Sunday, December 10, 2017

Superfecta Sunday Up North

On this Superfecta Sunday we journey up North as fabulous Woodbine concludes its 2017 season.

Woodbine Race 10 {Validictory~G3~1 3/4~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

Going very long on the Woodbine Tapeta surface we have a fantastic field of twelve seeking to end the season on a winning note. It does come up a little light on speed, but there are a few that should be forwardly placed. Speed numbers over synthetic are fairly close. Many in this race appear to be in decent form. Our task is to string together a winning 20 CENT Superfecta Box ticket as a superlative race unfolds.

#11 Melmich (DaSilva / K. Attard) should be the deserved odds on favorite with the highest last out speed number, the highest speed number at this long distance, and one sturdy workout. This guy is 81% in the money from thirty-three starts. A son of Wilko, he does indeed enjoy the distance.

#2 Leavem in Malibu (P. Husbands / Casse) should contend with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number and two robust workouts. He is 81% in the money from eleven starts. He will be stretching out for the distance, but he loves the Tapeta surface and the Woodbine track. A son of Malibu Moon, he should be forwardly placed.

#5 Tasseron (Moreno / Ladouceur) could surprise with a couple of good last out speed numbers finishing in the money in both efforts. He will be dropping in distance from his last and couples that marathon run with two very strong workouts. This lad may be forwardly placed to get first jump on the leader. A son of Tapit, he is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#8 Pumpkin Rumble (Campbell / K. Attard) should challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and one stout workout. He will be tracking the pace ready to sprout into the stretch. This son of English Channel, is 57% in the money from thirty-three starts.

20 CENT Superfecta Box ($4.80)
Yes, this is the play in Canada.

#11 Melmich  +  #2 Leavem in Malibu  +  #5 Tasseron  +  #8 Pumpkin Rumble.




Last Superfecta Sunday (12/3) Results
Los Alamitos R8.  Bayakoa Handicap--G2.  We only captured two of the four required for cashing our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 3-2-4-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Pacific Wind, finished 5th.
Bankroll gets plundered dropping to $66.82.



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Los Alamitos

On this Superfecta Sunday we take a peak at a graded stakes race at Los Alamitos.

Los Alamitos Race 8 {Bayakoa Handicap~G2~1 1/16 mile~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A solid group of eight gals will take to the Los Al dirt. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace. Dirt speed numbers are very close which should produce a highly competitive race. Our task is to cobble together a wining 10 CENT Superfecta ticket.

#6 Pacific Wind (Bejarano / Eurton) should be able to get the job done with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three strong peaking workouts. This gal holds a win at the distance in her only try and is 83% in the money from six career starts. She is our Bronze horseshoe selection.
$4 SHOW.

#2 Champagn Room (Gutierrez / Eurton) should pose a great challenge with the third highest last out speed number and two hearty workouts. She has notched two wins at this distance from three efforts. This talented gal is the only millionaire in the field. She should be forwardly placed.

#4 Madame Stripes [ARG] (Talamo / Drysdale) looks to contend with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and four significant workouts. She will be switching from turf to dirt for this race and should handle it well. This lady is 73% in the money from fifteen starts.

#7 Shenandoah Queen (Espinoza / Sadler) should find herself in the mix with a couple of good last out speed numbers and three stamina inducing workouts. She is 75% in the money from twelve career starts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Pacific Wind  +  #2 Champagn Room  +  #4 Madame Stripes [ARG]  +  #7 Shenandoah Queen.




Stakes Saturday Results
Aqueduct R10.  Cigar Mile Handicap--G1.  Our first pick, Practical Joke, finished 3rd for show money of $4.05.  Our second pick, Tom's Ready, finished 5th.  Our third pick, Americanize, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 6-1-8-5.
Bankroll slides to $73.22.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stakes Saturday at the Big A

A great Stakes Saturday unfolds with a number of terrific Stakes races across the country. Today we look at a high quality mile race at the "Big A".

Aqueduct Race 10 {Cigar Mile~G1~1 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

An excellent field of ten will saunter over to the gate in one of the great Fall races every year. There is speeeed... which could easily set up for the horses coming from off the pace.
Speed numbers are close for the main contenders. There are four millionaires among this crew all of which have a legit shot to take home the win. It should be one of the best races at venerable Aqueduct as the year comes to a close.

