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.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Turfy Superfecta Sunday

We go to "where the Turf meets the Surf" on this Superfecta Sunday.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race 8 {La Jolla Handicap~G3~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A hard charging crew of eight will hit the grass in this annual event. There is some speed to maintain a fluid pace. Speed numbers are very, very close among this group. It should be a highly competitive event giving any one of these fellas a chance to shine in the winners circle. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#7 Sharp Samurai (Stevens / Glatt) looks much the best with the second highest last out speed number at a longer route, a two race progression, and two stamina producing workouts. This lad should be close to the pace and strike early in the stretch. He could be the odds on favorite.

#4 Pioneer Lad (T. Baze / Baltas) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a five race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. He is another that should be forwardly placed off the speed. This guy appears to yearn for the Turf. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Colonist (Prat / Hollendorfer) should contend with the highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and three hearty workouts. A Triple Crown nominee this year, he will be making his first Turf effort.

#3 Placido (Bejarano / Callaghan) will be stretching out with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and three high quality workouts. He should be in the tracking flight ready to spring into the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#7 Sharp Samurai  +  #4 Pioneer Lad  +  #2 Colonist  +  #3 Placido.




Previous  Superfecta Sunday (7/23) Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R7.  San Clemente--G2.  We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box play, hitting three of the four wagering interests required. Superfecta went 9-3-7-2.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Lull, finished 2nd for show money of $2.60.
Bankroll dips to $3.70.  We will supplement with a Jefferson for today's racing action.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

On the Turf for Superfecta Sunday

We take a peek at a fantastic graded stakes race on the Turf for this Superfecta Sunday.

Del Mar Race 7 {San Clemente~G2~1 mile~TURF~Fillies~Graded Stakes}

A superb field of eight will travel over the green. There is sufficient speed to produce a swift pace. Speed numbers are very close for this group of runners all stepping up in class for this graded stakes event. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. It should be a grand Turf battle.

#3 Lull (B. Hernandez / Clement) looks to be well spotted as she ships in for strong connections. This gal holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four dynamic workouts. She should get first jump on the leaders going into the stretch.
She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Sircat Sally (Van Dyke / Hollendorfer) should be the well-deserved favorite as she is undefeated in seven starts. A very speedy gal, she holds the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four superlative workouts. This gal could wire this field with her speed.

#9 Madam Dancealot [IRE] (Theriot / Baltas) should challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four stellar workouts. This girl will be tracking the pace ready to strike in the stretch.

#6 Spy Ring [IRE] (Espinoza / Cassidy) could surprise with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a six race progression, and two bullet workouts. Expect her to track right behind the leaders ready to attack in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Lull  +  #7 Sircat Sally  +  #9 Madam Dancealot [IRE]  +  #6 Spy Ring [IRE].




Stakes Saturday Results
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club R4.  Eddie Read--G2.  Our first pick, Up With the Birds, finished 5th.  Our second pick, Ashleyluvssugar, finished 2nd for show money of $2.10.  Our third pick, Abbey Vale [IRE], finished 7th (last).
Superfecta went 2-6-1-3.
Bankroll washes out to $5.50.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Surf Meets the Turf on Stakes Saturday

On this Stakes Saturday we take in the greatness that is Del Mar.

Del Mar Race 4 {Eddie Read~G2~1 1/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A field of seven familiar faces will take to the green in this annual event. There is speed to maintain an earnest pace. Speed numbers are very close making it any horse's race. This should be an extremely exciting race.

#5 Up With the Birds (Theriot / D'Amato) comes back after a brief freshening. He holds the third highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route and four superb workouts. A son of Stormy Atlantic, he should be motoring home quickly into a decent pace.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#6 Ashleyluvssugar (Stevens / Eurton) should go off as the favorite with the highest (3-way tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and four excellent workouts. He also races fresh. An expert at this distance and over the Del Mar course, this son of Game Plan, should be forwardly placed.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Abbey Vale [IRE] (Frey / O'Neill) should improve once again sharing the third highest last out speed figure, working a two race progression, and throwing down two prime peaking workouts. This son of Moss Vale [IRE] should be tracking the leaders with fortitude.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#3 Kenjisstorm (Bejarano / Baltas) should be in the mix sharing the highest last out speed number, holding an eight race progression, and putting in two hearty workouts. This lad enjoys the distance and has the tactical speed to fit into whatever pace develops. Another son of Stormy Atlantic to hit the green..

10 CENT Superfecta

#5 Up With the Birds  /  #6 Ashleyluvssugar  /  #7 Abbey Vale [IRE]  /  #3 Kenjisstorm, ALL.




A couple of Superfecta Sundays Ago (7/9)
Arlington International Race Course R8.  Claiming. We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta Box effort, capturing three of the four required to cash.  Superfecta went 10-7-3-5.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Oscarific, finished 4th.
Bankroll tumbles to $2.90. Lets put in a Hamilton for this weekend's racing.



