Sunday, July 15, 2018

Superfecta Sunday Deep in the Heart of Texas

Another summer Superfecta Sunday rolls in. We take a look at a fantastic race down in Texas.

Lone Star Park Race 10 {Texas Thoroughbred Futurity Stakes~5 Furlongs~2 year-old~TX~Stakes}

Two scratches leave us with a field of ten quality youngsters. There is plenty of speed for this sprint. Speed numbers for these colts and geldings are all over the map. All except two will be making their second career start. Our task is to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta ticket. It should be a fascinating race.

#6 Stupify (Ir. Diego / Asmussen) looks for the lead and not look back. He holds the second highest last out speed number and three superb peaking workouts. A son of Twirling Candy, he will be going for his second straight win. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#4 BB Dude (Santana / Asmussen) will challenge his barn mate with the highest last out speed number and three terrific peaking wokouts. This lad should be forwardly placed seeking to strike heading into the stretch. A son of Shakin It Up, he comes in from Churchill Downs.

#7 Wakefield (Eramia / Broberg) should also challenge with the third highest last out speed number and three hearty peaking workouts. This guy will race close to pace and sprout in the stretch. A son of Munnings, he is also seeking his second career win.

#11 Moro Charlie (Wade / Calhoun) should be in the thick of things sharing the fourth highest last out speed number and holding three strong peaking workouts. He should track the pace and could benefit greatly if it boils over. A son of Moro Tap, he has already hit the board at Lone Star.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Stupify  +  #4 BB Dude  +  #7 Wakefield  +  #11 Moro Charlie.




Stakes Saturday Results
Indiana Grand R9.  Indiana Derby--G3. Our first pick, Title Ready, finished 3rd for show money of $10.00.  Our second pick, Dark Vader, finished 5th.  Our third pick, Trigger Warning, finished 2nd for show money of $4.80.
Superfecta went 6-1-7-8.
Bankroll gets nicked for three and change dropping to $209.10.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Stakes Saturday Tonight in Indiana

With Saratoga and Del Mar looming on the horizon, we take in another fine Derby race in Indiana.

Indiana Grand Race 9 {Indiana Derby~G3~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A solid field of nine will take to the gate in this annual graded route. There is plentiful speed to keep the pace humming. Speed numbers are very close which should create a competitive event. Only one in here has ever raced over the Indiana dirt which makes it any horses race. It should be a high quality event under the lights.

#7 Title Ready (Santana / Asmussen) might have the edge sharing the second highest last out speed number at a slightly longer route, working a three race progression, and putting in two strong workouts. This son of More Than Ready should track the pace closely and strike in going into the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5 SHOW.

#4 Dark Vader (Nakatani / Eurton) comes in from California to challenge with the third highest last out speed number and three wicked good workouts. No slouch at this distance he holds the second highest speed number at it. A son of Tale of Ekati, he could be forwardly placed positioned to get first jump on the leaders.
$2 PLACE / $3 SHOW.

#1 Trigger Warning (Rosendo / Rone) looks ready to tackle this distance and hit the board on his third attempt. He shares the second highest last out speed number at a slightly longer route, is working a five race progression, and has put in one quality workout. A son of Candy Ride [ARG], he should battle near the front end as they turn for home.
$2 SHOW.

#8 King Zachary (Albarado / Romans) should go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two superb workouts. This guy leads the field with an 83% in the money record from six starts. A son of Curlin, he should be tracking the field closely ready to spring into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Title Ready  /  #4 Dark Vader  /  #1 Trigger Warning,  #8 King Zachary  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (7/8) Results
Belmont Park R7.  The River Memories.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box effort, hitting only two of four wagering interests. Superfecta went 2-8-1-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Silver Step [FR], finished 6th.
Bankroll takes a hit falling to $212.55.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Superfecta Sunday in New York

Back to beautiful Belmont where the grass in green. On this Superfecta Sunday we take a look at another long one on the grass.

Belmont Park Race 7 {The River Memories~1 1/2 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Fillies and Mares~Stakes}

A good group of eight will hit the grass in this stakes event. It comes up a little light on speed. A Euro quickening might be in store as the gals round the turn heading home. Speed numbers are relatively close which should make for a competitive race. Our task is to link together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#1 Summersault (J. Velazquez / Hennig) appears the one to beat with the second highest last out speed number and three superb peaking workouts. This gal has gone this distance well running in the money twice in four tries. A daughter of Rock Hard Ten, she should be part of the quickening crew.

