Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Saratoga Sprint for Stakes Saturday

Taking a look up at the "Spa" on this Stakes Saturday. Feeling a bit sprinty.

Saratoga Race 9 {Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap~G1~6 furlongs~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A magnificent field of eight will go to the gate in this annual contest. There is a plethora of speed which should make for a fantastic sprint to the finish. Speed numbers are very close as all but one have hit the triple digit threshold. It should be an exciting speedfest.

#5 Holy Boss (J. Velazquez / Asmussen) might be able to pull this one off with the third highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. This lad loves the Saratoga track having hit the board twice in two career efforts. A son of Street Boss, he should be forwardly placed near the pace setter.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#4 A. P. Indian (Bravo / Delacour) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer sprint, a two race progression, and two sensational bullet workouts. This guy comes into it with two wins in a row. A son of Indian Charlie, he is another that should be forwardly placed.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#6 Chubilicious (Gallardo / Navarro) will contend with the highest (tie) last out speed number and two credible bullet workouts. He might benefit from a frothy pace as he should be near the pace positioned nicely. This gelded son of Hey Chub is a terrific 100% in the money from ten starts at this distance.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#1 Anchor Down (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) should be in the thick of things with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two workmanlike works. He should be forwardly placed ready to romp. A son of Tapit, he is another that is 100% in the money at this distance from two tries.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Holy Boss  /  #4 A.P. Indian  /  #6 Chubilicious  /  #1 Anchor Down.




Last Superfecta Sunday (7/24) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R10.  Claiming. We were completely blanked out in our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort. Superfecta went 6-8-7-2.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Tribal Tribute, finished 6th.
Bankroll plummets to $144.81.
 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Surfy Turfy Superfecta Sunday

Another great Superfecta Sunday of racing all across North America. Today we take in the last race on the Del Mar card.

Del Mar Race 10 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A superlative field of twelve will hit the Turf in this feature. There are a number of possibly forwardly placed types and one singular speedster coming from the out side post. Speed numbers top to bottom are only separated by ten points giving this race a extremely competitive feel. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#10 Tribal Tribute (T. Baze / D'Amato) looks to make another move forward with the third highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and three strong peaking workouts. This lad loves the distance and the Del Mar course. He should find a good spot close to the pace and launch for the wire. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$5 SHOW.

#5 Opsec (M. Garcia / Ruis) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. This guy holds the fourth highest speed number at the distance couple with an 80% in the money record at same. He should be with the crew near the pace ready to strike.

#11 Back to Bako (Pedroza / Lopez) should contend with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and four supreme workouts. He should also be tracking the pace closely. This guy should run an much improved effort.

#1 Street Moxie (Bejarano / Palma) should also be in contention sharing the fourth highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in four superb workouts. He is another that should be packed in tightly close to the pace setter. He notched a win at this distance in his only try.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#10 Tribal Tribute  +  #5 Opsec  +  #11 Back to Bako  +  #1 Street Moxie.




Stakes Saturday Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  San Clemente--G2.  Our first pick, Stays in Vegas, finished 3rd for show money of $7.60.  Our second pick, Be Mine, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Belvoir Bay [GB], finished 10th (last).
Superfecta went 9-2-10-3.
Bankroll gets thumped hard, falling to $152.21.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Stakes Saturday near the Surf

On this Stakes Saturday we take in some ocean mist and watch a fabulous Turf race.

Del Mar Race 7 {San Clemente~G2~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Fillies~Graded Stakes}

A great group of ten gals will hit the Turf in this annual affair. There is a sufficient amount of speed and forwardly placed types to get the pace rolling. Speed numbers are very, very close making for an extraordinarily competitive event. Any one of these young fillies could win this one. It should be one of the many exciting races on the day.

#10 Stays in Vegas (Solis / Hollendorfer) looks to have a slight edge with the second highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. This gal has three victories from three starts at this distance. This will be her first foray over the Del Mar Turf. A daughter of City Zip, she should be traveling close to the pace ready to spring forward.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  #4 SHOW.

#3 Be Mine (Prat / D'Amato) should pose a serious challenge sharing that second highest last out speed number, working a four race progression, and three terrific workouts. This filly is 100% in the money at this distance as well as overall. A daughter of Twirling Candy, she has the tactical speed to feel the pace out and launch into the stretch.
$2 PLACE  /  #3 SHOW.

