Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stakes Saturday in Wonderful Florida

On to the Sunshine State for an exciting Turf match-up.

Gulfstream Park West Race 7 {Tropical Turf Handicap~G3~1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Graded Stakes}
A supreme group of nine will hit the grass in this featured stakes race. Hopefully it stays on the Turf. There is enough speed to the inside to keep the pace honest. The speed figs closely resemble one another. It should be a great race.

#2 Lubash (Blanc / Clement) might have the edge with the highest last out speed number, and one solid workout. This son of Freud will be running close to the pace and hopefully breakoff from the group in the stretch run.
$1 WIN  / $2 SHOW.

#9 Karibu Gardens (Goncalves / J. Carroll) could surprise with an excellent run two back up at Woodbine. His last out was o.k. at a longer route and he has put in three outstanding workouts prepping for this one. This son of Flower Alley should be tracking ready to close well.
$1 SHOW.

#3 Reporting Star (Marquez / Parente) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route and one terrific workout. This son of Circular Quay should be forwardly placed ready to rumble.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#1 Rapscallion (Saez / Motion) should contend with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. This son of Speightstown has a versatile running style that should fit nicely into whatever pace develops.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Lubash  /  #9 Karibu Gardens  /  #3 Reporting Star  /  #1 Rapscallion.



Friday's Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  Optional Claiming.  Our pick, Stars Above Me [GB], finished 5th.
Superfecta went 5-3-7-2.
Bankroll takes a dive to $6.74.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Furlong Friday at Del Mar

We journey to sunny Southern California for Furlong Friday on the Turf.

Del Mar Race 7 {5 furlongs~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Optional Claiming}
A speedy group of nine gals will hit the Turf in this feature race. There is enough speed to produce a sizzling pace which should help those that like to track the pace closely.  These gals are closely matched in terms of their last out speed figs. This should be an incredibly good race.

#9 Stars Above Me [GB] (Smith / Motion) looks ready to rock with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and three strong workouts. She will be tracking the pace ready to launch into the straightaway green.
$2 SHOW.

#3 Heat Trap (Espinoza / Gaines) is another that will track the pace ready to move through. She holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two solid workouts. This gal loves the surface.

#6 Belle de Lune [FR] (Stevens / Proctor) is back racing looking for a triumph. She needed her last out and has put in four sensational workouts prepping for her second start of the year. She can be expected to track the pace closely and swoop into the stretch.

#7 Biorythm (Van Dyke / Proctor) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four superb workouts.  She should be part of the speed contingent attempting to motor away from the pack. This gal is another who relishes the Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta

#9 Stars Above Me [GB]  /  #3 Heat Trap  /  #6 Belle de Lune [FR]  /  #7 Biorythm.



Thursday's Results
Laurel Park R6.  Optional Claiming.  Our pick, Majestic Hussar, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 3-1A-8-2.
Bankroll takes a hit, dipping to $8.84.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Horse Racing Weekend to Start in Maryland

We start our horse racing weekend in Maryland peering at a speedy little sprint race.

Laurel Park Race 6 {5 1/2 furlongs~3 year old Up~Optional Claiming}
A small, but quality field of six will make their start in this nifty sprint. There is plenty of speed signed in and it should be a fast pace. The speed figs for each of these lads are appear to be pretty close. It should be a grand race.

#3 Frontier Warrior (Acosta / Cartapena) is seeking five wins in a row and he might get it with the second highest last out speed number and a stellar record of 85% in the money record at the distance from seven starts.

#8 Rolling Yona (Serpa / Garcia) will challenge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one sound workout. He has the tactical speed to sit off the pace and dash into the stretch.

#4 Majestic Hussar (X. Perez / Campbell) should contend with a tremendous in the money record of 100% at the distance from three starts at same. He is coming off a tough performance in a six furlong sprint, last out. His prior outing stacks up nicely against these.
He is worthy of a show wager.
$2 SHOW.

Rest of the Field

#7 Sneaking Uponyou (McCarthy / Ness) should be in the mix based on holding the highest speed number at this distance.  #2 Take Down Two (Karamanos / Bailes) as the sole off the pace runner should also be considered. #1A In Trouble (Ritvo / A. Dutrow) may need a race after a longer layoff, but he holds a victory at this distance in his only start at it.

10 CENT Superfecta
Remember, Laurel offers a Ten Cent Superfecta, but your total wager has to add up to at least one dollar.

#3 Frontier Warrior, #8 Rolling Yona, #4 Majestic Hussar  /  #3, #8, #4  /  #3, #8, #4 / #7 Sneaking Upon You, #2 Take Down Two, #1A In Trouble.

The above reflects a $1.80 wager.



Last Superfecta Sunday (11/16) Results
Aqueduct R5.  Claiming.  We captured three of the four wagering interests required to score on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play.  Superfecta went 9-7-1-2.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Wind of Bosphorus, finished 3rd for show money of $1.55.
Bankroll tumbles to $2.64.
We will supplement with a Hamilton for our Horse racing weekend.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Superfesta Sunday at Aqueduct

A little Turf route on this Superfecta Sunday.

Aqueduct Race 5 {1 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Claiming}
A field of ten grinders will hit the grass in this mid-card claimer. It comes a little light on speed.  Consequently, the forwardly placed could run off with it. The speed numbers for all these guys are fairly close. It should be a somewhat challenging race as any in here could pop up and have a good race. Our challenge is to put together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#1 Wind of Bosphorus (Ritvo / Brown) might take the lead and not look back with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and two strong workouts. This guy is one of the few in this race that has a positive in the money record at this distance. He also has the highest speed number at the distance. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#9 Toy Cannon (I. Ortiz / Servis) could be favored based on his 100% in the money record at this distance. He shares the highest last out speed number at a longer route, has a two race progression, and has put in one peaking workout. This lad should be tracking the pace.

