Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stakes Saturday at Magnificent Keeneland

A beautiful Spring day across the country and we look in those equines racing in Kentucky.

Keeneland Race 10 {Toyota Bluegrass Stakes~G2~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A high quality field of seven will go to the gate in this annual Kentucky Derby prep race. There is a little speed to keep things moving efficiently. Speed numbers are fairly close for these talented horses. It should be one of the better Derby preps today as we close in on that first Saturday in May.

#4 Tapwrit (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) looks to have the advantage with the second highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and one solid workout. He should be tracking the pace closely ready to spring into the stretch. A son of Tapit, he comes up from Tampa Bay Downs.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 J Boys Echo (Albarado / Romans) should challenge with the highest last out speed number; the only triple digit in the field. He shows a three race progression and three superb workouts. This son of Mineshaft has already notched a victory at Keeneland and will relish this distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#1 Its Your Nickel (Graham / McPeek) could surprise with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a four race progression and three hearty workouts. He has already posted three wins from four starts and continues show improvement. A son of Dialed In, he is another that will track and close determinedly.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#2 McCraken (B. Hernandez / Wilkes) has nothing to prove as he has already earned a spot in KD 143. There is no question he will run a fine race, but he will be looking to peak on Derby day. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and four excellent peaking workouts. A son of Ghostzapper, he should be turning for home with the quickening gang.

10 CENT Superfecta

#4 Tapwrit  /  #3 J Boys Echo  /  #1 Its Your Nickel, #2 McCraken  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (4/2) Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R12.  Maiden Claiming.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play as one of our horses, Honest Oath, was declared a non-starter. Superfecta went 10-3-1-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Noisey Boy, finished 2nd for show money of 1.05.
Bankroll gains a nickel to close at $41.24.



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Superfecta Sunday on New Orleans Turf

We look at a good Turf contest down in New Orleans for Superfecta Sunday.

Fair Grounds Race 12 {7 1/2 furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~LA~Special Accredited Maiden Claiming}

A reduced field of eight will hit the Turf in this maiden race. There is sufficient speed to keep the pace rolling. Speed numbers are reasonably close for this group. Five in here will be making a surface switch from Turf to dirt for the first time hoping to shake them up a bit. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#3 Noisey Boy (Graham / Nicks) looks much the best and has the experience to notch the win. He holds the highest (tie) last out speed number at a mile route and one strong workout. He is 60% in the money at this distance while also holding the highest speed number at same. This could be his day to break his maiden. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#1 Pancho's Lucky Boy (McMahon / Duhon) will be dropping in from a Maiden Special Weight race. He holds the second highest speed number at the distance as well as the second highest last out speed number at a mile route. Look for him to be tracking the pace.

#10 Coxswain (Valdivia / Faucheaux) should challenge, sharing the highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in one solid workout. He has the tactical speed to feel the pace out. He is one of those making the surface switch from dirt to Turf.

#9 Honest Oath (Martin / Gelner) could surprise as he also makes the surface switch. He holds the third highest last out speed number and a two race progression. This lad will be making his eight start.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Noisey Boy  +  #1 Pancho's Lucky Boy  +  #10 Coxswain  +  #9 Honest Oath.




Furlong Friday Results
Santa Anita Park R4.  Maiden Claiming.  Our pick, Adorable, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 3-4-5-2.
Bankroll dips to $41.19.
 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Furlong Friday in the Sun

On this Furlong Friday we take a look at a high level Maiden Claiming race at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 4 {6 Furlongs~3 year-old~Fillies~Maiden Claiming}

A group of seven young ladies are in for the 100K tag in this feature Maiden Claiming race. There are a couple of speedsters in the field, but there are also three first time starters who have not revealed their running style. The four that have raced have speed numbers that are fairly close. It appears it could be any one of these gals race.

#3 Sheza Chattykat (Bejarano / Baltas) could go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three sharp peaking workouts. This gal has the potential to wire this field.
No Value.

