Sunday, July 19, 2015

Superfecta Sunday on Jersey Turf, Episode Two

We return to the wonderful Jersey Turf for this Superfecta Sunday, viewing a nice mile allowance race.

Monmouth Park Race 9 {1 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Allowance}

A salty group of ten will go to the gate in this grass allowance.  There is enough speed to keep a decent pace on. Speed numbers indicate a competitive contest. Most in here have an above 50% overall in the money record. It should be a fantastic race. Our task is to knit together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#10 Forest Funds (Navarro / Preciado) might have the edge with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. She should be forwardly placed close to the pace setters. This gal holds the second highest speed number at the distance. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Cali Thirty Seven (Worrie / Orseno) has been showing decent form and exits a longer route where she earned the highest last out speed number of the group. She is working a five race progression and should make another step forward. She likes the Monmouth Turf all the while being forwardly placed.

#6 Wildly Good Lookin (Olivero / Ryan) should compete with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two stout peaking workouts. She has achieved a victory at this distance in one try. This gal has the tactical ability to show speed or track the pace.

#4 Offlee Sheikh (Bocachica / Vitali) should contend with a couple of last out in the money performances and two sharp peaking workouts. She moves up in class with a terrific 80% in the money record. This girl is another that relishes the Jersey Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#10 Forest Funds  +  #5 Cali Thirty Seven  +  #6 Wildly Good Lookin  +  #4 Offlee Sheikh.



Stakes Saturday Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R4.  Eddie Read--G1.  Our first pick, Midnight Storm, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Power Ped, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 2-1-7-4.
Bankroll gets wiped out, falling to 81 CENTS. We will supplement with a Lincoln today.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Stakes Saturday On the Turf, Near the Surf

We roll into Stakes Saturday with a Grade One Turf Race at fabulous Del Mar.

Del Mar Race 4 {Eddie Read~G1~1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great group of seven will hit the grass in this annual event. There is enough speed to produce a fluid pace. Speed numbers are very close. All are well prepped for this contest. It should be an exciting race.

#3 Midnight Storm (T. Baze / D'Amato) should be the favorite and deservedly so with the highest last out speed number and two superb workouts. This son of Pioneer of the Nile should be forwardly placed ready to roll. He has a proven record at Del Mar of two victories from two starts here. Certainly will be the one to beat.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#4 Power Ped (Stevens / Drysdale) is coming off a modest layoff, but should fire well. He fits right in with the second highest (tie) last out speed number and a two race progression prior to the layoff. This lad has put in four fierce workouts in preparation for this one. A son of Powerscourt [GB], he should have a clean tracking trip and explode into the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#5 Big Cazanova [ARG] (Graham / Miller) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, coming off a longer route, and three strong workouts. This son of Giant's Causeway should show speed and attempt to wire the field. He does like the Del Mar surroundings have traveled well over its former synthetic surface.

#2 Gabriel Charles (Smith / Mullins) should challenge sharing the second highest last out speed number, working a three race progression, and putting in three terrific peaking workouts. This son of Street Hero should track and close gallantly. He loves the Del Mar course.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Midnight Storm  /  #4 Power Ped  /  #5 Big Cazanova [ARG]  /  #2 Gabriel Charles.



Friday's Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R2.  Claiming.  Our first pick, No Contingency, finished 3rd for show money of $3.60.  Our second pick, Justification, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 6-8-2-4.
Bankroll loses five dimes to settle at $7.91.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Furlong Friday at Del Mar

Off to a slow start out of the gate for this horse racing weekend. Today we take a look at a nice claiming race out where the "Surf Meets the Turf".

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 2 {6 furlongs~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A good group of claimers will take to the dirt in this early race. There is a sufficient amount of speed to keep a sensible pace. Speed numbers are incredibly close making for a competitive race.