#8 Practical Joke (Rosario / C. Brown) seeks to grab this grade one with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two solid workouts. He loves this distance and the surface having hit the board in nine of his ten races over dirt. This millionaire son of Into Mischief has the tracking and closing capability to nip the speedsters at the wire.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#4 Tom's Ready (M. Smith / D. Stewart) should challenge after the speed dust clears going into the stretch. Yes, he will track and close boldly. He holds the highest (tie) last out speed number and two hearty workouts. Another Millionaire, he does enjoy this distance. A son of More Than Ready, he has hit the board in his last three starts.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#5 Americanize (Bejarano / Callaghan) comes in from sunny Southern California looking for his third win in a row. He will be part of the speed contingent on the front end. This lad holds the fourth highest last out speed number and two superb workouts. He has improved his speed numbers in his last three all the while hitting the board all three times. A son of Concord Point, he is 88% in the money from nine career starts.
$1 SHOW.

#2 Seymourdini (J. Ortiz / L. Rice) will be traveling on the front end seeking position for the win. He holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number and has put in two robust workouts. This guy is undefeated at this distance from four efforts. A son of Bernardini, he has every chance to pull off the victory.

10 CENT Superfecta 

#8 Practical Joke  /  #4 Tom's Ready  /  #5 Americanize, #2 Bernardini  /  ALL.



Furlong Friday Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R7.  Claiming. Our pick, My Queen Olivia, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 4-5-1-6.
Bankroll dips to $80.87.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Furlong Friday at Fair Grounds, Take Two

Thank goodness for Furlong Friday. Today we take in a nice sprint down in NOLA.

Fair Grounds Race 7 {6 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~LA~Claiming}

A small field of seven will take to the dirt in this Louisiana Claiming race. Speed is there. Speed numbers are fairly close making it a competitive event. A number in here have had modest to extended layoffs assuring some freshness to the equine talent. It should be a good race.

#5 Crimson Feline (Sutherland / Richards) has all the tools to make a break for a victory. She is coming in off an extended layoff with a couple of solid workouts. She holds the second highest speed number at the distance with an 87% in the money record at the same.

#3 Another Pinot (Bridgmohan / Broberg) should challenge coming out of a more competitive event. She holds the highest speed number at the distance. She should be forwardly placed seeking the winners circle.

#2 My Queen Olivia (Graham / Mouton) comes into this race off a modest layoff. She holds some decent speed figs in her last three. This gal has put in the best workout tab of the group and should be well positioned to hit the board.
$1 SHOW.

#1 Minister of War (Murrill / Schwandt) has notched a victory at this distance in her only try cover six furlongs. She has had a modest layoff with a hearty workout. This gal is 54% in the money from twenty-four starts.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Crimson Feline  /  #3 Another Pinot  /  #2 My Queen Olivia, #1 Minister of War  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (11/26) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  Matriarch--G1. We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort hitting three of the four required for payout. Superfecta went 8-10-5-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Hawksmoor [IRE], finished 2nd for show money of $13.80.
Bankroll gets a raise to $82.67.

 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Suferfecta Sunday on Cali Turf

As Del Mar finishes its terrific Bing Crosby season, we take a look at a grade one on the Turf.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 7 {Matriarch~G1~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A great group of eleven gals will hit the Turf in this annual affair. There is speed o'plenty in this talented field. Speed numbers are very close making it a highly competitive race. All of these gals are in good form, so it should be a very exciting race. Our task is to mold together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#10 Hawksmoor [IRE] (Leparoux / Delacour) should be well placed for this event with the fourth highest last out speed number and four vigorous peaking workouts. She should track the pace closely and spring into the stretch. A daughter of Azamour [IRE], she is 73% in the money from fifteen career starts. This gal is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#8 Off Limits [IRE] (Rosario / C. Brown) will be part of the fav contingent with the third highest last out speed number and two legit workouts. She should get a favorable set up as she tracks the pace. This gal holds the highest speed number at the distance with an impressive 75% in the money record at same. A daughter of Mastercraftsman [IRE], she invades for this one.

#7 Cambodia (Van Dyke / Proctor) could go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number and two strong workouts. This gal is 100% over the Turf from eleven starts. A daughter of War Front, she should track the pace closely. She should be the one to beat.

#12 Kitten's Roar (J. Velazquez / Maker) should contend with the second highest last out speed number and one solid workout. She is 84% in the money from nineteen career starts. A daughter of the great Turf sire, Kitten's Joy, she should track the pace closely and threaten in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#10 Hawksmoor [IRE]  +  #8 Off Limits [IRE]  +  #7 Cambodia  +  #12 Kitten's Roar.




Furlong Friday Results
Fair Grounds R9.  LA-Maiden Claiming. Our selection, Amore's Prayer, finished 10th.
Superfecta went 9-4-3-10.
Bankroll falters to $74.27.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Furlong Friday at Fair Grounds

We hope everyone had a glorious Thanksgiving and is well sated from your feasts. Now let's get on with some horse racing fun.

