Sunday, February 17, 2013

Santa Anita Superfecta Sunday

Superfecta Sunday awaits in sunny Southern California.

Santa Anita Park Race 7 {San Vicente~G2~7 furlongs~3 year olds~Stakes}
A small, but sensational field of six will make their start in this annual event.  All are talented enough to pull off the victory.  The field is comprised of one speedster, two pressers, two trackers, and one closer.  Virtually all of these boys have had a nice freshening as well as put in stout workouts in preparation.  World class trainer, Bob Baffert, has three ready to make the start.  Whether or not he can pull off a trifecta remains to be seen; his charges are certainly capable.  Five of the group are Triple Crown nominees, so we can expect them to go beyond this sprint distance as they move forward in their career.  Despite the small field, it should be a very exciting race.  Our challenge, not an easy one, will be to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#4 Caballo Del Cielo (Nakatani / Asmussen) is the lone speed and the only runner not nominated to the triple crown.  He holds the fourth fastest last out speed number, is working a four race progression, improving in each successive race run, and has put in three stellar workouts.  He is our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Mudflats (Maldonado / O'Neill) is coming off a graded stakes route at Aqueduct.  He holds the second highest speed number at the distance and has put in three superb workouts.  His pressing style will keep him close to the leader as they turn for home.

#1 Belvin (Bejarano / Baffert) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four superlative workouts.  He should track the pace on a course he loves and strike in the stretch.

#2 Shakin It Up (D. Flores / Baffert) should also contend with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four strong workouts.  He is another that can track the pace and launch mightily in the stretch run.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4  Caballo Del Cielo  +  #5 Mudflats  +  #1 Belvin  +  #2 Shakin It Up.

Stakes Saturday Results
Golden Gate Fields R8.  El Camino Real--G3.  Our first pick, Zeewat, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Manando, finished 9th (last).  Our third pick, Carving, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 9-6-3-8.
Bankroll suffers a blowout and lands at $4.45.

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