#1 Belvoir Bay [GB] (Geroux / Miller) is coming off a comfortable layoff, but should be ready to compete in this graded event. She holds the highest speed number at the distance and has put in five fantastic peaking workouts. This girl loves the turf and the distance. A daughter of Equiano [FR], she should be forwardly placed ready to rock.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#5 Jade Princess (Espinoza / Baffert) should contend sharing the second highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in four robust workouts. She should join the crowd near the frontend. This gal is coming into form and should put up a strong effort. A daughter of Tapit, she shares the second highest speed number at the distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#10 Stays in Vegas  /  #3 Be Mine  /  #1 Belvoir Bay [GB], #5 Jade Princess  /  ALL.



Last Superfecta Sunday (7/17) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R9.  Eddie Read--G2.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play capturing only two of the four required. Superfecta went 5-1-2-4.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Ashleyluvssugar, finished 2nd for show money of $6.80.
Bankroll picks up four dimes to settle at $162.01.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Superfecta Sunday Near the Surf

On this Superfecta Sunday we peer in on the West Coast for a dazzling graded stakes race where the Turf meets the Surf.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 9 {Eddie Read~G2~1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A lively group of nine will hit the Turf in this annual affair. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace. Speed numbers are fairly close making it a competitive event. Any one of them could pull off the victory. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Today we will scale up to level four for our Bronze Horseshoe selection.

#1 Ashelyluvssugar (Stevens / Eurton) should sweeten the deal with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three stout workouts. He should track the pace closely seeking to strike in the stretch. This guy is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$4 SHOW.

#2 Flamboyant [FR] (Prat / Gallagher) is coming off a modest layoff after traveling to Dubai, [UAE] to capture a bit of coin finishing fifth in the Dubai Turf. He holds the highest speed number at this distance and has put in four superb peaking workouts. He should track and close efficiently.

#6 Finnegans Wake (T. Baze / Miller) should contend with a suitable pace. He holds a couple of nice last out performances, a three race progression, and three strong peaking workouts. This veteran millionaire should be closing gallantly in the stretch.

#8 Patentar [FR] (A. Quinonez / Callaghan) could surprise with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and three hearty workouts. He should be part of the tracking crew that loves this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#1 Ashleyluvssugar  +  #2 Flamboyant [FR]  +  #6 Finnegans Wake  +  #8 Patentar [FR].




Stakes Saturday Results
Indiana Grand R9.  Indiana Derby--G2.  Our first pick, Star Hill, finished 3rd for show money of $6.80.  Our second pick, Cherry Wine, finished 9th.  Our third pick, The Player, finished 2nd for show money of $3.60.
Superfecta went 11-5-12-8.
Bankroll drops a fin and change to settle at $161.61.




Saturday, July 16, 2016

An Indiana Stakes Saturday

We look in on a terrific Indiana Derby for our Stakes Saturday race.

Indiana Grand Race 9 {Indiana Derby~G2~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A very good field of twelve will go to the gate in this superb graded stakes race. There is sufficient speed to carry the field through honest fractions. Speed figures are fairly close with the vast majority of this field in fine form. The field is comprised of four who were Triple Crown nominees. It should be an exciting late night race.

#12 Star Hill (Lanerie / Arnold) could take another step forward with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three hearty workouts. He should be tracking and closing swiftly down the lane. This son of Elusive Quality is 75% in the money from eight starts.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $4 SHOW.

#2 Cherry Wine (L. Saez / Romans) loves this distance having secured his two career wins at it. He holds the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and two serious workouts. Expect him to close like a freight train. A son of Paddy O'Prado, he is 60% money from ten starts.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#5 The Player (Bridgmohan / Bradley) is seeking his third win in a row. He holds the third highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and three powerful workouts. He has the tactical speed to fit the pace. A son of Street Hero, he is 75% in the money from four career starts.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Pilot House (Bracho / Amoss) should be in contention with the fourth highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and two robust workouts. This guy is one of three that have traveled over the Indiana track. He should be forwardly placed ready to strike. A son of Midshipman, he holds three victories from seven starts.

#11 Cupid (Bejarano / Baffert) is the class of the field with the highest speed number at the distance coupled with two wins from three starts at it. He holds a couple of decent last out speed numbers which would put him in contention with this field. This guy has possibly the best workout tab with four superior peaking works. A son of Tapit, he has the tactical speed to go the distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#12 Star Hill  /  #2 Cherry Wine  /  #5 The Player  /  #3 Pilot House,  #11 Cupid.




