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Formal notes: LS live longshot, PP preferred Play, BAL Bombs Away Longshot, BCL Boxcar Longshot, PS fits the Pro Simulcast spot play method. MA and MB are longshot spot play systems I've developed. MA is the Pace Shape method from my Pace Handicapping Longshots Book. 

Here are some winners that I picked for the Sharphorses Selection Service:

Saturday, August 17

 

SARATOGA Full-Card Picks 

 

  1. GHAREEB, HARPOON, COST EFFECTIVE--DYKER BEACH (5-2-1)
  2. JESS NOT JESSE, AWAKINO CAT MISH MOSH (9-4-10)
  3. MINORETTE, CROWN QUEEN, XCELLENCE (6-5-4)
  4. SYNTAX*, REALITY, SECURITY RISK, CAN'T HAPPEN HERE (10-2-3-1)
  5. BAY OF BISCAY, MATTERHORN, BARATTI (1-5-7)
  6. BOLD CONQUEST, MONEY CHANGER, ZENNOR, NOBLE HUSTLE (7-6-8-4)
  7. GRAND RAPPORT, ARC ABOVE, KNIGHTS NATION, SANDYINTHESUN (1-9-3-4)
  8. DREAM SATURDAY****, SURFING U S A, WACO, CRAFTY DREAMER (6-5-13-12)
  9. ORINO, HURRY UP ALAN, HEAR THE FOOTSTEPS, WHY NOT WHISKEY (2-3-14-9)
  10. STOP CHARGING MARIA, UNBRIDLED FOREVER, SIZE (8-1-9)
  11. REQUEST, INNOVATION, WOODFIELD SPRINGS, SHAUN'S BLESSIONG (4-1-3-9)

BEST BETS: SYNTAX 4th and DREAM SATURDAY 8th

SYNTAX (LS) ran twice in Ireland and faced two good fields as the winner of each of those races went on to repeat and one of them won twice against tougher; adds lasix for U.S. debut and I'd have to think that he's facing weaker here; upset call.

DREAM SATURDAY (BCL) set a quick pace against the bias in the slop at Gulfstream on a day when the track was favoring horses that rallied wide or stalked wide with the rail being dull, held gamely for the place; moves into live barn, gets a key rider change, and this improving colt may be live at a price.

 

 

Thursday, August 14

Big day on Thursday, August 14, 2014, both Best Bets (Live Longshots) won and keyed multiple COLD Exotics, Pandy had a total of 10 COLD exotics, 4 Cold Doubles, 2 Cold Exactas, a Cold Trifecta, and three Cold Pick 3's. See below. 

SARATOGA Full-Card Picks 

 

  1. ADDRESS UNKNOWN, KINGDOM, AWESOME PEARL (8-1-6)
  2. MAGSMELIA, SKY CREW, SUN AND MOON (2-1A-4)
  3. HIGH HEEL KITTEN, PRINCESS MARA, TAP TWENTY ONE (7-3-6)
  4. TAHOE TIGRESS, EASY LIVING, CARAMEAWAY (3-5-1)
  5. BAR OF GOLD*, THE LEWIS DINNER, GO BABE (9-3-6)
  6. BLOFELD, EL KABEIR, MALIBU WARRIOR (4-3-5)
  7. AL'S GAL, WINE BURGLAR, LADY MARIAN, CASEY ROO (4-6-2-3)
  8. STORM PURSUIT*, TAKE DOWN TWO, BROAD RULE (7-2-5)
  9. DISTORTED BEAUTY, ONE TIME ONLY, ADRIATIC DREAM (5-8-4)
  10. THE BIG DELUXE, REGULUS, REAL ESTATE RICH, TARPYS GOAL (8-3-2-1)

BEST BETS: BAR OF GOLD 5th and STORM PURSUIT 8th

BAR OF GOLD (LS) is well bred and training sharply for a capable 1ster barn and for owners who have won with a lot of first time starters in the NY bred ranks over the years.

STORM PURSUIT (LS) forced a hot pace on turf in first start off the claim, two back he went wire to wire over a tiring "muddy" closer's track; drops back to level of that win and picks up the leading rider while going from turf to dirt.

 

Sunday, July 7, I had three Best Bets, one spot play, a Live Longshot, at Los Alamitos, and two Best Bets at Belmont. Two of the three won including RUSTY ROAD, which paid $22.80 in the first race at Los Al, and keyed a COLD $39.60 exacta with the 1-2 favorite, a heck of a price in a 6 horse field. Rusty Road stalked the pace and got up gamely. 

LOS ALAMITOS TB

RACE 1

5 RUSTY ROAD* 5-2 LS
6 WRIGHTWOOD 7-5
4 NO DISHONOR 9-2

With Hollywood Park gone thoroughbred racing has now shifted to Los Alamitos. So far the track has played fairly, especially in sprints, which is a good sign, but horses with good early speed and stalking ability appear to have an advantage in the two turn route races. 

RUSTY ROAD chased a blazing pace in a quick sprint that was won by a sharp repeat winner and tired in his debut after flashing early speed; stretches out for Mandella and may be loose on the lead; upset call...WRIGHTWOOD has run 4 times and his speed figures have improved in every start; in his last start at Santa Anita he earned a superior figure that is much faster than par for this class. But, the colt broke slow in all four starts and was one-paced. Very much the one to beat though, because this is a weaker field than he's been facing...NO DISHONOR adds blinkers off the layoff and ran well in his lone two turn start on a fast track.

 

 

Saturday, June 7

The Belmont Stakes, Diamond System Prinout, TM version, automatic paceline option T (best of last 3 routes)

TONALIST comes off a visually impressive win in the GR2 Peter Pan stakes here at Belmont, but it was an off track. Sometimes off track efforts are hard to gauge, because some horses run faster on an off track. In the Peter Pan, Tonalist did not break well, then rushed up along an open rail and scooted to the lead. It was interesting because the track had been muddy earlier in day and was favoring outside paths and closers. That's why Tonalist was able to ride the rail, the other rider's were avoiding it. Tonalist moved boldly to the lead, established a quick pace and drew clear handily, earning a speed figure that is the fastest that any of these horses have run. In his prior starts, he looked like a horse with promise. He has only raced four times, and if he can duplicate his form over a fast track, he has a chance to upset for outstanding trainer Clement...MEDAL COUNT is an interesting horse. Coming into the Derby, he looked like an improving colt, but his form was on synthetic surfaces. In the Derby, Medal Count had an impossible trip. He was close up, shuffled behind a wall of horses, raced in tight quarters trying to find a clear lane, and then he appeared to be closing gamely when Danza literally crossed over right in front of him and cut him off badly, forcing jockey Albarado to take up. I think that Medal Count would have finished 3rd in the Derby if he hadn't been checked. His pedigree is very good for this distance, and he appears to be improving. Before the Derby, he worked 6 furlongs in 1:13. Before this race, he worked 6 furlongs in 1:10.3. Chance at a price...CALIFORNIA CHROME comes into this in top form. This idea that it's tough to race 3 times in 5 weeks is a bit of a misnomer. Prior to the Derby, California Chrome had a 4 week rest between starts, so this will actually be his 3rd race in 9 weeks, not grueling. He has essentially run the same race in his last 6 starts, all wins, so he's consistent, and he tries hard. But, with 12 starts under him, I think we've seen his best. Is that good enough to win the Belmont? Maybe, but, to me, there are two reasons why so many horses that won the first two legs fail in this race, and these are the reasons why I like to go against them. First of all, the mile and a half is a tough distance for most horses. When they get to the quarter pole, they've already raced a mile and a quarter, and many horses just slam on the breaks. Another big key, these stakes races for lightly-raced, young horses, are not like races for older horses. Some of these horses have not hit their peak. If you look at California Chrome, for instance, his best speed figure in his first 4 starts was 89, then in his 5th start, he ran a 101. It's not uncommon for a young horse to improve by 5 to 15 points in any one of its first 10 starts. Eight of these horses have raced 8 times or less! Anyone of them could step up and improve sharply. And, of course, Chrome will be a ridiculously short price in a race that is often won by huge longshots. If Chrome had won the Preakness by 10 lengths, I'd pick him here. But in his last two races, he looked good, but not dominating. Like everyone else, regardless of how I bet the race, I'll be rooting for him. I think the inside post forces Victor's hand, he has to leave the gate here, which may result in a less than perfect trip...RIDE ON CURLIN was my Preakness pick. He's a horse that appeared to be improving coming into the Preakness, and he ran a big race. If he runs that race again, he can upset. But, in recent years, horses that skipped the Preakness have been winning this race. Ride On Curlin may regress a bit here. If he doesn't, he has a chance. An interesting factor is the rider change to Johnny Velasquez. Ride On Curlin raced from off the pace in his last three starts, but he actually has the best early speed in this race. It would not shock me to see Johnny V try to steal it, or, at the very least, leave for position...COMMISSIONER is a grinding horse and sometimes these horses that are bred to run long upset in this race, simply by going at the same speed, then passing tired horses. This horse has the perfect pedigree for the Belmont stakes, and I mean, perfect. Look at his breeding. He is by a Belmont stakes winner, A P Indy. Both of his grandsires, Touch Gold and Seattle Slew, also won the Belmont, and his great, great grandsire is Secretariat, who ran the biggest Belmont ever! 