Sunday, July 9, 2017

Superfecta Sunday Sprinting on the Green

On this Superfecta Sunday we take a look at a Turf sprint over the Arlington green.

Arlington International Race Course Race 8 {5 1/2 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~Claiming}

A nice full field of ten will take to the grass in the last of the day.  There is plenty of speed to keep the pace flowing. Speed numbers are fairly close making for quite a competitive affair. Most of these lads are decently bred for the Turf. Our task is to piece together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#5 Oscarific (Valdivia / Rivelli) looks to be the one to beat with the second highest last out speed number and two sturdy workouts. This guy has sprinted this distance earning the third highest speed number of this group. He should be tracking the pace ready to strike going into the stretch. This lad is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#1 Hawk Is Ready (Lantz / Mathews) should be forwardly placed among the speedsters. He holds the third highest last out speed number, the highest speed number at the distance, and is working a two race progression. He loves the Turf, course, and distance.

#7 Wayne's Ready (Shinn / Catalano) is another in the forwardly placed pack. He will be making a surface switch from synthetic to Turf. This guy holds the fourth highest last out speed number and has put in two robust workouts.

#3 Mr. Stein (Murrill / Cristel) should fine a good place behind the leaders and seek to mount a strong effort coming into the stretch. He has a decent couple of last out speed numbers and a two race progression. This lad holds the highest speed number of the group over the Arlington Turf course.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Oscarific  +  #1 Hawk Is Ready  +  #7 Wayne's Ready  +  #3 Mr. Stein.




Last Superfecta Sunday (7/2) Results
Woodbine R12.  Charilie Barley Stakes.  We misfired on our 20 cent Superfecta box ticket capturing only two of the four wagering interests required to win. Superfecta went 8-3-7-2.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Flowmotion, finished 5th.
Bankroll tumbles to $2.30. We will supplement with a Lincoln for today's racing action.



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Superfecta Sunday Up North

Looking for some good Turf action on this Superfecta Sunday. We go North on Queen's Plate Day.

Woodbine Race 12 {Charlie Barley Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Stakes}

A great field of nine will hit the grass provided the rain subsides. There is enough speed to develop an honest pace. Speed numbers are very close which should produce a highly competitive event. All are nicely bred for the Turf. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#8 Yorkton (Da Silva / Simon) might be able to reel all of these lads in with the highest last out speed number and four glorious workouts. This guy will show speed and if contained properly, he could wire this field.

#6 Flowmotion (J. Ortiz / Casse) should take another step forward as he stretches out to this distance from his last that produced the third highest last out speed number of this crew. He has put in one fine workout. This guy has the tactical speed to track closely and strike in the stretch. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#2 Made You Look (Castellano / Pletcher) comes in to face these foes with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. He holds the highest speed number at the distance. With a proper pace he could track and close gallantly.

#4 City Boy (Campbell / Keogh) could surprise with a couple of good last out speed numbers in which he hit the board in both efforts. He loves the surface and the Woodbine course. This lad has put in two robust workouts in the last thirty days.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($4.80)

#8 Yorkton  +  #6 Flowmotion  +  #2 Made You Look  +  #4 City Boy.




Stakes Saturday Results
Monmouth Park R11.  United Nations Stakes--G1.  Our first pick, Oscar Nominated, finished 7th.  Our second pick, Beach Patrol, finished 3rd for show money of $3.00.  Our third pick, Messi [GER], finished 9th (last).
Superfecta went 3-7-1-9.
Bankroll takes a hit, falling to $8.10.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stakes Saturday along the Jersey Shore

On this Stakes Saturday, we have Turf.  Racing along the Jersey shore at a wonderful route distance on a beautiful day is on tap.

Monmouth Park Race 11 {United Nations~G1~1 3/8 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great field of nine will hit the Jersey green in this annual feature. There is some speed which may produce a nice flow to the race. Speed numbers are fairly close making this a highly competitive event. Most in here are tried and tested. All but one are coming into this one fresh. It should be one of the outstanding races in North America.

#8 Oscar Nominated (Carmouche / Maker) has the tactical speed to be the stayer. He holds the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four excellent workouts. A son of leading Turf sire, Kitten's Joy, he has already racked a win at this distance.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#1 Beach Patrol (Geroux / C. Brown) should go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number, an eight race progression, and two solid workouts. He should also be the speed of the race controlling the pace on the front end. A son of Lemon Drop Kid, he should make all as he stretches out to this distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#5 Messi [GER] (Bocachica / Motion) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and four serious workouts. He could be close to the pace and strike in the stretch. A son of New Approach [IRE], this lad has also secured a victory at this distance from two tries.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#3 Bigger Picture (Bravo / Maker) should be in the, err, picture as well, with the third highest last out speed number at a longer Turf route and four fine workouts. This lad has earned two wins from four starts at this distance. He could be forwardly placed seeking position for the closing run. A son of Badge of Silver, he shares the highest speed number at this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Oscar Nominated  /  #1 Beach Patrol  /  #5 Messi [GER], #3 Bigger Picture  /  ALL.




