Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Along the Pacific

Thank goodness it is Friday.  We journey, in a virtual kind of way, to the where the Surf rushes in the background, gorgeous Del Mar.

Del Mar Race 7 {Real Good Deal~7 furlongs~3 year olds~CA~Stakes}
An excellent field of eight will take to the polytrack.  A nice group of speedsters should settle in the front along with another group of pressers following close behind.  One closer should follow all.  It will be a very good race.

#7 Unusual Heatwave (Bejarano / Barba) should be the favorite with the third highest last out speed number and four furiously fast workouts.  He should sit right off the leaders ready to strike.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Derby Gold (M. Garcia / Baffert) could be the surprise challenger making his first synthetic start.  He is coming off the second highest last out speed number, holds a two race progression, and has put in four fantastic workouts.  He has enough tactical speed to stay close and launch a speedy run in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Rousing Sermon (Smith / Hollendorfer) has done well in his career as a router.  He will be taking on a bunch of sprinters with solid records.  He holds the highest last out speed number at a route, a three race progression, and four fabulous peaking workouts.  He will close well to be in the mix.

#2 A Toast to You (Gomez / P. Miller) should press and track to remain in the hunt with the fourth highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and two fine workouts.  He could give them all a run for their money.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Unusual Heatwave / #8 Derby Gold / #1 Rousing Sermon / #2 A Toast to You.

Thursday's Results
Saratoga R9.  Starter Optional Claimer.  Our first pick, Smokin' Alice, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Bid A Moon, finished 7th.  Our third pick, Sly Warrior, won (1st) for show money of $1.85.
Superfecta went 1-8-4-10.
Bankroll takes a big drop to $7.90.

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