Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stakes Saturday in the City by the Bay

We look in of the Derby prep scene on the West Coast as we take in a nice graded stakes route on the Tapeta.

Golden Gate Fields Race 7 {El Camino Real Derby~G3~1 1/8 mile~3 year-old Graded Stakes}

A good crop of seven will go to the synthetic in this annual Kentucky Derby prep. There is enough speed to create a decent pace.  All should be packed in tightly behind the leaders. Speed numbers are very close which should make for a competitive event. Everyone of these lads will be stretching out to this distance. It should be a very nice race in the California sunshine.

#2 More Power to Him (A. Gomez / Taylor) should have the edge as the favs come up from Southern California having never raced over the Tapeta surface. This guy holds the highest speed number over the Golden Gate surface. He also holds the second highest last out speed number, a six race progression, and two fluid workouts. A son of Slew's Tiznow, he should take up a tracking position.
$2 WIN  /  $3 PLACE  /  #4 SHOW.

#5 Sheer Flattery (F. Alvarado / Hollendorfer) is expected to go off as the favorite with the highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and two strong peaking workouts. He should be forwardly placed, ready to strike. A son of Flatter, this will be his first effort over the synthetic.
$2 SHOW.

#3 Ann Arbor Eddie (Gutierrez / O'Neill) should challenge with the third highest (tie) last out speed number, a four race progression, and two sound peaking workouts. He is 100% in the money from four career starts. A son of Square Eddie, he should be tracking close to the pace.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

It is best to hit the All button here as the rest of the best will be competing gamely in this event. #1 Zakaroff is experienced over the Tapeta.  #4 Tribal Storm is 100% in the money from three career starts.  #6 Colonel Samsen has solid experience over the Tapeta sharing that third highest last out speed number.  #7 Kona Dreams is a Turf specialist making the surface switch.

10 CENT Superfecta

#2 More Power to Him  /  #5 Sheer Flattery  /  #3 Ann Arbor Eddie  /  ALL.

Last Superfecta Sunday (2/12) Results
Gulfstream Park R6.  Maiden Claiming.  We just missed on our 10 CENT Superfecta box effort capturing three of the four wagering interests required to cash.  Superfecta went 4-6-1-3
Our Bronze Horseshoe selection, Padre, finished 7th.
Bankroll gets blanked, dipping to $89.82.

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