Saturday, September 8, 2012

Stakes Saturday Hoorah

On this beautiful Stakes Saturday we look at two fine races one in New York and one in Louisiana.

Belmont Park Race 3 {Bowling Green~G2~1 1/4 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~Stakes}
A very small field of five step onto the green.  A bit of speed rounded out by some tracker closers should make this race an interesting one.

#1 Air Support (J. Velazquez / McGaughey) should get an honest pace to close into.  He holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number and has put in three hearty workouts.  This guy holds the highest speed number at the distance.
$1 WIN / $2 SHOW.

#2 Brilliant Speed (Castellano / Albertrani) will challenge with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two roaring workouts.  He could get first jump on the leaders in the stretch.
$1 PLACE / $1 SHOW.

#5 Brujode de Olleros [BRZ] (Leparoux / Motion) could be the surprise coming from a stellar career racing in Uruguay.  His last out at Monmouth Park was good, earning him the fourth highest last out speed number in this group.  He is coming off a freshening with three robust workouts.
$1 SHOW.

10 CENT Superfecta
Due to the small field, this race will not offer one.

Louisiana Downs Race 10 {Super Derby~G2~1 1/8 mile~3 year olds~Stakes}
An exciting field of nine will make this race.  It comes up speed heavy and should benefit a tracker or closer.  With so many retirements from the three year old division this year, a few stars may emerge from this race pointing toward the Breeder's Cup in November.

#8 Rousing Sermon (Smith / Hollendorfer) ships in showing fine form with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and five superb, peaking workouts.  He could track and close his way to victory.
$2 WIN / $3 SHOW.

#3 Blueskiesnrainbows (Talamo / Baffert) also ships in for this showing strong speed.  He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and five stellar, peaking workouts.  This guy will be up to his knees in speedsters and pressers.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#9 Bourbon Courage (Goncalves / Gorder) will be in the hunt with the third highest speed number and three significant peaking workouts.  He could benefit from his tracking style holding the third highest pseed number at the distance.

#2 Key Donation (Eramia / Amoss) could be the best of the rest with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and four tenacious, peaking workouts.  He will be stretching out in distance with a pressing/tracking attack.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Rousing Sermon, #3 Blueskiesnrainbows / #8, #3 / #9 Bourbon Courage, #2 Key Donation / #9, #2.

Friday's Results
Presque Isle Downs R3.  Allowance.  Our first pick, Sisterhood, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Broadway Marquee, finished 9th.
Superfecta went 3-8-4-9.
Bankroll gets bitten and drops to $56.81.

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