Sunday, January 22, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in Hot Springs

We take a look at nice Arkansas route early on the card for our Superfecta Sunday.

Oaklawn Park Race 3 {1 mile~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Waiver Claiming}

This is a unique bunch of eight that will go to the gate. It is a race that is lacking in speed. The question then becomes who will be sent or pick up the pace by default? Speed numbers are fairly close which should make for a competitive event. Only two in this one have raced over the Arkansas dirt. All of this makes this one a very intriguing race. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#4 Freedom March [GB] (Santana / Gorder) might have the edge with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one peaking bullet workout. This lass should track the pace closely and launch into the stretch. She shares the second highest speed number at the distance couple with a 75% in the money record from four efforts at same. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Ol Sanish (Vazquez / Villafranco) could go off at the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one stout workout. She is the most experienced of the group and loves the Oaklawn track holding a 75% in the money record over it. This gal is another tracker that cruise nicely in a ground saving trip.

#7 Por Favor (E. Perez / Puhl) should challenge with the highest speed number at the distance coupled with a good 66% in the money record at same. She is another that should be part of the tracking crew. With ample rest she comes forward to the race with three hearty workouts.

#5 Cleverness (Birzer / Chelborad) should contend coming off an extended layoff. She holds the second highest overall speed number. This gal will get a nice change of scenery coming up from the Florida circuit. He workout tab of three excellent peaking works is an indication that she is ready.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4 Freedom March [GB]  +  #1 Ol Sanish  +  #7 Por Favor  +  #5 Cleverness.




Stakes Saturday Results
Turfway Park R6.  Forego Stakes.  Our first pick, Dac, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Cerro [IRE], finished 6th.  Our third pick, Ghost is Clear, finished 8th.
Superfecta went 9-12-11-6.
Bankroll stumbles badly, dropping to $118.87.






Saturday, January 21, 2017

Stakes Saturday at Night

Looking in on Kentucky for a nice stakes race.

Turfway Park Race 6 {Forego Stakes~6 1/2 furlongs~4 year-old Up~Stakes}

A great group of nine will go to the gate in this annual sprint. There is plenty of speed to produce a strong pace. Speed numbers are all fairly close. All of these lads have traveled over synthetic surface with aplomb. It should be a very exciting race in the night.

#6 Dac (Prescott / Brumley) looks duplicate his last out winning effort in a stakes event. he holds the second highest last out speed number at a route, a four race progression, and two dynamic workouts. This son of Distorted Humor should track the pace in solid position.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#7 Cerro [IRE] (O. Mojica / Howard) should challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and one hearty workout. He could be part of the pace. A son of Mr. Greely, he is 60% in the money from forty career starts.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Ghost is Clear (McKee / Maker) should contend with the highest speed number at the distance and three robust workouts. This guy has one fourteen times in his career while achieving a 60% in the money record from forty-three starts. A son of Ghostzapper he should track the pace and strike in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#9 Crewman (Gilligan / Poulos) should be in the mix with the third highest (tie) last out speed number at a route, a two race progression, and two top notch workouts. This guy is 66% in the money from twenty-seven starts. A son of Candy Ride [ARG], he loves this surface and distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Dac  /  #7 Cerro [IRE]  /  #2 Ghost is Clear  /  #9 Crewman.




Last Superfecta Sunday (1/15) Results
Gulfstream Park R9.  Allowance Optional Claiming.  We missed by one on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box play. Superfecta went 7-9-4-5.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Performance Bonus, finished 8th.
Bankroll takes a dip to $127.97.
 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in South Florida

On this Superfecta Sunday we take a look at a splendid Turf allowance race.

Gulfstream Park Race 9 {7 1/2 Furlongs~TURF~4 year-old Up~Allowance Optional Claiming}

A great group of ten will go to the green in this allowance feature. There is enough speed to keep the pace rolling. Speed numbers are close comparatively speaking.  A number in here will be trying the Gulfstream course for the first time and a few will be hitting the grass for the first time. It should be an exhilarating race. Our task is to knit together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#6 Performance Bonus (Castellano / C. Brown) should get the job done with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a five race progression, and four serious workouts. This lad should take up a nice tracking position and gain ground coming into the stretch. This Turf lover is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#5 Hockey School (Leparoux / Lynch) should challenge while traveling on or near the front end. He shares the highest last out speed number, holds a two race progression, and has put in four superb workouts. He is only one of two that have gone this distance and has hit the board once from two tries.

#7 Conquest Panthera (J. Lezcano / Casse) will contend with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three sensational peaking workouts. This lad will be part of the tracking crew and should strike in the stretch.

#9 All Included (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) is coming off a lengthy layoff, but should be fit enough to round out our Superfecta play. Prior to the layoff he showed two extra strong efforts and has put in four superlative workouts prepping for his return to the green. he is a tracker that loves the surface and the Gulfstream course.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Performance Bonus  +  #5 Hockey School  +  #7 Conquest Panthera  +  #9 All Included.