Previous Superfecta Sunday (6/18) Results
Canterbury Park R7.  Lady Canterbury Stakes.  We captured only three of the four required wagering interests to cash on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play.  Superfecta went 5-4-8-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Gianna's Dream, finished 4th.
Bankroll tumbles to $16.30.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Superfecta Sunday in Minnesota, Ehh

Looking for some Turf in the mighty Midwest.

Canterbury Park Race 7 {Lady Canterbury Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Fillies/Mares~Stakes}

A classy field of eight will step onto the green in this annual affair. It comes up light on speed which should set up for the quickening into the stretch. Speed numbers amongst these gals are very close. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#3 Gianna's Dream (D. Velazquez / Maker) is coming off an extended layoff, but appears ready to tackle this group. Prior to the layoff she posts the third highest last out speed number and has put in four high quality workouts in preparation. This gal is 100% in the money at this distance. She should be the speed of the race. Our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#10 Princess Erindelle (Canchari / Robertson) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid workouts. She relishes the Turf, distance and Canterbury course. Look for her to be among the tracking herd.

#4 Insta Erma (Butler / Mott) will contend with a couple of strong last out speed numbers and three superb workouts. This gal appears to be in good form and will be tracking the pace.

#8 Seeking Treasure (Cotto / Mathews) should be in the mix with the highest speed number at the distance, a two race progression, and three stamina building workouts. She should track and close smoothly through the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Gianna's Dream  +  #10 Princess Erindelle  +  #4 Insta Erma  +  #8 Seeking Treasure.




Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R8.  Stephen Foster Handicap--G1.  Our first pick, Gun Runner, won (1st) for win money of $3.00 and show money of $3.05.  Our second pick, Breaking Lucky, finished 3rd, for show money of $3.00.  Our third pick, Stanford, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 3-4-2-6.
Bankroll sheds seven nickels to settle at $21.70.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Twilight Stakes Saturday

Evening racing in the shadow of the Twin Spires is on tap for this Stakes Saturday.

Churchill Downs Race 8 {Stephen Foster Handicap~G1~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old Up~Graded Stakes}

A great group of eight will go to the gate in this annual contest. There is plenty of speed to keep a swift pace. Nearly all in here will be firing fresh off of modest layoffs. Speed figs are very close giving this race a tremendously competitive feel. Two millionaires make their appearance against a group who have made significant bank. It should be an exciting race under the lights.

#3 Gun Runner (Geroux / Asmussen) may have the edge with the highest last out speed number at a longer route, an eight race progression, and four stellar peaking workouts. A millionaire son of Candy Ride [ARG], he should be very close to the pace ready to spring forward in the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Breaking Lucky (Contreras / Baker) should challenge with a couple of excellent last out speed figs and two solid workouts. This guy has the tactical speed to stay the course and pounce. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he holds the highest speed number at the distance.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Stanford (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) will contend with the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. He is the other millionaire in the field. A son of Malibu Moon, he should be forwardly placed seeking edge away from the leaders.
$2 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#4 Honorable Duty (Castellano / Walsh) looks to improve over a couple of very good last out speed numbers. He holds the fourth highest speed number at the distance and has put in three solid peaking workouts. A son of Distorted Humor, he should track and close sweetly.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Gun Runner  /  #2 Breaking Lucky  /  #8 Stanford  /  #4 Honorable Duty, ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (6/11) Results
Arlington International Race Course R8.  Maiden Special Weight.
We captured only three of the four required to cash our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 1-8-5-7.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Summer Sweet, finished 3rd for show money of $3.60.
Bankroll sheds eight dimes to settle at $22.15.
 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Superfecta Sunday on the Turf

Sweet home Chicago. On this Superfecta Sunday we take in a Turf mile at lovely Arlington International.

Arlington International Race 8 {1 mile~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Maiden Special Weight}

A good group of ten will hit the grass in this last of the day Turf race. There should be sufficient speed to keep the pace rolling. Those that like to track that pace will need to be closer to get in the money. Speed numbers are all fairly close which should the race a competitive feel. Our task is to knit together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket.
It should be a tremendous race.

#5 Summer Sweet (Emigh / Stidham) might have the edge as she runs in her third of her form cycle. She holds the fourth highest speed number over the Turf. This gal stretches out to this distance with two bullet workouts underneath her. She should track closely and strike in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#7 Crafty's Way (Perez / Williamson) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three superb peaking workouts. This gal will be dropping in class and distance in effort to make her fifteenth run a maiden breaker. With the right pace she should track and close sweetly.

#1 Mo's MVP (Valdivia / Campbell) will contend as she makes her Turf debut after running second in a longer poly-route last out. She holds the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two fine workouts. This girl should be closing swiftly after the turn.

