Saturday, August 27, 2016

Stakes Saturday at the Spa

We take in the "mid-Summer Derby" for today's Stakes Saturday race.

Saratoga Race 11 {Travers~G1~1 1/4 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A fantastic field of thirteen will go to the gate in this annual rite of summer. There is plenty of speed to keep the pace flowing. Speed numbers are fairly close with more than half the field stretching out to this distance. All seem to be in good form and have put in some exceptional workouts training up to this even. It should be a smokin' good race.

#8 Destin (Castellano / Pletcher) might have a very slight edge with the highest (three-way tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and two fine workouts. This lad should be forwardly placed close to the pace. A son of Giant's Causeway. he has hit the board in his only effort at Saratoga.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#14 Gun Runner (Geroux / Asmussen) should challenge despite coming from the outside post. He holds a couple of excellent last out speed numbers and has put in three solid peaking workouts. This millionaire son of Candy Ride [ARG], has already hit the board at this distance. He should be tracking the pace closely ready to strike going into the stretch.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#1 Arrogate (Smith  / Baffert) should contend as an improving charge of high caliber connections. He holds the second highest (four-way tie) last out speed number and has put in two stamina producing works. This guy will embarking on his fourth win in a row. A son of Undbridled's Song, he should be part of the front running group.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#9 Gift Box (Alvarado / C. Brown) should be in the mix sharing the second highest last out speed number, working a three race progression, and putting in two diligent workouts. This lad should be tracking the pace closely ready to sprout. A son of Twirling Candy, he holds a 100% in the money record from five career starts.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Destin  /  #14 Gun Runner  /  #1 Arrogate  /  #9 Gift Box.

Last Superfecta Sunday (8/21) Results
Woodbine R9.  Breeders Stakes.  We were blanked out in our 20 CENT Superfecta box ticket. The Superfecta went 3-4-2-6.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Conquest Daddyo, finished 5th.
Bankroll plummets to $139.51.

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