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

With Aqueduct canceling, I had one pick on Saturday, Facundo, stalked and won going away, paid $15.60

TAMPA BAY

RACE 4

8 FACUNDO* 5-2 LS
6 AWARDING 9-5
7 SAND CREEK MESA 5-1
1 HEY BUD 5-1

FACUNDO finished 2nd going two turns in return at Calder last month; ships in for high-percentage barn, adds blinkers, shortens up to a 7f sprint and can upset...AWARDING finished 2nd in career top figure here last start...SAND CREEK MESA chased and tired in debut but adds blinkers and lasix for second start and should improve for hot barn...HEY BUD ran 2nd over the track while running for a tag in debut then chased and tired going two turns on turf; back to sprint, adds blinkers, gets rider change.

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 8 Facundo 15.60 7.40 5.80
2nd 5 K C Kid 10.40 7.20
3rd 3 Dixie Fiction 11.40
4th 9 Wild Winter
5th 1 Hey Bud
$2 Exacta 8-5 163.40
$2 Trifecta 8-5-3 2061.40
$2 Superfecta 8-5-3-9 10275.60
$2 D/Double 7/8 36.20
Refunds: None

 

Sunday, October 27

BELMONT

 

  1. UPTOWN JOE, GREAT MINDS, PICOZZA (1-10-9)

  2. PENWITH*, MISS BESILU, U. S. S. O'BRIEN (8-9-4)

  3. PERMANENT CAMPAIGN, CHOMSKY, SURFING U S A, UNKNOWN ROAD (5-6-2-1)

  4. TEA TIME, MISS BEHAVIOUR, WINEKEEPER (4-3-5)

  5. QUEEN OF THE SPA, BENNY'S BULLET, RISQUE REALITY (4-2B-7)

  6. RECEPTA*, LE REINE BOURBON, DUFF ONE (12-6-3)

  7. HIGH HEEL KITTEN, FINGERS CROSSED, TRULY MIZZED (1-2-11)

  8. MANSION HOUSE, STORMING INTI, CABO CAT (1-8-7)

  9. INSTRUMENTAL, MISSY BAY, FIRST SUMMATION, BENCH PARTY (1-7-3-11)

BEST BETS: PENWITH and RECEPTA

PENWITH (LS) in the 2nd, chased a fast filly in key race debut; well bred and bred to run long, stretches out for a top barn and can upset.

RECEPTA (LS) ran big in debut then was overmatched in the GR1 Frizette; bred well for the turf, can upset.

Saturday, October 26

·         BELMONT

1.      NINEINTHENINE, LE DELUGE, DUAL CITIZEN--MINNIE PUNT (5-9-1)

2.      ENGINE, WARRIOR'S CROWN, BUDDY'S SMART (2-3-1)

3.      KATMANSTU, INSIGHTING, ARCTIC MISSILE, ACIGARISJUSTACIGAR (2-6-10-1)

4.      YES IT'S PINK, DOUBLE THE ENERGY, NECK OF THE MOON, DESERT BLISS (1-2-11-10)

5.      WICKED STRONG*, TOURIST, ENDOWMENT MANAGER, MISCHIEVIOUSLY (4-10-9-3)

6.      JOY SEEKER*, IMAGE OF NOON, REBELLIOUS CHICK, THERAPY (5-6-11-2)

7.      RAVALO, CANDYMAN E, SLAN ABHAILE (1-2-4)

8.      STRAPPING GROOM, POLITICALLYCORRECT, CLEARLY NOW (6-4-5)

9.      STANWYCK, FANTASY OF FLIGHT, ROYALLAHAINA (4-1-7)

10.  SUILLEABHAIN, MADAM I'M ADAM, COUNTNICKERBOCKER, BIZARROWOLD (3-1-11-8)

BEST BETS: WICKED STRONG (5th) and JOY SEEKER (6th)

WICKED STRONG (LS) finished well against the bias over a sloppy track in debut; barn has a history of success adding lasix for 2nd start and well bred colt is bred to handle the extra distance; upset call.

JOY SEEKER (LS) was sharp winning turf debut then may have bounced in last when she pressed and weakened but only lost by 2 lengths; freshened up for this, can upset.

 

 

 Thursday, October 24

Huge day on Thursday, 4 COLD DOUBLES, 3 COLD Pick 3's, a COLD $4146.00 Pick 4, 6 winners on top including 5 in a row. 

Belmont, Thursday, October 24 - 6 Top Winners including 5 in a row - DOUBLES (COLD
$47.40, COLD $110.00, COLD $47.20, COLD $61.00) - Pick 3’s (COLD $379.00, COLD $438.50,
COLD $316.50) - Pick 4 (COLD $4146.00) - Top winners paid $17.00, $12.80, $10.00, $8.60,
$7.50, and $4.60) - **Most Preferred Play, Branded Hand, paid $4.60. 

 

BELMONT

  1. GINABLU**, SAMURAI'S HONOR, MICHONNE (7-6-10)

  2. BRANDED HAND**, I'M THE LUCKY ONE, GREEK GOD (3-2-1)

  3. PUGET SOUND--EL OH EL, MISTER WOOLMAN, HOPPY DO (1-3-5)

  4. BLUE SHARK, CAROLINIAN, A P JOHNSON (3-7-2)

  5. MASASI, ALIANA, GOLD D'MEDAGLIA (3-1-5)

  6. GALLOPING GIRAFFE, MY MISS AURELIA, PROMISE ME A CAT (3-5-1)

  7. MLLE MINUIT, NOON TIME SHOWER, WILLOW U (9-1-2)

  8. FLORAL ROMANCE, ANNA SOPHIA, SCENARIO ANALYSIS (9-8-2)

  9. NORTH SLOPE, VINNY GOODTIMES, CALM PACIFIC (4-9-3)

  10. CORPORATE CULTURE, TOKYO TIME, QUAY, DANCING GLORY (5-8-6-7)

BEST BETS: GINABLU and BRANDED HAND

GINABLU (PP) showed speed on turf in debut, drops in for a tag, adds lasix, goes turf to dirt with a suitable pedigree for Hall of Fame trainer.

BRANDED HAND (PP) drops, returns to turf, adds lasix for Hall of Fame trainer.

 

Nice 7-1 Best Bet Mr Style $16.60 on Saturday at Belmont that keyed the COLD $85.50 Exacta in the 1st race and the COLD $38.40 Early Double. 

Saturday, September 21

BELMONT FULL-CARD PICKS 

  1. MR. STYLE***, ROMANS AVENUE--TOWN HALL, KING HENNY (5-1-9)

  2. MANHATTAN JOHNNIE, CHOMSKY, WICKED STRONG (2-4-5)

  3. SUNNYSIDER, IRISH JADE, SELJUK (8-1-9)

  4. HAVERHILL* QUICK MONEY, POINT TAKEN, KINGSFORD DRIVE (7-6-3-1)

  5. RIVER BOSS, SO OUTSPOKEN, THIRD KNIGHT, MELODY LIN (4-2-10-3)

  6. POINT HOPE, NOWHERE TO RUN, REQUEST, JUSTIN NGUYEN (6-7-8-11)

  7. FORMULAFORSUCCESS--PRESUMPTIVE, PARNELLI, QUANTITY, ROMANCING THE GOLD (1-5-3-11)

  8. KEEP UP, PARIS VEGAS, PLAINVIEW, BAD DEBT (8-5-2-6)

  9. DANCE TO BRISTOL, CLUSTER OF STARS, DANCE CARD (8-2-1A)

  10. POWERFUL INSTINCT, SUNLOVER, HIDDEN VOW, PETROCELLI, CAPTAIN GAUGHEN (5-4-9-13-12)

BEST BETS: MR STYLE and HAVERHILL

MR STYLE (BAL) was claimed by Jacobson off a win; gelding had potential earlier in his career and is the type that can improve for this outfit; should be well placed from the outside and can upset.

HAVERHILL (LS) ships in from Woodbine and lands in the Jacobson barn, returns to dirt where he has run some big races.

 

Sunday, July 21:

Nice Best Bet at Monmouth on Sunday, $12.40 off the pace winner and COLD $61.20 exacta, in a 6 horse field!

MONMOUTH 

RACE 3

3 KATZ MY SONG* 5-2 LS
6 THE LOUISIANA KID 5-2
2 HAYWIRED 5-2

KATZ MY SONG gained useful conditioning in two turf starts in May and June then got back to best surface and overcame a rough trip and bias to draw clear; well bred 5 year old steps up for red-hot barn and has strong back-figures to run back to...THE LOUISIANA KID chased and finished a well beaten third in a fast sprint and gets a key trainer change off the claim while switching to apprentice who has done very well for this barn....HAYWIRED tried turf in last and showed nothing, was claimed by hot barn and returns to best surface as the one to catch. 