#10 Elusive Storm (J. Lopez / Correas) is the only first time starter in this group. She is the daughter of Elusive Quality and should relish the Turf surface. Her workout tab is by far the best of the bunch with five exceptional peaking efforts. This gal appears to be ready, willing, and able.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#5 Summer Sweet  +  #7 Crafty's Way  +  #1 Mo's MVP  +  #10 Elusive Storm.




Stakes Saturday Results
Belmont Park R11.  BELMONT STAKES--G1.  Our first pick, Irish War Cry, finished 2nd for place money of $4.70 and show money of $5.85.  Our second pick, Tapwrit, won (1st) for place money of $3.25 and show money of $5.00.  Our third pick, J Boys Echo, finished off the board.
Superfecta went 2-7-12-3.
Bankroll gains eight and change to settle at $22.95.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Belmont Stakes Day

A beautiful Stakes Saturday allows us to take a peek at expansive Belmont Park for the third jewel of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes.

Belmont Park Race 11 {BELMONT STAKES~G1~1 1/2 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A talented field of eleven will go to the gate in this competitive running of the Belmont Stakes. There is enough speed to create an honest pace. Speed figures are fairly close which allows any of these in here that can get the distance a chance to trot over to the winners circle. Of course all are Triple Crown Nominees, three exiting the Preakness and five exiting the Kentucky Derby. There are three new shooters to make the run. It should be an extremely exciting running of the Belmont.

#7 Irish War Cry (Maragh / Motion) is back in the familiar settings of New York. He holds the second highest speed number over dirt and has put in two strong workouts prepping for the big race. This guy seems to have a good race, bad race pattern going. Luckily, if that holds true, he should be ready for a fine race today. This son of Curlin, should travel close to the pace and get first jump in the stretch.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#2 Tapwrit (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) should challenge as he moves forward in a distance he should enjoy. He holds the fourth highest last out (tie) speed number, a two race progression, and three solid workouts. This lad holds the third highest speed number over the dirt. A son of Tapit, he should be tracking and closing gallantly.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#4 J Boys Echo (Albarado / Romans) could be sitting on a top race. He holds the highest speed number on the dirt and has put in two dynamite workouts in preparation. This guy should also be part of the tracking and closing crew. A son of Mineshaft, distance will be his best friend today.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#10 Multiplier (Rosario / Walsh) should be in the mix with a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a five race progression, and two superb peaking workouts. This guy is within striking distance of the four highest speed numbers over dirt. A son of The Factor, he is another seeking to catch a swift pace as he readies for the stretch run.

#6 Lookin At Lee (I. Ortiz / Asmussen) is a model of consistency as he finished in the top four in the previous two Triple Crown races. He holds the second highest (tie) last out speed number and two hearty workouts. He should be closing swiftly going into the stretch. A son of Lookin At Lucky, he should acquit himself well at this distance.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Irish War Cry  /  #2 Tapwrit  /  #4 J. Boys Echo  /  #10 Multiplier, #6 Lookin At Lee.




Last Stakes Saturday (6/3) Results
Penn National.  Penn Mile--G2.  Our first pick, Big Score, finished 2nd for show money of $3.20.  Our second pick, Cistron, finished 3rd for show money of $3.20.  Our third pick, Frostmourne, won (1st) for show money of $3.20.  Superfecta went 8-74-5.
Bankroll gains 50 cents to settle at $14.35.






 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Stakes Saturday in Wonderful Pennsylvnia

Hitting the Turf in Pennsylvania on this Stakes Saturday.

Penn National Race 9 {Penn Mile~G2~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A great field of nine will hit the green in this annual contest. There is plenty of speed to maintain a rapid pace. Speed numbers are very close creating a highly competitive event. There are four Triple Crown nominees among the group. Top notch trainers and jockeys will compete for the stacks. It should be a superb race on a beautiful day at Penn National.

#7 Big Score (Castellano / Yakteen) ships in to take on this talented crew. he shows the highest (tie) last out speed number, a six race progression, and two fine workouts. He loves the Turf and the distance. A son of Mr. Big, he should take up a tracking position and slice through the stretch.
$2 WIN  / $3 SHOW.

#4 Cistron (P. Lopez / Sadler) ships in from Santa Anita seeking capture this prestigious race. He shares the highest last out speed number, holds a two race progression, and has put in three dynamic workouts. Another that relishes the turf and the distance, he should be part of the front running group. A son of The Factor, he is 87% in the money from eight starts.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Frostmourne (I. Ortiz / Clement) should challenge with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a two race progression, and four diligent workouts over the Turf. He should track the pace closely ready to strike in the stretch. A son of Speightstown, he is in top form with a 75% in the money record from four starts.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#3 Time to Travel (Prado / Matz) should be a factor in this race as he makes the surface switch from dirt to Turf. He shares the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two solid peaking workouts. A son of Hard Spun, he should enjoy the Turf surface while being forwardly placed.

