Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Little Spiral Stakes Saturday

Off we go to Kentucky for another KD 143 prep race.

Turfway Park Race 10 {Spiral Stakes~G3~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A talented field of eleven will go to the gate in this Kentucky Derby prep race. There is sufficient speed to maintain a fluid pace. Speed figs are all fairly close, but most in here have not traveled over a synthetic surface preferring Turf instead. Those that have gone over the synth might have a bit of an advantage; however, usually horses racing over the Turf can make a smooth transition to synthetic surfaces. This is a handicappers dream race with a highly contentious field. It will be one of the better ones on the day.

#2 Soglio (McCarthy / Motion) could take another step forward coming in from the West coast. He holds the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and has put in three terrific workouts. This lad will be stretching out to this distance.  A son of Scat Daddy, watch him track and close gallantly.
$2 WIN  / $3 PLACE  /  $4 SHOW.

#12 En Hanse (Albarado / Maker) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers, hitting in the board in both. He shows one dynamic workout and is 100% in the money over the Turfway track. A son of Hansen, he has the tactical speed to stay the course.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#8 Kitten's Cat (L. Saez / Sharp) could go off as the favorite with the highest last out spee number and two solid workouts. He will be making the transition from Turf to synth holding an impressive 85% in the money record from seven starts. A son of Kitten's Joy, he should track the pace closely.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#9 Parlor (Castanon / Kenneally) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three hearty workouts. This guy will be stretching out and trying the synthetic for the first time. A son of Lonhro [AUS], he will be closing dynamically heading for home.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Sogolio  /  #12 En Hanse  /  #8 Kitten's Cat  /  #9 Parlor, ALL.



Last Superfrecta Sunday (3/19) Results
Santa Anita Park R8.  Pasadena Stakes.  We missed out on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play capturing only two of the four wagering interests required to cash. Superfecta went 8-5-6-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Conquest Farenheit, won for show money of $2.60.
Bankroll dips to $63.89.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Santa Anita

Back to Turf action for Superfecta Sunday at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 8 {Pasadena Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Stakes}

A great field of ten will go to the green in this annual event. There is speed which should produce a hot pace. Speed numbers are very close. A competitive event is assured. Many in here have regal pedigrees for fine Turf action. Our task is to sew together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. It should be one of the best races of the day.

#8 Conquest Farenheit (N. Arroyo / Miller) might have the advantage with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three hearty peaking workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed, ready to strike in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Taco (Rios / Loza) comes in from Houston where he raced last out for a win in a stakes competition. He holds a couple of decent last out speed numbers and has posted a win at this distance. This guy is undefeated in four starts. As a speedy pace will develop, he will benefit greatly from it with his track and close running style.

#9 Zakaroff (Talamo / Specht) comes down from Golden Gate where he won a grade three event. This guy holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three smashing workouts. He will journey on to the Turf for the first time. Watch him track the speedy pace and launch into the stretch.

#2 Taxman's Quest (Prat / Mandella) will be dueling on the front end with the other speeds in the race. He holds a couple of decent last out speed numbers where he earned victories in both. This lad will be stretching out and hitting the Turf for the first time. He will be pursuing his third win in a row having put in four high quality peaking workouts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Conquest Farenheit  +  #5 Taco  +  #9 Zakaroff  +  #2 Taxman's Quest.




Stakes Saturday Results
Oaklawn Park R10.  Rebel--G2. Our first pick, Lookin At Lee, finished 6th.  Our second pick, American Anthem, finished 10th.  Our third pick, Petrov, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 6-3-5-4.
Bankroll gets blanked, dropping to $65.77.




Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stakes Saturday Rebel Yell

On this Stakes Saturday we take a look at another Kentucky Derby prep race down in Arkansas.

Oaklawn Park Race 10 {Rebel~G2~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A great crop of eleven will go to this gate in this annual event. there is a whole bunch of speed in this one making a swift pace inevitable. Speed numbers are fairly close creating a highly competitive race. All in this one are nominated to the Triple Crown. Off the pace runners might have the edge. It should be another superb race down in Hot Springs.

