Friday, October 24, 2014

Furlong Friday at Laurel

Thank goodness it is Furlong Friday. Today we take a look at a competitive contest for youngsters.

Laurel Park Race 8 {5 furlongs~2 year old~fillies~Claiming}
A wonderful field of nine juveniles will go to the gate in this claiming feature. There is plenty of speed to guarantee swift pace.  These youngsters are all fairly close in terms of their speed numbers and they all seem to be improving nicely. It should be superb race.

#9 Christmas Barn (Evans / Capuano) could take another step forward with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and one bullet workout. This lad should be staying with the pace ready to deliver.
$2 SHOW.

#4 One Massive Cat (Ritvo / Pino) should challenge sharing the second highest last out speed number in his only start and putting in two superb peaking workouts. This guy could close down the field into an honest pace.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Mast Cove (Cruz / Robb) should contend with the second highest speed number at the distance, a couple of decent last out speed numbers, and two tremendous workouts. He could be tracking the pace closely ready to strike going into the stretch.

#7 Forestry's Majesty (Carasco / Rodriguez) should be in the mix with the highest last out speed number in his only start and two hearty workouts. This lad could be the speed of the forwardly placed group seeking to hold off all challengers.

#6 Linda's Lollipop (McCarthy / J. Salzman) could be in the hunt with a couple of decent last out speed number coming off a longer sprint. He sports the highest speed number at the distance and should be battling with the front running group.

10 CENT Superfecta ($1.20)
Laurel Park has a minimum of one dollar for its 10 CENT Superfecta wagers.

#9 Christmas Barn, #4 One Massive Cat  /  #9, #4  /  #3 Mast Cove, #7 Forestry's Majesty, #6 Linda's Lollipop  /  #3, #7, #6.



Thursday's Results
Santa Anita R5.  Maiden Special Weight.  Our first pick, Willing to Travel, finished 2nd for show money of $3.00.  Our second pick, Miltee, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 6-5-2-4.
Bankroll slips further to $7.59.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Horse Racing Weekend begins at Santa Anita

We open our horse racing weekend on this Thursday by taking a look at a nice TURF race in sunny Southern California.

Santa Anita Park Race 5 {1 1/8 mile~TURF~2 year old~Maiden Special Weight}
A great group of eight youngsters will hoof it on the Turf in this allowance feature. No speed is evident which should make for a very interesting race. Those that are sent by their connections could have the advantage. The speed numbers are relatively comparable. It should be a very competitive race.

#5 Willing to Travel (Bejarano / Hollendorfer) holds the highest last out speed number, three race progression, and four tremendous peaking workouts. This son of Pleasantly Perfect also holds the highest speed number over the Santa Anita course.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Miltee (Gutierrez / Callaghan) holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one solid workout. This son of Arch has already been successful over the Santa Anita course earing a third place finish.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#4 Film Freak (Van Dyke / Proctor) shows the third highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two sound workouts. This son of Fusiachi Pegasus will making his first start over the Turf. 

#8 Increase (Periera / Avila) holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one endurance building workout. This son of Neko Bay is also experienced over the Santa Anita Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Willing to Travel  /  #1 Miltee  /  #4 Film Freak  /  #8 Increase.



Last Superfecta Sunday (10/19) Results
Belmont Park R8.  Allowance.  Our 10 CENT Superfecta box play was abandoned due to the scratch of one of our wagering interests. Superfecta went 7-4-3-1.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Middleburg, won (1st) for show money of $1.10.
Bankroll gains a dime to settle at $8.69.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Superfecta Sunday Turf

A beautiful Autumn day is forecast for Belmont Park. On this Superfecta Sunday we take in a wonderful Turf mile.

Belmont Park Race 8 {1 mile~TURF~3 year old~Allowance}
A fabulous field of ten will take to the green in this stakes caliber allowance feature. The race comes up a little light on speed, but there are several in here that like to be forwardly placed. Most have hit triple digit status in terms of speed numbers. Our task, once again, is to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Nonetheless, it should be a great race.

