Sunday, June 17, 2018

Superfecta Sunday in New York

A very Happy Father's Day to all the Dads.

A great week of sports with the World Cup matches, Royal Ascot coming on Tuesday and of course our Horse Racing Weekend.

On this Superfecta Sunday we look in on a great graded stakes race in New York.

Belmont Park Race 9 {The Poker~G3~1 mile~TURF~4 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A veteran group of Turfers will hit the green in this annual graded affair. There is enough speed to keep a swift pace. Speed numbers are fairly close making it anyone's race. A couple of millionaires are in the field. Our task it to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#4 Ballagh Rocks (L. Saez / Mott) is the defending champ and looks to have the edge. He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four strong workouts. This guy loves the Turf, distance and the Belmont course. A son of Stormy Atlantic, he should be traveling close to the pace and spring forward in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#3 Oscar Performance (J. Ortiz / Lynch) is coming off an extended layoff, but looks ready for action. He holds the second highest last out speed number at a longer route and has put in four superb peaking workouts. A millionaire son of Kitten's Joy, he should be forwardly placed.

#5 Made You Look (Castellano / C. Brown) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three hearty workouts. Should the pace heat up, he will take good advantage of it. A son of More Than Ready, he is 100% in the money over the Belmont Turf.

#1 Force The Pass (J. Lezcano / Goldberg) will contend with a couple of good last out speed numbers and two quality workouts. This lad is an amazing 92% in the money from fourteen career starts. A millionaire son of Speightstown, he should track the pace closely ready to strike.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4 Ballagh Rocks  +  #3 Oscar Performance  +  #5 Made You Look  +  #1 Force The Pass.




Last Superfecta Sunday (6/10) Results
Santa Anita Park R6.  Claiming.  We bombed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort capturing only one of the four required for the win. Superfecta went 10-2-8-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Dare to Enter, finished 5th.
Bankroll dips to $224.00.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Superfecta Sunday in Sunny Southern Cal

Congratulations to Justify and his connections on becoming the thirteenth Triple Crown champion. The Belmont Stakes was a tremendous race.

Today we take in a meat and potato claiming race in sunny southern California.

Santa Anita Park Race 6 {7 Furlongs~4 year-old Up~Claiming}

A good group of ten horses will go to the gate in this claiming event. It comes up a little light on speed with a few in here that could be forwardly placed. It feels like it will be a tactical race. Speed numbers for these maidens are somewhat close making for a super competitive race. Our task is to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#6 Dare to Enter (Bejarano / Pender) looks much the best as he drops in from a more competitive event. He holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two sound workouts. This lad should be tracking the pace. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Moonman (Pedroza / Treece) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number at a route and two robust workouts. This guy has logged in the highest speed number over the track and surface amongst this group. He could scoot from the gate and be forwardly placed ready to pounce.

#10 Trojan Time (Elliott / Truman) could go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two superb workouts. He appears to love the Santa Anita track and will be advancing in distance. This guy might also be part of the forwardly placed crew.

#3 Wheresthemoneyjack (Fuertes / Marquez) already has a win at this distance securing the second highest speed number of the group. He holds a couple of good last out speed numbers and one stout workout. He looks to improve with his second effort this season.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Dare to Enter  +  #5 Moonman  +  #10 Trojan Time  +  #3 Wheresthemoneyjack.




Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R11.  BELMONT STAKES--G1.  Our first pick, Justify, won (1st) and claimed the Triple Crown. He earned us $1.80 for our token win wager.  Our second pick, Hofburg, finished 3rd for show money of $3.70.  Our third pick, Vino Rosso, finished 4th.  Our fourth selection, Tenfold, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 1-6-4-8.
Bankroll gets dinged and dips to $224.20.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

150th Running of the Belmont Stakes

A gorgeous day at beautiful and bountiful Belmont Park for the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes.

Belmont Park Race 11 {BELMONT STAKES~G1~1 1/2 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A highly talented field of ten will go to the gate in the third jewel of the Triple Crown. All eyes will be on Justify as he tries to become a Triple Crown winner. There is some speed and a clump of horses will race just off it. Speed numbers are wide and varied as many of these fellas are still acclimating to the game. None of these guys has gone this distance making it truly the test of a Champion. It will be a pulse pounding race.

#1 Justify (Smith / Baffert) has a good chance to become a Triple Crown winner. He holds the highest last out speed number and two strong workouts. It is his race to lose. This son of Scat Daddy is the most accomplished and capable horse in the field to win it. He will be seeking his sixth win in a row. His odds will not be great. Accordingly we will make a token win wager.
$1 WIN.

