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.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Superfecta Sundayon the Turf under the Sun

California is calling as we take in a great Turf race names after a legendary horse.

Santa Anita Park Race 7 {John Henry Turf Championship~G2~1 1/4 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A terrific field of eight will hit the green in this graded event. There is some speed to deliver some pace. Speed numbers are fairly close making the race competitive. All are coming into this one fresh off of at least thirty days rest. Most of these lads have superb workout tabs, ready to hit the turf with flourish. Our task is to stitch together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#1 Itsinthepost [FR] (T. Baze / Mullins) looks to turn the tables with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four sensational works. He should be close to the pace and rush into the stretch. This guy enjoys the Santa Anita Turf.

#8 Hunt [IRE] (Prat / D'Amato) has produced two wins in a row and looks to add another. He holds the highest last out speed number at a longer Turf route and three sturdy workouts. This lad is another that should race close to the pace and release into the stretch.

#4 Chicago Style (Van Dyke / Proctor) should challenge coming off three wins in a row. His last two speed numbers are good, he comes out of a longer Turf route, and has put in four hearty peaking workouts. He has won five of his six career races. This gelding is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#6 Up With the Brids (Theriot / D'Amato) should be a factor with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and four strong workouts. This millionaire holds eight career wins and is 54% in the money from thirty-three starts.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#1 Itsinthepost [FR]  +  #8 Hunt [IRE]  +  #4 Chicago Style  +  #6 Up With the Birds.



Stakes Saturday Results
Santa Anita Park R10.  Awesome Again Stakes--G1. Our first pick, Mubtaahij [IRE], won (1st) for win money of $8.20, place money of $7.20, and show money of $10.50.  Our second pick, Midnight Storm, finished 2nd for show money of $4.80.  Our third pick, Breaking Lucky, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 6-3-1-8.
Bankroll rises to $92.30.

Qatar Prix de L'arc de Triomphe Results (early this morning)
Chantilly, France 3:05 pm Race. Our first pick, Dschingis Secret [GER], finished 6th.  Our second pick, Zarak [FR] finished off the board.  Our third pick, Ulysses [IRE], finished 3rd for place money of $5.60.
Exacta went 17 - 5.
Bankroll encounters "a frappe un coup", settling at $84.90.



2017 Prix de L'arc de Triomphe

Oui. We are taking a foray into international racing as the Prix de L'arc de Triomphe is the richest Turf race in the World. This year in Chantilly, France. Also, it should be the most exciting classic Turf race this year.


Later in the day we will look at another Turf classic in sunny California, USA.

Chantilly 3:05 pm Race {Qatar Prix de L'arc de Triomphe~Group 1~Approximately 1 1/2 miles~Turf~3 year-old Up~Group 1}

This race will actually go off at approximately 9:05 am Chicago (cdt) time.

A supreme quality group of eighteen will enter the starting gate for the highest regarded race in Europe. It will feature horses from France, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan. All are, arguably, the best of the best Turf horses. There will be speed, but the stayers will have their day. A case could be made for any of the runners in this race. Ground is expected to be soft due to forecasted rain.

#8 Dschingis Secret [GER] (de Vries / Klug) should like the ground. His connections are solid in the win column over the last fourteen days. He was last seen winning over the Chantilly course. This lad is 80% in the money over the Turf from ten starts. He will be coming out of the 10th post. A son of Soldier Hollow [GB], he is our Key selection.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE.

#1 Zarak [FR] (Soumillon / Royer-Dupree) is well prepped by his connections who have a strong strike rate. This guy won last out at Saint-Cloud at this distance. He is 66% in the money over Turf. Despite the fact he will be coming our of the 18th hole, he should acquit himself gallantly. A son of Dubawi [IRE], he will relish the distance.
$2 PLACE.

#4 Ulysses [IRE] (Crowley / Stoute) won at York last out and comes into this premiere race with confidence. Connections have solid strike rates. This son of Galileo [IRE] is 75% in the money over Turf. Distance and ground should not be a factor. He holds the second highest rating among the group.
$2 PLACE.