Race: 3 Win Place Show
1st 3 Katz My Song 12.40 5.80 3.60
2nd 6 The Louisiana Kid 5.80 3.80
3rd 1 Arthur 2.80
4th 2 Haywired
$2 Exacta 3-6 61.20
$2 Trifecta 3-6-1 153.40
$2 Superfecta 3-6-1-2 348.80
$2 D/Double 2/3 28.00
Refunds: None

 

Wednesday, July 3

Big day at Belmont on Wednesday (see below). Picks were given to subscribers and also posted on free picks page. Subscribe now for the 2nd half of the year (until Dec. 31) for only $60.00 (includes Saratoga, Breeders Cup, Aqueduct/Belmont plus spot plays at other tracks on weekends). Click on Subscribe page.

Belmont, Wednesday, July 3 - 8 listed, 4 TOP WINNERS - DOUBLES (Cold $5.00, 
Cold $21.60) - EXACTAS (Cold $13.40, Cold $61.50, $46.80, Cold $13.80) - PICK 3’s
(Cold $46.60) - TRIFECTA (Cold $207.50), SUPERFECTA (Cold $710.00) - **Most Preferred Play, VOODOO TALES, won and paid $13.40 and keyed Cold $61.50 Exacta, Cold $207.50 Trifecta and Cold $710.00 Superfecta. 

BELMONT

 

  1. MELODY LIN, MAGGIE R, SILVER SILENCE (3-4-7)

  2. LITTLE ROCKET, DIVADORA, LENDERS WAY (4-2-5)

  3. SING DIXIE SING, SEVEN DREAMS, PEGASUS DIAMOND (1-6-2)

  4. YES LIZ, SHE'S COAL FIRED, RACHEL'S TEMPER (5-2-4)

  5. VOODOO TALES*, SHORTBREAD SCOTTY, BLUE BALLERINA, WITH DIAMONDS (7-6-3-9)

  6. ESCAPEFROMREALITY, WHY NOT WHISKEY, POWER BLAST, TAPITDAR (9-5-4-3)

  7. LONGHUNTER, MAUI MARK, WEE FREUDIAN, P J'S MAGICAL WINK (3-4-8-12)

  8. MISCHIEF MAKER, MISS VALENTINE, LADY ON THE RUN (4-7-6)

  9. BLUE CREEK, DRINK WITH PRIDE, SLAN ABHAILE, DOCTOR DOSS (11-10-3-6)

  10. DIAMOND MAKER**, MIRACLEONBROADWAY, CHESSRATE, VAID, DIXIE SPARKLE (10-9-1-5-3)

BEST BETS: VOODOO TALES and DIAMOND MAKER

VOODOO TALES (LS) tried turf in last and showed speed over a wet turf course that favored closers; makes first start for a tag, cuts back to a sprint and gets upset call on turf or dirt. 

DIAMOND MAKER (PP) looks fastest here if race comes off the turf. 

 

Another big day for Sharphorses Selection Service on Sunday, April 21. All three Best Bets won including our Boxcar Longshot at Aqueduct.

KEENELAND

RACE 9

12 GLORIOUS CHANT* 3-1 LS
3 CAXAMBAS PASS 4-1
4 TANZSPIEL 4-1
6 MOONLIGTH CAPER 5-1

GLORIOUS CHANT is well bred for the distance and surface, showed sharp improvement in turf debut going 9 furlongs at Gulfstream, broke slow and finished sharply; gets an outside post but post 12 has scored twice in four starts in longer distance turf races this meet; upset call for good barn.  

 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

  1. LET THE KITTEN RUN, CAUTION SIGN, GO OLIVIA GO (3-5-2)

  2. CHINA GOLD, CONCEALED, VAID (3-6-2)

  3. MR. TOPIA, ADIRONDACK EXPRESS, LURE OF THE SOUTH (5-7-1)

  4. LAWLESS MISS, DOWNTOWN HOTTIE, CORRESPONDENT, BLUEGRASS RUMOR (8-4-3-2)

  5. EASY ENDING, EAISYSGONNAMAKEIT, SHARON SPAGETTI (4-8-3)

  6. MANERO, MILKYYOURWAY, EUROKAY BY ME, SILVER MAST (8-5-9-2)

  7. JEALOUS****, CHOW FUN, MS. TRUE WAY, DIXIE SPARKLE (10-6-3-9)

  8. KAUI KATIE, KELLI GOT FROSTY, SECRET UNION (4-5-2)

  9. ROSES FOR ROMNEY**, THE LADY SAYS YES, SHEEDBDAWON, LIFE'S A STAGE (7-3-1-4)

BEST BETS: JEALOUS and ROSES FOR ROMNEY

JEALOUS (BCL/MA) showed speed prompting the pace going two turns on turf against tougher in last and tired badly; improving sort changes hands, drops back in for a tag, goes turf to dirt, cuts back to a sprint and picks up an apprentice rider; may go well at a price.

ROSES FOR ROMNEY (PP) well bred Hard Spun (Danzig) filly raced well in turf debut over this course last November, returns for top barn, lures Castellano away from the filly she has to beat and has been well prepped in Florida for the high-flying Pletcher barn.

 

Sunday, April 14, I gave out Aqueduct only, couldn't find an good spot plays at other tracks, but fortunately it was a good card at Aqueduct and both of my Best Bets won at great odds (5-1 and 6-1). Note that there were marked MA which means that they both fit the system that is highlighted in my Pace Handicapping Longshots book. 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

  1. SILVER OVER GOLD, SKIDDLES N'BOB, JUNGLE JUICE (3-5-4)

  2. THEATRE STAR, MOAXIMOVE, PLACENTIA (6-8-4)

  3. SUNNY DESERT,SHESABRONXBOMBER, FREUD'S NOTEBOOK (5-6-1)

  4. THEGIRLSONFIRE, IMANTIVENEWYORKER, DESERT TRAVELER, PATTONSESQUE (2-3-1-7)

  5. LITIGATE***, ISLAND SUNSET, GUNFIGHTER--ARTIE LUVSTO PARTY, BELLAMY (4-6-1-3)

  6. NINE LOVES, VICTORYAT LAST, SHE'S STONES SIS (5-1-7)

  7. CHARITY BALL*, MAGICAL WORLD, BARBIE WIRE, MINX (2-9-5-8)

  8. SEAL COVE--HYMN BOOK, HYPER, ABILIO (1-6-4)

  9. MISS MASTERY, BRANDINI, ANOTHER PAGE, WHAT THE FROST (8-9-2-4)

BEST BETS: LITIGATE and CHARITY BALL

LITIGATE (BAL/MA) dueled through a hot pace and tired badly going a route for the first time in his last start; freshened up since that race, cuts back to a sprint, drops, returns to the main track where he has 2 wins in 3 career starts; upset call.

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 4 Litigate 14.00 4.90 3.80
2nd 6 Island Sunset 4.00 2.90
3rd 3 Bellamy 3.90
4th 5 Crushin Rock
$2 D/Double 3/4 41.80
$2 Exacta 4-6 47.00
$2 Trifecta 4-6-3 271.50
$2 Superfecta 4-6-3-5 1208.00
Refunds: None

CHARITY BALL (LS/MA) had the rail in debut at Gulfstream and set a fast pace under pressure, held the show gamely in a key race behind repeat winner; stretches out for 2nd career start, continues to train well for Hall of Fame trainer; upset call.

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 2 Charity Ball 12.00 7.30 4.30
2nd 4 Cape Song 15.00 8.30
3rd 5 Barbie Wire 3.80
4th 3 Sylvia T
$2 D/Double 2/2 264.50
$2 Exacta 2-4 127.00
$2 Trifecta 2-4-5 553.00
$2 Superfecta 2-4-5-3 4853.00
Refunds: None

 

Sharphorses Selection Service

Friday, March 8

 
OAKLAWN PARK

RACE 6

3 HILARIUM** 8-5
2 BELONG TO B'SAL 2-1
4 S C REDSLEGACY 4-1
5 CONSOLIDATION 10-1

HILARIUM finished third over the track on a sloppy surface in return; drops for high-percentage barn and gets a fast track today...BELONG TO B'SAL ships in from Fairgrounds, cuts back to best distance and makes first start for a tag; key rival...S C REDSLEGACY will be closing...CONSOLIDATION was rank and showed nothing going long in debut; drops into a claimer and adds blinkers. 

Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 3 Hilarium 8.80 4.00 3.20
2nd 4 S C Redslegacy 3.80 2.60
3rd 2 Belong to B'sal 3.20
4th 9 Counselor Ron
$2 Exacta 3-4 30.20
$2 Trifecta 3-4-2 77.60
$2 Superfecta 3-4-2-9 390.00

 

Wednesday, March 6, we had one pick on the free picks page (see below) and for subscribers and Piano Man Ted won by 7 1/2 lengths and paid $7.20. This horse, Piano Man Ted, was picked using my Pace Shape Spot Play method which is the main method in my Pace Handicapping Longshots book (which also has every longshot angle that I use).