#6 Holiday Stone (L. Saez / Weaver) should be in the hunt with a tremendous effort two starts back at Keeneland. He has a couple of good last out speed numbers and one hearty workout. This son of Harlan's Holiday, has the tactical speed to stay the course.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Big Score  /  #4 Cistron  /  #8 Frostmourne  /  #3 Time to Travel, #6 Holiday Stone.




Last Stakes Saturday (5/27) Results
Arlington International R8.  Arlington Classic--G3.  Our first pick, Parlor, finished 3rd for show money of $4.20.  Our second pick, Fast and Accurate, finished 4th.
Superefecta went 8-3-7-6.
Bankroll dips to $8.85. Lets supplement with a Lincoln for todays race.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stakes Saturday Sweet Home Arlington

Heading into the unofficial start of summer onto the Arlington International Turf.

Arlington International Race 8 {Arlington Classic~G3~1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A great crop of six talented horses will hit the yielding green in this prelude to the Secretariat Stakes on Million Day. There are four Triple Crown nominees among this group. Speed numbers are barely discernable as any of these have the chance to pull off the victory. There is some pace and both of those lads should be in the thick of it. It should be a great TURF race.

#7 Parlor (Castanon / Kenneally) might have the advantage with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two strong workouts. This son of Lonhro [AUS] should take up a tracking position and strike in the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 SHOW.

#6 Fast and Accurate (Hill / Maker) should challenge with a solid win over a Turf surface. he exits KD 143 and appears to prefer either the synthetic or Turf. Dropping in from that longer route of a mile and quarter, he has prepped with two excellent peaking workouts. This son of Hansen could show speed from the opening of the gates.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Cowboy Culture (Bridgmohan / Cox) will contend with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two stout workouts. He should be part of the tracking pack as they make their way around the Arlington course. A son of Quality Road, he has posted all three of his career wins over the Turf.

#9 Giant Payday (C. Landeros / Wilkes) should be in the mix from the outset. This guy holds a couple of very good last out speed numbers, a four race progression, and three stellar workouts. He has acquitted himself well over the slog. A son of Giant's Causeway, he loves the Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta

#7 Parlor  /  #6 Fast and Accurate  /  #8 Cowboy Culture, #9 Giant Payday  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (5/21) Results
Santa Anita Park R9.  Fran's Valentine Stakes.  With an eventual DQ, we only captured two of the four required to cash our 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. Superfecta went 7-2-5-3.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Cheekaboo, ended up finishing 5th due to the disqualification of the #1 horse, Pacific Heat.
Bankroll gets chewed up settling at $2.25. We will supplement with a Hamilton for todays racing.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Santa Anita

Another fine Superfecta Sunday.  We take in a nice Stakes race on the Turf at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 9 {Fran's Valentine Stakes~1 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~CA~Stakes}

A talented field of seven gals will go to the green in this feature contest on the card. There is plenty of speed to keep the pace furious. Speed numbers are all fairly close making for a highly competitive event. Our task is to fasten together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#8 Cheekaboo (Smith / Eurton) looks to have the advantage with the second highest (tie) last out speed number at a longer route and two strong workouts. She loves the Turf and this distance. Look for her to close swiftly in the stretch. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#2 Roo's Valentine (Pedroza / Mulhall) should challenge with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three stellar peaking workouts. This gal will be part of the forwardly placed team leading the charge.

#1 Pacific Heat (Prat / Eurton) will contend with the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. She should be forwardly placed ready to strike. This gal relishes this distance.

#5 Ticaboo (T. Baze / Oviedo) should be in the mix with three wins in a row notched onto her saddle. This gal should be on the front end seeking perform a wire job. She loves the distance and the Santa Anita course.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#8 Cheekaboo  +  #2 Roo's Valentine  +  #1 Pacific Heat  +  #5 Ticaboo.




Last Superfecta Sunday (5/14) Results
Belmont Park R8.  Starter Allowance.  We skidded out of our 10 CENT Superfecta box play capturing only one of the four required to get some stacks. Superfecta went 15-5-1-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Jemmabelle, finished 5th.
Bankroll crashes and burns to $1.65. We will supplement with a Lincoln.



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Superfecta Sunday on New York Dirt

We take in the last at Belmont. Unfortunately, it has been moved off the Turf and onto the dirt.

Belmont Park Race 8 {1 1/16 mile~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Starter Allowance}

A good group of nine gals will go to the gate in this last race on Mother's Day. There is some speed to provide an honest pace. Speed numbers for these gals are relatively close. Our task is to mold a winning 10 CENT Superfecta Box ticket. It should be a nice night-cap for a terrific day of racing.

#13 Jemmabelle (H. Diaz / Weaver) will be stretching out to this distance which she should enjoy as a daughter of the great Street Sense. This gal holds the fourth highest last out speed number and has put in three diligent workouts. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#6 Wonderful Savvy (Castellano / R. Rodriguez) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three tremendous workouts. She should be part of the forwardly placed operators. This gal could pull off the victory on the stretch out.