#11 Lookin At Lee (Santana / Asmussen) might have the edge with the speedsters all battling on the front end. He has raced well in his last two working a seven race progression and has put in two solid peaking workouts. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he relishes the distance and the track.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#7 American Anthem (Smith / Baffert) should go off as the deserved favorite with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and three sensational workouts. This guy will need to sit right off the speed to strike in the stretch. A son of Bodemeister, he comes in from California rested and ready.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Petrov (J. Ortiz / Moquett) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two hearty peaking workouts. He loves the Oaklawn Park track and distance. This son of Flatter, is 100% in the money from four career starts. Look for him to track close to the pace.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#6 Malagacy (Castellano / Pletcher) will be stretching out from a sprint in his last where he scored the second highest last out speed number. This lad is shooting for his third win in a row and has put in three terrific workouts heading into this race. A son of Shakleford he should be part of the speed up front.

10 CENT Superfecta

#11 Lookin At Lee  /  #7 American Anthem  /  #4 Petrov  /  #6 Malagacy.



Furlong Friday Results
Santa Anita Park R5.  Allowance. Our pick, Incensed, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 5-1-4-8.
Bankroll continues to falter dipping to $74.87.




Friday, March 17, 2017

Furlong Friday Downhill

On this Furlong Friday we take a look at a nice downhill Turf race at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 5 {6 1/2 Furlongs~Downhill TURF~4 year-old Up~Allowance}

A good field of eight will go to the hillside course in this Allowance feature. There is sufficient speed to make a speedy race of it. Speed numbers are fairly close making for a competitive event. It should be a sweet race on this St. Patty's day.

#8 Incensed (N. Arroyo / Miller) could make a nice go of it with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and three robust workouts. This lad holds the best in the money record, at 72%, of this field. He has the tactical speed to adjust to the pace.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Individualist (Bejarano / Mulhall) should challenge with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two strong workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed ready to roll.

#5 Tribal Fighter (Nakatani / Baltas) could be the favorite with the highest speed number on the downhill course coupled with a strong in the money record of 66%. He has put in three superb peaking workouts. This lad should be forwardly placed seeking a seam.

#7 Lauren's Ladd (T. Baze / Ellis) should contend with the third highest last out speed number and three good peaking workouts. He should be tracking the pace ready to launch into the stretch. He is another with a 66% in the money record on the downhill course.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Incensed  /  #6 Individualist  /  #5 Tribal Fighter  /  #7 Lauren's Ladd.




Last Superfecta Sunday (3/12) Results
Aqueduct R8.  Stymie Stakes.  We only captured two of the four required for victory in our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort. Superfecta went 1-4-5-6.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Diversify, finished 7th.
Bankroll takes a dive to $76.97.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

A New York State of Superfecta Sunday

On this Superfecta Sunday we take a look at nice stakes race before the big storm rolls in.

Aqueduct Race 8 {Stymie Stakes~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old Up~Stakes}

An excellent group of nine will go to the gate in this stakes event. There is plenty of speed to quicken the early fractions. Speed numbers are reflective of some top talent vying for the win. Interestingly, three in here have posted up successive wins in a row. Our task is to sew together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. It should be a remarkable race.

#8 Diversify (J. Ortiz / Violette) seeks his fifth win in a row and he may just get it as the speedster in the race. He holds the highest last out speed number and four supreme peaking workouts. This guy appears ready to wire this field as he moves up in distance. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#3 Royal Posse (I. Ortiz / R. Rodriguez) is the sole millionaire in the field. He holds a couple of good last out speed numbers and four superb workouts. This guy holds an enviable in the money record of 91% at this distance. Should the pace overheat, he will benefit greatly with his tracking style.

#1 Sunny Ridge (Franco / J. Servis) will challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and one solid workout. This lad is coming off a victory that secured a career high speed number. He should be close to the pace ready to strike.

#6 Dolphus (Maragh / Jerkens) comes up from Gulfstream Park looking to get on the board at this distance. He holds a couple of good last out speed numbers and has put in three endurance producing, peaking workouts. This guy has the tactical speed to stay the course.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Diversify  +  #3 Royal Posse  +  #1 Sunny Ridge  +  #6 Dolphus.