Sharphorses Selection Service

Wednesday, March 6

GULFSTREAM

RACE 4

3 PIANO MAN TED* 2-1 LS MA
8 HERE ME COMIN 2-1
7 PLENTY OF POOP 10-1 MA
2 BILLOS BOY 4-1

 

Hot streak continues, monster score on Sunday, February 24. Below are my Aqueduct picks that I gave out on my Sharphorses Selection Service I had 6 winners on top and two monster COLD DOUBLES plus a huge pick 3. Corybant, one of two of my winning Best Bets, was a "Pace Shape Spot Play" using the longshot spot play method that's in my Pace Handicaping Longshots Book.

$24.60 Preferred play, COLD $290 and $277 Doubles, COLD $1705.00 Pick 3

Aqueduct, Sunday, February 24 - 6 WINNERS ON TOP - DOUBLES (COLD $290.50, COLD
$277.50) - EXACTAS ($130.00, $40.20, $54.40 $16.60) - TRIFECTAS ($209.50, $89.50, $144.00)
- PICK 3’s (COLD $1705.00) - *Preferred Play, CORYBANT won and paid $24.60, **Most 
PreferredPlay, SHEZA CLASSY LADY, won and paid $5.70. Top winners paid $24.60, 
$19.00, $9.80, $5.70, $5.30, and $2.50. 

Wow, another big hit yesterday.

 

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 3 Hey Babe 24.80 8.30 3.90
2nd 2 Anecdote 3.60 2.60
3rd 6 Positive Pitch 3.10
4th 1 Saltamontes
$2 D/Double 2/3 121.50
$2 Exacta 3-2 70.50
$2 Trifecta 3-2-6 375.00
Refunds: 5,7
$2 Pick 3 7/2/3 3 of 3 201.00
$2 Pick 4 5/3,7/2/3 4 of 4 830.00

Note: To view an illustrative handicapping video on the above race click on the link below: 

http://youtu.be/9EJOgmm3bZU 

We had a big day on Sunday, February 17. Besides my regular-full card picks at Aqueduct I had a total of 4 Best Bets. Two won including ROYALSAINTJAMES $22.00. But what made the day so big was that I had the exotics in both of the wins. In the 6th at Tampa I personally boxed the top 3 since they were all longshots and the exacta paid $245.60. At Aqueduct, we had both the exacta ($177.00) and the trifecta ($1118.00) which came back huge. 

Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 5 Royalsaintjames 22.00 11.60 6.20
2nd 3 Bling Bang 14.80 8.40
3rd 11 It Only Takes One 3.20
4th 9 Thiscatsforyou
$2 D/Double 4/5 94.60
$2 Exacta 5-3 245.60
$2 Trifecta 5-3-11 1788.60
$2 Superfecta 5-3-11-9 18347.40
Refunds: None

5 WINNERS ON TOP at Aqueduct

DISCREET FORCE (BCL) is by the fast Discreet Cat out of a productive mare; debuts for good firster barn in a soft statebred maiden race and may be worth a price.

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 7 Discreet Force 15.40 7.70 6.50
2nd 10 Ah Gaga 10.80 6.90
3rd 6 A Prettydixie 3.40
4th 8 Genteela
$2 D/Double 4/7 179.50
$2 Exacta 7-10 177.00
$2 Trifecta 7-10-6 1118.00
$2 Superfecta 7-10-6-8 6579.00
Refunds: None

 

I gave out two horses yesterday, Saturday, Feb. 9, and Harlington Night won by 8 lengths and paid $16.60 at Santa Anita. 

Sharphorses Selection Service

Saturday, February 9

SANTA ANITA

RACE 5

6 HARLINGTON NIGHT* 7-2 LS
3 TRICE UP 7-2
4 CRUEL SPIRITS 6-1
1 IN TAYLOR'S HONOR 6-1
Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 6 Harlington Night 16.60 8.60 7.00
2nd 5 Flew Flicker 14.80 9.20
3rd 8 Already Rockin 7.40
4th 4 Cruel Spirits
$2 D/Double 11/6 103.80
$2 Exacta 6-5 350.40
$2 Trifecta 6-5-8 3114.20
$2 Superfecta 6-5-8-4 25337.00
Refunds: None

 

I gave out one pick Wednesday, which was also on my Free Pick page. Tenforthemoney won easily and paid $13.60. Notice that it is marked LS and PS. PS stands for Pro Simulcast, which means that it fit the Pro Simulcast Spot Play Method that I sell, which is an amazing handicapping spot play method.

 

I've been hot at Aqueduct and had a nice 5-1 Best Bet winner Wednesday (Chapman in the 5th race and we had the cold exacta ($35.80 and cold trifecta $55.00).

Wednesday, January 16

 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS
  1. BAYSHORE BLAZE, GRANBY GIRL, APPEALETTA (6-3-1)
  2. BIRD FU, STILL SHEA TO ME, PHANTASTICUS (3-2-6)
  3. DAPPER DRAPER, BAKER STREET, GREAT OPAL (3-1-6)
  4. RUN A DUBB DUBB-RIPTHERUBBEROFF, ROCKIN MANDY, GOLDEN JEWEL, SHAKE SENORA (1-4-7-6)
  5. CHAPMAN*, IN HARM'S WAY, COMANDANTE (2-6-1)
  6. HARLEY, RAFFIE'S FACTOR, GANADOR, DADDY'S WILDCAT (8-7-2-5)
  7. SPRINGCOURT, POWHATAN COUNTY, SACRED COUNTY (1-2-3)
  8. SMOLDERING BEAUTY**, AWLEYAA, TANGLEDWOOD TALE (1-3-5)
  9. JEMARU, COLOSSAL GIFT, LATE NIGHT ACTION, FREE BRAVE (4-1-7-9)

BEST BETS: CHAPMAN and SMOLDERING BEAUTY

CHAPMAN (LS) dueled for the lead through a quick pace over an off track and drew off in debut; steps up and as of this writing the track condition at Aqueduct is Sloppy; upset call.

SMOLDERING BEAUTY (PP) won a key race at Pimlico and earned a big figure in 2nd career start, has trained strongly for return for good layoff barn.

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 2 Chapman 12.60 3.80 2.60
2nd 6 In Harm's Way 2.50 2.10
3rd 1 Comandante 2.60
4th 3 Wild Finish
$2 D/Double 5/2 584.00
$2 Exacta 2-6 35.80
$2 Trifecta 2-6-1 55.00
$2 Superfecta 2-6-1-3 207.00
Refunds: 4,5
$2 Pick 3 1/5/2 3 of 3 1195.00
$2 Pick 4 3/1/5/2 4 of 4 3589.00

Good start to the year. Both Best Bets won and Ali Raven paid $14.80. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS
  1. PRIMAL BABY, MIZZEN DONALD, SKIDDLES N'BOB (9-4-6)
  2. SIMPLISTIC, MARCY, ARTIE R R (5-6-1)
  3. R GYPSY GOLD, ARENA ELVIRA, VILANESCA (4-5-3)
  4. GEE LINZ*, PERFECTLY ANNA, DISSENSION (3-6-4)
  5. GRACE AND COURAGE, SUEPRSTITIOUS LOVE, MY UNBRIDLED STORM (6-5-7)
  6. DEE DEE'S COMET, SWEET SWAY, MYOPIA (9-2-1)
  7. BIG CITY BOY, N. F.'S DESTINY, TANCREDI, SAY MR SANDMAN (2-4-5-7)
  8. SILENT SERENITY, NICOLE H, MILDLY OFFENSIVE (5-2-6)
  9. ALIRAVEN*, KARMA POLICE, NIKKI'S NUT, ROCK ON HOME (7-9-5-12)

BEST BETS: GEE LINZ and ALIRAVEN

GEE LINZ (LS) gets key rider change and drops into a good spot.

ALIRAVEN (LS) was used in the pace against tougher; can upset with the key drop.

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 30 one pick at Santa Anita Sunday, top three completed a nice exacta/trifecta box. Exacta paid $175.60 and trifecta paid $1007.20.

SANTA ANITA

RACE 10

3 KING MAYA* 5-2 LS PS
4 CURRAHEE 7-2
11 STARS AND MOONS 4-1
1 WHERE'S HENRY 4-1

KING MAYA weakened in return over the synthetic surface at Del Mar but ran well in a key race on dirt over this track in December,  makes first start for a tag for sharp barn that excels with maiden claiming drops, switches to leading rider...CURRAHEE also make first start for a tag and also ran well lone start on dirt over this track...STARS AND MOONS makes first start for a tag for good barn and Talamo stays on to ride...WHERE'S HENRY drops in for a tag and cuts back to a sprint.