#5 Estrecada [ARG] (Prat / Diodoro) should also be one of the favorites with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and two hearty workouts. She is the only other one in the race to have gone this distance achieving a 66% in the money record from six starts at it. A daughter of Offlee Wild, she should be running close to the pace.

#6 Silver Step [FR] (M. Franco / Clement) will be making her third North American start. She has put together two decent last out performances and can be expected to improve. This gal already has four wins to her credit while running overseas. A daughter of Silver Frost [IRE], she should track and strike in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#2 Homeland Security (I. Ortiz / C. Brown) should contend with a couple of good last out speed numbers and four robust workouts. She can be expected to improve in her sixth career start. A daughter of Smart Strike, this gal is another that will should track the pace and quicken heading into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#1 Summersault  +  #5 Estrechada [ARG]  +  #6 Silver Step [FR]  +  #2 Homeland Security.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R10.  Belmont Derby Invitational--G1.  Our first pick, Analyze It, finished 2nd for place money of $3.90 and show money of $4.05.  Our second pick, Hunting Horn [IRE], finished 3rd for show money of $3.00.  Our third pick, My Boy Jack, finished off the board.
Superfecta went 7-3-4-1.
Bankroll stumbles to $217.95.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Stakes Saturday Long on the Turf

As weekend warriors we love the tremendous number of stakes races across the country. Today we take in a race that should be part of a Triple Crown for the Turf, The Belmont Derby.

Belmont Park Race 10 {Belmont Derby~G1~1 1/4 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A smashing group of nine will hit the Turf in this annual event. There is sufficient speed to maintain an honest pace. Speed figs are fairly close. There are two Euros that have come in for this highly competitive event. It should be a great race.

#3 Analyze It (J. Ortiz / C. Brown) looks like the horse to beat. He shares the second highest last out speed number and has put in three superb workouts. This guy is 100% in the money from four career starts. A son of Point of Entry, he should stay this distance and could wire the field.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#4 Hunting Horn [IRE] (Moore / A. O'Brien) should challenge as he makes his first North American start. He is 100% in the money at this distance having covered three times. This lad holds the highest last out speed number and is working a seven race progression. A son of Camelot [GB], he should be driving close to the pace.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#9 My Boy Jack (Desormeaux / Desormeaux) is getting back to what could be his preferred surface after having last been seen taking fifth in the Kentucky Derby. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four hearty peaking workouts. With a decent pace, this son of Creative Cause, should be closing gallantly.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#7 Catholic Cowboy (Castellano / Thomas) should contend sharing the second highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in three solid peaking workouts. This guy loves the surface and the Belmont course. A son of More Than Ready, he should be tracking the pace ready to strike.

#6 Kingstar [FR] (Boudet / Brandt) is an intriguing runner in this contest. He had a couple of successful last out runs in France scoring a victory in his last at a bit longer distance. This son of Evasive [GB] has put in a strong workout over the Belmont Turf in preparation for this race. He should be part of the tracking crew.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Analyze It, #4 Hunting Horn [IRE]  /  #3, #4, #9 My Boy Jack  /  #3, #4, #9, #7 Catholic Cowboy, #6 Kingstar [FR]  /  #3, #4, #9, #7, #6




Previous Superfecta Sunday (6/24) Results
Santa Anita Park R9.  Wilshire--G3.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket hitting only two of the four required for the cash. Superfecta went 7-9-6-1.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Ancient Secret, finished 2nd for show money of $3.20.
Bankroll dips to $219.40.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Superfecta Sunday at Santa Anita

As Santa Anita closes out its Spring meet we take in an excellent graded Turf race.

Santa Anita Park Race 9 {Wilshire~G3~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A great group of nine will hit the green in this annual affair. There is plentiful speed to insure a speedy pace. Speed numbers are very close making for a highly competitive event. Pick six players will want to have a lot of coverage in this race for that huge 821k carryover. All of these gals are battle tested and all have a chance to saunter into the winners circle. Our task is to try to knit together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#9 Ancient Secret (Prat / D'Amato) might have the edge with the highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and two sound workouts. This gal loves the Turf, distance and Santa Anita course. A daughter of Kantharos, she should track the pace and swoop into the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Sophie P [GB] (Desormeaux / Cassidy) will pose a mighty challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two stout workouts. This gal should be on the improve as she enters her third race of the form cycle. A daughter of Bushranger [IRE], she should be tracking the pace ready to strike.