Other Wagering Interests

#17 Enable [GB] (Dettori / Gosden) currently is the even money favorite and deservedly so.
But alas, we are looking for value. This filly has won five straight, her last being at York. The top rating in the field, she is already legend at this distance. Her connections are world-class. A daughter of Nathaniel [IRE], she could give this field a drubbing.

#3 One Foot in Heaven [IRE] (Doyle / Royer-Dupre) is a disciple of the soft ground and is sure to have a say in the outcome if the Turf is good to soft. Connections have a superior strike rate. Last seen at Maisons-Lafitte, where he placed second. A son of Fastnet Rock [Aus], he may be a longshot to take it, but do not discount him.

Exacta Play

$1  #8 Dschingis Secret [GER]  /  #1 Zarak [FR], #4 Ulysses [IRE], #17 Enable [GB], #3 One Foot in Heaven [IRE].

Cheers to all those who enjoy fantastic races on the World stage!!


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Stakes Saturday on the West Coast

Horse racing is warming nicely on the West coast as we move closer to the Breeder's Cup Championships. On this Stakes Saturday we take a look at a great grade one.

Santa Anita Park Race 10 {Awesome Again~G1~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A highly talented group of seven will go to the California dirt in this grade one. Four millionaires are among this group giving it a very high caliber feel. There is tremendous speed which should make for a fast pace. Beyer speed figs are super close. It should be an extremely exciting race.

#6 Mubtaahij [IRE] (Van Dyke / Baffert) looks to be in sound shape after a long layoff. He will start fresh coming out of Dubai with some excellent last out performances. He has put together a powerful workout tab prepping for this one. A millionaire son of Dubawi [IRE], he should take full advantage of the speedsters up front.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5 SHOW.

#3 Midnight Storm (T. Baze / D'Amato) should dictate terms of the pace and have enough left to fend off the trackers. He holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and four superb workouts. This millionaire son of Pioneer of the Nile, excels at the distance and enjoys the Santa Anita track.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Breaking Lucky (Smith / R. Baker) should challenge as he follows the pace closely. This lad holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three sensational bullet workouts. He shares the highest speed number at the distance with two others. A millionaire son of Lookin At Lucky, this will be his first battle at Santa Anita.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#8 Cupid (Bejarano / Baffert) is the deserved morning line favorite and he could be part of a Bob Baffert exacta. He shares the second highest last out speed number and has put in four excellent workouts. This guy is 100% in the money over the track. A millionaire son of Tapit, he has the tactical speed to acknowledge the developing pace and shoot into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#6 Mubtaahij [IRE]  /  #3 Midnight Storm  /  #5 Breaking Lucky  /  #8 Cupid, ALL.




Furlong Friday Results
Laurel Park R9.  Allowance.  Our pick, My Sister Caro, won (1st) for show money of $3.20.
Superfecta went 5-3-8-2.
Bankroll gains a couple dimes to settle at $76.00.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Furlong Friday in MD

We found a nice Turf sprint in Maryland for our Furlong Friday.

Laurel Park Race 9 {5 1/2 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~Allowance}

A modest field of eight will hit the Maryland grass in this Turf sprint. There is plenty of speedy gals in this one. Speed figs are fairly close. Consequently, it should be a nice battle. Interestingly only two Kentucky breds make an appearance. The balance were bred in PA (2), MD, LA, WV, and FL. What a great breeding showcase that creates. It should be a grand Turf sprint.

#5 My Sister Caro (Cintron / C. Martin) looks to be the one to beat with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one solid work. She should be forwardly placed close to the pace and swoop into the stretch. This West Virginia bred loves the distance and the course.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#2 Dare to Be (S. Hamilton / Jenkins) should challenge coming out of a stakes race at a slightly longer distance. She holds the highest speed number at this distance and has put in two dynamite workouts. One of the Kentucky breds that should hit the board closing swiftly.

#4 Play Unified (F. Lynch / Weaver) looks to be in great form and should be in the hunt. She holds a couple of very good last out speed numbers and has put in two hearty workouts. Coming down from Saratoga, this will be her first try over the Laurel Turf course. A Louisiana bred with tactical speed.