Race: 10 Win Place Show
1st 4 Currahee 11.60 6.20 3.60
2nd 11 Stars and Moons 14.00 8.80
3rd 3 King Maya 3.20
4th 10 Bipartisan
5th 6 Fable Haven
$2 D/Double 8/4 59.40
$2 Exacta 4-11 175.60
$2 Trifecta 4-11-3 1007.20

 

Nice $13 Best Bet winner and COLD 432.40 exacta at Belmont Thursday, Sept. 13

BEST BETS: CHEECHAKO and SUM OF THE PARTS

CHEECHAKO (PP) finished strongly in two dirt sprints, both off modest paces, is bred to run long and a mile may be perfect; nice works for 2nd start off the layoff.

Race: 2 Win Place Show
1st 3 Cheechako 13.00 5.60 4.60
2nd 4 Lady Kierkegaard 4.00 4.00
3rd 6 Hilda's Legacy 10.00
4th 1 Closing Move
$2 D/Double 7/3 132.50
$2 Exacta 3-4 32.40
$2 Quinella 3-4 12.20
$2 Trifecta 3-4-6 259.50
Refunds: None

I've had a strong Del Mar meet.  Saturday, September 1, I had one pick at Del Mar and the first time starter was dead last until the final turn in a 5 1/2 furlong race, roared wide and flew home to win and pay $8.40 as a "good thing". 

DEL MAR

RACE 5

5 PURE INDY*** 4-1 BAL 2C
6 CITIZENSHIP 4-1 2C
2 MISS SWEET AFLEET 4-1 2C
4 SECRET MOTIVE 4-1

PURE INDY trained fast at the sales, shows 3 breezes over the Del Mar track, which is a good sign because the west coast clockers rarely record a workout as a breeze and it indicates that the horse worked totally under wraps; may go well at a price in a wide open 2yo sprint...CITZENSHIP debuts for Baffert...MISS SWEET AFLEET debuts for sharp 2yo barn...SECRET MOTIVE ran well in debut. 

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 5 Pure Indy 8.40 5.40 4.20
2nd 10 Controlled Chaos 14.60 7.00
3rd 4 Secret Motive 3.20
4th 7 Exchange Student
$2 D/Double 6/5 27.80
$2 Exacta 5-10 160.20
$2 Quinella 5-10 102.20
$2 Trifecta 5-10-4 843.80
$2 Superfecta 5-10-4-7 3938.00
Refunds: 1

 

We've had a strong Del Mar meet. Saturday, August 25, one pick at Del Mar, a 5-1 winner. 

Saturday, August 25

DEL MAR

RACE 5

2 CANDY TROPHY* 2-1 LS
1 LIGHT OF LIFE 2-1
9 MIA ISABEL 7-2
4 HAWFINCH 12-1

CANDY TROPHY stalked a quick pace and weakened in the lane but earned a career-best figure in first start over this course; cuts back to a mile, makes first start for a tag, and reportedly trained strongly for this spot for sharp barn; upset call...LIGHT OF LIFE comes off a similar effort as top pick and also takes a key drop...MIA ISABEL drops a notch and broke maiden over this course and distance last year...HAWFINCH hasn't raced in a year but Great Britain bred Euro shipper adds lasix for well regarded young trainer. 

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 2 Candy Trophy 12.00 6.40 4.60
2nd 8 Demonsterous 12.40 6.60
3rd 1 Light of Life 3.80
4th 9 Mia Isabel
$2 D/Double 5/2 26.40
$2 Exacta 2-8 187.60
$2 Quinella 2-8 113.40
$2 Trifecta 2-8-1 1235.20
$2 Superfecta 2-8-1-9 3775.20
Refunds: None

 

We had one spot play at Del Mar on Wednesday, cold trifecta. 

DEL MAR

RACE 6

8

LIA JULIANA*

7-2 LS

7

ROYAL CAPOTE

7-2

2

WARREN 'S TODAY

4-1

4

STORMIN CEE'S

6-1

LIA JULIANA was wide and gaining in a slow paced sprint to begin career here opening day; worked twice since for a barn that does well 2nd time out, adds blinkers and gets a key rider change to wake-up rider Edwin Maldonado...ROYAL CAPOTE earned the best pace figures chasing better in debut here; cold trainer reaches for Gomez, drops in for a tag...WARREN'S TODAY hasn't raced since last summer but makes first start for a tag and picks up leading rider...STORMIN CEE'S had a rough trip in first start over the track; could improve. 

Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 8 Lia Juliana 7.20 4.00 3.00
2nd 7 Royal Capote 5.20 4.20
3rd 2 Warren's Today 5.20
4th 4 Stormin Cee's
$2 D/Double 4/8 16.80
$2 Exacta 8-7 32.00
$2 Quinella 7-8 17.60
$2 Trifecta 8-7-2 169.20

Thursday I gave out three Best Bets, one at Del Mar and two at Saratoga and they will won, see below. The winners paid $12.60, $6.20 and $7.20, and in the last race at Saratoga we had the $27.80 exacta and $119.00 trifecta. 

Thursday, August 2

DEL MAR

RACE 8

4 NORTHERN IOWA* 7-2 LS
8 THE BRAIN 9-5
2 MONEY TALKER 7-2
6 TIZ DYNAMIC 15-1
Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 4 Northern Iowa 12.60 6.40 4.40
2nd 5 Toruk Makto 5.80 4.60
3rd 1 Jules Journey 9.20
4th 2 Money Talker
5th 9 Timberlite

·         SARATOGA FULL-CARD PICKS

1). THE PRICE OF LOVE, MABOU, BODIE ISLAND (7-4-6)
2). LEFT UNSAID, DIVINE FORTUNE, TAX RULING (6-2B-1)
3). JOE VANN, DREAMING BLUE, JOE CORRIGAN (6-1-2)
4). SLUMBER**, SLOW PACE, BAROCCI, BOMBAGUIA (6-4-10-1)
5). PICTURE BOOK, KRISSY KAT, STREET DREAMS (4-9-7)
6). ALMA D'ORO, ISN'T HE PERFECT, SAN PABLO, PLEASANT PRINCE (1-5-7-4)
7). R KING OF THE ROAD, LITTLE DRAMA, WINNING TOUCH (6-4-2)
8). SHEERFLAKESOFGOLD, PROUD DAME, FOREVER VOW, SPELLING TEST  (2-1-7-3)
9). GARNETT STREET, CAVIAR N CHAMPAGNE, SMOKIN' ALICE, BID A MOON (5-4-10-7)
10). MALIBU HOLIDAY, STEAL THE DANCE, STREET SAVY, INAUGURATE (11-5-9-10)
11). ARCHER HILL*, JULESCO, NAOTACATUALLAMA, HOLY ENDEAVOR (5-3-7-4)

BEST BETS: SLUMBER and ARCHER HILL

SLUMBER (PP) finished well in the GR1 Hollywood Derby while wide; adds lasix off the layoff for superb layoff trainer Bill Mott, who saddled three layoff route winners last week.

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 6 Slumber (GB) 6.20 4.00 2.90
2nd 7 Kindergarden Kid 6.00 3.30
3rd 10 Barocci (JPN) 3.00
4th 1 Bombaguia

ARCHER HILL (LS) is well bred by Big Brown, who won his debut in a turf route at Saratoga, debuts for longshot turf trainer Lisa Lewis, who popped a longshot winner on turf this meet, also with Alex Solis, also shipping in from Woodbine; bullet 5 furlong work for debut, upset call.

Race: 11 Win Place Show
1st 5 Archer Hill 7.20 4.10 3.00
2nd 7 Notacatbutallama 5.30 3.70
3rd 4 Holy Endeavor 3.70
4th 2 West Hills Giant
$2 D/Double 10/5 20.60
$2 Exacta 5-7 27.80
$2 Trifecta 5-7-4 119.00
$2 Superfecta 5-7-4-2 574.00

 

Yesterday we had two Best Bets including this Live Longshot that won and paid $14.80. 

Monday, July 30

SARATOGA

RACE 5

7 TOP TIER LASS* 7-2 LS 2C
8 SABEL BROWNE 7-2
5 APPLE CIDER 7-2
1 PRISCILLA MARIE 7-2
Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 7 Top Tier Lass 14.80 8.60 6.30
2nd 6 Smittenwithkitten 14.20 7.40
3rd 4 Jane of All Trades 4.60
4th 5 Apple Cider
$2 D/Double 9/7 54.50
$2 Exacta 7-6 169.00
$2 Trifecta 7-6-4 753.00
$2 Superfecta 7-6-4-5 2414.00
Refunds: 9,10,11,12,13,14

 

Friday, July 6, I had a total of 4 Best Bets, two at Hollywood Park and two at Belmont. 3 of the horses won paying $9.80, $5.80, and $5.00. The best pick was Deep Play in the 3rd at Hollywood (below) which keyed a COLD $61.00 Exacta and a $168.20 trifecta. 

