Sunday, July 9, 2017

Superfecta Sunday Sprinting on the Green

On this Superfecta Sunday we take a look at a Turf sprint over the Arlington green.

Arlington International Race Course Race 8 {5 1/2 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A nice full field of ten will take to the grass in the last of the day.  There is plenty of speed to keep the pace flowing. Speed numbers are fairly close making for quite a competitive affair. Most of these lads are decently bred for the Turf. Our task is to piece together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#5 Oscarific (Valdivia / Rivelli) looks to be the one to beat with the second highest last out speed number and two sturdy workouts. This guy has sprinted this distance earning the third highest speed number of this group. He should be tracking the pace ready to strike going into the stretch. This lad is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Hawk Is Ready (Lantz / Mathews) should be forwardly placed among the speedsters. He holds the third highest last out speed number, the highest speed number at the distance, and is working a two race progression. He loves the Turf, course, and distance.

#7 Wayne's Ready (Shinn / Catalano) is another in the forwardly placed pack. He will be making a surface switch from synthetic to Turf. This guy holds the fourth highest last out speed number and has put in two robust workouts.

#3 Mr. Stein (Murrill / Cristel) should fine a good place behind the leaders and seek to mount a strong effort coming into the stretch. He has a decent couple of last out speed numbers and a two race progression. This lad holds the highest speed number of the group over the Arlington Turf course.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Oscarific  +  #1 Hawk Is Ready  +  #7 Wayne's Ready  +  #3 Mr. Stein.




Last Superfecta Sunday (7/2) Results
Woodbine R12.  Charilie Barley Stakes.  We misfired on our 20 cent Superfecta box ticket capturing only two of the four wagering interests required to win. Superfecta went 8-3-7-2.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Flowmotion, finished 5th.
Bankroll tumbles to $2.30. We will supplement with a Lincoln for today's racing action.



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Superfecta Sunday Up North

Looking for some good Turf action on this Superfecta Sunday. We go North on Queen's Plate Day.

Woodbine Race 12 {Charlie Barley Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Stakes}

A great field of nine will hit the grass provided the rain subsides. There is enough speed to develop an honest pace. Speed numbers are very close which should produce a highly competitive event. All are nicely bred for the Turf. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#8 Yorkton (Da Silva / Simon) might be able to reel all of these lads in with the highest last out speed number and four glorious workouts. This guy will show speed and if contained properly, he could wire this field.

#6 Flowmotion (J. Ortiz / Casse) should take another step forward as he stretches out to this distance from his last that produced the third highest last out speed number of this crew. He has put in one fine workout. This guy has the tactical speed to track closely and strike in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#2 Made You Look (Castellano / Pletcher) comes in to face these foes with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. He holds the highest speed number at the distance. With a proper pace he could track and close gallantly.

#4 City Boy (Campbell / Keogh) could surprise with a couple of good last out speed numbers in which he hit the board in both efforts. He loves the surface and the Woodbine course. This lad has put in two robust workouts in the last thirty days.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($4.80)

#8 Yorkton  +  #6 Flowmotion  +  #2 Made You Look  +  #4 City Boy.




Stakes Saturday Results
Monmouth Park R11.  United Nations Stakes--G1.  Our first pick, Oscar Nominated, finished 7th.  Our second pick, Beach Patrol, finished 3rd for show money of $3.00.  Our third pick, Messi [GER], finished 9th (last).
Superfecta went 3-7-1-9.
Bankroll takes a hit, falling to $8.10.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stakes Saturday along the Jersey Shore

On this Stakes Saturday, we have Turf.  Racing along the Jersey shore at a wonderful route distance on a beautiful day is on tap.

Monmouth Park Race 11 {United Nations~G1~1 3/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great field of nine will hit the Jersey green in this annual feature. There is some speed which may produce a nice flow to the race. Speed numbers are fairly close making this a highly competitive event. Most in here are tried and tested. All but one are coming into this one fresh. It should be one of the outstanding races in North America.

