Sunday, September 24, 2017

Superfecta Sunday OK

On this Superfecta Sunday we take in a great race in Oklahoma.

Remington Park Race 11 {Oklahoma Derby~G3~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A super fine crop of three year-olds will hit the dirt in this annual event. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace.  Speed numbers are fairly close with most shipping in from other parts of the country.  It should be a fantastic race. Our task is to lasso a group of horses to formulate a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#3 Battle of Midway (Prat / Hollendorfer) comes in from Del Mar holding the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three solid workouts. He should appreciate this distance while being forwardly placed.

#7 Colonelsdarktemper (Court / Fires) should challenge from the front end. He holds the second highest last out speed number and has fired two bullet workouts. He comes in from Parx.  This guy has won at this distance and is sure to relish the Remington dirt. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Untrapped (Santana / Asmussen) looks to contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and four hearty workouts. He comes in from Indiana Grand. This guy loves the dirt and should do well at this distance. He should take every advantage of a strong pace as he tracks the leaders.

#6 Gato del Oro (Bejarano / Baltas) is another coming in from Del Mar.  Lightly raced and stretching out to this distance, he should take another step forward. He holds the third highest last out speed number and two strong workouts. This lad should be forwardly placed.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Battle of Midway  +  #7 Colonelsdarktemper  +  #5 Untrapped  +  #6 Gato del Oro.




Thursdays (9/21) Results
Arlington International R9.  Beaten Claiming.  Our selection, Summer Spice, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 2-9-4-13 with a deadheat for third.
Bankroll plummets to $1.70. We will supplement with a Lincoln for our Superfecta Sunday.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Horse Racing Weekend begins as Arlington Meet nears End

We start off our Horse Racing Weekend as the Arlington meet nears its end. On the Turf for some spectacular racing action.

Arlington International Race 9 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old up~Claiming}

A solid group of twelve will hit the green in this low level claiming contest. There is some speed to keep the pace rolling. Speed numbers are very close which should produce a competitive event. A few in here are trying the Arlington Turf for the first time with one trying Turf for the very first time. It should be a terrific race on a beautiful Chicago day.

#1 Summer Spice (Murrill / Stidham) should go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two good workouts. This lad holds the highest speed number at the distance and has hit the board 72% of the time at same. he should be tracking and closing well.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#9 Find Silver (Felix / D. Bennett) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number. He has hit the board both times while traveling this distance and has achieved the third highest speed number at same. He could be leading on the front end.

#3 Sacred Promise (Valdivia / Gorder) will contend with a couple of o.k. last out speed numbers and two superb peaking workouts. Dropping down in class he likes the Turf and the distance. Another tracker that should strike in the stretch.

#12 Sea of Anarchy (De La Cruz / Granitz) should be in the mix with a couple of o.k. last out speed numbers. Proven at this distance, he will be trying the Arlington Turf for the first time. Another who should be part of the tracking crew.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Summer Spice  /  #9 Find Silver  /  #3 Sacred Promise  /  #12 Sea of Anarchy, ALL.




Superfecta Sunday (9/17) Results
Churchill Downs R10.  Claiming. We missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket capturing only two of the four required for victory. Superfecta went 12-14-10-13.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Oathkeeper, won (1st) for show money of $6.20.
Bankroll gets a little bump to $7.60.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Superfecta Sunday under the Spires

On this Superfecta Sunday we take a look at a grand Turf mile under the Twin Spires.

Churchill Downs Race 10 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A solid field of twelve will hit the Churchill green in this last on the card Turf battle.
There is enough speed to maintain an honest pace. Speed numbers are all fairly close giving the race a competitive feel. Our task is to knit together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#12 Oathkeeper (Geroux / Brisset) should be able to stay close to the pace seeking the victory. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three fierce workouts including two bullets. This lad is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#14 Purely Boy (Leparoux / Maker) is coming off more than a year layoff, but looks well prepped to challenge. He has put in three vigorous workouts. This guy loves the distance and the Churchill Turf course. He should put on a streaking close.