#3 Daylight Ahead (K Davis / McMahon) should contend with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one peaking workout. She should be battling on the lead ready for another strong performance. A Maryland bred with all the signs of home course advantage.

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 My Sister Caro  /  #2 Dare to Be  /  #4 Play Unified, #3 Daylight Ahead  /  ALL.




Thursdays Results
Belmont Park R9.  Maiden Claiming.  Our first "dividend" pick, Paula's Pistol, finished 7th.  Our second "dividend" pick, Christmas Sky, finished 3rd for show money of $4.10.
We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box play, hitting only two of the four wagering interests required to score some cash. Superfecta went 3-9-5-7.
Bankroll dips three dimes to $75.80.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Let's Start Our Horse Racing Weekend in NY

To start our horse racing weekend we look in on "Big Sandy" for a competitive maiden claiming sprint.

Belmont Park Race 9 {6 furlongs~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Maiden Claiming}

A nicely bred group of ten gals will hit the Belmont dirt in this last race on today's card. There are a few in here that should show some speed with a couple of first time starter's who will unfold their racing style. Speed numbers of those that have run are reasonably close. Some excellent pedigrees are represented in this herd making for a superbly exciting race.

#9 Seam (L. Saez / Pletcher) looks to be the overwhelming favorite as she drops in from Maiden Special Weight competition. This gal holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a furlong longer sprint and has put in one durable workout. She should track the pace and put on the afterburners coming into the stretch.

#10 Paula's Pistol (Franco / Nevin) is a first time starter that has put in a strong workout tab of four peaking works. This gal is a daughter of Mineshaft.  Trainer, Michelle Nevin hits with 11% of her first time charges. With some good favorites carrying little wagering value we have to go with this filly for the dividend.
$1 SHOW.

#1 Fortunate Queen (I. Ortiz / R. Rodriguez) will be one of the favs in this one with a couple of in the money performances last out and three solid workouts. This will be her first start at Belmont, but she is 75% in the money at this distance from four tries. This gal is another tracker who will make a rush into the stretch.

#5 Christmas Sky (H. Diaz / Gullo) is the other first time starter in the field. Trainer Gary Gullo joins his first time starters in the winners circle 15% of the time. A daughter of Bodemeister, this gal has put in two sprinty, peaking workouts prepping for her debut. She is another we will chase a dividend with.
$1 SHOW.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)
Yes, we will try to putty together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Ordinarily, we like to play this on Sunday and high value races, but this is an interesting Maiden Claiming race.

#9 Seam  +  #10 Paula's Pistol  +  #1 Fortunate Queen  +  #5 Christmas Sky.




Superfecta Sunday (9/24) Results
Remington Park R11.  Oklahoma Derby--G3. We hit on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play capturing all four of the wagering interests required to cash.  Superfecta went 5-3-6-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Colonelsdarktemper, finished 4th.
Bankroll gets a nice bump to settle at $76.10.







Sunday, September 24, 2017

Superfecta Sunday OK

On this Superfecta Sunday we take in a great race in Oklahoma.

Remington Park Race 11 {Oklahoma Derby~G3~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A super fine crop of three year-olds will hit the dirt in this annual event. There is enough speed to keep an honest pace.  Speed numbers are fairly close with most shipping in from other parts of the country.  It should be a fantastic race. Our task is to lasso a group of horses to formulate a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#3 Battle of Midway (Prat / Hollendorfer) comes in from Del Mar holding the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three solid workouts. He should appreciate this distance while being forwardly placed.

#7 Colonelsdarktemper (Court / Fires) should challenge from the front end. He holds the second highest last out speed number and has fired two bullet workouts. He comes in from Parx.  This guy has won at this distance and is sure to relish the Remington dirt. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Untrapped (Santana / Asmussen) looks to contend with the fourth highest last out speed number and four hearty workouts. He comes in from Indiana Grand. This guy loves the dirt and should do well at this distance. He should take every advantage of a strong pace as he tracks the leaders.

