Sunday, July 14, 2013

Superfecta Sunday in Sunny Southern Cal

As the Betfair Hollywood Park meet draws to a close we take a look at a graded "marathon" Turf race at the venerable race track.

Betfair Hollywood Park Race 5 {Sunset Handicap~G3~1 1/2 miles~TURF~3 year old Up~Stakes}
A slim field of six will take to the grass in this long Turf route.  The field is largely comprised of those that like to be near the pace either pressing or tracking.  There is little in the way of a true speedster.  It will be interesting to see who takes the lead.  Should be an intriguing race.  We will deploy the "Lambrakis" method for our 10 CENT Superfecta today.

#1 Dhaamer [IRE] (Leparoux / Mitchell) should be poised for battle with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four solid workouts.  He has secured three victories in four starts at this distance.  He should be able to secure another.

#2 Marketing Mix (Stevens / Proctor) will challenge with the highest last out speed number and four endurance building workouts.  He should be forwardly placed ready to kick it in when asked.  The only millionaire in the bunch.

#6 Why Not Be Perfect (Sanguinetti / Metz) could be the big surprise if he takes the lead at a plodding pace.  He holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and one strengthening bullet workout.  This lad has acquitted himself well at a half a furlong short of this distance, securing a victory.  He has also won at Hollywood in his only start there.  He is our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Extensive (M. Garcia / Cerin) appears to be ready to tackle this distance sharing the third highest last out speed number, holding a two race progression, and putting in two robust workouts.  He should track and close this crew.

Others in the race include #3 Only the Gold (Stra / Belvoir) and #5 Hawk's Eyes [BRZ] (Espinoza / Avila). 

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Dhaamer [IRE], #2 Marketing Mix / #6 Why Not Be Perfect, #1, #2 / #4 Extensive, #1, #2, #6 / #3 Only the Gold, #5 Hawk's Eyes [BRZ], #1, #2, #4, #6.

Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R9.  Man O' War--G1.  Our first pick, Boisterous, won (1st) for win money of $2.55, place money of $3.10, and show money of $3.75.  Our second pick, Speaking of Which [IRE], finished 7th.  Our third pick, Exclusive Strike, finished 3rd for show money of $3.05.
Superfecta went 6-4-8-5.
Bankroll gets a lift to $16.80.

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