Stakes Saturday Results
Tampa Bay Downs R11.  Tampa Bay Derby--G2.  Our first pick, Tapwrit, won (1st) for win money of $2.10, place money of $3.20, and show money of $3.20.  Our second pick, No Dozing, finished 4th.  Our third pick, State of Honor, finished 2nd for show money of $2.30.
Superfecta went 5-8-9-4.
Bankroll gains 50 cent to settle at $80.37.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

It's Derby Time in Tampa

On this Stakes Saturday we take in another fine prep for that first Saturday in May.

Tampa Bay Downs Race 11 {Tampa Bay Derby~G2~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A fine crop of ten will battle for Derby points in this terrific graded stakes race. There is enough speed to insure an honest pace. Speed figs are fairly close. All have been nominated to the Triple Crown, but only six have raced over the Tampa dirt. It should be a sensational race as we get closer to KD 143.

#5 Tapwrit (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) looks to have the edge with the highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two sound workouts. This guy should be tracking a speedy pace and launch smoothly into the stretch. A son of Tapit, he also holds the highest speed number at the distance.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#4 No Dozing (Centeno / Delacour) should challenge with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and two quality workouts. He is another tracking that should strike heading into the stretch. A son of Union Rags, he has raced over the Tampa dirt and looks to improve.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#8 State of Honor (Leparoux / Casse) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two hearty workouts. This guy appears to like the Tampa dirt finishing in the money in his only start over it. A son of To Honor and Serve, he could be a part of the pace action on the front end.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Basha (Jaramillo / Zerpa) should be in the hunt with a couple of good last out speed numbers with in the money performances. He is working a three race progression and has put in two strengthening workouts. A son of Uncle Mo, he should take a close-up tracking position.

#9 Wild Shot (Albarado / Arnold) enjoys this distance and should be forwardly placed battling for position. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and two robust workouts. A son of Trappe Shot, he has already raced over the Tampa dirt.

#6 Beasley (I. Ortiz / Hennig) looks to take another step forward with the fourth highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three powerful workouts. This son of Shakleford will be racing over the Tampa dirt for the first time while being forwardly placed.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Tapwrit  /  #4 No Dozing  /  #8 State of Honor  /  #3 Basha, #9 Wild Shot, #6 Beasley.



Furlong Friday Results
Santa Anita Park R5.  Wishing Well Stakes.  Our pick, Miss Double d'Oro, finished 3rd for show money of $3.20.
Superfecta went 3-5-4-7.
Bankroll gets a little lift to $79.87.



Friday, March 10, 2017

Furlong Friday in the Santa Anita Sun

Thank goodness it is Furlong Friday. We venture downhill for a sweet Turf Stakes race.

Santa Anita Park Race 5 {Wishing Well Stakes~6 1/2 Furlongs~Downhill TURF~4 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Stakes}

A talented field of seven will race downhill in this annual Stakes race. There is enough speed to maintain a rapid pace. Speed numbers are fairly close for most in this one. It should be a barn burner of a race.

#4 Miss Double d'Oro (Gonzalez / Drysdale) might benefit from the swift pace with her tracking and closing running style. She holds the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three stamina producing workouts. This gal has a surperb chance of passing the field in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#5 Prize Exhibit [GB] (Smith / Cassidy) is coming off a brief freshening and looks to make another nice move forward. She holds the third highest last out speed number at a route and two hearty workouts. She is another that will track and go into a frothy pace.

#3 Illuminant (Prat / McCarthy) is the class of the field coming off an extended layoff. She may need a race, but she does hold the highest last out speed number, prior to the layoff. This gal was working a four race progression and has put in three tremendous workouts in anticipation for this event.

#2 Kera Kera (S. Stevens / Stevens) is coming over from Turf Paradise to test the Santa Anita Turf. She has a couple of good last out speed numbers where she had in the money performances. This lady holds an eight race progression and has put in a solid workout in preparation.

10 CENT Superfecta

#4 Miss Double d'Oro  /  #5 Prize Exhibit [GB]  /  #3 Illuminant  /  #2 Kera Kera.




Thursday Results
Turfway Park R8.  Allowance.  Our pick, Love the Power [FR] finished 6th.
Superfecta went 6-8-7-5.
Bankroll gets blistered, dropping to $78.77.