#6 Gato del Oro (Bejarano / Baltas) is another coming in from Del Mar.  Lightly raced and stretching out to this distance, he should take another step forward. He holds the third highest last out speed number and two strong workouts. This lad should be forwardly placed.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Battle of Midway  +  #7 Colonelsdarktemper  +  #5 Untrapped  +  #6 Gato del Oro.




Thursdays (9/21) Results
Arlington International R9.  Beaten Claiming.  Our selection, Summer Spice, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 2-9-4-13 with a deadheat for third.
Bankroll plummets to $1.70. We will supplement with a Lincoln for our Superfecta Sunday.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Horse Racing Weekend begins as Arlington Meet nears End

We start off our Horse Racing Weekend as the Arlington meet nears its end. On the Turf for some spectacular racing action.

Arlington International Race 9 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old up~Claiming}

A solid group of twelve will hit the green in this low level claiming contest. There is some speed to keep the pace rolling. Speed numbers are very close which should produce a competitive event. A few in here are trying the Arlington Turf for the first time with one trying Turf for the very first time. It should be a terrific race on a beautiful Chicago day.

#1 Summer Spice (Murrill / Stidham) should go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two good workouts. This lad holds the highest speed number at the distance and has hit the board 72% of the time at same. he should be tracking and closing well.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#9 Find Silver (Felix / D. Bennett) should challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number. He has hit the board both times while traveling this distance and has achieved the third highest speed number at same. He could be leading on the front end.

#3 Sacred Promise (Valdivia / Gorder) will contend with a couple of o.k. last out speed numbers and two superb peaking workouts. Dropping down in class he likes the Turf and the distance. Another tracker that should strike in the stretch.

#12 Sea of Anarchy (De La Cruz / Granitz) should be in the mix with a couple of o.k. last out speed numbers. Proven at this distance, he will be trying the Arlington Turf for the first time. Another who should be part of the tracking crew.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Summer Spice  /  #9 Find Silver  /  #3 Sacred Promise  /  #12 Sea of Anarchy, ALL.




Superfecta Sunday (9/17) Results
Churchill Downs R10.  Claiming. We missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket capturing only two of the four required for victory. Superfecta went 12-14-10-13.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Oathkeeper, won (1st) for show money of $6.20.
Bankroll gets a little bump to $7.60.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Superfecta Sunday under the Spires

On this Superfecta Sunday we take a look at a grand Turf mile under the Twin Spires.

Churchill Downs Race 10 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A solid field of twelve will hit the Churchill green in this last on the card Turf battle.
There is enough speed to maintain an honest pace. Speed numbers are all fairly close giving the race a competitive feel. Our task is to knit together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#12 Oathkeeper (Geroux / Brisset) should be able to stay close to the pace seeking the victory. He holds the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three fierce workouts including two bullets. This lad is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#14 Purely Boy (Leparoux / Maker) is coming off more than a year layoff, but looks well prepped to challenge. He has put in three vigorous workouts. This guy loves the distance and the Churchill Turf course. He should put on a streaking close.

#2 Dujac (Landeros / Wilkes) appears to be ready to take another step forward with two decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and one solid workout. He his coming out of a longer route race and has the tactical speed to move with the developing pace.

#6 Zander Zone (Court / O'Connor) should contend with the highest last out speed number and a two race progression. He is 50% in the money at the distance and overall (30 career races). He should track and go.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#12 Oathkeeper  +  #14 Purely Boy  +  #2 Dujac  +  #6 Zander Zone.




Stakes Saturday Results
Woodbine R12.  Woodbine Mile--G1.  Our first pick, Deauville [IRE], finished 11th.  Our second pick, Tower of Texas, finished 8th.  Our third pick, World Approval, won (1st) for show money of $1.90.
Superfecta went 1-10-3-8.
Bankroll falters to $3.80. We will supplement with a Jefferson for today's racing.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Up North for Stakes Saturday

We look in on one of the great Turf courses in North America to watch the always exciting Woodbine Mile.

Woodbine Race 12 {Woodbine Mile~G1~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A fantastic field of twelve will take to the lush Woodbine grass. There is enough speed to create an honest pace. Speed numbers are all fairly close creating an opportunity for any of the entrants to win. It should be the best race on Stakes Saturday.

