Sunday, May 29, 2016

Superfecta Sunday in Sunny So Cal

Superfecta Sunday falls upon us quick. Today we take in a fantastic classic Turf contest at that great race place.

Santa Anita Park R8 {Charles Whittingham~G2~1 1/4 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great group of ten will take to the green in this classic graded stakes race. It does come up light on speed, gut it should be an honest one. Speed figs are relatively close for this classy group. It should be one of the most exciting races on this Superfecta Sunday. Our task is to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

It should be noted that our Bronze Horseshoe wager is bumped up as it is one of our weekly rolling show parlays. Our selection has hit the board for four weeks in a row. Let's grab another, shall we?

#6 Royal Albert Hall [GB] (Bejarano / O'Neill) appears to be in great form and may get his way with these lads. He holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a four race progression, and three robust workouts. He should track the pace ready to swing swiftly into the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$5 SHOW.

#10 Quick Cassablanca [CHI] (T. Baze / McAnally) is another in good form. He hsares the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, is working a four race progression, and has put in three strong workouts. With the proper pace he will be coming on fast in the stretch.

#1 Blingo (A. Solis / Shirreffs) should be capable of putting forth another good effort. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route, a four race progression, and four hearty workouts. This guy is another that should track the pace ready to strike in the stretch.

#5 Bal a Bali [BRZ] (Prat / Mandella) might be the one to beat as he gets back to the classic distance he used to run in his native land. He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. This lad is a pure tracker and should be right in the thick of it heading into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Royal Albert Hall [GB]  +  #10 Quick Cassablanca [CHI]  +  #1 Blingo  +  #5 Bal a Bali [BRZ].




Stakes Saturday Results
Arlington International R7.  Arlington Classic--G3.  Our first pick, Surgical Strike, won (1st) for win money of $5.40 and show money of $3.90.  Our second pick, Two Step Time, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Tequila Joe, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 4-10-11-1.
Bankroll picks-up a couple of dimes to settle at $44.56.
 



Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stakes Saturday on the TURF

We start our Horse Racing Weekend on Stakes Saturday with a fine Turf race.

Arlington International Race 7 {Arlington Classic~G3~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A great group of eleven will take to the Arlington Turf in this annual event. There is sufficient speed to create a healthy pace. Speed numbers are all close enough to make a very competitive race. Interestingly, there are four Triple Crown nominees making an appearance in this race. They should have an impact. It should be an exciting race.

#4 Surgical Strike (Graham / Colebrook) should be the prohibitive favorite with the highest last out speed number and a five race progression. This lad appears to be in fine form and holds the highest speed number at the distance. A son of Red Giant, he should track and close vigorously.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#1 Two Step Time (Torres / Maker) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a six race progression, and two robust peaking workouts. This guy holds the second highest speed number at the distance. A son of Two Step Salsa, he should also be tracking and closing gallantly in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

#12 Tequila Joe (Valdivia / Stidham) could also challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two strong workouts. He has scored two victories from four starts. This son of Stormy Atlantic is yet another that will track and close swiftly.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#8 Call the Colonel (Emigh / Cowen) looks to make another step forward as he makes the surface switch from dirt to Turf. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two sharp peaking workouts. This son of Colonel John should also track the pace, though perhaps a bit more closely, then strike in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#4 Surgical Strike  /  #1 Two Step Time  /  #12 Tequila Joe  /  #8 Call the Colonel.



Last Superfecta Sunday (5/22) Results
Arlington International R8.  Waiver Claiming.  We hit our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket scoring a tidy sum of $28.30. Superfecta went 1-5-8-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Lights on Brite, finished 2nd for show money of $5.60.
Bankroll gets good elevation to $44.36.



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Superfecta Sunday on the Poly

Congratulations to the connections of Exaggerator for winning Preakness 141.

Today we hit the home track and breath in that fresh poly examining a very tough low level claiming race.

Arlington International Race 8 {6 1/2 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~Waiver Claiming}

A hard knocking group of eight will go to the gate in this last race of the Arlington International racing weekend. Pretty evenly divided between those that like to be up front and those that like to come from off the pace. Speed numbers are very close making for a handicapping challenge. Our task is to weave together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#5 Lights On Brite (Stanley / M. Perez) looks to move forward as the only horse to be in the money last out. He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one peaking workout. This lad is the only one in the field with an overall in the money record above 50%. Watch him track and close gallantly. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$4 SHOW.

