Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stakes Saturday at Golden Gate

As the KD 139 trail heats up, we take a look at a fine race along the trail at breathtaking Golden Gate Fields.

Golden Gate Fields Race 8 {El Camino Real~G3~1 1/8 mile~3 year olds~Stakes}
A tenacious field of nine will take to the Tapeta surface hoping to score some Kentucky Derby points.  Only four in the field are Triple Crown nominated at this time.  All of these will be serious contenders for this annual race,  There is a ton of speed as well as forwardly placed amongst this group.

#5 Zeewat (R. Baze / Hollendorfer) appears ready to take on this field with the second highest last out speed number, a six race progression improving in each of his six career starts, and five sensational, peaking workouts.  He has the tactical speed to get the job done.
$2 WIN / $3 SHOW.

#4 Manando (Gryder / Baffert) will challenge with the highest last out speed number, a five race progression in five starts, and three hearty workouts.  He should be forwardly placed ready to strike at the most opportune time.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Carving (Espinoza / Baffert) will also contend for the derby points with the fourth highest (3-way tie) last out speed number and three robust workouts.  Count on him to sit close and launch into a serious bid.
#2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#1 Wildcat Moon (Frey / Bonde) should be the speed of the speed with the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and two speedy workouts.  He has a terrific 80% in the money record for a young colt.

10 CENT Superfecta 

#5 Zeewat / #4 Manando / #8 Carving / #1 Wildcat Moon.

Friday's Results
Aqueduct R9.  Optional Claiming.  Our first pick, Gritty Gal, finished 2nd for show money of $1.40.  Our second pick, Sweet Sway, won (1st) for place money of $2.00 and show money of $1.45.  Our third pick, Gee Linz, finished 3rd for show money of $1.20.
Superfecta went 6-2-7-4.  We bailed on our superfecta effort due to the scratch of our fourth selection.
Bankroll gains a buck to settle at $13.45.

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