#15 Northern Screamer (I. Ortiz / Gargan) should go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one solid workout. She will be going for her third win in a row. This gal has the tactical speed to fit in with whatever pace develops.

#11 Loyal Heart (Simpson / Pringle) appears to be in good form with a couple of decent last out speed numbers. She has done her better racing over the dirt. This lady gets into the race as an also eligible and could be positioned forwardly to strike in the stretch.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#13 Jemmabelle  +  #6 Wonderful Savvy  +  #15 Northern Screamer  +  #11 Loyal Heart.




Last Superfecta Sunday (5/7) Results
Belmont Park R6.  Allowance.  We missed out on the 10 CENT Superfecta box only hitting two of the four required. Superfecta went 2-9-12-10.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Glorious Empire [IRE], finished 9th (last).
Bankroll plummets to $0.05.  We will supplement with a Lincoln for todays Superfecta Sunday play.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Belmont

On this Superfecta Sunday we take in a great Turf sprint at beautiful Belmont Park.

Belmont Park Race 6 {7 Furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~Allowance}

A high quality field of twelve will take to the green in this allowance feature. There is some speed to produce comfortable fractions. Speed figs are fairly close which should indicate significant competitiveness. All appear to be starting fresh with the vast majority of the field having short to extended layoffs. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket. It should the most exciting race on the day.

#10 Dowse's Beach (J. Ortiz / Clement) might be favored coming off an extended layoff. He shows the third highest last out speed number and three sound workouts. He should be forwardly placed allowing him first strike capability. He excels at the distance and over the Belmont Turf.

#2 Tombelaine (Castellano / C. Brown) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number at a slightly longer Turf sprint down at Gulfstream Park, and three workmanlike works. He should track the pace closely ready to spring into the stretch run.

#8 Glorious Empire [IRE] (Graham / Morely) comes in from Fairgrounds where he earned a couple of excellent last out speed numbers and has put in three strong peaking workouts during a brief freshening period. With the right pace, this lad will be closing swiftly. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$3 SHOW.

#4 Chiltern Street (Rosario / W. Ward) should contend with the highest speed number at the distance and three tremendous workouts. This guy should be part of the pace makers on the front end. He also shows the highest speed fig over the Belmont Turf course.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#10 Dowse's Beach  +  #2 Tombelaine  +  #8 Glorious Empire [IRE]  +  #4 Chiltern Street.




Stakes Saturday Results
Churchill Downs R12.  143rd KENTUCKY DERBY.  Our first pick, Irish War Cry, finished 10th.  Our second pick, Classic Empire, finished 4th.  Our third pick, Hence, finished 11th.
Trifecta went 5-1-11.
Superfecta went 5-1-11-14.
Pentafecta (Super Hi-Five) went 5-1-11-14-19.
Bnakroll nearly gets wiped out falling to a bottom level $5.45.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kentucky Derby 143

An hour away from the greatest two minutes in sports.

Churchill Downs Race 12 {Kentucky Derby~G1~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A fall field of twenty Triple Crown nominees will shoot out of the gate in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. As we approach race time the track is sloppy/muddy. A number of horses have not gotten over such a track in their short racing careers which adds a significant wrinkle to the event. There is enough speed to create an honest pace. Not one of these horses have gone this exact distance. Speed figures are very, very close making the race one of the most competitive in recent memory. It should be a thrilling race to start the run for the Triple Crown.

#17 Irish War Cry (Maragh / Motion) will be going strong from the outset. A son of Curlin, he holds the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and one earnest workout. He should race close to the pace and kick going into the stretch.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  $5 SHOW.

#14 Classic Empire (Leparoux / Casse) will challenge while holding a forwardly placed positon. The champ holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two hearty workouts. This son of Pioneer of the Nile should show grit and determination over the muck.
$2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#8 Hence (Geroux / Asmussen) should contend mightily with the second highest (tie) last out speed number, a six race progression, and four superb peaking workouts. This son of Street Boss has earned a win over an off track giving some cred to continue to move forward.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#13 J Boys Echo (L. Saez / Romans) should surprise with a couple of fine last out efforts and three sturdy workouts. This lad should be tracking the pace ready to spring into the stretch. A son of Mineshaft, distance will be no problem for this guy.

#2 Thunder Snow [IRE] (Soumillion / bin Suroor) will be another that should surprise with a couple of good efforts in Dubai [UAE]. He earned his spot in the gate by virtue of his victory in the UAE Derby last out. This son of Helmet [AUS] is one of several that have been successful over an off track.

Exotic Play

50 CENT Trifecta Box:  #17 Irish War Cry +  #14 Classic Empire  +  #8 Hence.

$1 Superfecta:  #17 Irish War Cry  /  #14 Classic Empire  /  #8 Hence  /  #13 J Boys Echo, #2 Thunder Snow [IRE].

$1 Super High Five (Pentafecta): #17 / #14 / #8 / #13, #2.



