Sunday, June 19, 2016

Superfecta Sunday on the Jersey Shore

Off we go to the Jersey shore for a great graded stakes race.

Monmouth Park Race 10 {Pegasus~G3~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A bold group of seven will go to the gate in this annual event. There are five Triple Crown nominees ready to go. Plenty of speed may make for a scintillating pace. Speed numbers are fairly close. It should be a excellent race. Our task is to weave together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#4 Unified (J. Ortiz / Jerkens) is the horse to beat. He holds the second highest last out speed number and four superlative peaking workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed waiting to cut out from the leaders. Not much value can be expected as he is likely to go off at even odds.

#7 Abiding Star (Acosta / Allard) should be able to get back at it after a disappointing performance in the Preakness. He holds the highest speed number at the distance and two stout workouts. He should be involved deeply in the pace scenario. A nice improvement should be expected. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#6 Donegal Moon (Bravo / Pletcher) should contend especially with a hot pace. This guy holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two sound workouts. He should travel comfortably close to the pace ready to strike.

#2 Extinct Charm (D. Davis / B. Brown) could surprise with a couple of very good last out speed figs, a three race progression, and one strong workout. This lad will benefit greatly from a sizzling pace. He does hold two victories from four tries at this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4 Unified  /  #7 Abiding Star  /  #6 Donegal Moon  /  #2 Extinct Charm.




Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R8.  Stephen Foster--G1.  Our first pick, Eagle, finished 2nd for show money of $5.10.  Our second pick, Effinex, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 2-7-4-5.
Bankroll sheds a couple bucks to settle at $150.56.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Twilight Stakes Saturday

On this Stakes Saturday, we take in a superb graded stakes race down in Louisville, Kentucky.

Churchill Downs Race 8 {Stephen Foster~G1~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A modest field of seven will go to the gate in this annual affair. There is bountiful speed to insure a serious pace. Speed figs are all very close making for a highly competitive race. Three millionaires make their appearance to class up this talented field. It should be one of the most exciting races of the day.

#7 Eagle (B. Hernandez / Howard) could have the edge with a fine closing effort. He holds a couple of good last out speed numbers, the highest speed number at the distance, and four tremendous peaking workouts. This son of Candy Ride [ARG], has an impressive in the money record of 85% from fourteen starts.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 Effinex (Stevens / Jerkens) should pose a mighty challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four powerful peaking workouts. This multi-millionaire son of Mineshaft, holds the second highest speed number at the distance. He should be pressing the pace.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#2 Bradester (Bravo / Kenneally) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. He will be showing sizzling speed leading this field. This son of Lion Heart shares the highest speed number at the distance.

#6 Are You Kidding Me (Leparoux / Attfield) will be in the mix with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one strong bullet workout. He has the tactical speed to stay the course. A son of Run Away and Hide, he ships in from Woodbine to join the battle.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Eagle  /  #3 Effinex  /  #2 Bradester  /  #6 Are You Kidding Me.




Last Superfecta Sunday (6/18) Results
Monmouth Park R10.  Select Stakes.  We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket capturing three of the four wagering interests required. Superfecta went 8-4-1-6.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Full Salute, won (1st) for show money of $1.50.
Bankroll slips to $152.56.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Superfecta Sunday along the Jersey Shore

We turn our attention to a lively Turf sprint along the Jersey shore for Superfecta Sunday.

Monmouth Park Race 10 {Select Stakes~5 1/2 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old~Stakes}

A good group of well-bred Turfers will take to the Jersey green. There is some speed to give the race an honest pace. Speed numbers are very close which should give it a degree of competitiveness. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket.

#8 Full Salute (P. Lopez / Plesa) might have the edge with a winning last out effort, a two race progression, and two strong peaking workouts. He should be close to the pace ready to strike heading into the turn. This lad has an impressive 77% in the money record from nine starts. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#1 Henry the King (Juarez / Sacco) should challenge as he moves from dirt to Turf with the third highest last out speed number at a longer sprint, a three race progression, and four superb workouts. He should be tracking the pace ready for the quickening.

#2 Bobcat (Toledo / Capuano) will contend with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two fine workouts. He will be taking his two career victories from two starts to the Turf. He should be the speed of the speed.

#6 Expected Ruler (Osorio / Benson) should be in the mix with a couple of very good last out performances, a five race progression, and one solid workout. This guy sports the highest speed number at this distance. He should be coming from off a swift pace.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Full Salute  +  #1 Henry the King  +  #2 Bobcat  +  #6 Expected Ruler.



Last Superfecta Sunday (6/5) Results
Santa Anita Park R9.  Handicap. We threw in a dud for our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort, capturing only one of four wagering interests to hit a payout. Superfecta went 1-4-2-6.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Infinite Magic, finished 5th.
Bankroll dips to $154.60.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Belmont State of Mind

The third leg of the Triple Crown, The Belmont Stakes.

Belmont Park Race 11 {Belmont Stakes~G1~1 1/2 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A very talented field of thirteen will got to the gate in this highly competitive event.

#11 Exaggerator (Desormeaux / Desormeaux) is the one to beat with three triple digit speed numbers in a row.

#2 Destin (Castellano / Pletcher) will make another step forward with three impressive peaking works. He holds a triple digit speed number.

#1 Governor Malibu (Rosario / Clement) will contend with a seven race progression and two power works.

#12 Brody's Cause (L. Saez / Romans) should also contend with a stamina producing workout tab. He should be there in the end.

#10 Lani (Take / Matsunaga) is still an improving horse for the Japanese connections. Should be able to finish well.

10 CENT Superfecta

#11 Exaggerator  /  #2 Destin  /  #1 Governor Malibu  /  #12 Brody's Cause, #10 Lani.