#2 No Contingency (Maldonado / Bonde) looks to have the edge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two solid workouts. This lad should take up the front end seeking to wire this field. He holds the third highest (tie) speed number at the distance along with a 66% in the money record from twelve starts.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Justification (Graham / Carava) should challenge with a confidence building win last out at Albuquerque Downs. He comes into this off a brief freshening all the while putting in four superb peaking workouts. This lad holds the fourth highest speed number at the distance. He should take great advantage of any heat on the pace by closing gallantly.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#7 Big Sugar Soda (F. Perez / Kitchingham) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed figures, and four hearty workouts. This guy shares the third highest speed number at the distance with a strong in the money record of 83% from six tries. He should be tracking the pace ready to strike.

#5 Peacenik (T. Baze / Yakteen) appears to be in good form with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. This lad holds the highest (tie) speed number at the distance. He should be taking up a pressing postion looking to get first jump on the leader in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 No Contignecy  /  #4 Justification  /  #7 Big Sugar Soda  /  #5 Peacenik.



Last Superfecta Sunday (7/12) Results
Monmouth Park R7.  Claiming.  We missed by one wagering interest capitalizing on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box play.  Superfecta went 8-10-2-3.
Our Bronze Horsehoe selection, Subpoena, won (1st) for show money of $2.40.
Bankroll loses a Jefferson settling at $8.41.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Superfecta Sunday on Jersey Turf

A little Turf mile for Superfecta Sunday.

Monmouth Park Race 7 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~fillies/mares~Claiming}

A swell group of nine will go to the Jersey grass in this Turf contest. A ton of speed and forwardly placed types show up for this one. Speed figs are fairly similar which should produce a competitive event. Our task is to weave together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#8 Subpoena (Bravo / Gonzalez) has an edge with the highest last out speed number at a longer route and one solid workout. She loves the Monmouth course with a 66% in the money record from twenty-one starts over it. Look for her to close vibrantly. This lady is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#10 Archer Queen (A. Castellano / McBurney) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a five race progression, and one peaking workout. She should be able to close well in what should shape up as a speed-fest.

#2 First Acquittal (G. Saez / Machiz) should contend with the third highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a four race progression, and two hearty workouts. She is another that will track and close with spirit.

#7 Bobs Pinup Girl (Worrie / Falcone) will be in the mix with the fourth highest last out speed number and one sound workout. She shares the highest speed number at the distance with two others, including our top pick. This girl will be among those closing furiously in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Subpoena  +  #10 Archer Queen  +  #2 First Acquittal  +  #7 Bobs Pinup Girl.



Stakes Saturday Results
Delaware Park R9.  Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.  Our first pick, Kittens Point, finished 3rd for show money of $3.15.  Our second pick, Courtesean, finished off the board.  Our third pick, Ceisteach [IRE], won (1st) for show money of $1.40.
Superfecta went 6-7-1-4.
Bankroll plunges to $10.41.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Stakes Saturday on the Turf

We enjoy a thrilling Stakes Saturday on Turf from Wilmington, Delaware.

Delaware Park Race 9 {Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes~1 3/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~fillies/mares~Stakes}

A reduced field of nine will hit the grass in this annual affair.  There is a smattering of speed which could allow those forwardly placed types a bit of advantage. All of these ladies have fairly robust speed numbers making for a highly competitive event. It should be one of the better Turf classics on this Stakes Saturday.

#1 Kittens Point (Prado / Motion) should be able to handle this field if the pace kicks into high gear. She holds the highest last out speed number at a longer Turf route, a two race progression, and four excellent peaking workouts. This daughter of Kittens Joy should be able to handle this distance and kick in capably.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#10 Courtesean (Rosario / C. Brown) should challenge with the third highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer Turf route and three solid works. She holds a victory at this distance earning her the highest (tie) speed number of the group. A daughter of the great Street Sense, she should take up a credible tracking position ready to vault towards the front.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#6 Ceistech [IRE] (Hill / Proctor) had shown speed in her last and with few speedsters in this race, she could carry the day. She comes into this with the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three bullets workouts. This daughter of New Approach [IRE] has the highest overall in the money record of 75% from eight starts.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#3 Striking Style (Cintron / Matz) should be forwardly placed which should aid her cause. This gal holds a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two successful workouts. She has the second best overall in the money record at 72%. This daughter of Smart Strike will be stretching out a furlong for this race.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Kittens Point  /  #10 Courtesean  /  #6 Ceisteach [IRE]  /  #3 Striking Style.



