Thursday, July 24, 2014

Horse Racing Weekend begins at the "Spa"

Thursday, the start of our horse racing weekend, we look in on a sharp race at the "Spa".

Saratoga Race 9 {Quick Call Stakes~5 1/2 furlongs~TURF~3 year old~Stakes}
A solid group of seven will take to the grass in this featured event.  There is a great deal of speed which could boil over into explosive fractions.  Nearly half the field will be making their first start over the Turf.  The speed numbers are fairly close which should make it a very competitive event.

#1 Pure Sensation (Lezcano / Clement) could have an advantage with the third highest last out speed number at a longer sprint and three sensational workouts.  He will be making his first start over the green and should be forwardly placed.
$1 SHOW.

#7 Chocktaw Chuck (T. Rice / K. Rice) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two speedy workouts. He too should be forwardly placed looming large in the stretch.
$1 SHOW.

#3 Escapist (DeCarlo / Pugh) will contend with a couple of strong last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and four superb, peaking workouts.  He will take up speed duties with at least a couple of others hoping to hold on for a victory. This lad is the only one with a victory at this distance.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#5 Favorite Tale (Napravnik / Preciado) should be in the mix with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. He is another that could be motoring on the front.  This will be his first start over Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Pure Sensation  /  #7 Choctaw Chuck  /  #3 Escapist  /  #5 Favorite Tale.




Last Superfecta Sunday (7/20) Results
Saratoga R9.  Allowance.  We failed to land the 10 CENT Superfecta box, hitting only two four wagering interests.  Superfecta went to 11-6-12-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Fizzy Pink [GB], finished 3rd for $4.40 in show money.
Bankroll remains unchanged at $5.89.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Superfecta Sunday at Saratoga

Summer racing is where its at.  Saratoga brings some of the best and brightest onto the Thoroughbred racing scene.

Saratoga Race 9 {1 3/16 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Allowance}
A superb group of thirteen gals will strut onto the Turf in this allowance feature.  There is enough speed to keep the pace sharp.  This group has parity in terms of the speed figs.  It is a great challenge to try to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#12 Fizzy Pink [GB] (I. Ortiz / C. Brown) looks to be in top form to stretch out at this distance with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four stellar peaking workouts.  She has run over the Saratoga green in an in the money effort.  This gal is our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#9 Princess Mara (Alvarado / Quick) will challenge with the third highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer Turf route, a two race progression, and one blazing workout.  She should be on the lead or forwardly placed ready to score.

#6 Kitten's Queen (Castellano / Maker) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and two hearty peaking workouts.  This gal will be stretching out, but should be able to grab this distance with a nice tracking attack.

#5 Silky [IRE] (Lezcano / Goldberg) should be in the mix with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and one robust workout.  She is coming off a longer route where she placed fourth.  This gal has posted a victory at this distance across the pond.  She should get the pace to close into swiftly.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#12 Fizzy Pink [GB]  +  #9 Princess Mara  +  #6 Kitten's Queen  +  #5 Silky [IRE].



Stakes Saturday Results
Saratoga R10.  Diana--G1.  Our first pick, Abaco, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Alterite [FR], finshed 8th.  Our third pick, Strathnaver [GB], finished 6th.
Superfecta went 3-6-9-2.
Bankroll implodes to $0.89.  We will supplement with a fin for this Superfecta Sunday.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stakes Saturday at the Spa

A beautiful weekend for Stakes races.  We look in on one at the fabulous "Spa".

Saratoga Race 10 {Diana~G1~1 1/8 mile~inner TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Stakes}
A great group of exceptionally talented gals line up for this annual grade one.  There is sufficient speed to keep the pace hot.  These ladies speed numbers over the surface and at the distance closely resemble one another.  This race is a handicappers dream.

#2 Abaco (J. Ortiz / McGaughey) could be the one that shines with the fourth highest (4-way tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and four sensational workouts. She is coming off a brief rest so should be fresh.  This daughter of Giant's Causeway should be tracking and closing speedily.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

#8 Atterite [FR} (Castellano / C. Brown) should challenge upon her return to the races after a long layoff. She fits in well with these sporting the third highest speed number at the distance.  This daughter of Literato [FR] has put in four excellent workouts.  She should track the pace closely.
$1 PLACE  /  $1 SHOW.