#7 Middleburg (Lezcano / Clement) might have the edge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and one solid workout. He holds the third highest (3-way tie) speed number at the distance and couples that with a 100% in the money record from five tries. This lad should be tracking the pace very closely ready to spring forward in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#5 Inchcape (I. Ortiz / Servis) will challenge with highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one peaking workout. He is also 100% in the money at the distance sharing that third highest speed fig at same. This guy should be forwardly placed position for a shot at the winners circle.

#1A Compliance Officer (Castellano / B. Brown) is the veteran of the group with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. Hopefully he is the one that gets the call as he is coupled with #1 Hear the Footsteps. This lad will be closing gallantly with a searing pace.

#2 Live In Joy (J. Ortiz / B. Brown) should surprise with the highest speed number at the distance, a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two robust workouts. He should be tracking the pace from mid-pack, ready to rumble into the stretch. This guy holds a enviable 60% in the money record at this distance from fifteen starts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#7 Middleburg  +  #5 Inchcape  +  #1A Compliance Officer  +  #2 Live In Joy.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R9.  Ticonderoga Stakes.  Our first pick, Discreet Marq, won (1st) for win money of $1.80 and show money of $2.40.  Our second pick, Invading Humor, finished 8th.  Our third pick, Effie Trinket, finished 4th. There was NO 10 CENT Superfecta for this race.
Bankroll dips further to $8.59.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stakes Saturday at Belmont

A beautiful Stakes Saturday will take shape at bountiful Belmont Park.

Belmont Park Race 9 {Ticonderoga Stakes~1 1/16 mile~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~NY~Stakes}
A live field of twelve will go to the gate in this stakes feature. There is enough speed in this race to produce a sizzling pace. Most of these gals have competitively close speed figures which should make it a dandy of a race.

#10 Discreet Marq (I Ortiz / Clement) might have the edge with the clear highest last out speed number and one dynamic workout. This daughter of Discreet Cat has the tactical speed to stay close to the leaders and unleash into the stretch. She also holds the highest speed number at the distance in which she has secured a 100% in the money record from five starts.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

#5 Invading Humor (Rosario / Levine) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and one solid workout. She loves the Belmont track and will be seeking her fifth win in a row.  This daughter of Invasor [ARG] also has the tactical speed to stay close and launch into the stretch.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#9 Effie Trinket (J. Ortiz / Violette) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route and three vigorous workouts. This daughter of Freud should track and close well into a steamy pace. She holds the second highest speed number over the Belmont track. May the odds be with her.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Selenite (J. Velazquez / Donk) OR #1A Chrysolite (C. Velasquez / Donk), take your pick. Both appear on the verge of a great run.  #1 Selenite shows a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. This daughter of Cosmonaut will be tracking the pace and pounce.  #1A Chrysolite also has a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a four race progression, and one peaking workout. She too is a daughter of Freud. As such, it begs the question, which daughter of Freud has the mental edge in this race?

#6 Strike Accord (Arroyo / Kimmel) should be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. This daughter of Smart Strike is another tracker/closer which should look for an opening to chase down the front runners in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#10 Discreet Marq  /  #5 Invading Humor [ARG]  /  #9 Effie Trinket  /  #1 Selenite (#1A Chrysolite)  /  #6 Strike Accord.



Friday's Results
Keeneland R9. Pin Oak Valley View--G3.  Our first pick, Daring Dancer, was scratched.  Our second pick, Fashion Fund [GB], finished 4th.
Due to the scratch, we scuttled our 10 CENT Superfecta play. Superfecta went 13-1-9-5.
Bankroll gets trimmed to $11.59.

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Fantastic Friday at Beautiful Keeneland

Thank goodness for another Turf Friday. Today we take in a highly competitive graded stakes race in horse country, Kentucky.

Keeneland Race 9 {Valley View~G3~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year old~Fillies~Graded Stakes}
A grand field of fourteen will take to the Turf in this feature race. There is enough speed scattered throughout this large field to ensure the pace will be quick. The speed numbers are relatively comparable. It should be a marvelous race to wager and watch.

