Saturday, January 3, 2015

Stakes Saturday with a KD Prep

We race into January with an outstanding Kentucky Derby Prep race in wonderful New York.

Aqueduct Race 8 {Jerome~G3~1 mile70 yards~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}
This marks the first of the Kentucky Derby prep races for this years KD 141. We have a field of nine quality horses seeking the points required to get into the gate of twenty that will go off on that first Saturday in May. There is a ton of speed in this race which might set up nicely for one coming from off the pace. Most in here are coming off a brief freshening.  As improving lads, the speed figs are relatively comparable. It should be a supremely exciting race.

#8 Nasa (Carmouche / Servis) has the running style versatility to get the job done. He holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and one solid workout. As a son of Smarty Jones, he will be stretching for this route. He relishes the dirt and is 100% in the money from four career starts.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#9 El Kabeir (Borel / Terranova) could be the one to beat, currently ranking number three on the Kentucky Derby prep list. He holds the highest speed number last out and at the distance. This guy is working a three race progression and has put in three powerful peaking workouts. This son of Scat Daddy will be showing speed from the outside post.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#3 Tencendur (Rose / Weaver) should take another step forward in his second start. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number and has put in two quality peaking workouts. This son of Warrior's Reward will be tracking the pace and should it become explosive, he will take full advantage of it.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Mini Cosmo (Arroyo / Motion) is another stretching out seeking to continue his improvement. He holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and has put in one modest workout. This son of Unbridled Energy should have the fortitude to stay with these fellas to grab a piece of the purse pie.

#7 Ackeret (I. Ortiz / Rodriguez) should contend sharing the second highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in two superb peaking workouts. This son of Mach Ride should be tracking and closing swiftly in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Nasa  /  #9 El Kabeir  /  #3 Tencendur  /  #1 Mini Cosmo, #7 Ackeret.

Friday's Results
Santa Anita R6.  Optional Claiming.  Our pick, Horizontalyspeakin, finished 8th.
Superfecta went 7-1-5-4.
Bankroll drops to $2.29. We will supplement with a Hamilton for todays race.

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