#5 Strathnaver [GB] (J. Velazquez / Motion) will contend with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three robust workouts.  She close well into a contested pace.  This daughter of Oasis Dream [GB] is highly competitive at this distance.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#10 Tannery [IRE] (Lezcano / Goldberg) will compete well sharing the fourth highest last out speed number a longer route, holding a two race progression, and two formidable workouts.  She is a daughter of Dylan Thomas [IRE] that will be closing swiftly.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Abaco  /  #8 Atterite [FR]   /  #Stathnaver [GB]  /  #10 Tannery [IRE]



Friday's Results
Saratoga R3.  Schuylerville--G3.  Our first pick, Fashion Alert, won (1st) for show money of $1.05.  Our second pick, Tulira's Star, finished 3rd for show money of $1.20.  Our third pcik, Take Charge Brandi, took 2nd for show money of $1.10.
There was No 10 CENT Superfecta offered in this race.
Bankroll gets a few dimes lift to settle at $6.99.




Thursday, July 17, 2014

Younster's at Saratoga

The splendor of Saratoga awaits.

Saratoga Race 3 {Schuylerville~G3~6 furlongs~2 year old~fillies~Stakes}
A small, but talented group of five will make their start in this annual affair.  These gals all have won their last start.  There is plenty of speed which should make for a quick race. It should be a fabulous race on the first card of the Saratoga season.

#4 Fashion Alert (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) looks like the young gal to beat.  She posted the highest (tie) last out speed number in her only race and has put in three strong workouts.  This gal should be part of the speed in this event.
$1 SHOW.

#2 Tulira's Star (Bravo / Mettee) should challenge sharing the highest last out speed number in her first start over the Arlington poly.  Her three stout workouts aid her cause. She should be sitting right off the pace.
$1 SHOW

#5 Take Charge Brandi (Lanerie / Lukas) will be in the mix with the second highest last out speed number in her only start and three superb peaking workouts.  She should be part of the speed team on the front end.
$1 SHOW.

10 CENT Superfecta
None offered due to the small field.



Thursday's Results
OOPs. No race selected on this date.

Superfecta Sunday (7/13) Results
Arlington International R5.  Maiden Claiming.  We were off by two in our 10 CENT Superfecta box play.  Superfecta went 9-4-3-2.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Gumdrop, won (1st) for show money of $2.60.
Bankroll takes a dip to $6.64.

 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Superfecta Sunday at Arlington International

Hopefully a sunny Sunday will shine down on our Superfecta play. We finish off our horse racing weekend with a nice maiden Turf race at beautiful Arlington International, as they now call it.

Arlington International Race 5 {1 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Maiden Claiming}
A good group of nine will take to the green in this Maiden claiming race.  A fair number of them are touching close to their maiden win.  There is enough speed to carry the off the pace types through the fractions they like to see.  As with most maiden races it is a challenge to punch the right combination on our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#9 Gumdrop (Geroux / Stidham) looks good enough to take that stride to victory.  With the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and three solid workouts, she could sit among the leaders and pounce in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Shakespearian Dream (Marquez / Tomlinson) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number and two vibrant workouts.  She has the tactical speed to fit the pace which will make her dangerous.  This gal has the highest speed number at the distance, among this group.

#1 Lady Loreto (Felix / Kassen) could contend with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and three strong peaking workouts.  This mare should be forwardly placed perhaps leading them through quick fractions.

#6 Child of God (Reznikov / Vashchenko) could surprise in her second start off the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and three sharpening type workouts. She will be making the transition from poly to turf and should relish a sweet tracking trip.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Gumdrop  +  #4 Shakespearian Dream  +  #1 Lady Loreto  +  #6 Child of God.



