Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday on the Turf in Florida

We go to the other coast of sunny Florida for a contentious Turf contest on this great Friday.

Tampa Bay Downs Race 6 {1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Claiming}
A closely matched group of eleven will take to the Tampa Bay green in this claiming feature.  There is enough speed in this one to keep the pace honest. Most in here have made a number of races this year already. The speed numbers are fairly close. It should be a wonderful Turf battle.

#7 Delightful Daisy (L. Garcia / Boyce) could be the one to benefit from a brief freshening with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two wholesome workouts. She should be forwardly placed for great positioning.
$2 SHOW.

#6 Vipera (Gallardo / Cibelli) should challenge with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a three race progression, a win at the distance, and one solid workout.  She should also be forwardly placed in this crowded field. This gal has affinity for the Tampa Bay course.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#10 Slander (Allen / Ness) should contend sharing the second highest last out speed number and putting in one peaking workout. She holds the highest speed number over the Tampa Bay turf and is another that will travel close to the pace.

#3 Annamonarchos (De La Cruz / Granitz) will be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number and a 100% in the money record over the Tampa Bay turf. Should the pace develop swiftly, she will take full advantage with a strong closing effort.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Delightful Daisy  /  #6 Vipera  /  #10 Slander  /  #3 Annamonarchos.



Thursday's Results
Gulfstream Park R8.  Optional Claiming.  Our first pick, Bashart, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Zane, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 10-12-4-3.
Bankroll plummets to $7.69.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sunny Florida Horse Racing Weekend

We start our horse racing weekend peering at a nice Turf contest in the Sunshine State.

Gulfstream Park Race 8 {7 1/2 furlongs~TURF~3 year old~Optional Claiming}
A great group of eleven turfers will take to the green in this feature. There is enough speed and forwardly placed types to keep a swift pace on. The speed numbers are very close which should guarantee a contentious race. It should be a great start to our horse racing weekend.

#5 Bashart (Castellano / Matz) should be the favorite with the highest last out speed number at a route, a four race progression, and two steady workouts. He should be tracking the pace closely ready to strike going into the stretch. This lad is among four with a solid in the money record.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Zane (Goncalves / Nihei) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a route, a two race progression, and three outstanding workouts. This guy holds the highest speed number over the Gulfstream course. He should be tracking and closing hard.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#11 Tryer (Hernandez / Wolfson) should be in the mix with a couple of good last out speed numbers and three mighty peaking workouts. He should be close to the pace and get first jump on the leaders.

#3 Dangerous Lad (Zayas / O'Connell) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and one bullet workout. He has a versatile running style that could fit extremely well in this group.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Bashart  /  #1 Zane  /  #11 Tryer  /  #3 Dangerous Lad.



Last Superfecta Sunday (12/14) Results
Remmington Park R11.  Springboard Mile.  We missed out on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play by one wagering interest. Superfecta went 3-8-10-1.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, the coupled entry of Phenomenal Phoenix and Conbradulations, finished 4th, though Conbradulations finished 10th.
Bankroll drops to $10.79.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Superfecta Sunday in Oklahoma

We take a look at a group of youngsters running in a quality stakes race down in Oklahoma City.

Remmington Park Race 11 {Springboard Mile~1 mile~2 year old~Stakes}
A lively group of eleven will go to the gate in this feature stakes race.  There is enough forwardly placed types in here to keep an urgent pace. These lads are all close in their speed fig performances posing a handicapping challenge. We will try to cobble a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box together.

#3 Bayerd (Santana / Asmussen) should be the overall favorite with the fourth highest last out speed number and three robust workouts. This lad is 100% in the money in is four starts. He should be part of the forwardly placed contingent seeking to fire away from the pack.