#8 Command the Land (Valdivia / Rivelli) is coming off a modest layoff holding the second highest last out speed number at a route and two fine peaking workouts. He loves the Arlington poly and this particular distance. He should be forwardly placed ready to attack.

#7 Paper Maker (Edgar Perez / E. Rodriguez) should contend with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. He should be tracking the pace ready to cut through.

#1 Azeg (Murrill / Manley) should be in the mix with the fourth highest last out speed number. This guy holds the highest speed number at the distance. He should be forwardly placed for a maximum effort.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Lights On Brite  +  #8 Command the Land  +  #7 Paper Maker  +  #1 Azeg.




Stakes Saturday Results
Pimlico R13.  PREAKNESS 141--G1.  Our first pick Exaggerator, won (1st) for win money of $3.60, place money of $3.20, and show money of $3.60.  Our second pick, Nyquist, finished 3rd.  Our third picks, Stradavari and Lani, finished 4th and 5th respectively.
Superfecta went 5-1-3-11.
Bankroll sheds a buck to settle at $17.86.
 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Preakness 141

Wet weather in Maryland will bring us the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Pimlico Race 13 {PREAKNESS Stakes~G1~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A solid field of eleven will go to the gate in this Triple Crown race. Of course there is plentiful speed to keep a hotly contested pace. Three return from KD 142. The balance of the field are new shooters. Speed figures are fairly close with Nyquist, Exaggerator, and Stradavari all holding triple digits. It should be an exciting race as they all target the Kentucky Derby champ, Nyquist.

#5 Exaggerator (Desormeaux / Desormeaux) might turn the tables on the KD 142 winner as he relishes the muck more than other competitor in the field. He holds the second highest last out speed number and two power works. He is sure to come from the clouds attempting to run down the leaders in the stretch. A son of Curlin, he is one of three millionaires in the race.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  #3 SHOW.

#3 Nyquist (Gutierrez / O'Neill) is the horse to beat. He has run to perfection in his eight career starts. No worries about the off track as he as won in his only start over such. This guy holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two stamina producing workouts. This son of Uncle Mo should be guided just off the pace of some very speedy types.
$1 PLACE.

#11 Stradavari (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) is a talented new shooter making his fourth career start. Early odds indicate he is a fan favorite. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. This son of Medaglia d' Oro will sit just of the pace ready to strike.
$1 SHOW.

#6 Lani (Take / Matsunaga) is the third starter coming in from the Kentucky Derby. He appears to be getting acclimated to North America having completing his final preparatory workout up at Belmont. Curious!? This lad finished ninth in KD 142 cruising past tiring horses. A son of Tapit, he should get the proper pace to run into.
$1 SHOW.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)
Yes, Pimlico requires a minimum dollar value on its 10 CENT Superfecta.

#5 Exaggerator  +  #3 Nyquist  +  #11 Stradavari  +  #6 Lani.



Friday's Results
Pimlico R11.  BLACK-EYED SUSAN--G1.  Our first pick, She's a Warrior, finished 6th.  Our second pick, Kinsley Kisses, finished 3rd for show money of $2.30. 
Superfecta went 5-4-10-2.
Bankroll tumbles to $18.86.



Friday, May 20, 2016

A Little Black Eye Friday

Out of the gate late we start our horse racing weekend on the eve of the second leg of the Triple Crown, we take in the big race for the ladies, the Black-Eyed Susan.

Pimlico Race 11 {Black-Eyed Susan~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Fillies~Graded Stakes}

A very talented field of twelve will go to the gate in this annual graded stakes race for the gals.  There is enough speed in this one to produce a speedy pace. Speed numbers vary widely which should make for an interesting race as many hope to improve. This race will be a highly watched and wagered event.

#6 She's a Warrior (Stevens / Eurton) could have an edge as she stretches out to this distance. She holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four strong peaking workouts. This gal is 100% in the money from six starts. Her patience sitting right off the pace could aid her effort.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

#10 Kinsley Kisses (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) will be going from a sprint to this distance, but appears well prepped to do so. She holds the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two sharp workouts. This gal should be motoring on the front end seeking to wire this field.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#5 Go Maggie Go (L. Saez / Romans) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number in a grade one event, a three race progression, and two superb workouts. This gal should be tracking the pace and will benefit greatly if it heats up. She has already competed at this distance.

