Friday, April 25, 2014

Stakes Saturday in Texas

On this Stakes Saturday, we go to the great of Texas to take in a mile.

Lone Star Park Race 8 {Texas Mile~G3~1 mile~3 year old~Stakes}
A stellar group of nine will go to the gate in this annual graded stakes race.  There is several tons of speed in this one which could open it for a horse coming from off the pace.  Nearly all in here are coming into this one fresh from thirty day layoffs.  It should be a great race.

#6 Bourbon Courage (Goncalves / Gorder) could benefit greatly from a speedy pace.  He holds the highest last our speed number from a longer route, a three race progression, and two sound workouts.  This son of Lion Heart should track the pace and close furiously.
$2 WIN / $3 SHOW.

#4 Forest Mouse (Eikleberry / Dominguez) has the tactical speed to stay with this group and pounce in the stretch.  He holds the fourth highest (tie) speed number at a longer route and has put in three top flight workouts.  This son of Teton Forest has won his last three races.
$2 SHOW.

#9 Proud Strike (Berry / Asmussen) should challenge with two improving last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and three solid peaking workouts.  This son of Smart Strike will be closing swiftly going into the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#5 Taptowne (Borel / Glyshaw) might press or track his way to victory sharing the fourth highest last out speed number at a longer route and putting in two hearty workouts.  As a son of Tapit, he can be expected to take to the Texas dirt.  He holds the highest (tie) speed number at the distance.

#3 Grand Contender (Eramia / Amoss) should be motoring on the front end with a bunch of others seeking to hold on for a piece of the purse pie.  He holds the second highest last out speed number and has put in two robust workouts.  This son of Strong Contender should contend.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Bourbon Courage  /  #4 Forest Mouse  /  #9 Proud Strike  /  #5 Taptowne, #3 Grand Contender.

Friday's Results
Keeneland R9.  Dixiana Elkhorn--G2.  Our first pick, Temeraine, finished 3rd for show money of $2.10.  Our second pick, Forte Die Marmi [GB] finished 7th.  Our third pick, Suntracer, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 3-14-5-6.
Bankroll takes a hit and dips to $4.19.  We will supplement with a Hamilton for todays race.

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