Sunday, April 7, 2013

Superfecta Sunday at Santa Anita

On this superb Spring Superfecta Sunday we take a gander at a sprint race at beautiful Santa Anita.

Santa Anita Park Race 8 {6 1/2 furlongs~4 year old Up~Optional Claiming}
A diverse group of seven will settle into the gate in what could be a tough race to gauge.  There will be enough speed to make this one very interesting.  It is nearly equally divided between early pace setters and late pace gobblers.  Let's try to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#4 Italian Rules (Delgadillo / Spawr) has all the qualities to pull a victory off with the highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and four strong workouts.  He has the tactical speed to stay close and then make a run for it.  Coming off a nice freshening, he is truly the one to beat.

#6 Castaway (M. Garcia / Baffert) is also coming off a brief freshening with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and four stellar, peaking workouts. He is coming off a route in his last which should be of some benefit.  A versatile running style makes him alluring as our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Kate's Event (Bejarano / Hollendorfer) should take advantage of a quick pace with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and three stout workouts.  He has notched a win at this distance and appears to enjoy the Santa Anita surface.

#7 Royal Meridian (Espinoza / Puype) is coming off an extended layoff.  He holds the second highest speed number at the distance and has put in four incredibly good bullet workouts prepping for this one.  This guy is 100% in the money in seven career starts as well as 100% in the money at the distance in three tries.  This handsome son of Street Cry [IRE] could surprise all with his late kick.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4 Italian Rules  +  #6 Castaway  +  #5 Kate's Event  +  #7 Royal Meridian.

Stakes Saturday Results
Aqueduct R11.  Wood Memorial--G1.  Our first pick, Normandy Invasion, finished 2nd for place money of $3.60 and show money of $3.90.  Our second pick, Verrazano, won (1st) for place money of $1.35 and show money of $2.20.  Our third pick, Vyjack, took 3rd for show money of $1.25.
Superfecta went 8-2-5-6.
Bankroll gains almost a couple bucks to settle at $20.25.

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