Sunday, May 18, 2014

We Go to the Turf for Superfecta Sunday

Congratulations to the connections of California Chrome who won the Preakness and now moves on to the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, in three weeks time.

On this Superfecta Sunday, we venture to magnificent Santa Anita where the weather has calmed.  We return to a race that was scheduled to go off on Thursday, but was cancelled due to the excessive heat.

Santa Anita Park Race 2 {1 1/4 mile~TURF~3 year old Up~fillies/mares~Allowance Optional Claiming}
A grand field of eight will go to the gate.  There is a little speed represented, but the race could like a Euro Turf race as the horses quicken going into the stretch.  It should be a highly competitive event as these gals are closely matched. Only two have run this distance.  We will attempt to thread a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#5 Scooter Bird (Talamo / Sadler) might have a slight edge having gone this distance with success.  She has a couple of good last out speed numbers and has put in four stamina producing workouts.  This gal should be able to track the pace closely and then kick it in with flourish.  She is our Bronze Horseshoe runner.
$2 SHOW.

#6 Amnesia [IRE] (Perez / Drysdale) has not forgotten how to race since racing across the pond.  She holds the fourth highest last out speed number in her first North American start, is working a three race progression, and has put in two super strong peaking workouts.  She too should track the pace gamely.

#3 Lil Swiss Echo (Van Dyke / Cerin) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number and a three race progression.  She is coming off a brief freshening and should be sharp.  This gal loves the Santa Anita Turf hitting the board 57% of the time from seven starts.

#4 Tiz the Key (Stevens / Mandella) just broke her maiden and now will be stretching out to this longer distance.  She holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four marvelous workouts including one on the day that this race was originally cancelled.  This gal should be forwardly placed.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Scooter Bird  +  #6 Amnesia [IRE]  +  #3 Lil Swiss Echo  +  #4 Tiz the Key.

Stakes Saturday Results
Pimlico R12.  PREAKNESS--G1.  Our first pick, Ride On Curlin, finished 2nd for place money of $5.60 and show money of $5.70.  Our second pick, California Chrome, won (1st) for place money of $1.50 and show money of $2.40.  Our third pick, Dynamic Impact, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 3-10-8-2.
Bankroll gets a bump to $36.99.

No comments:

Post a Comment