#2 Adorable (Elliott / Sherman) should challenge with a couple of decent last out speed numbers. She has hit the board 50% of the time in her six career starts. This gal could be close to the pace and strike in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Arch of Troy (T. Baze / Tsagalakis) will be making her first start with connections that have had success with their first timer's. She is a daughter of Arch Arch Arch and has put in two solid peaking workouts.

#5 Runnin for Tuition (Maldonado / Bonde) is another first time starter that should have a grand Impact in this race. She is a daughter of Hansen with connections that hold strong stats in this type of race. This lady has put in four superb workouts in preparation for her first start.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Sheeza Chattykat  /  #2 Adorable  /  #1 Arch of Troy, #5 Runnin for Tuition / ALL.



Thursday's Reults
Gulfstream Park R8.  Maiden Claiming.  Our pick, Songeur, won (1st) for win money of $2.00 and show money of $2.40.
Superfecta went 9-5-2-10.
Bankroll gets a small bump to $43.99.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Horse Racing Weekend Begins in Florida

Best of luck to all the horseplayers battling in the Horse Players World Series at The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nevada this horse racing weekend. Boyd Gaming always puts on great horse racing tournaments year after year.

On this Thursday we take a look at a fine maiden event down in South Florida.

Gulfstream Park Race 8 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Maiden Claiming}

A good group of twelve will enter the gate in this maiden claiming feature. There is a little bit of speed to keep the pace rolling. Many in here are seeking their first win and most have had trouble hitting the board. Speed numbers are all over the map making this race a difficult, but potentially profitable handicapping endeavor.

#9 Songeur (L. Saez / Pletcher) will be making his third career start with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three hearty workouts. This colt will be dropping in class and stretching out in distance to enhance his chances. He could be rolling late seeking the win.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#12 Milo Diamond (Castellano / Campitelli) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers and a two race progression. He has hit the board in one of his two starts at this distance. Dropping in class he should track the pace comfortably.

#1 Taken to Church (J. Ortiz / Guilot) should contend with a nice ground saving trip along the rail. He shows a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and one sound workout. This guy should be forwardly placed fending off challengers.

#7 Mason's Song (Gaffalione / Dwoskin) is coming off an extended layoff with a couple of decent performances in his two career starts. He has worked efficiently towards his comeback to the track by putting in four serious workouts in the last thirty days. This lad should track the pace closely upon his return to the Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta

#9 Songeur  /  #12 Milo Diamond  /  #1 Taken to Church, #7 Mason's Song  /  ALL.



Last Superfecta Sunday (3/26) Results
Sunland Park R9.  Sunland Derby--G3.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort capturing only one of the four wagering interests required for the win. Superfecta went 9-12-2-5.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Dilettante, finished 6th.
Bankroll plummets to $42.59.
 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in the Land of Enchantment

A Superfecta Sunday derby prep is on tap in the state of New Mexico as we take in the Sunland Derby.

Sunland Park Race 9 {Sunland Derby~G3~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A great field of eleven will go to the gate in this KD 143 prep race with points on the line. Great American trainers have shipped in their charges with the hope of getting them into this years Kentucky Derby. There is sufficient speed to create an honest pace. Speed figs are close as all of these lads will stretch out to this distance for the first time. There are seven Triple Crown nominees in the field. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. It should be a fantastic race.

#3 Bronze Age (M. Garcia / Baffert) has the edge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three exceptional workouts. This guy will show speed as he seeks to wire the field. He comes in from Santa Anita.

#2 Hedge Fund (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) should challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and four superb workouts. This lad should be sitting right off the pace ready to roll into the stretch. He comes in from Gulfstream Park.

#6 Dilettante (G. Stevens / Lukas) should contend sharing the second highest last out speed number, working a three race progression, and putting in three smashing workouts. He has the tactical speed to sit keenly in positon and rock into the stretch. This colt comes in from Oaklawn Park. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#10 Balandeen (Hill / Hartman) should be in the hunt with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and two stout workouts. He should take up a tracking position and streak into the stretch. He also comes in from Oaklawn Park.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Bronze Age  +  #2 Hedge Fund  +  #6 Dilettante  +  #10 Balandeen.