#12 Daring Dancer (Rocco / Motion) could wrestle the victory from this talented field with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and two superb peaking workouts. She holds the highest speed number over the Keeneland course. This gal will be tracking the leaders and launch into the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Fashion Fund [GB] (Rosario / McGaughey) will challenge with the third highest (4-way tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and three solid workouts. She holds a victory over the Keeneland course and will be closing swiftly.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#2 V V Goodnight (Hill / Proctor) should contend sharing the third highest last out speed number, coming off a longer route. She is working a three race progression, and has put in three stellar peaking workouts. This gal is another closer that will explode into the stretch.

#14 A Little Bit Sassy (Saez / Matz) should be in the mix with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and three robust peaking workouts. She should be part of the forwardly placed group of runners seeking to get first jump on the crew.

10 CENT Superfecta

#12 Daring Dancer  /  #5 Fashion Fund [GB]  /  #2 V V Goodnight  /  #14 A Little Bit Sassy.



Thursday's Results
Keeneland R8.  Sycamore--G3.  Our first pick, Unitarian, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Villandry, finished 3rd for show money of $1.70.
Superfecta went 3-4-5-2.
Bankroll slips to $12.59.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Horse Racing Weekend Begins

Our horse racing weekend begins at the mighty Keeneland.

Keeneland Race 8 {Sycamore~G3~1 1/2 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Graded Stakes}
A good group of nine will go to the green in this feature race. It comes up a little light on speed. Expect a rapid quickening heading into the stretch run. The speed numbers are very close making this race a highly competitive one.

#9 Unitarian (Castellano / Pletcher) should be the favorite and the one to beat. He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four strong peaking workouts. This guy should be flying late into the stretch battle.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Villandry (Bridgmohan / Lopresti) should challenge with the third highest (3-way tie) last out speed number and two stout workouts. He is coming off a fourth place finish in a grade one event up at Woodbine. This lad is one that should track and close diligently.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#4 Red Rifle (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) should contend with the second highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a five race progression, and two hearty workouts. He should be forwardly placed with a chance to wire this field.

#3 Holiday Star (Naprvnik / Motion) should also contend sharing the second highest last out speed number, holding a five race progression, and gearing up with one triumphant workout. He is another that will be part of the quickening crew with a tracking/closing running style.

10 CENT Superfecta

#9 Unitarian  /  #5 Vilandry  /  #4 Red Rifle  /  #3 Holiday Star.



Last Superfecta Sunday Results
Belmont Park R9.  Athenia--G3.  We missed by one wagering interest on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play. Superfecta went 2-4-1-11.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Annecdote [GB], finished 5th.
Bankroll plummets to $13.99.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Superfecta Sunday at Belmont

Another beautiful Fall day for a Superfecta Sunday. We take a look at a dynamic Turf contest.

Belmont Park Race 9 {Athenia~G3~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Graded Stakes}
 
A great group of eleven gals will hit the Turf in this graded stakes race.  There is plenty of pace to make this race sizzle as all of these run for position. The speed numbers are very, very close making it somewhat difficult to separate these ladies. It should be a tremendous race. Our task is to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#12 Anecdote [GB] will be making her second North American start with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one bullet workout. She scored a victory over the Belmont Turf in her last outing. This gal will be tracking and closing fiercely as she stretches out to a longer Turf route. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Byrama [GB] (J. Velazquez / Mott) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. She is a reliable sort who should track the pace and explode into the stretch. This gal relishes the Belmont Turf.

#1 Overheard (Castellano / Pierce) will contend as a lover of the distance. She holds a couple of good last out speed numbers and has put in four superb workouts in preparation. This lady should be able to close swiftly into a solid pace.

#2 La Tia (Rosario / De la cerda) should be the speed of the race attempting to wire the field. She holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route and one top-notch workout. This gal has performed well at this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#12 Anecdote [GB]  +  #4 Byrama [GB]  +  #1 Overheard  +  #2 La Tia.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R8.  Knickerbocker--G3.  Our first pick, Up With the Birds, finished 2nd for place money of $3.60 and show money of $4.05.  Our second pick, Speaking of Which [IRE], finished 4th.  Our third pick, Mshawish, finished 3rd for show money of $1.45.
Superfecta went 6-7-9-1.
Bankroll loses a buck to settle at $18.39.