#3 Land Over Sea (Gutierrez / O'Neill) could go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number competing at this very distance. This gal has improved her speed fig with every start in her nine race career. A couple of hearty workouts helps her cause. A heated pace could make her the one to beat.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)
Today we will box our superfecta investment as Pimlico requires a total minimum of one dollar for its 10 CENT Superfecta wager.

#6 She's a Warriot  +  #10 Kinsley Kisses  +  #5 Go Maggie Go  +  #3 Land Over Sea.



Last Superfecta Sunday (5/15) Results
Churchill Downs R7.  Allowance Optional Claiming.  We captured only two of the four wagering interests needed to cash our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 9-1-8-5.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Generous Kitten, won (1st) for show money of $4.20.
Bankroll loses a couple of dimes to settle at $22.96




Sunday, May 15, 2016

Superfecta Turf Sunday

We go long on the Turf for Superfecta Sunday down in Louisville.

Churchill Downs Race 7 {1 3/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Allowance Optional Claiming}

A superb group of eight will hit the grass in this Turf feature. A smooth even pace should be taken up by the few that will be forwardly placed. Speed numbers are fairly close making for a competitive event. A few in here will be stretching out to this distance, but appear to be capable of grabbing it. The balance will be coming down in distance for this race. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#9 Generous Kitten (Leparoux / Maker) might have the edge with the third highest last out speed number at a longer route, a three race progression, and two solid peaking workouts. This lad appears to be in good form and will be closing swiftly into a favorable pace. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#7 Motivational (Lanerie / Lopresti) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two fine peaking workouts. This will be his first run over the Churchill Turf course. He is another that will be closing heading into the stretch.

#1 O'Prado Ole (Stevens / Romans) should contend with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two sound workouts. He could be the controlling speed giving him a distinct edge over a field of from off the pace runners.

#6 Street Chief (Court / Cox )  should be able to stretch out to this distance coming off a fourth highest speed number performance coupled with a bullet workout. He has the tactical speed to sit close to the pace and strike in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Generous Kitten  +  #7 Motivational  +  #1 O'Prado Ole  +  #6 Street Chief.



Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R10.  Man O War--G1.  Our first pick, Can'thelpbelieving, finished 3rd for show money of $9.60.  Our second pick, Kaigun, finished 7th.  Our third pick, Closing Bell, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 9-2-3-6.
Bankroll dumps five dimes to settle at $23.16.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stakes Saturday on the Turf

On this Stakes Saturday we take a peek at a classic Turf race.

Belmont Park Race 10 {Man O War~G1~1 3/8 mile~inner TURF~4 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A strong group of nine will tread onto the Turf for this classic contest. All but one in here enjoy coming from off the pace making it an intriguing race. Speed numbers are remarkably close insuring a highly competitive race. It should be one of the best graded stakes races today.

#3 Can'thelpbelieving [IRE] (Rosario / Motion) might have the edge with the fourth highest last out speed number and one superlative bullet workout. He loves the Turf and favors this distance. This guy appears to be in wholesome form for the race. A son of Duke of Marmalade [IRE] he should track the pace closely ready for the quickening going into the stretch.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#7 Kaigun (Bravo / Casse) will mount a vigorous challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and one hearty workout. This lad holds the highest speed number at the distance as well as over the Belmont Turf. A son of Northern Afleet, he will also be tracking the pace.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#4 Closing Bell (Lezcano / Mott) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three stellar workouts. This guy has already posted a victory at this distance from two tries. A son of Tapit, he should, along with most of the rest be tracking the pace ready to strike.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#9 Wake Forest [GER] (J. Velazquez / C. Brown) should have a major impact in this race with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and four robust workouts. He may go off as the favorite. After competing at longer he will try this distance for the first time. A son of Sir Percy [GB], he should track and close gallantly.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Can'thelpbelieving  /  #7 Kaigun  /  #4 Closing Bell  /  #9 Wake Forest [GER].



Furlong Friday Results
Arlington International R7. Allowance. Our pick, Top Mention, finished 8th (last).
Superfecta went 7-9-3-8.
Bankroll dips to $23.66.