#6 Papa Freud (Worrie / Toscano) should challenge sharing the highest last out speed number and holding the second highest (tie) speed number at the distance. He should be forwardly placed ready to move smoothly through the stretch.

#7 Double Whammy (C. Velasquez / Jacobson) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number coming in a Starter's Allowance race. This lightly raced guy should be closing swiftly into the stretch.

 10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#1 Wind of Bosphorous  +  #9 Toy Cannon  +  #6 Papa Freud  +  #7 Double Whammy.



Stakes Saturday Results
Hawthorne Race Course R6.  Bucks Boy Handicap.  Our first pick, Coalport, won (1st) for win money of $1.50 and show money of $1.05.  Our second pick, Sweet Luca, finished 3rd for show money of $1.10.  Our third pick, Ultimo Trago, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 8-7-1-6.
Bankroll drops to $4.49.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stakes Saturday in Cold Chicago

We go into cold temps for a race on the Turf in that Toddlin' Town.

Hawthorne Race Course Race 6  {Bucks Boy Handicap~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Stakes}
A closely matched group of six will hit the Turf in this feature race. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace. The speed numbers are fairly close which should make for a quality race. The cold weather should be a challenge for these lads.

#8 Coalport (Hernandez / Maker) may have the upper hand with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a five race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. This son of Kitten's Joy should be close the pace ready to get first jump on the field. He also holds the highest speed number at the distance attaching that to an enviable 75% in the money record.
$1 WIN  / $1 SHOW.

#1 Sweet Luca (EE Perez / Block) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two excellent peaking workouts. He should be able to close efficiently into a sound pace. This son of Candy Ride [ARG] has a win at this distance.
$1 PLACE  / $1 SHOW.

#6 Ultimo Tango (Roman / Delacerda) should contend with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and one stout workout. This son of Pure Prize could be the speed of the race attempting to wire the field. He holds an 100% in the money record at the distance from three starts.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#7 Yankee Dealer (Colvin / Reavis) should play a prominent role in this Turf contest with a couple of good last out speed numbers and two strong peaking workouts. This son of Yankee Gentleman has also shown a steadfast in the money record of 80% at this distance. he will be tracking the pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Coalport  /  #1 Sweet Luca  /  #6 Ultimo Tango  /  #7 Yankee Dealer.



Friday's Results
Gulfstream Park West R9.  Allowance Optional Claiming.  Our pick, Nevsky, finished 3rd for show money of $1.20.
Superfecta went 5-3-1-2.
Bankroll gains a dime settling at $6.04.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Furlong Friday in Sunny Florida

On to Furlong Friday for a nice little sprint in sunny South Florida.

Gulfstream Park West Race 9 {6 furlongs~3 year old Up~Allowance Optional Claiming}
A lively group of eight will go to the gate in this afternoon feature. Gulfstream Park West is the old Calder Race course under a lease agreement with the Stronarch Group. There is much speed which could lead to a sizzling pace. Most in here have very close speed numbers recorded at the distance. It should be an enjoyable race.

#1 Nevsky (Bocachica / Vitali) might have the edge among the group with the third highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two sharpening workouts. This lad should be close to the pace ready to spring forward.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#5 Loverbil (Gomez / Navarro) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one decent workout. This lad shares the third highest speed number at the distance. He should be tracking the pace looking to strike in the stretch.

#4 Kulboyz (Lopez / Crichton) will contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and a two race progression. This guy will be part of the speed crew. He has already posted a win over the Gulfstream Park West track.

#7 Upon Reflection (Olivero / Passley) should be in the mix with a decent last out speed number that earned him the win, a two race progression and three superb workouts. This guy holds the highest speed number at the distance and should be tracking the pack attempting to touch that fig again.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Nevsky  /  #5 Loverbil  /  #4 Kulboyz  /  #7 Upon Reflection.



Thursday's Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 7.  Optional Claiming. Our pick, Tangelo, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 7-2-4-3.
Bankroll gets kicked to $5.94.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Horse Racing Weekend begins at Del Mar

We go to where the "Surf meets the Turf" in sunny Southern California for the start of our horse racing weekend.

Del Mar Race 7 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~CA~Optional Claiming}
A solid group of ten gals will take to the Turf in this afternoon feature. There is plenty of speed to ensure a strong pace. The speed figs for these ladies are very close. It should be a fiercely competitive contest.

#5 Tangelo (Gutierrez / Cecil) might be the one to take advantage of a hot pace with the fourth highest last out speed number and two superb workouts. She is one of many in here that will stretching out over the Turf. The gal has already notched a win over the course. She should track and close valiantly.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Winninginfashion (Maldonado / Pender) should be one of the leaders with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one stout workout. She too will be stretching out over the glorious Turf. This gal appears to be in good form and could wire the field.

#7 Demonica (Talamo / Sadler) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. She should be coming into tip-top shape in her third start of the form cycle. This gal has the tactical speed to fit the pace.

#9 Irene's Cherub (Antongeorgi / Lage) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one athletic workout. She is one of a handful that have already gone this distance. Watch her track and close efficiently.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Tangelo  /  #8 Winninginfashion  /  #7 Demonica  /  #9 Irene's Cherub.



Last Superfecta Sunday (11/9) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R9.  Maiden Special Weight. We failed to capture a single wagering interest in our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 3-5-6-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Itsgetinhotinhere, finished 7th.
Superfecta takes a dive to $8.04.