#1A Conbradulations (Berry / Calhoun) should challenge with a pressing attack. He has already placed at this distance already earning the fourth highest (tie) speed number at this distance among these competitors. This lad holds a couple of decent last out speed figures, a two race progression, and two strong workouts. He, along with his coupled entry-mate, #1 Phenomenal Phoenix (Berry / Von Hemel) is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#10 High Noon Rider (Bravo / Weaver) seeks to contend with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two superb workouts. That highest speed number produced a win at this distance. It appears he can either hang with the boys upfront or decide to come from off the pace to chase the victory.

#4 Hillbilly Style (Court / Lukas) could surprise as he pursues his maiden win. He holds a couple of decent last out speed numbers, is coming off a longer route in which he took the place money, and has put in one grand workout. Should there be a speedy pace he should take every advantage of it.

10 CENT Superfecta box ($2.40)

#3 Bayerd  +  #1A Conbradulations (#1 Phenomenal Phoenix)  +  #10 High Noon Rider  +  #4 Hillbilly Style.



Stakes Saturday Results
Gulfstream Park R8.  El Prado Stakes.  Our first pick, Mshawish, won (1st) earning us win money of $2.50, place money of $2.80, and show money of $3.90.  Our second pick, Excaper, finished 2nd for place money of $1.60 and show money of $3.00. Our third pick, Midnight Cello, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 7-1-2-6.
Bankroll cashes up to $15.19.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

We go to the Turf for Stakes Saturday

On this Stakes Saturday we venture to sunny Florida for some Turf action.

Gulfstream Park Race 8 {El Prado~7 1/2 Furlongs~TURF~3 year old Up~Stakes}
A hearty field of nine will go to the green in this feature stakes race. There are enough speedsters and forwardly placed types to ignite a decent pace.  All speed numbers closely resemble one another. It should be a fantastic race.

#7 Mshawish (Castellano / Pletcher) should get a nice pace to run into. He holds the second highest last out speed number at a route, a four race progression, and two dynamic workouts.  This son of Medaglia d'Oro should track the pace in good position, ready to fly.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#1 Excaper (Rosario / Black) will challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number and four superb workouts during a brief freshening. This son of Exchange Rate should be one of the forwardly placed types seeking to hold sway. He loves this distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#8 Midnight Cello  (Bocachica  / Vitali) should contend with the highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three dynamite peaking workouts.  This son of Midnight Lute is another that will be tracking the pace looking for the right opening.
$1 SHOW.

#11 Fredericksburg (Saez / Matz) is in fine form and will compete well in this group. He holds the third highest last out speed number and has put in two stout workouts.  This son of Speightstown has a versatile running style to fit whatever the tempo of the race will be. 

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Mshawish  /  #1 Excaper   / #8 Midnight Cello  /  #11 Fredericksburg.



Furlong Friday Results
Fair Grounds R7.  Allowance.  Our first pick, Enchanted River, won (1st) for show money of $3.00.  Our second pick, Fort Prada, finished 2nd for show money of $1.80.
Superfecta went 3-7-9-1.
Bankroll gets a raise to $11.49.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Furlong Friday at Fair Grounds

We go to the Turf for our Furlong Friday down in New Orleans.

Fair Grounds Race 7 {5 1/2 furlongs~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Allowance}
A solid group of nine gals will go to the green in this Allowance feature. There is plenty of speed which may open it up for one of these girls to take the race from off the pace. Speed figures are relatively comparable. It should be an exciting Turf romp.

#3 Enchanted River (Boyce / Robertson) is the expected favorite with the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer sprint and three tidy workouts. Of this group, she holds the highest speed number over the Fair Grounds course. She should be tracking the speedy types up front.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Fort Prada (Graham / R. Scherer) should be in pursuit with a couple of decent last speed numbers with strong performances, a two race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. She is in fine form and will fire fresh off a brief layoff.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Gia Digzit (Theriot / Broberg) should be the speed of the race and may wire this field. She holds the third highest last out speed number and has put in two strong peaking workouts. She will be seeking her third win in a row.

