Sunday, August 21, 2016

Up North for Superfecta Sunday

An Oh Canada Superfecta Sunday in Toronto. We take in a super competitive classic Turf race up North of the border.

Woodbine Race 9 {Breeders Stakes~1 1/2 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Canadian Bred~ Stakes}

A fantastic field of eleven will hit the Canadian green in this classic distance Turf route.  There is plenty of speed and forwardly placed types to get the pace on. Speed numbers are very close giving any of these equine athletes a chance to walk into the winners circle. Our task is to knit together a winning 20 CENT Superfecta Box ticket.

#5 Conquest Daddyo (P. Husbands / Casse) might take advantage of a strong pace with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and one stout workout. This lad will be stretching out to this distance just like rest of the field. He loves the Woodbine course and the surface. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$4 SHOW.

#7 Amis Gizmo (Contreras / J. Carroll) will challenge sharing the highest last out speed number, working a four race progression, and putting in two sound workouts. This guy will be making the transition from dirt and synthetic to turf. He holds the highest in the money record of 87% from eight starts.

#8 Gotta Get Away (Da Silva / Pierce) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three superb workouts. He should be forwardly placed seeking to get first jump on the front running crew.

#1 Rocket Plan (S.P. Husbands / LeBlanc) might surprise with the fourth highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two sensational peaking workouts. He should track the pace closely and shoot into the stretch convincingly.

20 CENT Superfecta Box ($4.80)
Minimum superfecta wager at Woodbine is 20 CENts.

#5 Conquest Daddyo  +  #7 Amis Gizmo  +  #8 Gotta Get Away  +  #1 Rocket Plan.




Last Superfecta Sunday (8/14) Results
Emerald Downs R8.  Longacres Mile--G3.  We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta effort capturing three of the four wagering interests to cash. Superfecta went 8-7-4-5.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Point Piper, won (1st) for show money of $6.00.
Bankroll gains a half dozen dimes to settle at $148.31.


  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Great Northwest Superfecta Sunday

On this Superfecta Sunday we journey up to the Northwest to take in a fantastic grade three mile race.

Emerald Downs Race 8 {Longacre Mile~G3~1 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A tremendously talented group of eleven will go to the gate in this annual graded event. There is sufficient speed to make the pace roll quickly. Speed numbers are very close creating a highly competitive mile race. It should be a very exciting race. Our task is to hook together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#8 Point Piper (M. Gutierrez / Hollendorfer) should have the edge with the highest last out speed number and four strong peaking workouts. This lad is coming out of a longer grade two route and the pace should set him up for a supreme closing run. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#1 Stryker Phd (Mawing / Ross) should be the home track favorite with a couple of good last out speed numbers and two speedy workouts. He will need the pace to launch his ferocious closing kick. This lad has an impressive 100% in the money record at the distance from eight starts.

#4 O B Harbor (Zunino / Markle) is another home track favorite with the second highest last out speed number a longer route and two high powered workouts. This guy loves his track and will be seeking his fifth win in a row.

#5 Alert Bay (T. Baze / Wright) comes up from Del Mar in attempt to take home some purse money. He holds the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route and two superb peaking workouts. This millionaire has already hit the board in his only race over this track.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Point Piper  +  #1 Stryker Phd  +  #4 O B Harbor  +  #5 Alert Bay.



Stakes Saturday Results
Arlington International Racecourse R9.  ARLINGTON MILLION--G1.  Our first pick, Mondialiste [IRE], won (1st) for win money of $10.60, place money of $9.60, and show money of $9.60.  Our second pick, Tryster [IRE], finished 8th.  Our third pick, Deauville [IRE], finished 3rd for show money of $7.00.
Superfecta went 9-6-13-3.
Bankroll builds up a bit to settle at $147.71.
 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Stakes Saturday Million

Off we go to the beautiful Turf of Arlington International. Today is the 34th running of the Arlington Million and promises to be the best race of this Stakes Saturday.

Arlington International Racecourse Race 9 {Arlington Million~G1~1 1/4 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A bountiful field of twelve will take to the Arlington green in this annual race. There is enough speed and forwardly placed types to maintain an honest pace. Speed numbers are very, very close making it anyone's race to win. It arguably is the best race of the summer Turf season.