Best of Luck to all of the connections in this wonderful running of the Belmont Stakes.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Superfecta Sunday on Downhill Turf

A perfect Superfecta Sunday as we go downhill on the Turf at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 9 {Starter Handicap~6 1/2 Furlongs~downhill TURF~3 year-old Up}

A good crop of eight runners will gallop down the Santa Anita hillside Turf course. There is a great deal of speed in play. Speed numbers are extremely close giving every horse in this field a chance to walk into the winners circle. Our task is to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#8 Infinite Magic (Prat / West) looks to be in great form and could pull off the victory with sufficient speed up front. He holds the third highest last out speed number at a route and has put in three good stamina building workouts. This lad should be tracking the pace from the outside post. he is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Rangi [GB] (Bejarano / Baltas) should be forwardly placed seeking to triumph with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two handy workouts. This guy loves the distance and the Santa Anita turf.

#5 Incline Village (Pereira / Koriner) shares the second highest last out speed number, is working a three race progression, and has put in two sturdy workouts. This guy should be part of the large forwardly placed contingent.

#3 Image of Joplin (Talamo / Chew) should be in the mix with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb workouts. With a solid start he could grab the lead and not let go.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Infinite Magic  +  #4 Rangi [GB]  +  #5 Incline Village  +  #3 Image of Joplin.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R8.  Pennine Ridge--G3.  Our first pick, Camelot Kitten, won (1st) for win money of $2.90, place money of $3.00, and show money of $3.25.  Our second pick, Highland Sky, finished 2nd for place money of $1.75 and show money of $2.60.  Our third pick, Call Provision, finished 3rd for show money of $2.20.
Punching up the "ALL" button on the fourth position of our 10 CENT Superfecta captured a nice payout of $117.60. Superfecta went 2-5-7-9.
Bankroll mushrooms to $159.06.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park

We begin our horse racing weekend on Stakes Saturday. Today we take in a lively Turf contest at magnificent Belmont Park.

Belmont Park Race 8 {Pennine Ridge~G3~1 1/8 mile~innner TURF~3 year old~Graded Stakes}

A talented field of ten will strut onto the green in this spectacular Turf contest. It comes up a little light on speed making for a fine positioning battle among these foes. Speed numbers are relatively close which gives any one a chance at victory. Only one in the field has gone this distance. It should be a marvelous Turf race.

#2 Camelot Kitten (I. Ortiz / C. Brown) should be capable of winning a second in a row provided there is ample speed. He holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two sturdy workouts. This son of Kitten's Joy should hit stride in his third start of the form cycle. He should close swiftly.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#5 Highland Sky (L. Saez / Tagg) will challenge with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and four high quality workouts. This lad will be stretching out to this distance. He does hold the highest speed number over the Turf. A son of Sky Mesa, he will join in the fun, closing hard.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#7 Call Provision (J. Ortiz / C. Brown) should contend making his second career start after scoring a victory last out covering a slightly shorter route. He earned a respectable speed number in that race and should improve upon it. This lad could close earnestly with the rest of the quickening crowd. He is a son of Lemon Drop Kid.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#6 Dressed in Hermes (Cancel / Armstrong) should be in the hunt with a couple of excellent last out speed numbers and two striking bullet workouts. He will travel over the Belmont Turf for the first time. This son of Hat Trick [JPN] could be forwardly placed ready to strike going into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Camelot Kitten  /  #5 Highland Sky  /  #7 Call Provision, #6 Dressed in Hermes  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (5/29) Results
Santa Anita Park R8.  Charles Whittingham--G2.  We were way off on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play hitting only one of the four wagering interests required for the payoff. Superfecta went 7-2-4-5.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Royal Albert Hall [GB], disappointed with a 6th place finish.
Bankroll gets hammered and tumbles to $37.16.
 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Superfecta Sunday in Sunny So Cal

Superfecta Sunday falls upon us quick. Today we take in a fantastic classic Turf contest at that great race place.

Santa Anita Park R8 {Charles Whittingham~G2~1 1/4 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great group of ten will take to the green in this classic graded stakes race. It does come up light on speed, gut it should be an honest one. Speed figs are relatively close for this classy group. It should be one of the most exciting races on this Superfecta Sunday. Our task is to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

It should be noted that our Bronze Horseshoe wager is bumped up as it is one of our weekly rolling show parlays. Our selection has hit the board for four weeks in a row. Let's grab another, shall we?

#6 Royal Albert Hall [GB] (Bejarano / O'Neill) appears to be in great form and may get his way with these lads. He holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a four race progression, and three robust workouts. He should track the pace ready to swing swiftly into the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$5 SHOW.

#10 Quick Cassablanca [CHI] (T. Baze / McAnally) is another in good form. He hsares the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, is working a four race progression, and has put in three strong workouts. With the proper pace he will be coming on fast in the stretch.

#1 Blingo (A. Solis / Shirreffs) should be capable of putting forth another good effort. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route, a four race progression, and four hearty workouts. This guy is another that should track the pace ready to strike in the stretch.

#5 Bal a Bali [BRZ] (Prat / Mandella) might be the one to beat as he gets back to the classic distance he used to run in his native land. He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. This lad is a pure tracker and should be right in the thick of it heading into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Royal Albert Hall [GB]  +  #10 Quick Cassablanca [CHI]  +  #1 Blingo  +  #5 Bal a Bali [BRZ].




Stakes Saturday Results
Arlington International R7.  Arlington Classic--G3.  Our first pick, Surgical Strike, won (1st) for win money of $5.40 and show money of $3.90.  Our second pick, Two Step Time, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Tequila Joe, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 4-10-11-1.
Bankroll picks-up a couple of dimes to settle at $44.56.