#6 Deauville [IRE] (Spencer / O'Brien) has an edge with the fourth highest last out speed number in the Arlington Million at a much longer distance. The cut back should aid his efforts. A millionaire son of Galileo [IRE], this lad should track the pace closely and spring into the stretch willingly.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Tower of Texas (Da Silva / Attfield) will challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and two very strong workouts. He loves the course and distance which should help his cause. A son of Street Sense, he should be part of the tracking crew.
$1 PLACE  /  #2 SHOW.

#1 World Approval (J. Velazquez / Casse) might be the horse to beat with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression and three stellar peaking workouts. He holds the highest speed number at this distance. A son of Northern Afleet, he should be forwardly placed maintaining a good position.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Mondialiste [IRE] (J. Ortiz  / O'Meara) should contend with  a couple of good last out speed numbers, the last one being at a longer route distance. He is the 2015 winner of this event. Another son of Galileo [IRE], with the proper pace he should be closing swiftly.

#12 Glenville Gardens (Contreras / S. Attard) looks to be in the hunt with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and two top notch workouts. He is another that loves the course and distance. A son of Street Cry [IRE], he has the tactical speed which will suit this field well.

20 CENT Superfecta

#6 Deauville [IRE]  /  #2 Tower of Texas  /  #1 World Approval  /  #8 Mondialiste [IRE], #12 Glenville Gardens, ALL.



Furlong Friday Results
Arlington International R9.  Claiming.  Our pick, Mirabelle Magic, finished 7th.
Superfecta went 8-6-4-7.
Bankroll gets trimmed to $13.70.

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Furlong Friday over the TURF

On this Furlong Friday we take in a Turf sprint at one of the best tracks in the world.

Arlington International Race 9 {5 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Claiming}

A nice field of nine will go to the green in this last on the card event. There is speed o plenty to get this one off fling fast.  A speed duel could develop. Speed numbers are fairly close with a number in here dropping in class. It should be a tremendously interesting race.

#3 Mirabelle Magic (Murrill / Robertson) comes in from Canterbury to challenge these gals. She holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a three race progression, and three wholesome workouts. She'll be making a transition from dirt to turf. This gal should sit off an explosive pace and rock on in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#9 Tizamint (Sanjur / Holas) looks to be in great form and should step up nicely after breaking her maiden last out. She shares the second highest last out speed number and is working a five race progression. She should be forwardly placed battling with the rest.

#5 Devout Type (J. Lopez / Aguirre) should be ready to step forward as she moves from the poly to the Turf. She holds the fourth highest last out speed number at a slightly longer sprint. This gal is another that should be forwardly placed.

#7 Prairie Night (Marquez / Tracy) is also coming in from Canterbury and making her first start on the Turf. Pedigree suggest she may like the carpet under her hooves. She has a couple of decent last out speed numbers. Look for her to roll into the stretch off the pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Mirabelle Magic  /  #9 Tizamint  /  #5 Devout Type, #7 Prairie Night / ALL.



Thursday Results
Kentucky Downs R9.  Ramsey Farm Stakes. Our first pick, La Piba, finished 7th.  Our second pick, Queen Blossom [IRE], finished 3rd for show money of $4.00.
Superfecta went 4-2-6-8.
Bankroll gets shaved six dimes to settle at $16.90.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Horse Racing Weekend begins on the Turf

That fine rolling Turf course in Franklin, Kentucky is where we start our horse racing weekend.

Kentucky Downs Race 9 {Ramsey Farm Stakes~1 5/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Stakes}

A talented group of nine will hit the Turf in this feature race. It comes up a little short on speed which should make for a nice quickening as it nears the end. Speed figures on the other hand are fairly close. It should be a great race to kick off our Horse Racing Weekend.

#11 La Piba (Geroux / B. Cox) looks ready for the stretch out with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three superb workouts. This gal should do fine in her first run over the unique Kentucky Downs course.
$2 SHOW.