Fair Grounds Race 9 {6 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~LA~Maiden Claiming}

A nice herd of twelve Louisiana ladies seeking their first win. There is sufficient speed to keep an honorable pace. Speed numbers are real close. This is the last of the day on the card. It should be a thrilling race.

#6 Amore's Prayer (Valdivia / Sibile) might have the edge dropping in from a race against an arguably tiny bit tougher group. She has raced only twice, but produced a couple of decent speed numbers. With a peaking workout tab she should be properly prepped for her return to the races after an extended layoff.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#4 Pinky Promise (Lugo / Hendrickson) might go off as one of the favs. She holds the highest last out speed number and two stout workouts. This gal comes out a bit highest class maiden claimer. She should track the pace closely and spring into the stretch.

#9 Light Her Up (Mena / Johnston) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers and two strong workouts. Another coming off a longer layoff, she appears ready to track this field and stride superbly into the stretch.

#10 E.T. Lane (Pedroza / David) should contend with the third highest overall speed number and two robust workouts. She is also coming off an extended layoff to run at her favorite track. This gal should part of the front end seeking to push out to the lead heading for the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Amore's Prayer  /  #4 Pinky Promise  /  #9 Light Her Up, #10 E.T. Lane  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (11/19) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R8.  Cary Grant Stakes.  We missed out on the 10 CENT Superfecta box, capturing only two of the four wagering interests required to win. Superfecta went 7-2-9-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Smokey Image, finished 3rd for show money of $4.00.
Bankroll sheds four dimes to settle at $78.07.


 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Superfecta Sunday along the Surf

Superfecta Sunday brings near the surf to take in a dirt sprint in sunny California.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 8 {Cary Grant Stakes~7 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~CA~Stakes}

A terrific field of ten will go to the gate in this great Stakes race. There is a plethora of speed among this group which should induce a very fast pace. Speed numbers are significantly close. It should be an extremely exciting race. Our task is to hook together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#9 Smokey Image (Stevens / Gaines) might have a slight edge with the second highest last out speed number at a route and four sensational peaking workouts. He comes off a modest layoff well prepped to run fresh. This guy likes the surface, distance and Del Mar track. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 California Diamond (Desormeaux / Miller) comes out of a downhill Turf try at Santa Anita last out, but has done exceeding well over the dirt, distance and Del Mar track. This lad has the tactical speed to be well spotted as the pace develops. He holds a 76% in the money record from thirteen career starts.

#6 Jimmy Bouncer (Pedroza / Pender) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and two sturdy workouts. He should be tracking the speedy pace closely and get first jump on the trackers. This gelding notched a win at the distance in his only effort.

#10 Smokey Image (Bejarano / Moger) should be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number and four endurance heightening workouts. With two wins in a row he should be in fine form. This guy has the highest overall in the money record at 88%.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#9 Smokey Image  +  #8 California Diamond  +  #6 Jimmy Bouncer  +  #10 Tribal Storm.



Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R10.  Cardinal Handicap--G3.  Our first pick, Linda, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Tricky Escape, won (1st) for place money of $3.40 and show money of $4.20.  Our third pick, Fair Point, finished 2nd for show money of $3.40.
Superfecta went 2-10-6-9.
Bankroll gets shredded, dipping to $78.47.


 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stakes Saturday in Ol' Kentucky

We go to the Turf for this Stakes Saturday in Kentucky.

Churchill Downs Race 10 {Cardinal Handicap~G3~1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A good group of nine ladies, after early scratches, will hit the good Turf. All have hit the board over good rated Turf in early efforts. The race comes up a little light on speed which could produce a Euro-quickening heading into the stretch. Speed numbers are very close over the Turf. It should be a highly competitive race.

#9 Linda (B. Hernandez / Wilkes) might have the edge with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and three superb workouts. She loves the Turf and the Churchill course. This daughter of the late Scat Daddy, will be stretching out to the distance. She should track the pace comfortably.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5  SHOW.

#2 Tricky Escape (DeCarlo / Ashby) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number and two hearty, peaking workouts. This gal is a solid 84% in the money overall from thirteen starts. She has notched a win at this distance and appears to be in top form. A daughter of Hat Trick [JPN], she is another that will be tracking the pace.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#10 Fair Point (Gaffalione / McGaughey) will be stretching out from the sprinting ranks to this distance. She holds a couple of good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two robust workouts. A daughter of Smart Strike, she should be able to track and close smartly given the extra bit of ground.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#7 Beauty [GB] (Lanerie / Walsh) comes in off a grade one race where she produced the highest last out speed number. She holds a six race progression and one solid workout. She has covered this distance twice before amongst keener competition. A daughter of Sea the Stars [IRE], she will be tracking and closing swiftly.

