Sunday, December 10, 2017

Superfecta Sunday Up North

On this Superfecta Sunday we journey up North as fabulous Woodbine concludes its 2017 season.

Woodbine Race 10 {Validictory~G3~1 3/4~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

Going very long on the Woodbine Tapeta surface we have a fantastic field of twelve seeking to end the season on a winning note. It does come up a little light on speed, but there are a few that should be forwardly placed. Speed numbers over synthetic are fairly close. Many in this race appear to be in decent form. Our task is to string together a winning 20 CENT Superfecta Box ticket as a superlative race unfolds.

#11 Melmich (DaSilva / K. Attard) should be the deserved odds on favorite with the highest last out speed number, the highest speed number at this long distance, and one sturdy workout. This guy is 81% in the money from thirty-three starts. A son of Wilko, he does indeed enjoy the distance.

#2 Leavem in Malibu (P. Husbands / Casse) should contend with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and two robust workouts. He is 81% in the money from eleven starts. He will be stretching out for the distance, but he loves the Tapeta surface and the Woodbine track. A son of Malibu Moon, he should be forwardly placed.

#5 Tasseron (Moreno / Ladouceur) could surprise with a couple of good last out speed numbers finishing in the money in both efforts. He will be dropping in distance from his last and couples that marathon run with two very strong workouts. This lad may be forwardly placed to get first jump on the leader. A son of Tapit, he is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#8 Pumpkin Rumble (Campbell / K. Attard) should challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and one stout workout. He will be tracking the pace ready to sprout into the stretch. This son of English Channel, is 57% in the money from thirty-three starts.

20 CENT Superfecta Box ($4.80)
Yes, this is the play in Canada.

#11 Melmich  +  #2 Leavem in Malibu  +  #5 Tasseron  +  #8 Pumpkin Rumble.




Last Superfecta Sunday (12/3) Results
Los Alamitos R8.  Bayakoa Handicap--G2.  We only captured two of the four required for cashing our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 3-2-4-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Pacific Wind, finished 5th.
Bankroll gets plundered dropping to $66.82.



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Los Alamitos

On this Superfecta Sunday we take a peak at a graded stakes race at Los Alamitos.

Los Alamitos Race 8 {Bayakoa Handicap~G2~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A solid group of eight gals will take to the Los Al dirt. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace. Dirt speed numbers are very close which should produce a highly competitive race. Our task is to cobble together a wining 10 CENT Superfecta ticket.

#6 Pacific Wind (Bejarano / Eurton) should be able to get the job done with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three strong peaking workouts. This gal holds a win at the distance in her only try and is 83% in the money from six career starts. She is our Bronze horseshoe selection.
$4 SHOW.

#2 Champagn Room (Gutierrez / Eurton) should pose a great challenge with the third highest last out speed number and two hearty workouts. She has notched two wins at this distance from three efforts. This talented gal is the only millionaire in the field. She should be forwardly placed.

#4 Madame Stripes [ARG] (Talamo / Drysdale) looks to contend with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and four significant workouts. She will be switching from turf to dirt for this race and should handle it well. This lady is 73% in the money from fifteen starts.

#7 Shenandoah Queen (Espinoza / Sadler) should find herself in the mix with a couple of good last out speed numbers and three stamina inducing workouts. She is 75% in the money from twelve career starts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Pacific Wind  +  #2 Champagn Room  +  #4 Madame Stripes [ARG]  +  #7 Shenandoah Queen.




Stakes Saturday Results
Aqueduct R10.  Cigar Mile Handicap--G1.  Our first pick, Practical Joke, finished 3rd for show money of $4.05.  Our second pick, Tom's Ready, finished 5th.  Our third pick, Americanize, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 6-1-8-5.
Bankroll slides to $73.22.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stakes Saturday at the Big A

A great Stakes Saturday unfolds with a number of terrific Stakes races across the country. Today we look at a high quality mile race at the "Big A".

Aqueduct Race 10 {Cigar Mile~G1~1 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

An excellent field of ten will saunter over to the gate in one of the great Fall races every year. There is speeeed... which could easily set up for the horses coming from off the pace.
Speed numbers are close for the main contenders. There are four millionaires among this crew all of which have a legit shot to take home the win. It should be one of the best races at venerable Aqueduct as the year comes to a close.