#8 Oscar Nominated (Carmouche / Maker) has the tactical speed to be the stayer. He holds the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four excellent workouts. A son of leading Turf sire, Kitten's Joy, he has already racked a win at this distance.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#1 Beach Patrol (Geroux / C. Brown) should go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number, an eight race progression, and two solid workouts. He should also be the speed of the race controlling the pace on the front end. A son of Lemon Drop Kid, he should make all as he stretches out to this distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#5 Messi [GER] (Bocachica / Motion) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and four serious workouts. He could be close to the pace and strike in the stretch. A son of New Approach [IRE], this lad has also secured a victory at this distance from two tries.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#3 Bigger Picture (Bravo / Maker) should be in the, err, picture as well, with the third highest last out speed number at a longer Turf route and four fine workouts. This lad has earned two wins from four starts at this distance. He could be forwardly placed seeking position for the closing run. A son of Badge of Silver, he shares the highest speed number at this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Oscar Nominated  /  #1 Beach Patrol  /  #5 Messi [GER], #3 Bigger Picture  /  ALL.




Previous Superfecta Sunday (6/18) Results
Canterbury Park R7.  Lady Canterbury Stakes.  We captured only three of the four required wagering interests to cash on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play.  Superfecta went 5-4-8-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Gianna's Dream, finished 4th.
Bankroll tumbles to $16.30.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in Minnesota, Ehh

Looking for some Turf in the mighty Midwest.

Canterbury Park Race 7 {Lady Canterbury Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Fillies/Mares~Stakes}

A classy field of eight will step onto the green in this annual affair. It comes up light on speed which should set up for the quickening into the stretch. Speed numbers amongst these gals are very close. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#3 Gianna's Dream (D. Velazquez / Maker) is coming off an extended layoff, but appears ready to tackle this group. Prior to the layoff she posts the third highest last out speed number and has put in four high quality workouts in preparation. This gal is 100% in the money at this distance. She should be the speed of the race. Our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#10 Princess Erindelle (Canchari / Robertson) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. She relishes the Turf, distance and Canterbury course. Look for her to be among the tracking herd.

#4 Insta Erma (Butler / Mott) will contend with a couple of strong last out speed numbers and three superb workouts. This gal appears to be in good form and will be tracking the pace.

#8 Seeking Treasure (Cotto / Mathews) should be in the mix with the highest speed number at the distance, a two race progression, and three stamina building workouts. She should track and close smoothly through the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Gianna's Dream  +  #10 Princess Erindelle  +  #4 Insta Erma  +  #8 Seeking Treasure.




Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R8.  Stephen Foster Handicap--G1.  Our first pick, Gun Runner, won (1st) for win money of $3.00 and show money of $3.05.  Our second pick, Breaking Lucky, finished 3rd, for show money of $3.00.  Our third pick, Stanford, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 3-4-2-6.
Bankroll sheds seven nickels to settle at $21.70.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Twilight Stakes Saturday

Evening racing in the shadow of the Twin Spires is on tap for this Stakes Saturday.

Churchill Downs Race 8 {Stephen Foster Handicap~G1~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great group of eight will go to the gate in this annual contest. There is plenty of speed to keep a swift pace. Nearly all in here will be firing fresh off of modest layoffs. Speed figs are very close giving this race a tremendously competitive feel. Two millionaires make their appearance against a group who have made significant bank. It should be an exciting race under the lights.

#3 Gun Runner (Geroux / Asmussen) may have the edge with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, an eight race progression, and four stellar peaking workouts. A millionaire son of Candy Ride [ARG], he should be very close to the pace ready to spring forward in the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Breaking Lucky (Contreras / Baker) should challenge with a couple of excellent last out speed figs and two solid workouts. This guy has the tactical speed to stay the course and pounce. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he holds the highest speed number at the distance.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Stanford (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) will contend with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. He is the other millionaire in the field. A son of Malibu Moon, he should be forwardly placed seeking edge away from the leaders.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#4 Honorable Duty (Castellano / Walsh) looks to improve over a couple of very good last out speed numbers. He holds the fourth highest speed number at the distance and has put in three solid peaking workouts. A son of Distorted Humor, he should track and close sweetly.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Gun Runner  /  #2 Breaking Lucky  /  #8 Stanford  /  #4 Honorable Duty, ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (6/11) Results
Arlington International Race Course R8.  Maiden Special Weight.
We captured only three of the four required to cash our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 1-8-5-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Summer Sweet, finished 3rd for show money of $3.60.
Bankroll sheds eight dimes to settle at $22.15.
 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Superfecta Sunday on the Turf

Sweet home Chicago. On this Superfecta Sunday we take in a Turf mile at lovely Arlington International.