Last Superfecta Sunday (7/10)
Belterra Park R4.  Maiden Special Weight.  Our 10 CENT Superfecta Box effort fell short of the mark hitting three of the four wagering interests needed to cash, Superfecta went 11-9-5-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Mrs. A, finished 2nd for show money of $5.40.
Bankroll remains the same at $167.41.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Superfecta Sunday in Ohio

On this sunny Superfecta Sunday we look at a nice Turf battle near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Belterra Park Race 4 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Maiden Special Weight}

A solid field of eleven will saunter to the green in this early on the card Turf battle. It comes up light on speed with any one of these being sent by their connections in an attempt to win on the front end. Speed numbers are all over the charts making for a handicapping challenge. It should be a nice race on a relatively new Turf course. Our task is to weld together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket.

#9 Mrs. A [IRE] (Fontenez / W. Ward) might have her way with these boys as she makes the surface switch from dirt to turf. This gal is a daughter of Galileo [IRE], as such, she should relish the Turf. She holds the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and two sharp peaking workouts. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#2 Warrior Prince (McKee / Sharp) should challenge as he makes the change from dirt to Turf as well. His first two races were duds, but he drops down further in the Maiden Special Weight ranks. This guy has put in two hearty workouts. He could track the pace nicely as he stretches out an additional forty yards.

#8 Soul Allegience (Mayta / Baca) should contend as he continues to race along the edge of victory having been in the money six times from thirteen starts. He shares the fourth highest last out speed number and has put in two robust workouts. With some pace he should find himself in the money once again.

#5 Redneck Ransom (Murgia / Woodbury) should be in the mix with the highest last out speed number and a four race progression. He has succeeded over the Belterra course hitting the board in his only race over it. This lad is capable of tracking the pace and hitting the turn fluidly.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Mrs. A [IRE]  +  #2 Warrior Prince  +  #8 Soul Allegience  +  #5 Redneck Ransom.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R8. BELMONT DERBY INVITATIONAL--G1.  Our first pick, Deauville [IRE], won (1st) for win money of $7.30, place money of $8.60, and show money of $8.70.  Our second pick, Humphrey Bogart [IRE], finished 9th.  Our third pick, Long Island Sound, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 13-4-9-6.
Bankroll jumps nicely to $167.41.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park

Off we go to witness what should be the first race of the Turf Triple Crown at beautiful Belmont Park.

Belmont Park Race 8 {Belmont Derby Invitational~G1~1 1/4 mile~inner TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A stellar group of thirteen will make their way onto to the Belmont green. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace at this classic distance. Speed numbers are super close making for an extremely competitive event. Three are shipping in from across the pond and could sweep the top three positions. The three Euro-shippers are the only ones that have grabbed this distance. It should be one of the most exciting races on this Stakes Saturday.

#13 Deauville [IRE] (Spencer / O'Brien) should have the edge coming out of a Group one over in Great Britain. He has already has hit the board in his only start at this distance. He is coming out of a longer route where he threw in a clunker. A brief thirty day freshening should make him ready. A son of Galileo [IRE],this lad should be fairly close to the pace seeking to pounce.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#10 Humphrey Bogart [IRE] should challenge coming out a longer route in his last race over in England. This lad is another that has hit the board at this distance. This guy ranks third among this group in average earnings per race run. A son of Tagula [IRE], watch him charge hard going into the stretch.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#7 Long Island Sound  (O'Donoghue / O'Brien) will contend with a couple of form-full last out races in Britain and Ireland. Still another that has hit the board at this distance. This lad is 100% in the money from four career starts. A son of War Front, he has the tactical speed to take proper measure of the pace and be in it in the end.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Camelot Kitten (I Ortiz / C. Brown) should be in the hunt with the second highest (five-way tie) last out speed number and three sound workouts. He will be stretching out for this distance and as a son of Kitten's Joy he should have not problem hitting hit. Coming off three wins in a row he should close gallantly.

#4 Highland Sky (L. Saez / Tagg) will be in the mix going for home sharing that second highest last out speed number. This guy has put in three favorable workouts in preparation. He is working a six race progression. A son of Sky Mesa, he loves the turf and the Belmont course.

#3 Applicator (Reyes / Yanakov) could surprise with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and four sensational peaking workouts. This lad is also coming out of a longer route. A son of Henry the Navigator, he could show some speed or be close to the pace.

10 CENT Superfect

#13 Deauville [IRE]  /  #10 Humphrey Bogart [IRE]  /  #7 Long Island Sound  / #6 Cmelot Kitten, #4 Highland Sky, #3 Applicator.



Last Superfecta Sunday (7/3) Results
Woodbine R10.  Queens Plate Stakes.  We just missed on our 20 CENT Superfecta box ticket compiling three of the four wagering interests needed to cash. Superfecta went 5-10-3-12.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, All On Red, finished 3rd for show money of $6.10.
Bankroll gets shaved by seven dimes dipping to $153.11.