#7 Storm The Hill (Bejarano / D'Amato) should contend as she also exits a longer Turf route. This gal has a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and three superb workouts. This daughter of Get Stormy, is 100% in the money over the Santa Anita Turf. She should track and close efficiently.

#4 Miss Julia Starr [FR] should be in the mix as part of the front running crew. She holds a couple of good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and four excellent workouts. This will be the daughter of Never On Sunday [FR] third North American start after racing overseas. Of this group, she has the best in the money record at 78% from fourteen career starts.


10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Ancient Secret  +  #5 Sophie P [GB]  +  #7 Storm The Hill  +  #4 Miss Julia Starr [FR].




Last Superfecta Sunday (6/17) Results
Belmont Park R9.  The Poker--G3. We only hit two of the four required to have a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 3-5-7-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Ballagh Rocks, finished 5th.
Bankroll dips to $220.60.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Superfecta Sunday in New York

A very Happy Father's Day to all the Dads.

A great week of sports with the World Cup matches, Royal Ascot coming on Tuesday and of course our Horse Racing Weekend.

On this Superfecta Sunday we look in on a great graded stakes race in New York.

Belmont Park Race 9 {The Poker~G3~1 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A veteran group of Turfers will hit the green in this annual graded affair. There is enough speed to keep a swift pace. Speed numbers are fairly close making it anyone's race. A couple of millionaires are in the field. Our task it to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#4 Ballagh Rocks (L. Saez / Mott) is the defending champ and looks to have the edge. He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four strong workouts. This guy loves the Turf, distance and the Belmont course. A son of Stormy Atlantic, he should be traveling close to the pace and spring forward in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#3 Oscar Performance (J. Ortiz / Lynch) is coming off an extended layoff, but looks ready for action. He holds the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and has put in four superb peaking workouts. A millionaire son of Kitten's Joy, he should be forwardly placed.

#5 Made You Look (Castellano / C. Brown) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three hearty workouts. Should the pace heat up, he will take good advantage of it. A son of More Than Ready, he is 100% in the money over the Belmont Turf.

#1 Force The Pass (J. Lezcano / Goldberg) will contend with a couple of good last out speed numbers and two quality workouts. This lad is an amazing 92% in the money from fourteen career starts. A millionaire son of Speightstown, he should track the pace closely ready to strike.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4 Ballagh Rocks  +  #3 Oscar Performance  +  #5 Made You Look  +  #1 Force The Pass.




Last Superfecta Sunday (6/10) Results
Santa Anita Park R6.  Claiming.  We bombed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort capturing only one of the four required for the win. Superfecta went 10-2-8-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Dare to Enter, finished 5th.
Bankroll dips to $224.00.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Superfecta Sunday in Sunny Southern Cal

Congratulations to Justify and his connections on becoming the thirteenth Triple Crown champion. The Belmont Stakes was a tremendous race.

Today we take in a meat and potato claiming race in sunny southern California.

Santa Anita Park Race 6 {7 Furlongs~4 year-old Up~Claiming}

A good group of ten horses will go to the gate in this claiming event. It comes up a little light on speed with a few in here that could be forwardly placed. It feels like it will be a tactical race. Speed numbers for these maidens are somewhat close making for a super competitive race. Our task is to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#6 Dare to Enter (Bejarano / Pender) looks much the best as he drops in from a more competitive event. He holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two sound workouts. This lad should be tracking the pace. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Moonman (Pedroza / Treece) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number at a route and two robust workouts. This guy has logged in the highest speed number over the track and surface amongst this group. He could scoot from the gate and be forwardly placed ready to pounce.

#10 Trojan Time (Elliott / Truman) could go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two superb workouts. He appears to love the Santa Anita track and will be advancing in distance. This guy might also be part of the forwardly placed crew.

#3 Wheresthemoneyjack (Fuertes / Marquez) already has a win at this distance securing the second highest speed number of the group. He holds a couple of good last out speed numbers and one stout workout. He looks to improve with his second effort this season.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Dare to Enter  +  #5 Moonman  +  #10 Trojan Time  +  #3 Wheresthemoneyjack.




Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R11.  BELMONT STAKES--G1.  Our first pick, Justify, won (1st) and claimed the Triple Crown. He earned us $1.80 for our token win wager.  Our second pick, Hofburg, finished 3rd for show money of $3.70.  Our third pick, Vino Rosso, finished 4th.  Our fourth selection, Tenfold, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 1-6-4-8.
Bankroll gets dinged and dips to $224.20.