#8 Practical Joke (Rosario / C. Brown) seeks to grab this grade one with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two solid workouts. He loves this distance and the surface having hit the board in nine of his ten races over dirt. This millionaire son of Into Mischief has the tracking and closing capability to nip the speedsters at the wire.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#4 Tom's Ready (M. Smith / D. Stewart) should challenge after the speed dust clears going into the stretch. Yes, he will track and close boldly. He holds the highest (tie) last out speed number and two hearty workouts. Another Millionaire, he does enjoy this distance. A son of More Than Ready, he has hit the board in his last three starts.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#5 Americanize (Bejarano / Callaghan) comes in from sunny Southern California looking for his third win in a row. He will be part of the speed contingent on the front end. This lad holds the fourth highest last out speed number and two superb workouts. He has improved his speed numbers in his last three all the while hitting the board all three times. A son of Concord Point, he is 88% in the money from nine career starts.
$1 SHOW.

#2 Seymourdini (J. Ortiz / L. Rice) will be traveling on the front end seeking position for the win. He holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number and has put in two robust workouts. This guy is undefeated at this distance from four efforts. A son of Bernardini, he has every chance to pull off the victory.

10 CENT Superfecta 

#8 Practical Joke  /  #4 Tom's Ready  /  #5 Americanize, #2 Bernardini  /  ALL.



Furlong Friday Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R7.  Claiming. Our pick, My Queen Olivia, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 4-5-1-6.
Bankroll dips to $80.87.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Furlong Friday at Fair Grounds, Take Two

Thank goodness for Furlong Friday. Today we take in a nice sprint down in NOLA.

Fair Grounds Race 7 {6 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~LA~Claiming}

A small field of seven will take to the dirt in this Louisiana Claiming race. Speed is there. Speed numbers are fairly close making it a competitive event. A number in here have had modest to extended layoffs assuring some freshness to the equine talent. It should be a good race.

#5 Crimson Feline (Sutherland / Richards) has all the tools to make a break for a victory. She is coming in off an extended layoff with a couple of solid workouts. She holds the second highest speed number at the distance with an 87% in the money record at the same.

#3 Another Pinot (Bridgmohan / Broberg) should challenge coming out of a more competitive event. She holds the highest speed number at the distance. She should be forwardly placed seeking the winners circle.

#2 My Queen Olivia (Graham / Mouton) comes into this race off a modest layoff. She holds some decent speed figs in her last three. This gal has put in the best workout tab of the group and should be well positioned to hit the board.
$1 SHOW.

#1 Minister of War (Murrill / Schwandt) has notched a victory at this distance in her only try cover six furlongs. She has had a modest layoff with a hearty workout. This gal is 54% in the money from twenty-four starts.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Crimson Feline  /  #3 Another Pinot  /  #2 My Queen Olivia, #1 Minister of War  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (11/26) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  Matriarch--G1. We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort hitting three of the four required for payout. Superfecta went 8-10-5-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Hawksmoor [IRE], finished 2nd for show money of $13.80.
Bankroll gets a raise to $82.67.

 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Suferfecta Sunday on Cali Turf

As Del Mar finishes its terrific Bing Crosby season, we take a look at a grade one on the Turf.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 7 {Matriarch~G1~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A great group of eleven gals will hit the Turf in this annual affair. There is speed o'plenty in this talented field. Speed numbers are very close making it a highly competitive race. All of these gals are in good form, so it should be a very exciting race. Our task is to mold together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#10 Hawksmoor [IRE] (Leparoux / Delacour) should be well placed for this event with the fourth highest last out speed number and four vigorous peaking workouts. She should track the pace closely and spring into the stretch. A daughter of Azamour [IRE], she is 73% in the money from fifteen career starts. This gal is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#8 Off Limits [IRE] (Rosario / C. Brown) will be part of the fav contingent with the third highest last out speed number and two legit workouts. She should get a favorable set up as she tracks the pace. This gal holds the highest speed number at the distance with an impressive 75% in the money record at same. A daughter of Mastercraftsman [IRE], she invades for this one.