Stakes Saturday Results
Gulfstream Park R10.  Ft. Lauderdale--G2.  Our first pick, Divisidero [GB], finished 3rd for show money of $5.70.  Our second pick, Jay Gatsby, finished 8th.  Our third pick, Night Prowler, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 9-8-7-1.

Gulfstream Park R11.  Hal's Hope--G3.  Our first pick, Realm, finished 3rd for show money of $6.60.  Our second pick, Team Colors, finished 6th.  Our third pick, Tommy Macho, won (1st) for show money of $1.60.
Superfecta went 2-3-4-5.

Bankroll gets drubbed, falling to $124.77.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stakes Saturday in the Sunshine State

We take in some exciting graded stakes action in sunny Florida.  Let's Play Two!!

Gulfstream Park Race10 {Ft. Lauderdale~G2~1 1/16 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A full group of twelve will travel over the grass in this annual event. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace. Speed numbers are fairly close giving it a competitive feel. All in here have gone comfortable over this distance with in the money performances. It should be one of the best races of the day.

#7 Divisidero (Prado / Bradley) should fire fresh off an extended layoff. Prior to the layoff he fired off two exceptional speed numbers and has put in the best workout tab with four tremendous peaking works. This son of Kitten's Joy should be tracking and closing smoothly in the stretch.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#10 Jay Gatsby (L. Saez / Jerkens) will challenge with a couple of great last out speed numbers and three superb peaking workouts. He should take up a tracking position ready to spring into the stretch. A son of Giant's Causeway, he one of a number in here that is 100% in the money at this distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#2 Midnight Prowler (Castellano / C. Brown) should contend with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and four stout workouts. This guy should take up a close tracking position under one of the best jockey's in the country, Castellano. Another son of Giant's Causeway, he holds one of the top in the money records of this group coming in at 72% over eleven career starts.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Lukes Alley (P. Lopez / J. Carroll) should be in the hunt with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and four strong peaking workouts. When he is not racing over the Woodbine Synthetic he loves the Gulfstream course with a 100% in the money record. A son of Flower Alley he is another tracker in the mix.

#1 Heart to Heart (Leparoux / Lynch) could go off as the favorite with a perfect record at the distance and over the track from three starts at same. He holds two incredible last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. A son of English Channel, he is the speed of the race, but may flanked by other speeds making for a steamy pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Divisidero  /  #10 Jay Gatsby  /  #2 Midnight Prowler  /  ALL.


Gulfstream Park Race 11 {Hals Hope~G3~1 mile~4 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A sound group of nine will hit the dirt in this annual affair. There is plenty of speed and forwardly placed types to insure a swift speed. Speed numbers are real close making it any of these horses' race. It should be a terrific race to wager and watch.

#4 Realm (P. Lopez / Tagg) might have the edge with the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three significant peaking workouts. With a lot of forwardly placed types he benefit with his tracking capability. A son of a Haynesfield, he is 100% in the money at the mile distance.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#7 Team Colors (Lezcano  / Jerkens) is coming off a lengthy layoff, but appears to be ready take on these fellas. Prior to the layoff he has a last out speed number that rates fourth among this group. He will be taking on the mile after going longer and has put in three exceptional peaking workouts. A son of Street Cry [IRE], he should love tracking and closing in on this crew.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#2 Tommy Macho (L Saez / Pletcher) has strong connections and comes into this one with the highest speed number at the mile. He holds a couple of decent last out speed figs, a two race progression, and three sound workouts. A son of Macho Uno, he will be in the battle close to the pace.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Hy Riverside (Castellano / Sano) should be in the thick of it with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. He has notched a win at this distance in his only try and is the most experienced over the Gulfstream track. Another son of Macho Uno, he should be another that takes up a tracking position.

#8 Mr. Jordan (Bravo / Plesa) might go off as the favorite as he is being selected by a number of the best handicappers. He holds the highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and four quality workouts. A son of Kantheros, he will be seeking his third win in a row as part of the front end speed.

10 CENT Superfecta

#4 Realm  /  #7 Team Colors  /  #2 Tommy Macho  /  ALL.




Last Stakes Saturday (1/7) Results
Santa Anita R9.  San Gabriel--G2. (Race was moved off the Turf).  Our first pick, Ring Weekend, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Twentytwenty Vision, finished 3rd for show money of $3.20.  Our third pick, Isinthpost [FR], finished 2nd for show money of $5.40.
Superfecta went 1-5-9-2.
Bankroll sheds a few dimes to settle at $132.37.



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Stakes Saturday at the "Great Race Place"

We take in some seriously good stakes action in Southern California.

Santa Anita Race 9 {San Gabriel~G2~1 1/8 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A excellent group of eight will hit the Turf in this annual contest. It comes up short on speed which may default to the horse in post position one. Speed numbers are so very close that it could turn out to be any one of these equines race. The race has been moved off the turf making it ever more challenging. It should be a very exciting race.