Friday, July 6

HOLLYWOOD PARK

RACE 3

5 DEEP PLAY* 7-2 LS
7 AFFRETTANDO 7-2
1 JOLLY JOSEPH 7-2
6 RAYA ROJA 4-1

Evening card here. DEEP PLAY lunged at the start in turf debut and second career start, rushed into contention, dropped back on the turn and re-rallied late in an improved effort; shows four works since last, stretches out for trainer Darrell Vienna, who does very well with turf stretch outs, adds blinkers; upset call in wide open turf route. 

Race: 3 Win Place Show
1st 5 Deep Play 9.80 5.20 3.40
2nd 7 Affrettando 5.00 3.20
3rd 6 Raya Roja 3.20
4th 2 Surely Swift
$2 D/Double 3/5 54.80
$2 Exacta 5-7 61.00
$2 Quinella 5-7 24.20
$2 Trifecta 5-7-6 168.20

 

One spot play on Saturday and my top two picks ran 1-2 for a $207.20 exacta, plus the triple was hittable and paid $1,139.20.

Saturday, June 23

CHURCHILL DOWNS

RACE 7

12 GREED AND FEAR* 7-2 LS 2C
1 INDIAN ICICLE 7-2
9 MAGIC HOUR 7-2
6 THAT'S ME 7-2

GREED AND FEAR had the outside post going a mile over this track in debut last October and made a strong 4 wide move around the turn to reach contention then flattened out to lose by 4 lengths in a key race; returns off solid works for good layoff barn, shortens up to a sprint and can upset...INDIAN ICICLE forced a quick pace in debut, dropped back and re-rallied in a key race; may be the one to catch for good 2nd-out barn...MAGIC HOUR finished willingly in debut over the track...THAT'S ME has ben the beaten favorite in all 3 career stats but has speed and should either set or force the pace here. 
Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 1 Indian Icicle 20.20 9.80 5.80
2nd 12 Greed and Fear 9.40 5.80
3rd 6 That's Me 3.80
4th 3 Battle Bridge
$2 D/Double 2/1 93.40
$2 Exacta 1-12 207.20
$2 Trifecta 1-12-6 1139.20
$2 Superfecta 1-12-6-3 13483.00

 

Sunday, June 3

We had two spot plays Sunday and they both won including and $18 winner at Arlington (see below).

Sunday, June 3

CALDER

RACE 9

5 FLASH MY ANGEL* 5-2 LS
7 THE SENSE ANGEL 3-1
8 BUNNY VALENTINE 7-2
6 BACK BAYOU 4-1
Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 5 Flash My Angel 6.00 3.00 2.40
2nd 8 Bunny Valentine 2.60 2.40
3rd 7 The Sense Angel 2.60
4th 2 Foxy Affair
$2 D/Double 2/5 39.40
$2 Exacta 5-8 18.00
$2 Trifecta 5-8-7 68.80
$2 Superfecta 5-8-7-2 303.00
Refunds: 1

 

ARLINGTON 

RACE 9

9 SWEETPRINCESSCHARM* 2-1 LS
8 PROPHET'S SONG 2-1
1 FLEET ENCOUNTER 7-2
6 CHICKABUNNY 7-2

SWEETPRINCESSCHARM made first start on an all-weather track here on 5/20, set a fast pace under pressure going a mile and only lost by 2 1/2 lengths in a sharp effort; drops, cuts back to a sprint, and should get a good stalking trip...PROPHET'S SONG has high speed, drops off a freshening and makes first start on an all-weather surface with suitable pedigree; one to catch...FLEET ENCOUNTER ran evenly in first start over this track, drops...CHICKABUNNY drops and fits here on best. 

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 9 Sweetprincesscharm 18.20 8.60 5.40
2nd 7 Sharp Trip 27.00 11.80
3rd 3 Camp Fairfax R N 4.20
4th 11 Blond Warrior
5th 8 Prophet's Song
$2 D/Double 9/9 76.60
$2 Exacta 9-7 420.80
$2 Trifecta 9-7-3 1750.00
$2 Superfecta 9-7-3-11 10019.40
Refunds: 6

 

Thursday, May 17

Thursday we had one spot play (besides my regular NYRA picks) and it won and paid $18.20. 

Thursday, May 17

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS

RACE 5

2 DOCTOR DOSS* 7-2 LS 2C
7 HILARIUM 2-1
6 TERUBCHEH 4-1
5 GRAND AVENUE 5-1

DOCTOR DOSS trained sharp at the Keeneland sales last year, makes debut with a solid foundation of works over the past three months, has the best turf pedigree in the race by Hard Spun (Danzig) out of a Sadler's Wells mare, debuts in race where 5 of the 8 horses have lost for a claiming tag; upset call...HILARIUM has run okay over turf and Polytrack and appears the one to beat...TERUBCHEH set a fast pace going a mile on turf at Gulfstream and didn't tire that badly in an improved effort in turf debut; steps up but seems to be moving forward...GRAND AVENUE debuts for hot barn.  
Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 2 Doctor Doss 18.20 7.80 6.00
2nd 5 Grand Avenue 6.60 4.40
3rd 4 Grand Idol 12.20
4th 7 Hilarium
$2 D/Double 2/2 42.00
$2 Exacta 2-5 80.00
$2 Trifecta 2-5-4 1257.60
$2 Superfecta 2-5-4-7 3165.60
Refunds: None

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday at Arlington our Bombs Away Longshot won and paid $23.20. 

ARLINGTON

RACE 5

8

MR. FUZZYBOTTOM*

2-1 LS

7

FEARLESSLY***

5-2 BAL

2

LARRY ZIP

3-1

6

STATIC KILL

7-2

MR. FUZZYBOTTOM showed sharp improvement at Keeneland, a similar surface to this, won a key race then finished 2nd behind a nice horse in a fast race; can wire these for good front end rider...FEARLESSLY gets a big trainer change from 5% barn to 31% trainer who started the meet off with 4 wins in 10 starts; dangerous at a price...LARRY ZIP ran well at Keeneland, ships in for good barn and is a threat...STATIC KILL has the top recent figures but appears to prefer dirt. 

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 7 Fearlessly 23.20 11.20 5.80
2nd 3 Silken Bo 27.60 11.00
3rd 2 Larry Zip 3.00
4th 5 Annette's Guy
$2 D/Double 3/7 84.40
$2 Exacta 7-3 689.80
$2 Trifecta 7-3-2 2233.20
$2 Superfecta 7-3-2-5 9035.20
Refunds: 1

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 25

One pick on Wednesday, a nice $14.00 winner. 

HAWTHORNE

RACE 2

6 SUMMER'S EMPIRE* 5-2 LS
4 GOOD QUESTION 3-1
5 SLEWZOOM 7-2
3 FULL FLAME 7-2

SUMMER'S EMPIRE  finished strongly behind repeat winner against tougher claimers in first start off the bench, loves this track, handles off track well, runs for the same price tag but drops into a date restricted claimer...GOOD QUESTION dueled for the lead against tougher at Oaklawn in last, ran well in lone race over this track, drops and is the one to catch...SLEWZOOM hasn't in 11 months but returns at a sharply reduced level...FULL FLAME finished 2nd against similar as the 6-5 favorite but this field looks tougher.
Race: 2 Win Place Show
1st 6 Summer's Empire 14.00 5.60 4.00
2nd 8 Roy L. 6.60 4.80
3rd 7 Officer McNeal 7.00
4th 1 Gracias Derenzo
$2 D/Double 5/6 30.40
$2 Exacta 6-8 74.80
$2 Trifecta 6-8-7 499.40
$2 Superfecta 6-8-7-1 8171.20

 

Wednesday, March 21

Yesterday my two Best Bets both ran well, Cooper River was a game second and beaten by my 2nd-pick Hayas Boy, and Tatao's Wildcat won and paid $18.00 in the 5th Race. 

·         AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS (The Main Track opens today)

1). PAPA'S NICE CAT, CALLMETONY, BOJAN (8-3-2)
2). COOPER RIVER *, HAYA'S BOY, JUPITER TRIO (4-3-2)
3). UNRIVALED SCORE--QUEEN OF MAMBO, FASHION'S FLIGHT, RIBOLETTI (1-6-4)
4). TERMINUS, HAPPY HIGH, GOODTIME BOY, HANDSOME HARBOR (4-3-7-8)
5). TATAO'S WILDCAT***, CAT IN THE FOREST , AWESOME ARCENO (1-7-4)
6). NORTHERN WARRIOR, PURELY MAJESTIC, READYGETSGOLD (5-4-3)
7). BAIL OUT THE BANKS, MIDNITE SILVER, BARELY NOTHING, GOOD KARMA (5-4-6-8)
8). STRIKE THE MOON, HIGH QUALITY, AQUITANIA (5-3-1)
9). INQUEST, WINLOC'S JOHN LEE, ANAPHYLAXIX, KEYALY (6-5-11-1)

BEST BETS: COOPER RIVER and TATAO'S WILDCAT

COOPER RIVER (LS) was rated inside last time and lacked a rally; two back was a career top figure above-par win, is one for one over this surface, should get first run on likely pacesetter Haya's Boy here and can upset.

