Saturday, February 13, 2016

Stakes Saturday on the Green in Tampa

Thank goodness it is Stakes Saturday and we are on the Turf in the Florida sunshine.

Tampa Bay Downs Race 10 {Tampa Bay~G3~1 1/16 miles~TURF~4 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A terrific group of ten will take to the green in this annual event. There is plenty of speed to keep the pace humming along. Speed numbers are very close making for an highly competitive race. This could be the best on today's card.

#1 War Correspondent (J. Velazquez / Clement) should be ready to do battle with the highest last out speed number and two robust workouts. This lad should sit right off the pace ready to strike in the stretch. He has an 88% in the money record from nine starts. A son of War Front, he coming out of a higher caliber graded stakes race.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#12 Solemn Tribute (Leparoux / Lynch) will challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, an impressive six race progression, and three hearty workouts. He loves the surface and the distance. A son of Medaglia d'Oro, he should be forwardly placed.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#7 Reload (Castellano / McGaughey) will contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and four superb peaking workouts. He is another that loves the surface and is tremendously adept at the distance. This son of Hard Spun, has the tactical speed to blend into the pace as it develops.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Sky Captain (Gallardo / Casse) should be able to take another step forward after a reasonable layoff.  He shares the second highest speed number over the Turf and has put in four powerful workouts prepping for this race. A son of Sky Mesa, he should be tracking the pace closely.

#3 A Lot (Lezcano / Mott) should be in the mix sharing the second highest last out speed number, holding a three race progression, and putting in four stout workouts. He is one of three that have maintained a 100% in the money record at this distance. This son of Tapit is another that should track the pace closely looking for an opening.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 War Correpondent  /  #12 Solemn Tribute  /  #7 Reload  /  #6 Sky Captain, #3 A Lot.




Furlong Friday Results
Aqueduct R6.  Allowance. Our pick, Coramoss, finished 3rd for show money of $1.75.
Superfecta went 4-9-5-3.
Bankroll gains a few dimes to settle at $20.61.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Furlong Friday at Aqueduct

A nice sprint is on tap for our Furlong Friday.

Aqueduct Race 6 {6 furlongs~4 year-old Up~fillies/mares~NY~Allowance}

A great group of ten will go to the gate in this inner dirt sprint. There is plenty of speed to keep a strong pace. Speed numbers seem to be fairly close insuring a sound competition.
This race should be a favorable wagering opportunity. It should be a fantastic race at the "Big A".

#5 Caramoss (J. Ortiz / Levine) might have an edge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one robust workout. This gal loves the inner dirt track at Aqueduct and should be able to navigate willingly while being forwardly placed.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#9 Golden Gem (I. Ortiz / Violette) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number and four stamina producing workouts. She holds the second highest speed number at the distance. With a hot pace, her tracking style should come to bear greatly.

#4 Splendid Gold (Arroyo / Englehart) should contend with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two superb workouts. She will attempt to make it four wins in a row. This gal is another that is expected to track the pace.

#10 Sonora (J. Davis / Shimangal) will be in the mix with the highest speed number at the distance and one sound workout. She should be part of the front running group. This gal is 60% in the money at the distance and 50% in the money over the inner dirt.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Caramoss  /  #9 Golden Gem  /  #4 Splendid Gold  /  #10 Sonora.




Thursday's Results
Gulfstream Park R8.  Savannah Jane Stakes.  Our pick, Maximova, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 6-3-2-5.
Bankroll drops like a rock to $19.96.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Horse Racing Weekend Begins at Gulfstream

We missed our Superfecta Sunday this past week due to a technical glitch. For this coming Sunday, in the immortal words of the late great "Mr. Cub", Ernie Banks, "Let's play two!"

Today we hit snazzy Southern Florida for a classic Turf stakes race for the gals.

Gulfstream Park Race 8 {Savannah Jane Stakes~1 1/2 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~fillies/mares~Stakes}

A wonderful field of seven will engage in battle over the Turf. There is NO speed. It likely to be contested much like a Euro race in which a tremendous quickening will occur going into the stretch run. Speed numbers are fairly close, though only three in the field have gone this long distance. It should be a good race.