10 CENT Superfecta 

#9 Linda  /  #2 Tricky Escape  /  #10 Fair Point, #7 Beauty [GB]  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday(11/12) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R9.  Claiming. We crapped out on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort hitting only one of the four wagering interests required to hit it. Superfecta went 9-4-1-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Colour Me Happy [GB], finished 11th (last).
Bankroll tumbles to $85.67.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Superfecta Sunday by the Ocean

We take our Superfecta Sunday by the Pacific Ocean where the "Turf meets the Surf".

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 9 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A really nice group of eleven horses will hit the Turf near the surf in this last on the card event. There is enough speed to maintain a swift pace. Speed numbers are right up against another giving no Turfer a supreme advantage. Our task is to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#11 Colour Me Happy [GB] (Frey / Sadler) should give a good account of himself with the highest last out speed number at a longer route and four strong workouts. He is coming off a short layoff which should keep him fresh. This lad also shares the highest speed number at the distance. A swift pace enhances his chances for victory. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#7 I'malreadythere (Talamo / Machowsky) should contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, the last one being at a longer route. Add in three hearty workouts and he should do well. He is 100% in the money at the distance from four efforts. This guy will be tracking the pace and quickening into the stretch.

#4 Conquest Sabre Cat (Bejarano / Palma) should be in the hunt with the third highest last out speed number and three sturdy workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed and get first run on those horses coming from off the pace. 

#3 Silent Movies (Franco / Sadler) should be in the mix as one of the horses leading the charge. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four excellent peaking workouts. A robust 77% in the money record at the distance adds to his luster.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#11 Colour Me Happy [GB]  +  #7 I'malreadythere  +  #4 Conquest Sabre Cat  +  #3 Silent Movies.




Stakes Saturday Results
Aqueduct R8.  Red Smith Handicap--G3.  Our first pick, Money Multiplier, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Get Jets, finished 3rd for show money of $4.70.  Our third and fourth picks, Hunter O'Riley and Soluble [GER], repectively, finished off the board.
Superfecta went 7-10-3-2.
Bankroll gets smoked, falling to $90.07.



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stakes Saturday at the "Big A"

Turf action is the call for our Stakes Saturday. A sweet long route at the "Big A".

Aqueduct Race 8 {Red Smith Handicap~G3~1 3/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A decent field of ten will hit the New York green in this graded event. There is some speed which should create an honest pace. Speed figs come up fairly close making for a competitive race. In terms of field size and quality of the equines, it should be one of the better Turf battles of the day.

#2 Money Multiplier (Castellano / C. Brown) should be the deserved favorite with the highest (tie) speed number at the distance, a couple of very good last out speed numbers and four high quality workouts. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he should travel close to the pace and create a path to victory.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 Get Jets (J. Velazquez / A. Dutrow) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number and four superb peaking workouts. He should find a good tracking position and explode into the stretch. A son of Scat Daddy, this lad is in great form having won his last two races.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#9 Hunter O'Riley (Franco / Toner) should contend with the highest last out speed number and four excellent peaking workouts. This guy shares the highest speed number at the distance with a winning effort. A son of Tiz Wonderful, expect him to close gallantly should the pace be speedy.
$1 SHOW.

#8 Soluble [GER] (Lezcano / Ribaudo) could surprise as he his in top form for stand-out performance. His last two speed numbers are good, is working a four race progression, and has put in three hearty workouts. A son of the great Turf sire, Galileo [IRE], he should appreciate the longer route of ground.
$1 SHOW.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Money Multiplier  /  #3 Get Jets  /  #9 Hunter O'Riley, #8 Soluble  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (11/5) Results
Churchill Downs R9.  Allowance.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta effort, hitting only two of the four wagering interests needed to cash. Superfecta went 1A-7-2-1-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Heavenly Kingdom, finished 6th.
Bankroll plummets to $97.87.



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in Louisville

For this Superfecta Sunday we hope to see some great Turf action down in Kentucky.

Churchill Downs Race 9 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Allowance}

A good crop of twelve ladies will battle on the green in this Allowance feature. There is sufficient speed to carry the pace forward. Speed numbers are very close making it competitive for these gals. It should be a great race. Our task is to mold together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#6 Heavenly Kingdom (Geroux / Cox) might have the edge coming off a brief freshening after winning at first asking over the unique Kentucky Downs course. She holds the third highest last out speed number and has put in three superb peaking workouts. This gal should track the pace and strike in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#10 Tamit [IRE] (Leparoux / Casse) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers and four hearty peaking workouts. This filly is 75% in the money at this distance from four efforts. She is another tracker that should mount a good kick in the stretch.