#4 Hofburg (I. Ortiz / Mott) is one of two in here that the distance will not be any trouble at all. In fact he will relish it. Holding the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and three superb peaking workouts, this lad could be a serious threat to Justify's Triple Crown bid. A son of Tapit, whose progeny love winning the Belmont, he should be closing gallantly over the dirt. He will be making his fifth career start.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#8 Vino Rosso (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) could also threaten with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and two very sound workouts. This guy does hold the second highest speed number of this field. A son of Curlin, he should track the pace closely and spurt into the stretch battling on.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Tenfold (Santana / Asmussen) is yet another developing colt that should continue to show great improvement. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two hearty workouts. Another son of Curlin, he should be close to the pace and not have any problem making the distance.
$1 SHOW.

#6 Gronkowski (J. Ortiz / C. Brown) comes in from across the pond after successfully racing in Great Britain. His Time Form rating are on par with the other challengers here and has worked two stout workouts prepping for his first dirt race. This son of Lonhro [AUS] comes into the race with four races in a row. He could be a factor in the race.

10 CENT Superfecta 
We will make a bit of a hedge in our superfecta play.

#1 Justify, #4 Hofburg  /  #1, #4, #8 Vino Rosso  /  #1, #4, #8, #7 Tenfold  /  #1, #4, #8, #7, #6 Gronkowski.




Last Holiday Monday (5/28) Results
Santa Anita Park R7.  Shoemaker Mile--G1. Our pick, Bowies Hero, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 5-6-8-1.
Bankroll gets hammered, dipping to $228.10.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Holiday Monday Racing

Remember our fallen hero's who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

On this Memorial Day there is sensational horse racing from coast to coast. We zero in on a smashing grade one Turf race at Santa Anita.

Santa Anita Park Race 7 {Shoemaker Mile~G1~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old up~Graded Stakes}

A great field of eight will hit the green in this annual contest. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace up front. Speed numbers are fairly close for these Turf specialists. Two millionaires will make a good go of it attempting to add more stacks to their treasure. It should be an exceptionally exciting race.

#2 Bowies Hero (Nakatani / D'Amato) might have the edge in this one. He holds the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three strong workouts. This lad should track the pace and close efficiently in the stretch. A son of Artie Schiller, he leads the group at 77% in the money performance at this distance.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#8 Next Shares (Bejarano / Baltas) should challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and four exceptional workouts. He loves the Santa Anita course and distance. A son of Archarcharch, he will be running late into a decent pace. Like many in this contest, he comes in fresh off a short layoff.

#6 Heart to Heart (Leparoux / Lynch) is the deserved favorite coming off two high quality wins. He holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four hearty workouts. A son of English Channel, he should be part of the pace. This millionaire holds fifteen victories.

#1 Om (Talamo / Hendricks) should contend as part of the pace factor in the race. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. A son of Munnings, he shares the highest speed number at the distance with the favorite.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#2 Bowies Hero  +  #8 Next Shares  +  #6 Heart to Heart  +  #1 Om.




Furlong Friday (5/25) Results
Belmont Park R8.  Allowance.  Our pick, Shiraz, finished 2nd for show money of $2.70.
Superfecta went 7-9-1-3.
Bankroll dips to $232.50.



Friday, May 25, 2018

Furlong Friday on the Belmont Turf

We begin out horse racing weekend with a nice Turf sprint at bountiful Belmont.

Belmont Park Race 8 {6 Furlongs~inner TURF~3 year-old~NY~Allowance}

A reduced field of seven will hit the grass in this New York Allowance race. There is enough speed to maintain a sound pace. Speed numbers are fairly close. This should be a very exciting race.

#9 Shiraz (Carmouche / Maker) could best this field with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one solid workout. He also has the highest speed number at the distance. This guy should be close to the pace.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

#4 Looking Ready (Castellano / Levine) will challenge coming out of a more competitive event prior to a modest layoff. He has done well over the Turf surface and has put in three hearty workouts. This lad should be the speed of the race.

#3 Outrageous Bet (Alvarado / Contessa) appears to be in good form with the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer sprint. He has the second highest speed number at the distance coupled with an 80% in the money record from five starts. He should have some pace to run into.

#8 Forward Motion (Franco / L. Rice) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one good workout. He should be forwardly placed making his first Belmont start.