#5 Maximova (Bravo / Clement) should be the favorite and deservedly so. She has already scored in two of her four runs at this distance. This gal holds the highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and four robust workouts. She could be in the first flight heading for home.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Cay Dancer [GB] (Castellano / C. Brown) should be the chief challenger with the second highest last out speed number and three solid workouts. She shares the highest speed number at the distance. This gal should be another in the first flight heading for home.

#3 Walk Close (Rosario / Clement) should contend with the sixth highest last out speed number and three superb workouts. This girl has race twice at this distance, but has failed to hit the board. Perhaps the third time will be the charm. Expect her to close well.

#2 Achnaha [IRE] (J. Velazquez / Weaver) should contend as well. She holds the third highest last out speed number and four strong workouts. This gal has struck close to this distance, capable of stretching out another furlong. She should be in the first flight barreling home.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Maximova  /  #6 Cay Dancer [GB]  /  #3 Walk Close  /  #2 Achnaha [IRE].




Last Stakes Saturday (2/6) Results
Gulfstream Park R12.  Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap--G1.  Our first pick, The Pizza Man, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Lukes Alley, won (1st) for place money of $2.60 and show money of $3.60.  Our third pick, Takeover Target, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 1-8-4-7.
Bankroll falters to $26.06.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stakes Saturday on the Florida Turf

We take in a very competitive Turf race in warm Florida.

Gulfstream Park Race 12 {Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap~G1~1 1/8 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up}

A very talented group of eight will take to the grass in this graded stakes race. There are a few in here that could be forwarded placed setting the pace. Speed numbers for most are fairly close particularly over the Turf and at the distance. It should be a very exciting race.

#6 The Pizza Man (Castellano / Bruggemann) appears to embarking on another fantastic season off a brief layoff.  He holds the second highest last out speed number at a longer Turf route and two robust workouts. It helps this millionaires cause having the top jockey in North America on board. This son of English Channel has an amazing tactical running style capable of fitting into any pace.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

#1Lukes Alley (P. Lopez  /  J. Carroll) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two hearty workouts. He holds the highest in the money record at 84%. This son of Flower Alley should be tracking the pace.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#7 Takeover Target (I. Ortiz  / C. Brown) should contend with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and two strong workouts. He is proficient at this distance and likes the Gulfstream course. A son of Harlan's Holiday, he should also be tracking the pace.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#3 Triple Threat [FR] (Lezcano / Mott) should be in the mix with the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer Turf route, a three race progression, and four superb workouts. This lad holds the second highest speed number at the distance hitting the board twice from two tries. A son of Monsum [GER], he is another that should be tracking the pace closely.

10 CENTSuperfecta

#6 The Pizza Man  /  #1 Lukes Alley  /  #7Takeover Target  /  #3 Triple Threat [FR}




Furlong Friday's Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R5.  Maiden Special Weight.  Our pick, Ide Bidadeau, finished 3rd for show money of $1.40.
Superfecta went 5-2-6-3.
Bankroll gains three dimes to settle at $27.96.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Furlong Friday at Fair Grounds

On this Furlong Friday we take a look at a real nice Maiden race down in New Orleans.

Fair Grounds Race Course Race 5 {6 furlongs~3 year-old~fillies~LA~Maiden Special Weight}

A great group of ten young Louisiana ladies will go to the gate seeking their first win. It appears is lacking, though there are three first time starters that could be sent to ratchet the pace up. Those that have run have speed numbers that are fairly close with potential improvement on the horizon. It should be a challenging race.

#6 Ide Biduadeau (Geroux / Stewart) might have the edge coming out of a more competitive event. She holds the third highest last out speed number and has put in three robust workouts. This gal should be firing fresh off an extended layoff, last seen at Saratoga.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Carlita Shake (Torres / Ducoing) should challenge with the highest last out speed number at this distance and one sound workout. She should be tracking the pace ready to strike in the stretch.