#7 Mom's On Strike (Rocco / Sharp) figures to be the favorite and the horse to beat. She holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two sturdy workouts. This lady could be forwardly placed in an effort to get first jump on the leaders.

#5 Little Mizzy (Lanerie / Cox) should contend with the second highest last out speed number and a two race progression. She is another tracker that should move smoothly in the stretch run. This gal is 75% in the money from four career starts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Heavenly Kingdom  +  #10 Tamit [IRE]  +  #7 Mom's On Strike  +  #5 Little Mizzy.




Stakes Saturday Results
BREEDERS' CUP at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R11.  Longines BC TURF--G1.  Our first pick, Decorated Knight [GB] finished off the board.  Our second pick, Beach Patrol, finished 2nd for place money of $4.00 and show money of $4.50.  Our third pick, Highland Reel [IRE] finished 3rd for show money of $3.40.
Superfecta went 1-12-3-13.
Bankroll tumbles to $103.27.

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Breeders' Cup Turf

On this Stakes Saturday we take in one of the premiere races on the horse racing calendar.

Del Mar Race 11 {Longines Breeders' Cup Turf~G1~1 1/2 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A superior field of thirteen will hit the Del Mar green in one of the best Breeders' Cup races. There is enough speed to produce a solid pace. Speed numbers are close as expected among world class horses. The field consists of six millionaires. The Euro invaders have been having an exceptional Breeders' Cup meet and have acquitted themselves nobly over the firm Turf. This should be a tremendously exciting race.

#4 Decorated Knight (Atzeni / Charlton) will be stretching out to this distance with the highest last out speed number and a two race progression. A millionaire son of Galileo [IRE], he has won eight times in his eighteen race career. This lad will be tracking the pace closely and try to get first jump on the pace-setters. He does relish firm going.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5 SHOW.

#12 Beach Patrol (Rosario / C. Brown) should pose a mighty challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three diligent workouts. He holds a win at this distance in his only try. A son of Lemon Drop Kid, he should be forwardly placed ready to strike in the stretch.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 Highland Reel (Moore / A. O'Brien) will contend with a couple of excellent last out speed numbers and a two race progression. He holds the second highest speed number at the distance. Another son of Galileo [IRE], he is also 80% in the money at this distance from five efforts. This lad should be near the front end heading into the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#8 Bigger Picture (J. Velazquez / Maker) should be in the mix with the fourth highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. He is 100% in the money at this distance from four tries. A son of Badge of Silver, he will be tracking the leaders and launch into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#4 Decorated Knight [GB]  +  #12 Beach Patrol  +  #3 Highland Reel [IRE]  +  #8 Bigger Picture.




Friday Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile--G1.  Our pick, Accelerate, finished 9th.
Superfecta went 9-3-5-10.
Bankroll gets blanked dropping to $110.77.






Friday, November 3, 2017

Vegas, Baby. Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

We open up our Horse Racing Weekend with a fantastic race in the Breeders' Cup Championships.

Del Mar Race 7 {Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile~G1~1 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A super high caliber field of ten will compete for the million dollar purse in this mile on the dirt. There is enough speed to keep a swift pace. There are four millionaires represented and a few that are on the cusp of becoming one. Speed numbers are very close making this one any horse's race. All but one are coming into this one off a nice freshening. It should be one hell of a race.

#8 Accelerate (Espinoza / Sadler) could pull of the victory with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four supreme peaking workouts. This guy is 92% in the money from thirteen career starts. He loves the surface, loves the distance and loves Del Mar. This lad should be tracking the pace closely and get first jump on those coming from off the pace.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Sharp Azteca (P. Lopez / Navarro) should be the speed of the speed with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and four speedy peaking workouts. A millionaire, he is 100% in the money at the distance. He is coming off two wins attempting to make it a third.

#9 Battle of Midway (Prat / Hollendorfer) will challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and three hearty workouts. This guy has a 88% in the money record from nine career starts. He has notched a win at Del Mar and over the distance. Deploying tactical speed, he should be able hit the board.

#6 Mor Spirit (Smith / Baffert) could go off as the favorite despite having the longest layoff of this crew. He holds the highest speed number at the distance and has put in four stamina producing workouts. A millionaire, he is another that has the tactical speed to lock in as the pace develops.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)
Why not? It's the Breeders' Cup.

#8 Accelerate  +  #3 Sharp Azteca  +  #9 Battle of Midway  +  #6 Mor Spirit.




Last Superfecta Sunday (10/29) Results
Santa Anita Park R9.  Autumn Miss--G3. We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box effort capturing three of the four wagering interests required. Superfecta went 11-5-6-4.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Lull, won (1st) for show money of $3.20.
Bankroll gets shaved a bit dipping to $118.17.