#9 Mondaliste [IRE] (Tudhope / O'Meara) might get a tremendous trip to secure the victory. He has raced really well across the pond in Great Britain showing a 70% overall in the money record. He will be coming down in distance for this race. A millionaire son of Galileo [IRE], he should set in for a nice tracking effort.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $4 SHOW.

#12 Tryster [IRE] (Buick / Appleby) could go off as the favorite with a 78% overall in the money record racing in Great Britain and elsewhere overseas. He did put in a good workout over the Arlington polytrack. This son of Sharmadal should get a good set-up for his supreme closing kick.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#13 Deauville [IRE] (Heffernan / O'Brien) should contend having already captured a win at this distance racing at Belmont as well as having an overall in the money record of 72%. This lad has the tactical speed to stay close and launch a smooth quickening going into the stretch. Another son of Galileo [IRE], he has run a peaking workout at Arlington leading up to this race.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#10 Wake Forest [GER] (Prat / C. Brown) should also be in serious contention with a couple of excellent last out performances, a two race progression, and four superb workouts. This guy is another with a high percentage (71%) in the money record. A son of Sir Percy [GB], he will be closing gallantly into an honest pace.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)
After all it is Arlington Million Day.

#9 Mandaliste [IRE]  +  #12 Tryster [IRE]  +  #13 Deauville [IRE]  +  #10 Wake Forest [GER].




Furlong Friday Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  Green Flash Stakes.  Our pick, No Silent, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 3-6-5-2.
Bankroll continues its slide to $129.31.
 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Furlong Friday Turf Sprint

We begin our horse racing weekend on Furlong Friday taking in a vibrant Turf Sprint near the surf.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club {Green Flash Stakes~5 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~Stakes}

A great group of eight will hit the Turf in this feature race. There is plenty of speed to create a sizzling pace. Speed numbers are all very close making for a highly competitive event. It should be a terrific race.

#2 No Silent (Stevens / Mandella) could benefit from a hot pace as he should track the pace closely. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and four superb workouts. This guy could find his way into the winners circle with another improving performance.
$2 WIN / $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Hunt [IRE] (Prat / D'Amato) could share favoritism with the highest last out speed number, a six race progression, and three hearty workouts. This guy is one of three with a 100% in the money record at this distance. He should be forwardly placed ready to strike.

#6 Richard's Boy (Espinoza / Miller) could pull off the victory with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three sensational peaking workouts. This guy should be part of the speedy group on the lead.

#7 Rocket Heat (Bejarano / Belvoir) should share favoritism with his ferocious speed. He holds a couple of decent last out speed numbers in graded events and one solid workout. This guy holds the highest speed number (a triple digit) at the distance. He could go gate to wire.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 No Silent  /  #1 Hunt  /  #6 Richard's Boy  /  #7 Rocket Heat.




Last Superfecta Sunday (8/7) Results
Arlington International Race Course R7.  Maiden Claiming.  We just missed by one wagering interest on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play. Superfecta went 6-1-11-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Twilight Warrior, finished 3rd for show money of $3.60.
Bankroll sheds eight dimes settling at $134.31.
 


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Superfecta Sunday at Glorious Arlington International

Back at the home track we take in the last on the card over the Turf. Heading into Arlington Million week, it should be a good race.

Arlington International Race 7 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Maiden Claiming}

A solid group of gals will hit the green in this final race on the Sunday card. There is a little speed to keep the pace rolling. The danger here is allowing the speed to get loose on the lead as it happened yesterday. Speed numbers are fairly close which should produce a contested race. Our task is to paste up a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box card. It should be an exciting race as we head towards the famous Arlington Million this coming Saturday.

#1 Twilight Warrior (Santiago / Becker) might have the edge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one stamina producing workout. This gal should be forwardly placed ready to strike. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Call Me Courageous (Marquez / Young) should be the speed of the race and if she gets loose on the lead it will be "so long girls". She holds the third highest last out speed number as well as the second highest speed number over the Arlington Course. This will be her ninth attempt at breaking her maiden.

#6 Jazzi Maria (Felix / Domenosky) should take another step forward with the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two salty peaking workouts. She should be tracking the pace ready to move smoothly through the stretch.