#6 Queen Blossom [IRE] (Lynch / Motion) should move forward as she tackles this course. She holds a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and three sturdy workouts. This gal should be part of the tracking crew.
$2 SHOW.

#4 Kitten's Roar (J. Ortiz / Maker) is much the horse to beat with the highest last out speed number in a Grade One affair, a four race progression, and three stout workouts. This gal is proven over this course by virtue of a win in her only effort over it. She should be reasonably close to the pace waiting to strike in the stretch.

#2 Tricky Escape (DeCarlo / Ashby) looks ready to give it her best with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one good workout. She is an impressive 81% in the money from eleven career starts. Another tracker looking for position.

10 CENT Superfecta

#11 La Piba  /  #6 Queen Blossom [IRE]  /  #4 Kitten's Roar  /  #2 Tricky Escape.




Superfecta Sunday (9/10) Results
Kentucky Downs R9.  Dueling Grounds Derby.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort capturing only two of the four wagering interests needed to cash. Superfecta went 3-5-2-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Parlor, finished 2nd for show money of $2.80.
Bankroll gets trimmed to $17.50.




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Superfecta Sunday on TURF

Updated at 16:14 Central Time

As Hurricane Irma pounds Florida our thoughts and prayers are with the people and our Equine Hero's living down there.

We look in on a terrific Turf contest on this Superfecta Sunday.

Kentucky Downs Race 9 {Dueling Grounds Derby~1 5/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Stakes}

A great group of eight will take to the grass in this annual affair. It comes up a little light on speed giving the forwardly placed runners a bit of a chance. Only one in here has gone beyond this distance and the rest will be stretching out. Speed figs are very close making for a spectacularly competitive event. Our task is to hook together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#5 Parlor (Leparoux / Kenneally) might go off as the favorite with the second highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and three hearty workouts. He has already acquitted himself over this course. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Gorgeous Kitten (Geroux / Maker) will challenge with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and two sturdy workouts. This guy loves the Turf and should get the distance easily.

#4 Society Beau (Graham / Howard) is another that will be making his first trip over the grass with a couple of good last out speed numbers and three solid workouts. This guy has the best in the money record of 78% from fourteen starts.

#2 Bronson (Gaffalione / Maker) should be in the mix with a couple of good last out spee numbers, a five race progression, and four strong workouts. This guy should enjoy the stretch out over the Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Parlor  +  #8 Gorgeous Kitten   +  #4 Society Beau  +  #2 Parlor.




Furlong Friday Results
Belmont Park R8.  Christiecat Stakes.  Our selection, Adorable Miss, finished 3rd for show money of $3.60.
Superfecta went 4-1-9-6.
Bankroll gains four dimes to settle at $19.10.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Furlong Friday at a Championship Meet

Opening its Championship, the bountiful Belmont Park, will feature a glorious sprint over the Turf. Our Fall Furlong Friday begins.

Belmont Park Race 8 {Christiecat~6 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old~Fillies~Stakes}

A great field of nine exceptional Fillies will sprint on the green in this affair. There is speed o plenty in this one which should aid the trackers. Speed numbers are fairly close which should yield a highly competitive event. It should be a great opening feature for the Belmont meet.

#9 Adorable Miss (Castellano / Pletcher) might have the edge with the ramped up speed in this one. She holds the highest last out speed number at a route and three quality workouts. This gal is 100% in the money from four career starts. Rest and ready she is the one to beat.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#6 Epping Forest (Rosario / Clement) should challenge with a couple of strong in the money performances last out. She holds the highest speed number at the distance and two solid workouts. This young lady loves the Belmont course and the distance.

#4 Rubilinda (J. Ortiz / C. Brown) will contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three sturdy workouts. She has a win over this distance in her only start at it. Lightly raced and in the money in both of her starts, she could blossom nicely.

#1 Smiling Causeway (Lynch / Delacour) should be the controlling speed with a couple of very favorable last out speed numbers and three mighty peaking workouts. She is another that is 100% in the money from four career starts. A wire job is quite possible.

10 CENT Superfecta

#9 Adorable Miss  /  #6 Epping Forest  /  #4 Rubilinda, #1 Smiling Causeway  /  ALL.