Arlington International Race 8 {1 mile~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Maiden Special Weight}

A good group of ten will hit the grass in this last of the day Turf race. There should be sufficient speed to keep the pace rolling. Those that like to track that pace will need to be closer to get in the money. Speed numbers are all fairly close which should the race a competitive feel. Our task is to knit together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket.
It should be a tremendous race.

#5 Summer Sweet (Emigh / Stidham) might have the edge as she runs in her third of her form cycle. She holds the fourth highest speed number over the Turf. This gal stretches out to this distance with two bullet workouts underneath her. She should track closely and strike in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Crafty's Way (Perez / Williamson) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. This gal will be dropping in class and distance in effort to make her fifteenth run a maiden breaker. With the right pace she should track and close sweetly.

#1 Mo's MVP (Valdivia / Campbell) will contend as she makes her Turf debut after running second in a longer poly-route last out. She holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two fine workouts. This girl should be closing swiftly after the turn.

#10 Elusive Storm (J. Lopez / Correas) is the only first time starter in this group. She is the daughter of Elusive Quality and should relish the Turf surface. Her workout tab is by far the best of the bunch with five exceptional peaking efforts. This gal appears to be ready, willing, and able.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Summer Sweet  +  #7 Crafty's Way  +  #1 Mo's MVP  +  #10 Elusive Storm.




Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R11.  BELMONT STAKES--G1.  Our first pick, Irish War Cry, finished 2nd for place money of $4.70 and show money of $5.85.  Our second pick, Tapwrit, won (1st) for place money of $3.25 and show money of $5.00.  Our third pick, J Boys Echo, finished off the board.
Superfecta went 2-7-12-3.
Bankroll gains eight and change to settle at $22.95.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Belmont Stakes Day

A beautiful Stakes Saturday allows us to take a peek at expansive Belmont Park for the third jewel of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes.

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

A talented field of eleven will go to the gate in this competitive running of the Belmont Stakes. There is enough speed to create an honest pace. Speed figures are fairly close which allows any of these in here that can get the distance a chance to trot over to the winners circle. Of course all are Triple Crown Nominees, three exiting the Preakness and five exiting the Kentucky Derby. There are three new shooters to make the run. It should be an extremely exciting running of the Belmont.

#7 Irish War Cry (Maragh / Motion) is back in the familiar settings of New York. He holds the second highest speed number over dirt and has put in two strong workouts prepping for the big race. This guy seems to have a good race, bad race pattern going. Luckily, if that holds true, he should be ready for a fine race today. This son of Curlin, should travel close to the pace and get first jump in the stretch.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Tapwrit (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) should challenge as he moves forward in a distance he should enjoy. He holds the fourth highest last out (tie) speed number, a two race progression, and three solid workouts. This lad holds the third highest speed number over the dirt. A son of Tapit, he should be tracking and closing gallantly.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#4 J Boys Echo (Albarado / Romans) could be sitting on a top race. He holds the highest speed number on the dirt and has put in two dynamite workouts in preparation. This guy should also be part of the tracking and closing crew. A son of Mineshaft, distance will be his best friend today.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#10 Multiplier (Rosario / Walsh) should be in the mix with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a five race progression, and two superb peaking workouts. This guy is within striking distance of the four highest speed numbers over dirt. A son of The Factor, he is another seeking to catch a swift pace as he readies for the stretch run.

#6 Lookin At Lee (I. Ortiz / Asmussen) is a model of consistency as he finished in the top four in the previous two Triple Crown races. He holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number and two hearty workouts. He should be closing swiftly going into the stretch. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he should acquit himself well at this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Irish War Cry  /  #2 Tapwrit  /  #4 J. Boys Echo  /  #10 Multiplier, #6 Lookin At Lee.




Last Stakes Saturday (6/3) Results
Penn National.  Penn Mile--G2.  Our first pick, Big Score, finished 2nd for show money of $3.20.  Our second pick, Cistron, finished 3rd for show money of $3.20.  Our third pick, Frostmourne, won (1st) for show money of $3.20.  Superfecta went 8-74-5.
Bankroll gains 50 cents to settle at $14.35.