Thursday, February 26, 2015

Horse Racing Weekend begins on the Turf

We venture to the City of New Orleans for an early Turf contest.

Fair Grounds Race 4 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~fillies/mares~Optional Claiming}
A good group of seven gals will hit the green in this early Turf contest. There is some speed to keep an honest pace. These gals all have very close speed numbers which should make for a highly competitive race.

#5 More Than Less (Albarado / Asmussen) could have the edge with the highest (tie) last out speed number and a two race progression. She also holds the third highest speed number at the distance. This gal loves the Turf and should be tracking the lead group ready to strike.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Cali Star (Torres / Cohn) looks to challenge while switching over to the Turf. She shares the highest last out speed number and is working a two race progression.  This gal holds the highest in the money record at 70%. Look for her to track and strut into the stretch.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#4 Masquerade (Geroux / Stidham) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one solid workout. She should be part of the lead group seeking to hold on.

#3 Super Sky (Graham / McKeever) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four superior peaking workouts. She is another that will track and close diligently.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 More Than Less  /  #1 Cali Star  /  #4 Masquerade  /  #3 Super Sky.



Last Superfecta Sunday (2/22) Results
Santa Anita R6.  Optional Claiming.  We missed by two wagering interests hitting our 10 CENT Superfecta box play.  Superfecta went 2-3-6-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Iancol, finished 4th.
Bankroll gets dinged and drops to $35.40.



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Superfecta Sunday at Santa Anita

Back from a very brief Friday and Saturday respite, we look at a highly competitive Turf battle at gorgeous Santa Anita.

Santa Anita Park Race 6 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Optional Claiming}
A great field of eight will take to the green in the only Turf battle of the day. There is plenty of speed to give this race a solid pace. All are relatively close in terms of speed numbers. Those coming from off the pace may have the advantage. Our task is to cobble a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#8 Broughton Kitten (M. Garcia / Ward) looks to have the edge with the third highest speed number coming out of a longer route and two fine workouts. He shares the highest speed number at the distance. Watch him close smoothly into the stretch.

#3 Daddy D.T. (Talamo / Sadler) will challenge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four stellar workouts. He will assume a tracking position seeking to pass the lead group. He is 75% in the money at the distance.

#7 Iancool (Van Dyke / Hollendorfer) is a Triple Crown nominee going to the Turf for the first time. He has won at this distance over the dirt and will attempt to transfer that form to the Turf. His workout tab is among the best yielding for supercharged works. Look for him to stay closer to the pace getting first jump on those coming from off the pace. He is our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Royal Albert Hall [GB] (Prat / O'Neill) may surprise in his first North American start. He comes in from a successful racing start across the pond. He will also be making his first Turf start after going 80% in the money over the synthetic. This lad should be right off the leaders ready to pounce.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Broughton Kitten  +  #3 Daddy D.T.  +  #7 Iancol  +  #1 Royal Albert Hall [GB].



Thursday's Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R4.  Maiden Claiming.  Our first pick, Linda's Choice, won (1st) for show money of $2.60.  Our second pick, Romance in Vegas, finished off the board.
Superfecta went 6-7-1-4.
Bankroll slips to $39.80.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Horse Racing Weekend New Orleans Style

Our horse racing weekend begins on the Turf in fabulous New Orleans.

Fair Grounds Race 4 {1 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Maiden Claiming}
A good field of eight will take to the green in this Maiden Claiming race. It comes up short on speed. The field is fairly close in terms of overall speed numbers. This is a highly competitive event.

#6 Linda's Choice (Geroux / D. Carroll) might have a slight edge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four superb workouts. She should be part of the tracking crew seeking to score. This gal loves the Fair Grounds turf.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Romance in Vegas (Murrill / Alonzo) should present a formidable challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three hearty peaking workouts. She comes into this from Delta Downs after a brief layoff.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#4 Miss Sekiguchi (Eramia / Tessore) will contend in her second career start. She holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number and has put in one solid workout. In her first start she went this distance and hit the board in third.

#8 Irish Vixen (Bonnet / Frost) could surprise with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and two good workouts. This gal holds the fourth highest speed number among this group over the Turf surface. She could be in the game late.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Linda's Choice  /  #5 Romance in Vegas  /  #4 Miss Sekiguchi  /  #8 Irish Vixen.



Last Superfecta Sunday (2/15) Results
Gulfstream Park R9.  Allowance Optional Claiming.  We missed by one our 10 CENt Superfecta play. Superfecta went 7-11-8-4.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Delta Bluesman, finished 2nd for show money of $4.40.
Bankroll remains the same at $40.30.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Superfecta Sunday in Sunny Florida

As winter drags on in some parts of the country, we take a look at a fabulous Turf race in South Florida. Its fun to watch the races in the sunny climes and wish you were there.

Gulfstream Park Race 9 {7 1/2 furlongs~TURF~4 year old Up~Allowance Optional Claiming}
A great crew of eleven will hit the TURF in this allowance feature.  There is plenty of speed to keep a flowing pace. All in here have reasonably close last out speed numbers which will make it a wide open affair. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#5 Ginger Goose [GB] (R. Hernandez / Broome) might have the edge with the fourth highest last out speed number and a five race progression. Of this group, he holds the fourth highest speed number at the distance with a 60% in the money record from five tries. He appears to be a very good form.

#11 Delta Bluesman (Castellano / Navarro) will challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three bullet, peaking workouts. This lad is coming into the race fresh from a brief layoff. He should be forwardly placed seeking to triumph. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Black Jet (Contreras / Iadisernia) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers in which he landed in the money. He is holding a three race progression and has put in two superb peaking workouts. He will be stretching out to this distance and will be forwardly placed.