Thursday's Results
Kentucky Downs R9.  Old Friends Stakes.  Our pick, Thatcher Street, finished 2nd for show money of $5.70.
Superfecta went 5-12-3-13.
Bankroll gains a dime to settle at $18.70.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Horse Racing Weekend begins on the Turf

The unofficial ending of summer allows to move fluidly into our Horse Racing Weekend.
Today we look in on that great boutique meet at unique Kentucky Downs.

Kentucky Downs Race 9 {Old Friends Stakes~1 mile 70 yards~TURF~3 year-old Up~Stakes}

What began with a full field of twelve has dwindled down to seven in this highly competitive Turf contest. It has enough speed to keep a strong pace over this course. Speed numbers are fairly close. It should be another exciting race to start our Horse racing weekend off.

#12 Thatcher Street (Landeros / Wilkes) has the edge with two in the money starts over this rambling course. He holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three robust workouts. This lad should track the pace closely and spring smoothly into the stretch run.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 One Mean Man (B. Hernandez / Flint) should challenge with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one superb workout. He has run over this course successfully and should track closely.

#5 Sir Dudley Digges (Gaffalione / Maker) should contend with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route and two strong peaking workouts. He has the tactical speed to stay the course and find a path to the wire.

#11 Chocolate Ride (Geroux / B. Cox) could wire this field. He shares the fourth highest last out speed number and has put together four solid workouts prepping for this race. This guy holds the highest speed number at the distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#12 Thatcher Street  /  #1 One Mean Man  /  #5 Sir Dudley Digges, #11 Chocolate Ride  /  ALL.



Previous Superfecta Sunday (8/27) Results
Arlington International Race Course R8.  Allowance.  We scuttled our 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket when one of our wagering interests was a gate scratch.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Memory Bank, finished 2nd for show money of $3.00.
Bankroll rises to $18.60.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Back on Home Turf

Looking for some fine Turf action on this Superfecta Sunday.

Arlington International Race 8 {1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~IL~Allowance}

A well matched group of eight will hit the green in this last race on today's card. There appears to be sufficient speed to keep an honest pace. Speed figs are all very close. It should be a very competitive race on the firm Turf. Our task is to cobble together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#2 Memory Bank (Murrill / Stidham) might have the edge with the second highest last out speed number and one solid workout. He should race close to the pace and change gears going into the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Blue Sky Kowboy (Felix / Boyce) should challenge with the highest last out speed number and two superb peaking workouts. This guy should track and close swiftly in the stretch. A solid 100% in the money at this distance.

#4 Prairie Rebel (Valdivia / Roussel) will contend with a couple of very good last out speed numbers and one robust workout. This guy holds the highest speed number at the distance. Expect him to be forwardly placed and launch into the stretch.

#3 In the Chamber (Emigh / Becker) will be in the mix with a couple of good last out speed numbers and two positive workouts. He has covered this distance seven times for an 85% in the money record. He is another that should battle near the front.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#2 Memory Bank  +  #5 Blue Sky Kowboy  +  #4 Prairie Rebel  +  #3 In the Chamber.




Stakes Saturday Results
Saratoga R11.  TRAVERS--G1.  Our first selection, Cloud Computing, finished 8th.  Our second pick, West Coast won for place money of $3.80 and show money of $5.30.  Our third pick, Tapwrit, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 3-11-10-4.
Bankroll dips to $15.20.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Summer Derby is Here

On this beautiful Saturday we turn to Saratoga for what is typically called the Summer Derby.

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

Some of the best trainers in North America bring the best three year-old charges to upstate New York for this great race. There are no less than seven millionaires that will be ridden by some of the best jockey's in North America. All, but one were nominated to the Triple Crown earlier this year and many competed in those Triple Crown races. It has the potential to be one of the greatest races this year.

There is enough speed to create an honest pace. Beyer speed figs are fairly close among this group. A few will be stretching out to distance for the first time. All appear to be in good form which should make this race a very competitive event.