#7 Cambodia (Van Dyke / Proctor) could go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number and two strong workouts. This gal is 100% over the Turf from eleven starts. A daughter of War Front, she should track the pace closely. She should be the one to beat.

#12 Kitten's Roar (J. Velazquez / Maker) should contend with the second highest last out speed number and one solid workout. She is 84% in the money from nineteen career starts. A daughter of the great Turf sire, Kitten's Joy, she should track the pace closely and threaten in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#10 Hawksmoor [IRE]  +  #8 Off Limits [IRE]  +  #7 Cambodia  +  #12 Kitten's Roar.




Furlong Friday Results
Fair Grounds R9.  LA-Maiden Claiming. Our selection, Amore's Prayer, finished 10th.
Superfecta went 9-4-3-10.
Bankroll falters to $74.27.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Furlong Friday at Fair Grounds

We hope everyone had a glorious Thanksgiving and is well sated from your feasts. Now let's get on with some horse racing fun.

Fair Grounds Race 9 {6 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~LA~Maiden Claiming}

A nice herd of twelve Louisiana ladies seeking their first win. There is sufficient speed to keep an honorable pace. Speed numbers are real close. This is the last of the day on the card. It should be a thrilling race.

#6 Amore's Prayer (Valdivia / Sibile) might have the edge dropping in from a race against an arguably tiny bit tougher group. She has raced only twice, but produced a couple of decent speed numbers. With a peaking workout tab she should be properly prepped for her return to the races after an extended layoff.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#4 Pinky Promise (Lugo / Hendrickson) might go off as one of the favs. She holds the highest last out speed number and two stout workouts. This gal comes out a bit highest class maiden claimer. She should track the pace closely and spring into the stretch.

#9 Light Her Up (Mena / Johnston) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers and two strong workouts. Another coming off a longer layoff, she appears ready to track this field and stride superbly into the stretch.

#10 E.T. Lane (Pedroza / David) should contend with the third highest overall speed number and two robust workouts. She is also coming off an extended layoff to run at her favorite track. This gal should part of the front end seeking to push out to the lead heading for the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Amore's Prayer  /  #4 Pinky Promise  /  #9 Light Her Up, #10 E.T. Lane  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (11/19) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R8.  Cary Grant Stakes.  We missed out on the 10 CENT Superfecta box, capturing only two of the four wagering interests required to win. Superfecta went 7-2-9-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Smokey Image, finished 3rd for show money of $4.00.
Bankroll sheds four dimes to settle at $78.07.


 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Superfecta Sunday along the Surf

Superfecta Sunday brings near the surf to take in a dirt sprint in sunny California.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 8 {Cary Grant Stakes~7 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~CA~Stakes}

A terrific field of ten will go to the gate in this great Stakes race. There is a plethora of speed among this group which should induce a very fast pace. Speed numbers are significantly close. It should be an extremely exciting race. Our task is to hook together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#9 Smokey Image (Stevens / Gaines) might have a slight edge with the second highest last out speed number at a route and four sensational peaking workouts. He comes off a modest layoff well prepped to run fresh. This guy likes the surface, distance and Del Mar track. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 California Diamond (Desormeaux / Miller) comes out of a downhill Turf try at Santa Anita last out, but has done exceeding well over the dirt, distance and Del Mar track. This lad has the tactical speed to be well spotted as the pace develops. He holds a 76% in the money record from thirteen career starts.

#6 Jimmy Bouncer (Pedroza / Pender) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and two sturdy workouts. He should be tracking the speedy pace closely and get first jump on the trackers. This gelding notched a win at the distance in his only effort.

#10 Smokey Image (Bejarano / Moger) should be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number and four endurance heightening workouts. With two wins in a row he should be in fine form. This guy has the highest overall in the money record at 88%.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Smokey Image  +  #8 California Diamond  +  #6 Jimmy Bouncer  +  #10 Tribal Storm.



Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R10.  Cardinal Handicap--G3.  Our first pick, Linda, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Tricky Escape, won (1st) for place money of $3.40 and show money of $4.20.  Our third pick, Fair Point, finished 2nd for show money of $3.40.
Superfecta went 2-10-6-9.
Bankroll gets shredded, dipping to $78.47.