#9 Forever Royal (Murrill / Stidham) should contend with a 100% in the money record in her short three race career. This gal shows a couple of decent last out speed numbers and two sound workouts. She is another that should track the pace closely ready to rumble.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#1 Twilight Warrior  +  #8 Call Me Courageous  +  #6 Jazzi Maria  +  #9 Forever Royal.




Stakes Saturday Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R9.  La Jolla--G3. Our first pick, Moonlight Drive [ITY], finished 3rd for show money of $6.00.  Our second pick, Liam the Charmer, finished 5th.  Our third pick, Burger and Fries [FR], finished 9th.
Superfecta went 1-6-3-8.
Bankroll gets bombed, falling to $135.11.


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Stakes Saturday In Sunny California

There is no better combination than sunshine and horses. Today we take at a great Stakes race on the Turf.

Del Mar {La Jolla~G3~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A very talented group of ten will take to the turf in this annual contest. There is enough speed to insure an honest pace. Speed numbers are fairly close reflection a serious competitiveness. There are four Triple Crown nominees in this race. It should be one of the better stakes races on the day.

#3 Moonlight Drive [ITY] (Prat / Baffert) looks to improve on the stretch out with the third highest (tie) last out speed number and three hearty workouts. This lad has earned the highest overall in the money record at 85% of this group. A son of Red Rocks [IRE], he should be tracking the pace ready to strike.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5 SHOW.

#2 Liam the Charmer (Gonzalez / McCarthy) should challenge with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a four race progression, and three salty workouts.
This guy will be going this distance for the first time. A son of Smart Strike, he should track and close gallantly.
$3 SHOW.

#7 Burger and Fries [FR] (Van Dyke / Gallagher) will be making his first North American Start after racing competitively on French soil. He is coming out of a Group three in which he placed fifth at a much longer route. This distance should suit him just fine in his new California surroundings. A son of Sageburg [IRE], he will be fresh off a modest layoff.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#4 Dressed in Hermes (Desormeaux / Armstrong) should contend sharing the fourth highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in a superb peaking workout tab. Ready to race, this son of Hat Trick [JPN] hast the tactical speed to motor through the pace into the stretch run.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Moonlight Drive [ITY]  /  #2 Liam the Charmer  /  #7 Burger and Fries [FR], #4 Dressed in Hermes  /  ALL.



Last Superfecta Sunday (7/31) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  Optional Claiming.  We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box effort hitting only three of the four required to cash. Superfecta went 8-10-4-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Glacken Too. finished 4th.
Bankroll gets shaved to $145.51.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Suoerfecta Sunday near the Surf

Another fantastic Superfecta Sunday and we take in a nice little sprint near the San Diego Turf.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 7 {6 1/2 Furlonngs~3 year-old Up~Optional Claiming}

A reduced field of eight will take to the dirt in this featured sprint race. There is plenty of speed to create a solid pace. Speed numbers are fairly close which should make for a competitive race. Our task is to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket.

#3 Glacken Too (M. Garcia / D'Amato) should show improvement as he drops a bit in class. He holds a couple of good last out speed numbers and two rugged workouts. He does hold the highest speed number at the distance. This lad has the tactical speed to stay in the race. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Jazzy Times (Elliott / Baffert) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four superb workouts. He is 100% in the money fro three career starts. This guy should be part of the front running pack.

#10 Pulmarack (Gonzalez / Hollendorfer) should contend with the third highest speed number, a three race progression, and three super fine peaking workouts. He should benefit from a contested pace as he takes up a tracking position.

#1 Rocket Fuel (Maldonado / Headley) could go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four explosive workouts. He also holds the highest speed number over the dirt. Watch him be forwardly placed looking to shoot through.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Glacken Too  +  #8 Jazzy Times  +  #10 Pulmarack  +  #1 Rocket Fuel.




Stakes Saturday Results
Saratoga R9.  Alfred G. Vanderbilt--G1.  Our first pick, Holy Boss, finished 2nd for place money of $4.30 and show money of $4.35.  Our second pick, A.P. Indian, won (1st) for place money of $2.85 and show money of $3.70.  Our third pick, Chubulicious, finished off the board.
Superfecta went 4-5-2-3.
Bankroill moves up a few bucks to settle at $149.91.