#1 Cloud Computing (Castellano / C. Brown) may have the edge with  a couple of very good last out speed numbers and two strong workouts. This lad shares the highest speed fig at the distance. He should be running close to the pace. A son of Maclean's Music, he is 80% in the money in five career races.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 West Coast (Smith / Baffert) will challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a five race progression, and four hearty workouts. This guy is another that should be close to the pace. A son of Flatter, he is 100% in the money from six starts.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#4 Tapwrit (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) should contend with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, a three race progression, and four high quality peaking workouts. He should take up a nice tracking position and strike in the stretch. A millionaire son of Tapit, he is 62% in the money from eight starts.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#11 Gunnevera (Zayas / Sano) looks to be in for a share of the purse pie with a couple of good last out speed numbers and two robust workouts. He has scored a victory at the Spa and looks to close with flourish. A son of Dialed In, he is 66% in the money from twelve starts.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Cloud Computing  /  #3 West Coast  /  #4 Tapwrit, #11 Gunnevera / ALL.




Previous Stakes Saturday(8/12) Results 
Arlington International R11.  ARLINGTON MILLION~G1.  Our top selection, Kasaqui, finished 9th.  Our second pick, Deauville [IRE], finished 3rd for show money of $4.20.  Our third pick, Mekhtaal [GB], finished 10th.
Superfecta went 10-6-5-3.  Pentafecta (Hi-5) went 10-6-5-3-12.
Bankroll falters to $7.90. We will supplement with a Hamilton for todays Stakes race.

 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

35th Running of the ARLINGTON MILLION

Off we go onto the Turf for some great racing at Arlington International.

Arlington International Race 11 {Arlington Million~G1~1 1/4 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A high caliber field of twelve will hit the grass in this 35th running of the Arlington Million. There is sufficient speed to guarantee an honest pace. Speed numbers are fairly close. A firm Turf presents a challenge for the Euros as they may be used to good, yielding, or soft ground. Nevertheless they should not be discounted as the competition across the pond may be a bit keener. Only three millionaires are in the race, but a number are on their way to hitting that milestone. It should be a great race and perhaps the most exciting Turf race this year in North America.

#8 Kasaqui (Graham / Correas) should be in peak shape for this one with a couple of excellent last out speed numbers and two quality workouts. He has never been off the board at this distance from seven efforts. He loves the Turf and relishes the Arlington course. A son of Lasting Approval, he should be tracking and closing with flourish.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5 SHOW.

#5 Deauville [IRE] (Moore / A. O'Brien) should be the favorite with the third highest last out speed number while keeping company with some of Europe's best Turf horses. He has put in one peaking workout prepping for this race. A millionaire son of Galileo [IRE], he should be tracking the pace closely and lift off into the stretch.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#13 Mekhataal [GB] (Detorri  / Rouget) will challenge with the fourth highest last out speed number and one peaking workout. This lad has raced gallantly in France and Great Britain against supreme competition. A son of Sea the Stars [IRE], he should move smoothly from the outside post to a forwardly placed position.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#12 Ascend (J. Ortiz / Motion) should be a contender with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and two strong workouts. He continues to show improvement. A son of Candy Ride [ARG], he should take up a nice tracking position and strike in the stretch.

#7 Pizza Man (I. Ortiz / Bruggemann) should not be counted out winning the Million in 2015. This guy has campaigned well this year hitting the second highest (tie) last out speed number while working a two race progression. He has put in two robust peaking workouts. A son of English Channel, he should track and close fervently.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Kasaqui [ARG]  +  #5 Deauville [IRE]  +  #13 Mekhtaal [GB]  +  #12 Ascend.

20 CENT Super Hi-5 (pentafecta)

#8 Kasaqui [ARG]  /  #5 Deauville [IRE]  /  #13 Mekhtaal [GB]  /  #12 Ascend, #7 The Pizza Man  /  ALL.



Last Superfecta Sunday (8/6) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R8.  La Jolla Handicap--G3. We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play capturing three of the four required wagering interests. Superfecta went 7-1-2-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Pioneer Lad, finished 5th.
Bankroll gets sliced to $1.30.  We will supplement with a Jackson and a Lincoln for today's racing.