#2 Dujac (Landeros / Wilkes) appears to be ready to take another step forward with two decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and one solid workout. He his coming out of a longer route race and has the tactical speed to move with the developing pace.

#6 Zander Zone (Court / O'Connor) should contend with the highest last out speed number and a two race progression. He is 50% in the money at the distance and overall (30 career races). He should track and go.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#12 Oathkeeper  +  #14 Purely Boy  +  #2 Dujac  +  #6 Zander Zone.




Stakes Saturday Results
Woodbine R12.  Woodbine Mile--G1.  Our first pick, Deauville [IRE], finished 11th.  Our second pick, Tower of Texas, finished 8th.  Our third pick, World Approval, won (1st) for show money of $1.90.
Superfecta went 1-10-3-8.
Bankroll falters to $3.80. We will supplement with a Jefferson for today's racing.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Up North for Stakes Saturday

We look in on one of the great Turf courses in North America to watch the always exciting Woodbine Mile.

Woodbine Race 12 {Woodbine Mile~G1~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A fantastic field of twelve will take to the lush Woodbine grass. There is enough speed to create an honest pace. Speed numbers are all fairly close creating an opportunity for any of the entrants to win. It should be the best race on Stakes Saturday.

#6 Deauville [IRE] (Spencer / O'Brien) has an edge with the fourth highest last out speed number in the Arlington Million at a much longer distance. The cut back should aid his efforts. A millionaire son of Galileo [IRE], this lad should track the pace closely and spring into the stretch willingly.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Tower of Texas (Da Silva / Attfield) will challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two very strong workouts. He loves the course and distance which should help his cause. A son of Street Sense, he should be part of the tracking crew.
$1 PLACE  /  #2 SHOW.

#1 World Approval (J. Velazquez / Casse) might be the horse to beat with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression and three stellar peaking workouts. He holds the highest speed number at this distance. A son of Northern Afleet, he should be forwardly placed maintaining a good position.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Mondialiste [IRE] (J. Ortiz  / O'Meara) should contend with  a couple of good last out speed numbers, the last one being at a longer route distance. He is the 2015 winner of this event. Another son of Galileo [IRE], with the proper pace he should be closing swiftly.

#12 Glenville Gardens (Contreras / S. Attard) looks to be in the hunt with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and two top notch workouts. He is another that loves the course and distance. A son of Street Cry [IRE], he has the tactical speed which will suit this field well.

20 CENT Superfecta

#6 Deauville [IRE]  /  #2 Tower of Texas  /  #1 World Approval  /  #8 Mondialiste [IRE], #12 Glenville Gardens, ALL.



Furlong Friday Results
Arlington International R9.  Claiming.  Our pick, Mirabelle Magic, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 8-6-4-7.
Bankroll gets trimmed to $13.70.

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Furlong Friday over the TURF

On this Furlong Friday we take in a Turf sprint at one of the best tracks in the world.

Arlington International Race 9 {5 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Claiming}

A nice field of nine will go to the green in this last on the card event. There is speed o plenty to get this one off fling fast.  A speed duel could develop. Speed numbers are fairly close with a number in here dropping in class. It should be a tremendously interesting race.

#3 Mirabelle Magic (Murrill / Robertson) comes in from Canterbury to challenge these gals. She holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and three wholesome workouts. She'll be making a transition from dirt to turf. This gal should sit off an explosive pace and rock on in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#9 Tizamint (Sanjur / Holas) looks to be in great form and should step up nicely after breaking her maiden last out. She shares the second highest last out speed number and is working a five race progression. She should be forwardly placed battling with the rest.

#5 Devout Type (J. Lopez / Aguirre) should be ready to step forward as she moves from the poly to the Turf. She holds the fourth highest last out speed number at a slightly longer sprint. This gal is another that should be forwardly placed.