TATAO'S WILDCAT (BAL) showed speed pressing a hot pace in a three way speed duel and tired in first start since June; shows 4 works since then, does not drop, which is a sign that the 42% trainer Rich Dutrow feels that the horse is doing well, may go well at a price in 2nd off the layoff.

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 1 Tatao's Widcat 18.00 9.10 4.20
2nd 3 Milwaukee Mixer 7.80 3.90
3rd 7 Cat in the Forest 2.10
4th 4 Awesome Arceno
$2 D/Double 1/1 135.00
$2 Exacta 1-3 99.00
$2 Trifecta 1-3-7 227.00
$2 Superfecta 1-3-7-4 426.00
Refunds: 2

 

Sunday, March 4

Nice day on Sunday with 9-2 And 5-2 winning Best Bets, both keyed exactas and we had the COLD $80.80 trifecta in the 11th at Gulfstream.

Formal notes: LS live longshot, PP preferred Play, BAL Bombs Away Longshot, BCL Boxcar Longshot, PS fits the Pro Simulcast spot play method. 2C worked well at the sales. MA and MB are longshot spot play systems I've developed. 

Sharphorses Selection Service, Sunday, March 4

GULFSTREAM

RACE 11 TURF or DIRT

3 SCENARIO ANALYSIS* 5-2 LS PS
1 PASSIONATE GOLD 3-1
5 LIZZIE BEAR 9-2
12 SUMMER KITTEN 9-2

SCENARIO ANALYSIS showed speed going longer in last and weakened as the favorite; drops back in for a tag, shortens up a bit and gets top call on turf or dirt here for a sharp barn...PASSIONATE GOLD ran evenly in same race as top pick in last...LIZZIE BEART middle-moved from an outside post going a mile on turf in debut at Tampa and held okay while running for a higher priced tag...GHOST ON THE RUN well bred filly debuts for good barn and lures leading rider, factor if she draws in...SUMMER KITTEN has run okay on turf and dirt here. 

Race: 11 Win Place Show
1st 3 Scenario Analysis 7.00 3.80 2.60
2nd 1 Passionate Gold 4.80 3.00
3rd 5 Lizzie Bear 3.60
4th 4 Wonzit
5th 6 Smokin Ali
$2 D/Double 8/2 10.20
$2 D/Double 8/3 33.80
$2 Exacta 3-1 23.80
$2 Trifecta 3-1-5 80.80
$2 Superfecta 3-1-5-4 446.40

 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). WELL POSITIONED, JO VANN, RUSH NOW (5-1-2)
2). NEFERTINI**, ROYAL SIGHTING, FANTASY OF FLIGHT (5-4-1)
3). HILL CROSSING, MY PIANO MAN, PARC DES PRINCES (3-7-2)
4). HIDDEN VOW, THE SNICKERS KID, TYCOON CAT, OUR ELI (7-4-5-1)
5). VERBOSITY, TOKEN SACRIFICE, PAPA'S NICE CAT (8-9-10)
6). MYSTICAL RHYTHMS, WOW ME, SNEAKY GIRL (3-6-2)
7). COALITION, SAXOPHONE LEN, THOR'S MJOLNOR, JONRAH (10-6-3-5)
8). NEWBIE, I BET TONI KNOWS, SHESABRONXBOMBER (7-1-9)
9). VERDE MONT***, JOHNNY BEAUTIFUL, READTHEBYLINE, WARRIOROFTHEROSES, SIRTORI (7-1-12-13-10)

BEST BETS: NEFERTINI and VERDE MONT

NEFERTINI  (PP) ran well in all three career starts on turf last year but has a better dirt pedigree; trainer Alan Goldberg is based at Parx but has always done well with his shippers to N.Y., plus he is good off layoffs.

Race: 2 Win Place Show
1st 5 Nefertini 11.40 4.10 3.00
2nd 1 Fantasy of Flight 2.70 2.10
3rd 3 Truth Will Tell 2.80
4th 4 Royal Sighting
$2 D/Double 5/5 19.80
$2 Exacta 5-1 25.20

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Big day yesterday, I gave out my regular full-card picks and two Best Bets at Aqueduct plus one spot play at Gulfstream. Note that on the Gulfstream play, my top two picks are PS (Pro Simulcast) system plays. They ran one-two for a whopping $76.00 exacta and the $333.20 trifecta was easy to hit. At Aqueduct both of my Best Bets won and Princess Mara, a first time starter that I had inside-info on, won and paid $10.60 and keyed a $54 exacta. 

Formal notes: LS live longshot, PP preferred Play, BAL Bombs Away Longshot, BCL Boxcar Longshot, PS fits the Pro Simulcast spot play method. MA and MB are longshot spot play systems I've developed. 

Sharphorses Selection Service, Wednesday, February 1

GULFSTREAM

RACE 10

7 PRINCESS MALIA** 8-5 PS
6 ROCK ON BABY 5-2 PS
1 BRIDAL COURT 4-1
2 PLEASANT HYMN 5-1

PRINCESS MALIA left the gate quickly, was taken back to settle in behind the leaders, made a wide bid to get within a length of a fast pace and held okay against a much better field that included promising next out winner Coup; drops in for a tag for a trainer who has excellent numbers off this drop and looks tough to beat...ROCK ON BABY was in the same race as top choice and chased a hot pace, tired; two back she also showed speed in a key race over this course while racing for a higher tag; one to catch...BRIDAL COURT set a pressured pace at this level and held the show in a game effort in turf debut...NEED YOU TONIGHT showed speed in debut, is on the AE's and will get a tough post if she draws in but drops in for a tag for sharp barn and is a threat if in...PLEASANT HYMN made a nice middle-move going longer on dirt and held the place in a career best effort; my feeling is that she prefers dirt but she picks up hot rider and she should benefit turning back off that effort. 

Race: 10 Win Place Show
1st 6 Rock On Baby 20.60 8.00 6.00
2nd 7 Princess Malia 3.80 3.00
3rd 2 Pleasant Hymn 3.80
4th 10 Jabez
5th 1 Bridal Court
$2 D/Double 5/6 409.40
$2 Exacta 6-7 76.00
$2 Trifecta 6-7-2 333.20
$2 Superfecta 6-7-2-10 3839.40
Refunds: 13,14,15,16
AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). EVAN'S ROCKET, PERFECT SHADOW, LEMON DROP ON TOP (6-7-1)
2). R CLEVER CAT, FAMOUS ROSE, HILLSBORO BAY (1-2-5)
3). S'HAZEPLAYINFORME, MS. BIRD WATCH, CHALK PLAYER (6-1-4)
4). PRINCESS MARA*, BLUSHING KARAKORUM, STRAY BULLET, GRUNGE GIRL (5-1-2-7)
5). PERFECT DRIVE, HISTORY STARTS NOW, MAX'S FIRST (5-1-8)
6). PERMANENT WAVE, GET ER UP, STARSHIP GIRL (6-4-2)
7). MAJESTIC HOPE, SUPREME RULER, CONGO (5-6-1)
8). JUDICIAL LEADER*, SILVER CHEST, LANDLASH (3-6-2)
9). MY SYDNEY GIRL, JENS ANGEL, SHALAKA, FEMME ROYALE (6-7-5-3)

BEST BETS: PRINCESS MARA and JUDICIAL LEADER

PRINCESS MARA (PP) is well bred and makes belated debut at 4 for good barn with leading rider up; Romans does well with firsters for a tag and there's not much to beat here.

JUDICIAL LEADER (PP) will be a very short price looking to win her 4th straight for sharp connections.

 

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 5 Princess Mara 10.60 6.50 3.00
2nd 2 Stray Bullet 4.90 2.80
3rd 6 Freud's Dream 2.50
4th 7 Grunge Girl
$2 D/Double 1/5 22.20
$2 Exacta 5-2 54.00
$2 Quinella 2-5 23.40
$2 Trifecta 5-2-6 158.50
$2 Superfecta 5-2-6-7 469.00
Refunds: 3
$2 Pick 3 2/1/5 3 of 3 55.00

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, January 29

Sunday was great. My two best bets at Aqueduct were in the "late double" and they both came in for a COLD $61.50 DOUBLE. But I also had the COLD $41.20 early double with a $19.20 winner in the first race (had the top Diamond Rating). Both longshot winners, the $19.20 in the first and m $15.80 Bombs Away Longshot, Cinnamon Beach, had come off wide trips from outside posts, which is a significant handicapping factor over a track like the inner track, which has tight turns. I will cover these important handicapping angles in a thoroughbred handicapping book that I'm writing which will be published this year. 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). ROCK STAR ROYALTY, TWILLERBEEL MARIE'S BABE (10-4-5)
2). POP POP'S MILE, SUNNY DESERT, MY LEONORA (8-5-2)
3). I'M THE MIZZ, ROUGH WINTER, PERMANENT VACATION (8-3-7)
4). CODY SAMORA, WINNIE DIXIE, FULL OF GUT, GIANT SENSATION (6-4-3-8)
5). FIREBAY, LUCKY LIL LIAM, TAX RETURN (7-6-3)
6). ADAM RIDES AGAIN, CALGARY ENFORCER, I LOVE IT (3-7-4)
7). SO SCOTT, CAP THE MOMENT, COOPER RIVER (2-4-9)
8). CINNAMON BEACH***, IRON LOU, TAKE A WALK (5-4-2)
9). HILL CROSSING*, NECAISE, MACHO MUCHACHO, EVEN FRISKY (1-8-11-6)

BEST BETS: CINNAMON BEACH and HILL CROSSING

CINNAMON BEACH (BAL) was wide the entire way in last and may have bounced off a career best effort in first start over the track two back; may go well at a price on the bounce rebound pattern.