Last Superfecta Sunday (4/30) Results
Santa Anita Park R6.  Santa Barbara--G3.  We were off by one in our 10 CENT Superfecta box play capturing only three of the four required to cash. Superfecta went 8-5-1-2.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Estrechada [ARG], finished 3rd for show money of $3.40.
Bankroll sits at $29.45.
 



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Superfecta Sunday at Santa Anita

Back in the Horse Racing Action after a brief respite, err layoff.

Today we look at a marathon Turf battle among the ladies at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 6 {Santa Barbara Stakes~G3~1 1/2 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Fillies/Mares~Graded Stakes}

A quality group of nine ladies will hit the Turf for the long one in this contest. It comes up a little short on speed. Consequently, count on there being a serious quickening heading into the stretch. Speed figs are all very close giving a nice competitive feel to the race. Our task is to compile a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#1 Estrechada [ARG] (Elliott / Puype) looks like she might have the edge here with the fourth highest (tie) last out speed number in a grade one event and four tremendous peaking workouts. She will be among the group battling for positon streaking toward the turn. She is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$2 SHOW.

#8 Evo Campo [IRE] (Bejarano / Gallagher) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number and four excellent peaking workouts. She may participate on the front end positioning from the gate. She already has a win at this distance in her only start going this long.

#2 Place des Vosges (Nakatani / Baltas) could go off as the deserved favorite with the highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three top-notch workouts. She will be part of the crew in the quickening.

#3 Dressed to a T (Prat / Cecil) should be in the mix with a couple of very good last out speed numbers where she finished in the money in both. Her workout tab prepping for this race is one of three stamina enriching works. She can be expected to battle to the end.

10 CENT Superfecta Box

#1 Estrechada [ARG]  +  #8 Evo Campo [IRE]  +  #2 Place des Vosges  +  #3 Dressed to a T.




Last Stakes Saturday (4/8) Results
Keeneland R10.  Bluegrass Stakes--G2. We go smoked in this race with Our first pick, Tapwrit, and our third pick, Its Your Nickel finishing off the board. Our second pick, J Boys Echo, finished 4th, also off the board.
Superfecta went 6-7-2-3.
Bankroll plummets to $30.45.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stakes Saturday at Magnificent Keeneland

A beautiful Spring day across the country and we look in those equines racing in Kentucky.

Keeneland Race 10 {Toyota Bluegrass Stakes~G2~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old~Graded Stakes}

A high quality field of seven will go to the gate in this annual Kentucky Derby prep race. There is a little speed to keep things moving efficiently. Speed numbers are fairly close for these talented horses. It should be one of the better Derby preps today as we close in on that first Saturday in May.

#4 Tapwrit (J. Ortiz / Pletcher) looks to have the advantage with the second highest last out speed number, a five race progression, and one solid workout. He should be tracking the pace closely ready to spring into the stretch. A son of Tapit, he comes up from Tampa Bay Downs.
$1 WIN  /  $2 PLACE  /  $3 SHOW.

#3 J Boys Echo (Albarado / Romans) should challenge with the highest last out speed number; the only triple digit in the field. He shows a three race progression and three superb workouts. This son of Mineshaft has already notched a victory at Keeneland and will relish this distance.
$1 PLACE  /  $2 SHOW.

#1 Its Your Nickel (Graham / McPeek) could surprise with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a four race progression and three hearty workouts. He has already posted three wins from four starts and continues show improvement. A son of Dialed In, he is another that will track and close determinedly.
$1 SHOW.

Another Wagering Interest

#2 McCraken (B. Hernandez / Wilkes) has nothing to prove as he has already earned a spot in KD 143. There is no question he will run a fine race, but he will be looking to peak on Derby day. He holds the third highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and four excellent peaking workouts. A son of Ghostzapper, he should be turning for home with the quickening gang.

10 CENT Superfecta

#4 Tapwrit  /  #3 J Boys Echo  /  #1 Its Your Nickel, #2 McCraken  /  ALL.




Last Superfecta Sunday (4/2) Results
Fair Grounds Race Course R12.  Maiden Claiming.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta box play as one of our horses, Honest Oath, was declared a non-starter. Superfecta went 10-3-1-8.
Our Bronze Horseshoe runner, Noisey Boy, finished 2nd for show money of 1.05.
Bankroll gains a nickel to close at $41.24.



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Superfecta Sunday on New Orleans Turf

We look at a good Turf contest down in New Orleans for Superfecta Sunday.

Fair Grounds Race 12 {7 1/2 furlongs~TURF~3 year-old Up~LA~Special Accredited Maiden Claiming}

A reduced field of eight will hit the Turf in this maiden race. There is sufficient speed to keep the pace rolling. Speed numbers are reasonably close for this group. Five in here will be making a surface switch from Turf to dirt for the first time hoping to shake them up a bit. Our task is to string together a winning 10 CENT Superfecta box ticket.