Stakes Saturday Results
Delaware Park R9.  Delaware Handicap--G1.  Our first pick, Princess of Sylmar, finished 2nd for show money of $1.05.  Our second pick, Belle Gallantey, won (1st) for place money of $2.10 and show money of $1.40.  Our third pick, Gamay Noir, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 1-6-2-4.
Bankroll drops a few dimes to $8.44.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tidy Little Grade One for Stakes Saturday

On this Stakes Saturday we take a peek at a tidy little grade one in the Northeast.

Delaware Park Race 9 {Delaware Handicap~G1~1 1/4 mile~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Stakes}
A small, but mighty field of six will go to the starting gate in this annual race. It comes up a little light on speed with only two that sometimes like to be forwardly placed.  The odds on favorite, Princess of Sylmar, is the only one to have raced and won at this distance.  It should be an interesting race.

#6 Princess of Sylmar (Castellano / Pletcher) should be able to dispatch this field with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three solid workouts. As a daughter of Majestic Warrior, she should be tracking the pace closely and launch into the stretch.
$1 WIN  / $1 SHOW.

#1 Belle Gallantey (J. Ortiz / Rodriguez) will contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three dynamite workouts. This daughter of Aftermarket should be forwardly placed attempting to hold off any challengers. She will be stretching out to this distance for the first time.
$1 PLACE / $2 SHOW.

#4 Gamay Noir (Centeno / Wolfson) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and robust workouts.  A daughter of Harlan's Holiday, she has already notched a win over this track and familiarity with it will aid her cause. Expect her to be closing swiftly.
$1 SHOW.

The Others

The balance of the field should be in the mix.  #3 Molly Morgan (Lanerie / Romans) could be forwardly placed seeking to cash with the third highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and one stout workout.  This daughter of Ghostzapper has the tactical speed to endure.  #2 Flashy American (Cintron / McPeek) should also be tracking the field with a couple of spot on last out speed figs, a three race progression, and one hearty workout.  This daughter of Flashy Bull will be stretching out to this distance for the first time.  Finally, #5 Bryan's Jewel (Toledo / Robertson) has the most experience over this track hitting the board 85% of the time from fourteen starts.  This daughter of Rockport Harbor is a little light on speed figures, but strong on racing performance. She has put in two mighty workouts prepping for this big dance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Princess of Sylmar  /  #1 Belle Gallantey  /  #4 Gamay Noir  /  #3 Molly Morgan, #2 Flashy American, #5 Bryan's Jewel.



Thursday's Results
Arlington International R4.  Claiming.  Our first pick, Big Reward, finished 2nd for show money of $3.00.  Our second pick, Prince of Madness, won (1st) for show money of $2.40.
Superfecta went 4-7-2-1.
Bankroll gets a bump to $9.19.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Furlong Friday at Arlington

On this Friday we take a look at a nice six furlong contest on the poly.

Arlington International Race 4 {6 furlongs~3 year old Up~Claiming}
A veteran group of eight will go to the gate in this sprint contest.  There is enough speed to create a swift pace. The speed figs are relatively close which should lead to a battle for position.  It should be a good race.

#7 Big Reward (Emigh / Bennett) is coming into this one off a short layoff enabling him to start fresh. Among this group he holds the highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and four robust peaking workouts.  He has the tactical speed to sit right off the pace and dash into the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Prince of Madness (Homeister / Mason) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number and a two race progression. He holds the best record over the Arlington polytrack with an 83% in the money record.  This lad should also be close to the pace ready to pounce.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Daddyspentdamoney (Edu. Perez / Dini) should be in the mix with a decent last out speed number at a route and the highest speed number over the Arlington poly. He should be tracking the pace ready to rumble.

#1 Truebill (Graham / Dorris) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and one solid workout.  He should also be tracking the pace positioning fro a strong stretch run.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Big Reward  /  #4 Prince of Madness  /  #6 Daddyspentdamoney  /  #1 Truebill.



Thursday's Results
Belmont Park R9.  Optional Claiming.  Our first pick, Granny Mc's Kitten, was scratched.  Our second pick, Passing Pfast, finished 6th.  Our third pick, Almurra, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 8-2-9-6.
Bankroll drips to $7.89.