Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stakes Saturday in Gotham

On this Stakes Saturday we take a look at the spectacular field in the 61st running of the Gotham Stakes.

Aqueduct Race 10 {Gotham~G3~1 1/16 mile~3 year old~Stakes}
A exceptionally talented and well bred field of twelve will go to the gate in this annual Kentucky derby prep.  There will be plenty of speed which should make this race all the more exciting.  All horses in the field are Triple Crown nominees.  There is good number in here have such versatile running styles that it should a battle royale for the KD 139 points.  A great day for a great race at a great track.

#7 Vyjack (Rosario / Rodriguez) will be one of the top selections in this race and deservedly so.  He holds the second highest last out speed number as well as the highest (tie) speed number at this distance.  The workout tab is a strong one with three endurance producing works.  He should stay close pressing the pace, ready to strike in the stretch.  As a favorite there will not much value here.
$1 WIN / $1 SHOW.

#6 Siete de Oros (Arroyo / Preciado) should challenge with his versatile running style.  He holds the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and has put in two diligent workouts.  This guy shares the highest speed number at the distance and has two in the money scores at same.  With a decent amount of speed in here watch him kick back and roll.
$1 PLACE / $2 SHOW.

#9 Sky Captain (Mena / Casse) should contend with the third highest last (tie) out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and three superb peaking workouts.  This guy should be tracking the pace and launch into the stretch.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Escapefromreality (Cohen / Schettino) should be in the mix sharing the third highest last speed number, working a three race progression, and putting in two hearty workouts.  He is another with a versatile running style which could be a distinct advantage as the race unfolds.

#1A Now and Then (Alvarado / McLaughlin) is a couple entry with #1 Transparent (I. Ortiz / McLaughlin).  Both are lightly raced yet improving.  Either can make a big splash in this race.  Now and Then will be stretching out in distance while being forwardly placed.  Transparent should share front running duties having also notched a win at this distance.  Both are well bred and capable.

#11 Overanalyze ( J. Velazquez / Pletcher) is coming off an extended layoff with the highest last out speed number at a longer route.  Prior to the layoff he was working a two race progression and has put in four excellent, peaking workouts in prepping for this race.  Ready or not, he will be a factor.

10 CENT Superfecta 

#7 Vyjack / #6 Siete de Oros / #9 Sky Captain / #3 Escapefromreality, #1A Now and Then (#1 Transparent), #11 Overanalyze.

Friday's Results
Gulfstream Park R9.  Primal Force Stakes.  Our first pick, So Many Ways, finished 3rd for show money of $1.05.  Our second pick, Vitameta, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Fusaichiswonderful, won (1st) for show money of $1.20.
Superfecta went 8-5-6-3.
Bankroll gets pounded to $11.00.

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