#11 Ring Weekend (Van Dyke / Motion) should carry favoritism with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. He is the sole millionaire in the race. A son of Tapit, he should track the pace and shoot through into the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#9 Twentytwenty Vision (Smith / Mandella) should challenge with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and four strong peaking workouts. This lad has never been out of the money in his fourteen career starts. A son of Pollard's Vision he should be able to track and close sharply.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Isinthepost [FR] (T. Baze / Mullins) should contend holding the third highest (tie) last out speed number and three significant workouts. He holds the highest speed number at the distance. A son of American Post [GB], he should perform a pure tracking move connecting to the stretch in speedy fashion.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#2 Point Piper (Gutierrez / Hollendorfer) will be in the mix sharing the third highest last out speed number, working a four race progression, and putting in three solid workouts. He will be stretching out to this distance which should suit him comfortably. A son of Giants Causeway, he is another that should track the pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#11 Ring Weekend  /  #9 Twentytwenty Vision  /  #5 Isinthepost [FR]  /  #2 Point Piper.




Furlong Friday Results
Gulfstream Park R1.  Maiden Claiming. Our first pick, Dynamic Dancer, finished 2nd.  Our second pick, Strong Breeze, won (1st) for show money of $2.40.
Superfecta went 5-6-8-1.
Bankroll sheds six dimes to settle at $132.87.
 



Friday, January 6, 2017

Furlong Friday in Warm Florida

We look to Florida for some warmth and great Turf racing. For our Furlong Friday we take in a competitive Turf Sprint.

Gulfstream Park Race 1 {5 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old~Maiden Claiming}

A good group of eight will take to the green in this first on the card event. There is speed to insure a strong pace. Two first time starters will make their presence know, both with good Turf pedigree. Speed numbers of the remaining are all fairly close, three of which will making their first start over the Turf surface. Most Maiden Claiming races are difficult to handicap and this one is no exception. Lots to like about all of the entrants in this one.

#6 Dynamic Dancer (Leparoux / Biancone) should go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and two powerful bullet workouts. This guy loves the surface, the distance, and the course. He should be forwardly placed and take off into the stretch.
$1 WIN.

#5 Strong Breeze (Lanerie / Kenneally) is making his first start with a couple of good workouts in preparation. Strong connections should get this guy in good position to grab a piece of the purse pie. This son of Mizzen Mast should have an affinity for the Turf.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Stone Heart (J. Velazquez / Sano) should challenge as he exits a tougher dirt sprint. He will be making his first start over the grass. This lad holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two superb workouts. Expect him to track the pace closely and launch into the stretch.

#3 Gray Ransom (Gaffalione / Blair) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers over the dirt. He should be the speed of the race and could take all of these all the way around the course. He appears rested and ready having put in two solid workouts prepping for this one.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Dynamic Dancer  /  #5 Strong Breeze  /  #8 Stone Heart, #3 Gray Ransom  /  ALL.



Thursday's Results
Turfway Park R6.  Claiming.  Our pick, He's a Dandy Candy, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 7-3-4-8.
Bankroll drops to $133.47.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

First Horse Racing Weekend of 2017

We begin our first Horse Racing weekend of the New Year with a nice synthetic sprint down in ol' Kentucky.

Turfway Park Race 6 {6 Furlongs~4 year-old Up~Claiming}

An interesting group of nine will be making their first start of the year in this claiming race.
There is sufficient speed to keep the pace honest. Speed numbers are fairly close. A couple in here will be trying the synth for the first time. It should be a decent race in the cold evening.

#8 He's a Dandy Candy (O. Mojica / Godsey) looks to be in good form with the highest (tie) last out speed number a shorter sprint and a four race progression. He should be trailing the pace close to the leaders. This guy is 100% in the money over the surface from two efforts.
He is our Dividend play.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Forest Mist (Jimenez / Hubley) is coming our of a more competitive race and fits here well. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number and one strong workout. This lad enjoys the distance and holds the best overall in the money performance at 60% from ten career starts.

#2 Latin Wild Cat (McKee / Eubanks) could surprise exiting a route of ground in his last race. He has a couple of o.k. last out speed figs and has put in a peaking workout. No stranger to Turfway, he should compete nobly with his tactical speed.

#5 Captain Cook (Pusac / Rodriguez) should be in the mix as he comes out of route race back to his most favorable distance holding a 72% in the money record at it. He has put in decent workout while kicking back with a short layoff. This guy should fire fresh as the potential leader.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 He's a Dandy Candy  /  #3 Forest Mist  /  #2 Latin Wild Cat, #5 Captain Cook  /  ALL.



Last Holiday Monday (1/2) Results
Aqueduct R8.  Jerome--G3.  Our first pick, Takaful, finished 7th (last).  Our second pick, El Areeb, won (1st) for place money of $2.40 and show money of $3.90.  Our third pick, True Timber, finished 3rd for show money of $8.50.
Superfecta went 6-1-4-7.
Bankroll gets a nice boost to settle at $136.67.