#7 Prairie Night (Marquez / Tracy) is also coming in from Canterbury and making her first start on the Turf. Pedigree suggest she may like the carpet under her hooves. She has a couple of decent last out speed numbers. Look for her to roll into the stretch off the pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Mirabelle Magic  /  #9 Tizamint  /  #5 Devout Type, #7 Prairie Night / ALL.



Thursday Results
Kentucky Downs R9.  Ramsey Farm Stakes. Our first pick, La Piba, finished 7th.  Our second pick, Queen Blossom [IRE], finished 3rd for show money of $4.00.
Superfecta went 4-2-6-8.
Bankroll gets shaved six dimes to settle at $16.90.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Horse Racing Weekend begins on the Turf

That fine rolling Turf course in Franklin, Kentucky is where we start our horse racing weekend.

Kentucky Downs Race 9 {Ramsey Farm Stakes~1 5/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Stakes}

A talented group of nine will hit the Turf in this feature race. It comes up a little short on speed which should make for a nice quickening as it nears the end. Speed figures on the other hand are fairly close. It should be a great race to kick off our Horse Racing Weekend.

#11 La Piba (Geroux / B. Cox) looks ready for the stretch out with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three superb workouts. This gal should do fine in her first run over the unique Kentucky Downs course.
$2 SHOW.

#6 Queen Blossom [IRE] (Lynch / Motion) should move forward as she tackles this course. She holds a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and three sturdy workouts. This gal should be part of the tracking crew.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Kitten's Roar (J. Ortiz / Maker) is much the horse to beat with the highest last out speed number in a Grade One affair, a four race progression, and three stout workouts. This gal is proven over this course by virtue of a win in her only effort over it. She should be reasonably close to the pace waiting to strike in the stretch.

#2 Tricky Escape (DeCarlo / Ashby) looks ready to give it her best with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one good workout. She is an impressive 81% in the money from eleven career starts. Another tracker looking for position.

10 CENT Superfecta

#11 La Piba  /  #6 Queen Blossom [IRE]  /  #4 Kitten's Roar  /  #2 Tricky Escape.




Superfecta Sunday (9/10) Results
Kentucky Downs R9.  Dueling Grounds Derby.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort capturing only two of the four wagering interests needed to cash. Superfecta went 3-5-2-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Parlor, finished 2nd for show money of $2.80.
Bankroll gets trimmed to $17.50.




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Superfecta Sunday on TURF

Updated at 16:14 Central Time

As Hurricane Irma pounds Florida our thoughts and prayers are with the people and our Equine Hero's living down there.

We look in on a terrific Turf contest on this Superfecta Sunday.

Kentucky Downs Race 9 {Dueling Grounds Derby~1 5/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Stakes}

A great group of eight will take to the grass in this annual affair. It comes up a little light on speed giving the forwardly placed runners a bit of a chance. Only one in here has gone beyond this distance and the rest will be stretching out. Speed figs are very close making for a spectacularly competitive event. Our task is to hook together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#5 Parlor (Leparoux / Kenneally) might go off as the favorite with the second highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and three hearty workouts. He has already acquitted himself over this course. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Gorgeous Kitten (Geroux / Maker) will challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and two sturdy workouts. This guy loves the Turf and should get the distance easily.

#4 Society Beau (Graham / Howard) is another that will be making his first trip over the grass with a couple of good last out speed numbers and three solid workouts. This guy has the best in the money record of 78% from fourteen starts.

#2 Bronson (Gaffalione / Maker) should be in the mix with a couple of good last out spee numbers, a five race progression, and four strong workouts. This guy should enjoy the stretch out over the Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Parlor  +  #8 Gorgeous Kitten   +  #4 Society Beau  +  #2 Parlor.




Furlong Friday Results
Belmont Park R8.  Christiecat Stakes.  Our selection, Adorable Miss, finished 3rd for show money of $3.60.
Superfecta went 4-1-9-6.
Bankroll gains four dimes to settle at $19.10.