Sunday, October 29, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in Autumn

On a beautiful Autumn day we look at a good Turf mile race in Southern California.

Santa Anita Park Race 9 {Autumn Miss~G3~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Fillies~Graded Stakes}

A great big field of thirteen gals will go to the green as the Santa Anita Fall meet ends, making way for the Breeder's Cup Championships at Del Mar.  There is a plethora of speed which should make the pace muy caliente. Speed numbers are extremely close giving any of these lasses a decent chance to strut into the winners circle. Our task is to ling together a group of four for a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. The race should be tremendous.

#11 Lull (Prat / Clement) might have the edge having hit the board in her last two while achieving good last out speed numbers. She stretches out with a bullet workout in her saddle. This gal is 70% in the money from ten career starts and holds the highest speed number of the group over the Turf. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#9 Meadowsweet (Roman / Sise) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three exceptionally strong workouts. This filly is lightly raced with two victories from four starts. She comes out of a longer route and should be forwardly placed.

#6 Storm the Hill (Nakatani / Miller) should be in contention with the third highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and two quality workouts. She holds the second highest speed number at the distance with a 57% in the money record at same. This gal should be tracking and closing earnestly.

#4 Tapped (Smith / Baltas) should be in the hunt sharing the third highest last out speed number, working a five race progression, and putting in three diligent, peaking workouts. This gal has the best versatility in running style and should adapt to any pace scenario that might develop.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#11 Lull  +  #9 Meadowsweet  +  #6 Storm the Hill  +  #4 Tapped.




Stakes Saturday Results
Santa Anita R9.  Twilight Derby--G2.  Our first pick, Profiteer, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Channel Maker, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Cowboy Culture, finished 9th.
Superfecta went 6-3-4-8.
Bankroll gets blanked, falling to $119.37.

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stakes Saturday the Santa Anita Way

You gotta love the Turf. We take in a terrific race in Southern California.

Santa Anita Park Race 9 {Twilight Derby~G2~1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A fantastic field of nine will hit the Turf in this graded stakes race. It comes up a little short in speed, but there are a few in here that could be forwardly placed. Speed numbers are very close making it a contentious race. It should really be one of the better Turf races on the day.

#9 Profiteer (Smith / McGaughey) comes in from the East coast to challenge these Turfers. He holds a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two hearty workouts. Looking to stretch his win record to four, he should be tracking the pace closely. A son of War Front, he should be able to take another step forward.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#8 Channel Maker (Van Dyke / Mott) should pose a challenge as another shipper in, though he has run over the Santa Anita course. He holds the third highest last out speed number at a longer Turf route, a two race progression, and two hardy workouts. This son of English Channel has hit the board in his lone try at this distance. He could come closing gallantly.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Cowboy Culture (Geroux / Cox) is another shipping in ready to show off his talent. He holds a couple of superb last out efforts and has put in four excellent works. He will be stretching out to this distance after winning two in a row at shorter. A son of Quality Road, he will be tracking the pace.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#5 Just Howard (Lynch / Motion) should be in the mix as he also ships in from the East. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one solid workout. This lad is 100% in the money at this distance. Another son of English Channel, he could be forwardly placed.

10 CENT Superfecta

#9 Profiteer  /  #8 Channel Maker  /  #2 Cowboy Culture, #5 Just Howard  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (10/22) Results
Keeneland R8.  Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes--G3.  We hit the 10 CENT Superfecta by capturing all four wagering interest in our box effort. Superfecta went 7-6-2-10 for a $40.95 payout.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Grateful, finished 4th.
Bankroll gets a lift to $129.57.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Keeneland

We take in a competitive graded stakes Turf race down in Kentucky.

Keeneland Race 8 {Dowager Stakes~G3~1 1/2 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A good field of ten will hit the Kentucky green in this annual affair. There is decent speed to assure a fluid pace. Speed numbers are reasonably close. A few will be stretching out to this distance for the first time. Our task is to link together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. It should be a fantastic race.

#10 Grateful (Franco / Pletcher) might have the edge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three sturdy workouts. This gal has already won at this distance and has traveled over the Keeneland course well. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Apple Betty [IRE] (J. Velazquez / McGaughey) will challenge with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four strong workouts. She holds the second highest speed number at this distance and is 50% in the money from four tries at the same. She should be part of the speed scenario.

#2 Lottie (J. Ortiz / Motion) will contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and three hearty workouts. She holds the highest speed number at the distance hitting the board at same in her only two attempts. This gal should track and close solidly.