#7 Cashmere Cat (Lanerie / Romans) will be in the mix with a couple of decent last out speed numbers prior to a brief layoff.  He was working a two race progression and has put in two hearty workouts in preparation. On the basis of having the second highest speed number at the distance and securing a 100% in the money record at same, he will be a threat.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Ginger Goose [GB]  +  #11 Delta Bluesman  +  #4 Black Jet  +  #7 Cashmere Cat.



Stakes Saturday Results
Golden Gate Fields R7.  El Camino Real Derby--G3.  Our first pick, Cross the Line, finished 2nd for show money of $5.40.  Our second pick, Conquest Typhoon, finished 3rd for show money of $2.80.
Superfecta went 3-5-9-6.
Bankroll drifts up a buck to $40.30.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Derby Preps Away on Stakes Saturday

On this Stakes Saturday, we take a look at a grand stakes race in Northern California.

Golden Gate Fields Race 7 {El Camino Real Derby~G3~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Stakes}
A great group of ten will check in for the start of this feature stakes race. This one has Kentucky Derby points at stake. The field appears equally matched in terms of speed numbers and capability. There is enough speed to keep a constant pace. It should be an exciting race any of these fellas could pull off the victory.

#5 Cross the Line (J. Hernandez / Hollendorfer) could pull this one off with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and four stellar, peaking workouts. This son of Line of David has the tactical speed to either be forwardly placed or just sit off the pace. In his short career of four races he is 100% in the money.
$2 WIN.  $3 SHOW.

#9 Conquest Typhoon (Smith / Casse) should give chase, sharing that third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three superlative workouts. He is another with solid tactical speed. This son of Stormy Atlantic will be stretching out to this distance. He has already proven himself over the Tapeta surface.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Stand and Salute (R. Baze / Hollendorfer) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three robust workouts. He is 100% in the money at Golden Gate from three starts. This son of Saint Anddan should track the field ready to strike in the stretch.

#2 Indianaughty (Lanerie / Romans) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three hearty workouts. He will be stretching out to this distance for this race. This son of Indian Charlie sports some good efforts over the synthetics across the pond. He could be forwardly placed.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Cross the Line  /  #9 Conquest Typhoon  /  #8 Stand and Salute  /  #2 Indianaughty.



Friday's Results
Oaklawn Park R8.  Optional Claiming.  Our pick, Captain Genius, won (1st) for show money of $2.60.
Superfecta went 5-7-3-6. 
Bankroll gains a few cents to settle at $39.70.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Furlong Friday in Arkansas

Thank goodness it's Furlong Friday. Today we take a look at a nice six furlong battle on the dirt.

Oaklawn Park Race 8 {6 furlongs~4 year old Up~Optional Claiming}
A talented group of seven will go to the gate in this feature race. It is stacked with speed which should ensure a hot pace. All of these lads are close in terms of speed figures. it should be a dandy of a sprint.

#5 Captain Genius (Ocampo / Young) might have the edge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two steady workouts. He shares the highest speed number at the distance and the second highest over the Oaklawn track.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Santa Elf (Rocco / A. Dutrow) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number and two robust workouts. He is coming down from the Northeast track circuit into the warmth of Hot Springs. Should the pace boil over, this lad could come a runnin' in the clear with his tracking and closing capability.

#4 Visionary Ruler (Mello / Becker) could surprise with a decent last out speed number and one strong bullet workout. This guy shares the highest speed number at the distance. He should be forwardly placed ready to battle.

#1 Guns Loaded (Hamilton / Hartman) is coming off an extended layoff, but has scored a win at this distance. He has put in four superb peaking workouts that include three bullets. He is another that will take advantage of a hot pace with his tracking running style.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Captain Genius  /  #6 Santa Elf  /  #4 Visionary Ruler  /  #1 Guns Loaded.



Thursday's Results
Santa Anita R5.  Maiden Special Weight.  Our pick, Egyptian Empire, finished 4th.
We scuttled our 10 CENT Superfecta effort due to a scratch. Superfecta went 1-2-7-3.
Bankroll dips to $39.20.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Maiden Turf begins Horse Racing Weekend

We go to the Turf to begin our horse racing weekend.  A little Southern California sun to spark set it off.

Santa Anita Park Race 5 {1 1/8 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~fillies/mares~Maiden Special Weight}
A solid group of eight will take to the Turf in this maiden race. The race comes up a little light on speed, but the speed numbers are all relatively comparable. It should be a highly competitive affair.

#3 Egyptian Empire (Van Dyke / Dollase) might have a slight edge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three strengthening workouts. She loves the Turf demonstrated by her 100% in the money record over it. This gal will be tracking the pace closely ready to strike.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#7 Loufoque (Espinoza / Mandella) should give chase with an o.k. last out speed number at this distance and four endurance producing workouts. She is another that enjoys the surface. This gal is coming off an extended layoff. Look for her to be closing swiftly.

#5 Purple Rose (Smith / Gallagher) is coming into this race with the fourth highest last out speed number and three superb workouts. She should be forwardly placed ready to roll. This gal should fire fresh off a brief layoff.

#1 Nicegirlsfinshlast (Bejarano / Eurton) should be in the mix as the other gal that likes to be forwardly placed.  She holds the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one strong workout.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Egyptian Empire  /  #7 Loufoque  /  #5 Purple Rose  /  #1 Nicegirlsfnishlast.



Last Superfecta Sunday (2/8) Results
Santa Anita Race 8.  Wishing Well Stakes.  We hit our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket scoring $22.30. Superfecta went 9-1-5-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Fanticola, finished 3rd for show money of $2.80.
Bankroll gets a nice boost to $41.20.