should track the pace and strike in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#10 Tamit [IRE] (Leparoux / Casse) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers and four hearty peaking workouts. This filly is 75% in the money at this distance from four efforts. She is another tracker that should mount a good kick in the stretch.

#7 Mom's On Strike (Rocco / Sharp) figures to be the favorite and the horse to beat. She holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two sturdy workouts. This lady could be forwardly placed in an effort to get first jump on the leaders.

#5 Little Mizzy (Lanerie / Cox) should contend with the second highest last out speed number and a two race progression. She is another tracker that should move smoothly in the stretch run. This gal is 75% in the money from four career starts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Heavenly Kingdom  +  #10 Tamit [IRE]  +  #7 Mom's On Strike  +  #5 Little Mizzy.




Stakes Saturday Results
BREEDERS' CUP at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R11.  Longines BC TURF--G1.  Our first pick, Decorated Knight [GB] finished off the board.  Our second pick, Beach Patrol, finished 2nd for place money of $4.00 and show money of $4.50.  Our third pick, Highland Reel [IRE] finished 3rd for show money of $3.40.
Superfecta went 1-12-3-13.
Bankroll tumbles to $103.27.

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Breeders' Cup Turf

On this Stakes Saturday we take in one of the premiere races on the horse racing calendar.

Del Mar Race 11 {Longines Breeders' Cup Turf~G1~1 1/2 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A superior field of thirteen will hit the Del Mar green in one of the best Breeders' Cup races. There is enough speed to produce a solid pace. Speed numbers are close as expected among world class horses. The field consists of six millionaires. The Euro invaders have been having an exceptional Breeders' Cup meet and have acquitted themselves nobly over the firm Turf. This should be a tremendously exciting race.

#4 Decorated Knight (Atzeni / Charlton) will be stretching out to this distance with the highest last out speed number and a two race progression. A millionaire son of Galileo [IRE], he has won eight times in his eighteen race career. This lad will be tracking the pace closely and try to get first jump on the pace-setters. He does relish firm going.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5 SHOW.

#12 Beach Patrol (Rosario / C. Brown) should pose a mighty challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three diligent workouts. He holds a win at this distance in his only try. A son of Lemon Drop Kid, he should be forwardly placed ready to strike in the stretch.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 Highland Reel (Moore / A. O'Brien) will contend with a couple of excellent last out speed numbers and a two race progression. He holds the second highest speed number at the distance. Another son of Galileo [IRE], he is also 80% in the money at this distance from five efforts. This lad should be near the front end heading into the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#8 Bigger Picture (J. Velazquez / Maker) should be in the mix with the fourth highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. He is 100% in the money at this distance from four tries. A son of Badge of Silver, he will be tracking the leaders and launch into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4 Decorated Knight [GB]  +  #12 Beach Patrol  +  #3 Highland Reel [IRE]  +  #8 Bigger Picture.




Friday Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile--G1.  Our pick, Accelerate, finished 9th.
Superfecta went 9-3-5-10.
Bankroll gets blanked dropping to $110.77.






Friday, November 3, 2017

Vegas, Baby. Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

We open up our Horse Racing Weekend with a fantastic race in the Breeders' Cup Championships.

Del Mar Race 7 {Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile~G1~1 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A super high caliber field of ten will compete for the million dollar purse in this mile on the dirt. There is enough speed to keep a swift pace. There are four millionaires represented and a few that are on the cusp of becoming one. Speed numbers are very close making this one any horse's race. All but one are coming into this one off a nice freshening. It should be one hell of a race.

#8 Accelerate (Espinoza / Sadler) could pull of the victory with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four supreme peaking workouts. This guy is 92% in the money from thirteen career starts. He loves the surface, loves the distance and loves Del Mar. This lad should be tracking the pace closely and get first jump on those coming from off the pace.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Sharp Azteca (P. Lopez / Navarro) should be the speed of the speed with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and four speedy peaking workouts. A millionaire, he is 100% in the money at the distance. He is coming off two wins attempting to make it a third.

#9 Battle of Midway (Prat / Hollendorfer) will challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and three hearty workouts. This guy has a 88% in the money record from nine career starts. He has notched a win at Del Mar and over the distance. Deploying tactical speed, he should be able hit the board.

#6 Mor Spirit (Smith / Baffert) could go off as the favorite despite having the longest layoff of this crew. He holds the highest speed number at the distance and has put in four stamina producing workouts. A millionaire, he is another that has the tactical speed to lock in as the pace develops.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)
Why not? It's the Breeders' Cup.

#8 Accelerate  +  #3 Sharp Azteca  +  #9 Battle of Midway  +  #6 Mor Spirit.




Last Superfecta Sunday (10/29) Results
Santa Anita Park R9.  Autumn Miss--G3. We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box effort capturing three of the four wagering interests required. Superfecta went 11-5-6-4.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Lull, won (1st) for show money of $3.20.
Bankroll gets shaved a bit dipping to $118.17.