#6 Promotional (Lanerie / Proctor) should also contend with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and three superb workouts. She holds the third highest speed number at the distance. She should track the pace ready to roll into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#10 Grateful  +  #7 Apple Betty  +  #2 Lottie  +  #6 Promotional.




Stakes Saturday Results
Laurel Park R10.  Maryland Millions Classic Stakes.  Our first pick, Bonus Points, won (1st) for win money of $4.20, place money of $4.60, and show money of $5.40.  Our second pick, John Jones, finished 7th.  Our third pick, Ghost Bay, finished 3rd for show money of $2.30.
Superfecta went 5-12-11-9.
Bankroll gets a pick-me-up, rising to $93.02.



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Stakes Saturday in Maryland

A state for Horse Lovers, Maryland, is where we look in on a tremendous Stakes race.

Laurel Park Race 10 {Maryland Million Classic Stakes~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old Up~Stakes}

A solid field of eleven talented horses will go to the gate in this annual event. There is enough speed to maintain a strong pace. Speed numbers are close. Only six in this field have traversed this distance making for an interesting competition. It should be a very exciting race.

#5 Bonus Points (Juarez / Pletcher) might have the edge coming out of a challenging graded stakes race. He holds the highest last out speed number, a six race progression, and three sincere workouts. This lad will be tracking the pace ready to do battle in the stretch. A son of Majestic Warrior, he has experience at the distance and over the track.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 John Jones (Toledo / Gaudet) will challenge with the third highest (tie) last out speed number and three superb peaking workouts. This guy loves the distance and the track. He has a field high eight wins. A son of Smarty Jones, he should be part of the front end crew.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#11 Ghost Bay (Karamanos / Bailes) should contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three stellar peaking races. He comes out a turf race at this distance and is ready to compete courageously. A son of Ghostzapper, he has hit the board 59% of the time.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#12 Southside Warrior (Cintron / Trombetta) will be in the mix with a couple of good last out speed numbers and one hearty workout. He holds the second highest speed number at this distance. A son of Warrior's Reward, he should be tracking the pace closely and unleash into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Bonus Points  /  #2 John Jones  /  #11 Ghost Bay, #12 Southside Warrior / #11, #12, ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (10/15) Results
Woodbine R10.  Canandian International--G1.  We misfired on our 20 CENT Superfecta box play, hitting only two of the four wagering interests required. Superfecta went 7-1-2-4.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Chemical Charge [IRE], finished 6th.
Bankroll gets blanked, falling to $89.12.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Superfecta Sunday, O Canada

On this Superfecta Sunday we look toward the great North for some excellent Turf action.

Woodbine Race 10 {Pattison Canadian International~G1~1 1/2 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A highly talented field of ten will hit the Canadian green in this annual event. There is sufficient speed to keep the pace going. Speed numbers/ratings are comparatively close which should produce an extremely competitive race. Our task is to link together a winning 20 CENT Superfecta box ticket.


#10 Chemical Charge [IRE] (Murphy / Beckett) comes in from across the pond to battle on the Canadian Turf. He has won his last two over in Great Britain producing a three race progression. He is a very consistent sort who is 92% in the money from thirteen career starts. This son of Sea the Stars [IRE] should be close to the pace ready to break away in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Idaho [IRE] (Moore / A. O'Brien) comes in from France where he ran in the "Arc" at Chantilly in unremarkable fashion. This lad has, arguably, some of the best connections in the World. He is a millionaire that has run over the Woodbine course. Holding the highest last out rating, he should travel close to the pace. A son of Galileo [IRE], good improvement should be shown.

#2 Flamboyant [FR] (Rosario / Gallagher) is coming in from sunny California with the second highest speed number, a four race progression, and three stamina producing workouts. This son of Peer Gynt [JPN] has the highest speed number over the surface and will be tracking the pace ready to charge into the stretch.

#9 Erupt [IRE] (Alvarado / Motion) is another millionaire that should contend from a tracking position. He is the defending champ of this race and appears to be coming into form with four superb workouts. A son of Dubawi [IRE], he'll manage the distance well.

20 CENT Superfecta Box ($4.80)

#10 Chemical Charge [IRE]  +  #4 Idaho [IRE]  +  #2 Flamboyant [FR]  +  #9 Erupt [IRE].




Stakes Saturday Results
Keeneland R9. Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup--G1.  Our first pick, Proctor's Ledge, finished 8th.  Our second pick, Dream Dancing, finished 7th.  Our third pick, New Money Honey, finished 6th.
Superfecta went 6-3-8-10.
Bankroll gets goose-egged, falling to $95.92.

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Turfy Stakes Saturday

We look down Kentucky way for an enjoyable Turf battle for the girls.