#4 Tamazula (Geroux / De la Cerda) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number and two stout workouts. She shares the highest speed number at the distance. This gal will be kicking it home through the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Enchanted River  /  #7 Fort Prada  /  #6 Gia Digzit  /  #4 Tamazula.



Thursday's Results
Laurel Park R6.  Claiming.  Our pick, Minor Crisis, finished 2nd for show money of $2.80.
Superfecta went 3-5-4-8.
Bankroll gets shaved a few dimes settling at $9.79.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Horse Racing Weekend begins at Laurel

We start off our Horse racing weekend with a nice route on Maryland soil.

Laurel Park Race 6 {1 1/8 mile~3 year old Up~Claiming}
A nice group of eight will go to the gate in this longer route race. There are a couple of speedsters that should keep the pace honest.  The speed numbers are relatively close making this a competitive event.

#5 Minor Crisis (Conner / Robb) may have the edge with the fourth highest last out speed number and a two race progression. He will be stretching out to this distance for the first time. This lad is 100% in the money over the Laurel course from three starts. He should be part of the closing contingent.
$2 SHOW.

#4 I'm Da Big Man (Rocco / Vukelic) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one stout workout. He has gone this distance over the Turf. A closing kick should be expected from this fella.

#1 Tafawuk (Toledo / Saville) should contend with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two superb workouts. He is another closer that should battle bravely in the stretch. This guy has raced overseas to start off his career.

#3 Double Whammy (Russell / Jacobson) should be prominent with the third highest last out speed number. He is coming down from Aqueduct for this foray on Maryland dirt. This guy might have the highest class of the group.

10 CENT Superfecta
Remember, despite the fact that Laurel Park offers a 10 CENT Superfecta, one has to cobble a minimum wager of $1.00.

#5 Minor Crisis, #4 I'm Da Big Man, #1 Tafawuk  /  #5, #4, #1  /  #5, #4, #1  /  #3 Double Whammy, #8 Two Punch Two.



Last Superfecta Sunday (12/7) Results
Gulfstream Park R9.  Adventura Handicap.  We scuttled our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort due to the scratch of our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Montana Cowboy.
Bankroll remains the same at $10.29.



Sunday, December 7, 2014

Superfecta Sunday in Florida

Today we take a look at nice mile race in sunny South Florida.

Gulfstream Park Race 9 {Adventura Handicap~1 mile~3 year old~Stakes}
A solid group of nine will go to the gate in this feature race. There is enough speed to maintain an honest pace. The majority in here have speed numbers that closely resemble one another. Our task is to attempt to put together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#4 Dudeman (Lezcano / Cibelli) might have a slight edge with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and three stout workouts. He also holds the second highest speed number at the distance as well as a 100% in the money record from two starts at same. He should be forwardly placed ready to strike.

#8 Montana Cowboy (Gonzales / Wolfson) should challenge sharing the highest last out speed number, working a three race progression, and putting in two robust workouts. He will be stretching out to this distance from a forwardly placed position. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#3 Quiet Ruler (Valdivia / Zito) could take another step forward as this lightly raced fella stretches out to this distance. He holds the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one good workout. Should a fast pace develop he will be closing swiftly.

#5 Atreides (Zayas / Wolfson) should be the favorite with the third highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route and four sensational workouts. He should be forwardly placed seeking to notch his fourth win at Gulfstream Park. This guy also holds the top speed figure at the distance, a triple digit one.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4 Dudeman  +  #8 Montana Cowboy  +  #3 Quiet Ruler  +  #5 Atreides.



Stakes Saturday Results
Aqueduct R8.  Garland of Roses Stakes.  Our first pick, Bridgehampton, finished 6th (last). Our second pick, Winning Image, finished 2nd for place money of $2.55 and show money of $3.80. Our third pick, Joya Real, was scratched.
Due to a number of scratches, NO 10 CENT Superfecta was offered for this race.
Bankroll dips to $10.29.