#9 Et's Doll (Graham / Amoss) should contend with the second highest last out speed number and two hearty workouts. With the right pace she should close well into it. She will be stretching out another half furlong from her last.

#4 Day O (Valenzuela / Hutchinson) could be in the mix with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and a three race progression. She could potentially close swiftly into a contested pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Ide Bidadeau  /  #3 Carlita Shake  /  #9 Et's Doll  /  #4 Day O.



Thursday's Results
Santa Anita R7.  Optional Claiming.  Our pick, Mineyourownmalone, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 8-3-11-5.
Bankroll makes a precipitous drop to $27.66.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Horse Racing Weekend begins in Southern Cal

We start off an exciting weekend of horse racing in the sunny state of California.

Santa Anita Park Race 7 {1 mile~3 year-old~Optional Claiming}

A talented group of ten will go to the gate in this mile prep race. There is plentiful speed making for a swift pace. Speed numbers are very close making for a competitive event. There are six Triple Crown nominees among the field. It should be a great race.

#4 Mineyerownmalone (Gonzalez / Periban) is the only one in the field that has notched a victory at this distance. He holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and four sensational peaking workouts. This lad could be tracking the pace closely.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Danzing Candy (Smith / Sise) will challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four superb peaking works. This guy will be stretching out to this distance after two sprints under his saddle. He is another that could be tracking the pace closely.

#3 French Getaway (Desormeaux / Hess) should contend sharing the third highest last out speed number in a longer route, holding a three race progression, and putting in four strong workouts. With a hot pace this guy will be closing gallantly.

#5 Shed the Rules (T. Baze / Mullins) should take another hoof forward with the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three stout workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed coming off two wins from his two career starts.

10 CENT Superfecta

#4 Mineyerownmalone  /  #8 Danzing Candy  /  #3 French Getaway  /  #5 Shed the Rules.




Last Superfecta Sunday (1/31) Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R6. Allowance Optional Claiming.  We captured three of the four wagering interests to score in our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort.  Superfecta went 4-11-9-2.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Cartoon, was disqualified from 2nd to 7th for impeding other runners.
Bankroll takes another hit dipping to $32.76.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Superfecta Sunday down in New Orleans

We go into Superfecta Sunday capping off not only an exciting weekend of racing, but a great month of racing. More will undoubtedly come. Today we look at a highly competitive Turf route.

Fair Grounds Race Course Race 6 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Allowance Optional Claiming}

A strong group of ten will take to the green in this full field Turf feature. There is enough speed to keep and honest pace. Speed numbers are relatively close. Most in here are grizzled Turf veterans. It should be a spectacular race. Our task is to link together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#11 Trend (Geroux / Stidham) should share favoritism with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one dynamite workout. He enjoys the Fair Grounds Turf course with a 50% in the money record. He should be tracking and closing efficiently.

#4 Purely Boy (Albarado / Maker) should be the other favorite with the highest last out speed number and three superb workouts. He is coming out of a stakes event prior to a very brief layoff. This guy should be fresh and ready to close.

#3 Cartoon (Reznikov / Vashchenko) could surprise with a continued improvement. This lad has landed in the money in all four of his races. He holds a couple of good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. Tracking the pace closely, he should get first jump on the leaders. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#2 Candy Gran (Bridgmohan / McKeever) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three stout workouts. He will be stretching out to this distance and should be running just off the pace.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#11 Trend  +  #4 Purely Boy  +  #3 Cartoon  +  #2 Candy Gran.




Stakes Saturday Results
Sam Houston Race Park R8. John B. Connally Turf Cup--G3.  Our first pick, Big John B, finished 3rd for show money of $5.10.  Our second pick, Kaigun, finished 3rd for show money of $2.40.  Our third pick, Da Big Hoss, won (1st) for show money of $2.60.
Superfecta went 5-8-6-7.
Bankroll gets shaved a buck to settle at $36.16.