Keeneland Race 9 {Queen Elizabeth II Cup~Grade 1~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Fillies~Graded Stakes}

A smashing field of ten will hit the Keeneland green in this annual event. It comes up light on speed, so strategy will be key as the gate opens. Speed numbers are all very close making it any one of these gals race. It should be the most exciting race of the day.

#2 Proctor's Ledge (Lanerie / B. Walsh) could make it three wins in a row. She holds the highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and three strong workouts. This gal loves the Turf, the distance and the Keeneland course. A daughter of Ghostzapper, she should track the pace closely and explode into the stretch.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#4 Dream Dancing (Leparoux / B. Walsh) should challenge with the second highest (four-way tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and four superior peaking workouts. A daughter of Tapit, she should close earnestly.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#11 New Money Honey (Castellano / C. Brown) will contend with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and four excellent workouts. She has already earned a victory at this distance and is one of four that has traveled over the Keeneland course. A millionaire daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, she should be close to the pace.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#10 Uni [GB] (I. Ortiz / C. Brown) will be in the mix with the third highest last out speed number and two hearty workouts. She holds the best in the money record of this crew at 88% from nine career starts. A daughter of More Than Ready, she should be part of the tracking pack.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 Proctor's Ledge  /  #4 Dream Dancing  /  #11 New Money Honey  /  #10 Uni [GB], ALL.




Last Superefecta Sunday (10/8) Results
Gulfstream Park West R7.  Claiming. We landed our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket for a payment of $30.52.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Quenane, won (1st) for show money of $2.80.
Bankroll blossoms to $106.72.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in Florida

On this Superfecta Sunday we take on a small claiming race on the other coast.

Gulfstream Park West {7 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A short field of seven will head to the gate in this lower level claiming race. There is some speed. Speed numbers are very close. All of these guys are heading over from Gulf Stream Park to frolic over the former Calder race track. It should be a good event. Our task is to attempt to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#6 Quenane (Gaffalione / Levy) might have the edge with the second highest last out speed number. Actually, he has a couple of decent last out speed numbers in which he hit the board in both races. This lad has the best overall in the money performance at 69% from thirteen starts. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Lil's Fast Boy (Samiento / O. Gonzalez) should challenge as he stretches out to this distance. He holds the second highest (tie) speed number over the surface and has put in two strong workouts. This guy should be forwardly placed with an opportunity to wire the field.

#3 Gadsby Tavern (S. Saez / A. Rodriguez) will contend with the highest last out speed number and a two race progression. He also shows the highest speed number over the dirt. Expect him to track closely and sprout into the stretch.

#5 Eye of the Lion (Rios / Cantanese) could surprise with a couple of even efforts last out and one solid workout. He does have the second highest speed number at the distance. Watch him track and close aggressively.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#6 Quenane  +  #2 Lil's Fast Boy  +  #3 Gadsby  +  #5 Eye of the Lion.




Furlong Friday (10/6) Results
Santa Anita Park R7.  Allowance. Our pick, Divine Spark, finished 8th.
Superfecta went 3-9-4-2.
Bankroll dips to $77.80.


Friday, October 6, 2017

Furlong Friday in Southern Cali

Thank goodness it is Furlong Friday. We take in a nice sprint in Southern California.

Santa Anita Park {6 Furlongs~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~CA~Allowance}

A good field of ten ladies will go to the gate in this Cal-Bred feature. There is plenty of speed to keep the pace rolling. Speed numbers are very close making for a highly competitive event. It should be a fine race for out Furlong Friday.

#7 Divine Spark (Van Dyke / Baffert) looks primed to improve with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and three serious workouts. This gal should sit right off the pace and launch into the stretch. She likes the surface, distance, and track.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#9 Dreamy Gal (T. Baze / Mullins) should go off as one of the favorites with the third highest last out speed number at a slightly longer sprint and three tremendous works. She has posted a win at this distance and holds the second highest speed number over dirt.

#1 Bold At Night (Sutherland / Metz) should contend with the fourth highest last out speed number. She holds the highest speed number over the dirt surface. She should be part of the pack on the front end seeking to carve out a good run.

#3 Powder (Espinoza / I. Kruljac) will be part of the front end crew as she seeks her third win in a row. She holds the second highest (three-way tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and one solid workout. This gal holds the highest in the money performance at 75% from four starts.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Divine Spark  /  #9 Dreamy Gal  /  #1 Bold At Night  /  #3 Powder, ALL.





Last Superfecta Sunday (10/1) Results
Santa Anita Park R7.  John Henry Turf Championship--G2.  We performed badly on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort, hitting only one wagering interest. Superfecta went 1-2-3-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Chicago Style, finished 5th.
Bankroll dips to $80.50.