10 CENT Superfecta 

#9 Shiraz  /  #4 Looking Ready  /  #3 Outrageous Bet, #8 Forward Motion  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (5/20) Results
Santa Anita R7.  Maiden Claiming.  We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box play capturing three of four of the wagering interests needed to cash. Superfecta went 2-4-5-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Naughty Sophie, finished fourth.
Bankroll drops to $233.60.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Santa Anita Superfecta Sunday

We take a look at the maidens on this Superfecta Sunday at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 7 {6 Furlongs~3 year-old~Fillies~Maiden Claiming}

A vibrant field of eleven will saunter to the gate in this Maiden race. There may be enough speed to keep an honest pace on the front end. Speed numbers for those that have a race or two under their saddle are fairly close. There are three first time starters in the field. It should be a challenging group to lasso a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket, but that is what we must try to do.

#3 Naughty Sophie (Prat / Miller) might have a slight edge as she makes her second start. She holds the highest last out speed number at a slightly longer sprint and has put in two solid works. She should be forwardly placed ready to strike. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Tengs Rhythm (Desormeaux / Mullins) will challenge with the third highest last out speed number at a half a furlong longer distance and three sharp peaking workouts. This gal has hit the board in all three of her career starts including one at this distance. She should be tracking the pace.

#9 Baby Brown (Maldonado / Morey) should contend with the second highest last out speed number and two hearty workouts. She stretches out by a furlong and should enjoy a trip near the front end. This gal hit the board in her first career start.

#10 Much too Much (Ceballos / Machowsky) is a first time starter who looks primed and ready to go at first asking. A daughter of Colonel John, she has put in four superb peaking workouts prepping for her debut. Her trainer has strong stats with first timers.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Naughty Sopie  +  #4 Tengs Rhythm  +  #9 Baby Brown  +  #10 Much too Much.




Stakes Saturday Results 
Pimlico R13.  143rd PREAKNESS--G1.  Our first pick, Justify, won (1st) for win money of $1.40.  Our second pick, Good Magic, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Quip, finished 8th (last).
Finishing numbers were thus:  7-8-6-5-2.
Bankroll gets clobbered, dropping to 238.00.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Preakness 2018

Stakes Saturday and the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

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

A good group of eight will load into the gate on an incredibly sloppy track. The mudders will have their day frolicking in the soup.  Justify is the over all favorite and will be extremely hard to beat. There is plenty of speed to keep the pace moving. Speed numbers are fairly close with the top two Justify and Good Magic holding sway. It should be a terrific running of the Preakness.

#7 Justify (Smith / Baffert) coming off a thrilling Kentucky Derby win, this guy is set-up brilliantly to capture the second jewel of the Triple Crown. With the highest last out speed number and two strong workouts, he should be able to strut into the winners circle. A son of the late great Scat Daddy, he should stay very close to the pace in the early going and then make his move. We will key him in the exotics and place only a token win wager.
$1 WIN.

#5 Good Magic (J. Ortiz / C. Brown) should give a good fight for the win with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two solid works. A son of Curlin whose progeny have an affinity for the mud, he should put forth a solid effort while tracking the pace closely.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#1 Quip (Geroux / Brissett) should be gunning for the champs with plenty of rest after his 2nd place effort in the Arkansas Derby. He shares the third highest last out speed number and has put in two sound workouts prepping for the big race. This son of Distorted Humor should be another that sits in right behind the speed. He should enjoy the additional distance.
$1 SHOW.

#2 Lone Sailor (I. Ortiz / Amoss) should contend with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two robust, peaking workouts. This son of Majestic Warrior should enjoy the slop as he guns the engines heading into the turn with a supreme closing kick. He is one of four exiting the Kentucky Derby.

#6 Tenfold (Santana / Asmussen) is a new shooter who just missed capturing a gate in KD144. He shares the third highest last out speed number. a two race progression, and three significant peaking workouts. A son of Curlin, he should be forwardly placed.

The Exotic Plays

Exacta Wheel  #7 Justify  /  #5 Good Magic, #1 Quip,  #2 Lone Sailor, #6 Tenfold.

Trifecta  #7 Justify  /  #5 Good Magic, #1 Quip  /  #2 Lone Sailor, #6 Tenfold.

Superfecta #7 Justify  /  #5 Good Magic  /  #1 Quip, #2 Lone Sailor,  #6 Tenfold  /  ALL.



Last Superfecta Sunday (5/13) Reults
Santa Anita R7.  Allowance Optional Claiming.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta play capturing only one of the four required for the win. Superfecta went 8-5-3-4.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Twentytentyvision, finished 4th.
Bankroll dips to $249.10.