Sunday, May 31, 2015

Superfecta Sunday in Kentucky

Wow, Superfecta Sunday comes so soon. The last day in May and we take a look at another sweet Turf contest at that historic race track, Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs Race 8 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Allowance Optional Claiming}

A good crop of ten will hit the grass in this allowance feature. There is a plethora of speed and forwardly placed types that could make for a sizzling pace. The speed numbers match up closely in this contest. It should be a great race. Our task is to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#9 Hammers Terror (Albarado / Maker) might have the edge with the highest (tie) speed number at the distance, the fourth highest (3-way tie) last out speed number and three superb peaking workouts. This guy has a tactical running style that could lend well to the pace scenario.

#2 Shining Copper (Leparoux / Asmussen) will challenge sharing the highest speed number at the distance, coming out of a more valued allowance race at a longer route, and putting in four seriously good peaking workouts. Expect this guy to be in the forwardly placed group.

#4 Indian Maharaja [IRE] (Graham / Walsh) is making his first North American start after an extended layoff. After racing at high levels in Ireland and Britain during his three year-old season he comes here after much needed rest and conditioning. Longer routes were the norm across the pond. Now he is spotted keenly in a distance he excelled at as a 2 year old. This lad has put in three strong workout in preparation. He has the tactical running style that will fit nicely with this speedy group. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Los Barrachos (R. Hernandez / Mott) should contend with the highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. He could benefit from a hot pace and close swimmingly through the stretch. He has already scored a victory over the Churchill Turf in his only start over it.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Hammers Terror  +  #2 Shining Copper  +  #4 Indian Maharaja [IRE]  +  #8 Los Barrachos.

Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R9.  The Opening Verse Stakes.  Our first pick, The Pizza Man, won (1st) for win money of $6.20 and show money of $3.90.  Our second pick, Enterprising, finished 7th.  Our third pick, Key to Power, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 6-1-5-9.
Bankroll edges forward to $25.13.

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