Stakes Saturday Results
Turfway Park R10.  Spiral Stakes--G3.  Our first pick, Soglio, finished 7th.  Our second pick, En Hanse, finished 9th.  Our third pick, Kitten's Cat, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 3-1-4-8.
Bankroll gets shattered and drops to $46.99.




Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Little Spiral Stakes Saturday

Off we go to Kentucky for another KD 143 prep race.

Turfway Park Race 10 {Spiral Stakes~G3~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A talented field of eleven will go to the gate in this Kentucky Derby prep race. There is sufficient speed to maintain a fluid pace. Speed figs are all fairly close, but most in here have not traveled over a synthetic surface preferring Turf instead. Those that have gone over the synth might have a bit of an advantage; however, usually horses racing over the Turf can make a smooth transition to synthetic surfaces. This is a handicappers dream race with a highly contentious field. It will be one of the better ones on the day.

#2 Soglio (McCarthy / Motion) could take another step forward coming in from the West coast. He holds the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and has put in three terrific workouts. This lad will be stretching out to this distance.  A son of Scat Daddy, watch him track and close gallantly.
$2 WIN  / $3 PLACE  /  $4 SHOW.

#12 En Hanse (Albarado / Maker) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers, hitting in the board in both. He shows one dynamic workout and is 100% in the money over the Turfway track. A son of Hansen, he has the tactical speed to stay the course.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#8 Kitten's Cat (L. Saez / Sharp) could go off as the favorite with the highest last out spee number and two solid workouts. He will be making the transition from Turf to synth holding an impressive 85% in the money record from seven starts. A son of Kitten's Joy, he should track the pace closely.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#9 Parlor (Castanon / Kenneally) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three hearty workouts. This guy will be stretching out and trying the synthetic for the first time. A son of Lonhro [AUS], he will be closing dynamically heading for home.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Sogolio  /  #12 En Hanse  /  #8 Kitten's Cat  /  #9 Parlor, ALL.



Last Superfrecta Sunday (3/19) Results
Santa Anita Park R8.  Pasadena Stakes.  We missed out on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play capturing only two of the four wagering interests required to cash. Superfecta went 8-5-6-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Conquest Farenheit, won for show money of $2.60.
Bankroll dips to $63.89.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Santa Anita

Back to Turf action for Superfecta Sunday at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 8 {Pasadena Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Stakes}

A great field of ten will go to the green in this annual event. There is speed which should produce a hot pace. Speed numbers are very close. A competitive event is assured. Many in here have regal pedigrees for fine Turf action. Our task is to sew together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. It should be one of the best races of the day.

#8 Conquest Farenheit (N. Arroyo / Miller) might have the advantage with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three hearty peaking workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed, ready to strike in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Taco (Rios / Loza) comes in from Houston where he raced last out for a win in a stakes competition. He holds a couple of decent last out speed numbers and has posted a win at this distance. This guy is undefeated in four starts. As a speedy pace will develop, he will benefit greatly from it with his track and close running style.

#9 Zakaroff (Talamo / Specht) comes down from Golden Gate where he won a grade three event. This guy holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three smashing workouts. He will journey on to the Turf for the first time. Watch him track the speedy pace and launch into the stretch.

#2 Taxman's Quest (Prat / Mandella) will be dueling on the front end with the other speeds in the race. He holds a couple of decent last out speed numbers where he earned victories in both. This lad will be stretching out and hitting the Turf for the first time. He will be pursuing his third win in a row having put in four high quality peaking workouts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Conquest Farenheit  +  #5 Taco  +  #9 Zakaroff  +  #2 Taxman's Quest.




Stakes Saturday Results
Oaklawn Park R10.  Rebel--G2. Our first pick, Lookin At Lee, finished 6th.  Our second pick, American Anthem, finished 10th.  Our third pick, Petrov, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 6-3-5-4.
Bankroll gets blanked, dropping to $65.77.