Friday's Results
Belmont Park R8.  Optional Claiming.  Our pick, Charm City Girl, finished 3rd for show money of $3.10.
Superfecta went 5-3-1-9.
Bankroll remains the same at $5.96.  We will supplement with a Hamilton for Stakes Saturday.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Turf in New York

Today we take a look at a nice Turf contest at magnificent Belmont Park.

Belmont Park Race 8 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~fillies/mares~Optional Claiming}

A interesting group of eight ladies will take to the Turf in this feature.  There is plenty of speed to produce a ripping pace. Speed numbers are all fairly close which should make for a competitive contest. It should be an exciting race.

#1 Charm City Girl (J. Velazquez / Motion) has the edge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route and four superb workouts. She is 100% in the money on the surface and 85% in the money lifetime. This gal loves the Belmont surface and should be tracking the leaders.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#7 Previous (Lezcano / Mott) should challenge with three solid peaking workouts. Her last out was a clunker, but her second to last out was a supreme effort earning her the best speed number of the group. She should be close to the pace ready to spring forward.

#3 Runaway Giant (I. Ortiz / Rodriguez) might be sitting on a big effort with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and four serious workouts. She is coming off a brief freshening and should track the pace ready to strike in the stretch.

#5 Keri Belle (Alvarado / Shirreffs) looks to compete sharing the second highest last out speed number and putting in two hearty workouts. She holds the second highest speed number at the distance. Expect her to track what should be a speedy pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Charm City Girl  /  #7 Previous  /  #3 Runaway Giant  /  #5 Keri Belle.




Thursday's Results
Arlington International R6.  Our pick, Dimension [GB], finished 6th (last).
Superfecta went 2-4-7-8.
Bankroll gets ripped and drops to $5.96.
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Horse Racing Weekend begins on the Poly

Clouds with a touch of sun here in Chicago as we begin our horse racing weekend on the polytrack at Arlington International.

Arlington International Race 6 {6 furlongs~3 year-old Up~Allowance Optional Claiming}

A fantastic field of eight will take to the poly in this high quality allowance race. There is enough speed to create a strong pace. The speed figures are closer that ever in this field. Any one of these fellas could win this race. A great race should unfold.

#5 Dimension [GB] (Geroux / Murphy) could have the edge with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer sprint and two sound workouts. This guy has been competing at a much higher level including a few graded stakes. With a strong pace, he could be closing swiftly into the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#2 Pablo Del Monte (Valdivia / Ward) should challenge with the third highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer sprint and two solid workouts. He should be forwardly placed seeking to break loose from the front pack. This guy comes down from racing at Woodbine. He is another that has competed at the highest racing levels.

#3 He'saruler (Murrill / Murphy) should contend sharing the third highest last out speed number at a longer sprint and two good workouts. He is one of five in the field that has done very well over the Arlington poly. This lad should be tracking the pace closely.

#4 Creative Art (Gudiel / Becker) should battle well sharing the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one hearty workout. This lad has the highest in the money record (81%) at the distance from sixteen starts. He should also track the pace closely.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Dimension [GB]  /  #2 Pablo Del Monte  /  #3 He'saruler  /  #4 Creative Art.



Last Superfecta Sunday (7/5) Results
Monmouth Park R11.  United Nations--G1.  We just missed by one wagering interest on our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 3-5-6-1.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Ashleyluvssugar, finished 6th.
Bankroll plummets to $11.06.