#3 Noisey Boy (Graham / Nicks) looks much the best and has the experience to notch the win. He holds the highest (tie) last out speed number at a mile route and one strong workout. He is 60% in the money at this distance while also holding the highest speed number at same. This could be his day to break his maiden. He is our Bronze Horseshoe selection.
$1 SHOW.

#1 Pancho's Lucky Boy (McMahon / Duhon) will be dropping in from a Maiden Special Weight race. He holds the second highest speed number at the distance as well as the second highest last out speed number at a mile route. Look for him to be tracking the pace.

#10 Coxswain (Valdivia / Faucheaux) should challenge, sharing the highest last out speed number, working a two race progression, and putting in one solid workout. He has the tactical speed to feel the pace out. He is one of those making the surface switch from dirt to Turf.

#9 Honest Oath (Martin / Gelner) could surprise as he also makes the surface switch. He holds the third highest last out speed number and a two race progression. This lad will be making his eight start.

10 CENT Superfecta Box ($2.40)

#3 Noisey Boy  +  #1 Pancho's Lucky Boy  +  #10 Coxswain  +  #9 Honest Oath.




Furlong Friday Results
Santa Anita Park R4.  Maiden Claiming.  Our pick, Adorable, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 3-4-5-2.
Bankroll dips to $41.19.
 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Furlong Friday in the Sun

On this Furlong Friday we take a look at a high level Maiden Claiming race at the "Great Race Place".

Santa Anita Park Race 4 {6 Furlongs~3 year-old~Fillies~Maiden Claiming}

A group of seven young ladies are in for the 100K tag in this feature Maiden Claiming race. There are a couple of speedsters in the field, but there are also three first time starters who have not revealed their running style. The four that have raced have speed numbers that are fairly close. It appears it could be any one of these gals race.

#3 Sheza Chattykat (Bejarano / Baltas) could go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three sharp peaking workouts. This gal has the potential to wire this field.
No Value.

#2 Adorable (Elliott / Sherman) should challenge with a couple of decent last out speed numbers. She has hit the board 50% of the time in her six career starts. This gal could be close to the pace and strike in the stretch.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#1 Arch of Troy (T. Baze / Tsagalakis) will be making her first start with connections that have had success with their first timer's. She is a daughter of Arch Arch Arch and has put in two solid peaking workouts.

#5 Runnin for Tuition (Maldonado / Bonde) is another first time starter that should have a grand Impact in this race. She is a daughter of Hansen with connections that hold strong stats in this type of race. This lady has put in four superb workouts in preparation for her first start.

10 CENT Superfecta

#3 Sheeza Chattykat  /  #2 Adorable  /  #1 Arch of Troy, #5 Runnin for Tuition / ALL.



Thursday's Reults
Gulfstream Park R8.  Maiden Claiming.  Our pick, Songeur, won (1st) for win money of $2.00 and show money of $2.40.
Superfecta went 9-5-2-10.
Bankroll gets a small bump to $43.99.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Horse Racing Weekend Begins in Florida

Best of luck to all the horseplayers battling in the Horse Players World Series at The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nevada this horse racing weekend. Boyd Gaming always puts on great horse racing tournaments year after year.

On this Thursday we take a look at a fine maiden event down in South Florida.

Gulfstream Park Race 8 {1 1/16 mile~TURF~3 year-old Up~Maiden Claiming}

A good group of twelve will enter the gate in this maiden claiming feature. There is a little bit of speed to keep the pace rolling. Many in here are seeking their first win and most have had trouble hitting the board. Speed numbers are all over the map making this race a difficult, but potentially profitable handicapping endeavor.

#9 Songeur (L. Saez / Pletcher) will be making his third career start with the highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and three hearty workouts. This colt will be dropping in class and stretching out in distance to enhance his chances. He could be rolling late seeking the win.
$1 WIN  /  $2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#12 Milo Diamond (Castellano / Campitelli) should challenge with a couple of good last out speed numbers and a two race progression. He has hit the board in one of his two starts at this distance. Dropping in class he should track the pace comfortably.

#1 Taken to Church (J. Ortiz / Guilot) should contend with a nice ground saving trip along the rail. He shows a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a two race progression, and one sound workout. This guy should be forwardly placed fending off challengers.

#7 Mason's Song (Gaffalione / Dwoskin) is coming off an extended layoff with a couple of decent performances in his two career starts. He has worked efficiently towards his comeback to the track by putting in four serious workouts in the last thirty days. This lad should track the pace closely upon his return to the Turf.

10 CENT Superfecta

#9 Songeur  /  #12 Milo Diamond  /  #1 Taken to Church, #7 Mason's Song  /  ALL.



Last Superfecta Sunday (3/26) Results
Sunland Park R9.  Sunland Derby--G3.  We misfired on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort capturing only one of the four wagering interests required for the win. Superfecta went 9-12-2-5.
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Dilettante, finished 6th.
Bankroll plummets to $42.59.