HILL CROSSING (LS) has run some good figures recently and was in tough against razor sharp three-peater Midnite Silver in last; drops and gets good spot, gets a big rider change.

Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 10 Rock Star Royalty 19.20 9.40 5.60
2nd 6 Valuable Lady 5.80 3.80
3rd 2 Soldierette 3.60
4th 5 Marie's Babe
$2 Exacta 10-6 98.00
$2 Trifecta 10-6-2 434.50
$2 Superfecta 10-6-2-5 2130.00
Refunds: 7
 
Race: 2 Win Place Show
1st 8 Pop Pop's Smyle 4.10 2.60 2.30
2nd 5 Sunny Desert 3.20 2.40
3rd 4 Catalina Island 5.10
4th 9 Bonatini
$2 D/Double 10/8 41.20
$2 Exacta 8-5 10.80
$2 Quinella 5-8 8.40
$2 Trifecta 8-5-4 88.00
$2 Superfecta 8-5-4-9 293.00
Refunds: 1,7
Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 5 Cinnamon Beach 15.80 4.50 2.40
2nd 2 Take a Walk 2.40 2.10
3rd 7 My Man Marty 2.90
4th 6 Winaholic
$2 D/Double 9/5 104.50
$2 Exacta 5-2 40.80
$2 Trifecta 5-2-7 141.00
$2 Superfecta 5-2-7-6 274.00
Refunds: 4
$2 Pick 3 4/9/5 3 of 3 286.00
 
Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 1 Hill Crossing 6.80 3.80 2.70
2nd 11 Macho Muchacho 6.00 3.40
3rd 12 Metrology 2.90
4th 8 Necaise
$2 D/Double 5/1 61.50
$2 Exacta 1-11 39.80
$2 Trifecta 1-11-12 120.00
$2 Superfecta 1-11-12-8 624.00
Refunds: None
$2 Pick 3 9/5/1 3 of 3 467.50
$2 Pick 4 4,8/9/5/1 4 of 4 922.00
$2 Pick 6 2/3/4,8/9/5/1 6 of 6 23299.00
5 of 6 197.50

 

Wednesday, January 18

We had one pick on Wednesday, Olivia Twist at Tampa Bay, and she won and paid $8.40. Red hot start to 2012. 

TAMPA BAY

RACE 10 TURF OR DIRT

7 OLIVIA TWIST* 5-2 LS
9 SEXY SUZY 5-2
4 I'M MAD ABOUT YOU 4-1
Race: 10 Win Place Show
1st 7 Olivia Twist 8.40 4.40 3.60
2nd 10 Vasilea 8.60 7.00
3rd 5 Lil Nate's Date 9.80
4th 6 Megnog
5th 2 Ucanttakeitwithu
$2 D/Double 5/7 60.60
$2 Exacta 7-10 56.40
$2 Trifecta 7-10-5 966.20
$2 Superfecta 7-10-5-6 3859.20

 

 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

On Saturday I had three Best Bets and they all won (see below). Bluegrass Jet paid $7.00 and we had the COLD $30.40 exacta and the $202.40 trifecta. Then at Aqueduct, both Best Bets won at $3.10 (COLD $10.20 exacta) and $7.00 ($21.40 exacta). My spot plays are showing a monstrous profit so far this year and hitting at a sensational win percentage. 

GULFSTREAM

RACE 4

7 BLUEGRASS JET* 7-2 LS
10 GUNMAN 4-1
11 SMOKIN STAR 5-1
1 SIGNATURE EVENT 6-1

BLUEGRASS JET was steadied in tight quarters on both turns in first start in 10 months and only lost by 3 lengths; career best figure came over this course and distance, worked 3 times since last including a nice :48.1 work, draws a better post than the other good closers and can upset rallying off an expected fast pace for good turf trainer Barclay Tagg, who is off to a strong start at the meet...GUNMAN has a late kick and there's a lot of speed in this race...SMOKIN STAR is another that can finish, drops...SIGNATURE EVENT was burned up setting fast paces in last five starts while racing in some tough spots on surfaces that he doesn't prefer, returns to turf and gets a key rider change to a more skilled turf rider, Alex Solis; fits well if he can avoid another speed duel. 
Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 7 Bluegrass Jet 7.00 3.60 3.20
2nd 10 Gunman 4.60 3.20
3rd 1 Signature Event 4.60
4th 9 Alke John
$2 D/Double 6/7 12.80
$2 Exacta 7-10 30.40
$2 Trifecta 7-10-1 202.40
$2 Superfecta 7-10-1-9 893.80
Refunds: 2,11,15,16

 
AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). HANGOVER KID**, IDLE AMERICAN, ABLE BELLAMY (4-1-5-8)
2). HARDENED WILDCAT, ROCKIN BOOGIE, LE BERNARDIN (2-3-1A)
3). SAM SPARKLE, SAN PABLO, SOCIALSAUL (5-3-6)
4). TROPONIN, ANEW--DR. W, SCORPER, HARDSHELL (10-1-5-7)
5). STELLARS THEORY, LAKE SONG, WARRIOR MARIE (9-6-1)
6). BRAZEN KAT, RAYNICK'S JET, MR MAGENTA, BOJAN (7-11-6-8)
7). BETTER LUCKY, PERENNIAL SONG, AGAVE KISS (7-10-5)
8). STAR OF NEW YORK*, TAKE A WALK, ITSAGOODTENDOLLARS (3-6-9)
9). QUIET EYES, PANTHRO, SHY HUMOR, OFFICERANDAFOOSE, KALL ME SIG (7-6-13-10-5)

BEST BETS: HANGOVER KID and STAR OF NEW YORK

Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 4 Hangover Kid 3.10 2.30 2.10
2nd 1 Idle American 3.60 3.00
3rd 7 Sound of Drums 3.30
4th 8 Smooth Transition
$2 Exacta 4-1 10.20
$2 Trifecta 4-1-7 33.40
$2 Superfecta 4-1-7-8 88.00
Refunds: 5,9
Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 3 Star of New York 7.00 3.70 2.40
2nd 9 Itsagoodtendollars 2.90 2.40
3rd 8 Iron Lou 2.40
4th 1 Stud Muffin
$2 D/Double 5/3 15.80
$2 Exacta 3-9 21.40
$2 Trifecta 3-9-8 53.50
$2 Superfecta 3-9-8-1 117.00
Refunds: 2,5,6
$2 Pick 3 1/5/3 3 of 3 549.00

 

I don't think I've eve started a year this hot. Last year in 2011, my Sharphorses Selection Service picks showed a big profit the first 6 months of the year and I've always liked the winter meets. Yesterday my Live Longshot and top pick, Commitment Letter, won easily and paid $14.40 in the 9th race at Gulfstream. The horse fit my Pro Simulcast spot play system, which is the best spot play system ever developed (tested and proven through a large computer database). I've been red hot at Gulfstream. Then at Aqueduct I had two Best Bets and Opening Move won and paid $20.80. 

Tuesday, January 11

GULFSTREAM

RACE 9 TURF or DIRT

5 COMMITMENT LETTER* 4-1 LS PS
10 JARDUN 4-1 PS
11 MR E PHILIP 9-2
3 EMBAJADOR 9-2

COMMITMENT LETTER showed speed dueling for the lead in debut and weakened in a quick race, then showed speed along a dull rail over the main track here in second start and fell back; makes first start for a tag, shortens up, tries two turns for the first time,  switches to turf and is well bed for turf; upset call on any surface, also should handle an off track...JARDUN ran okay in debut, makes first start for a tag, adds lasix for sharp barn...MR E PHILIP is another making first start for a tag, adds blinkers, may be coming out of the best races at Belmont...EMBAJADOR ran well in both starts, was claimed by good turf barn and steps up.
Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 5 Commitment Letter 14.40 7.80 4.60
2nd 2 American Doe 11.20 6.80
3rd 4 Brian 3.60
4th 11 Mr E Philip
5th 10 Jardun

 
AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). FISCAL STIMULUS, COOSADA, MY MAN MARTY (2-7-9)
2). EVASIVE CAT, DIXIE BABE, LEAD ME NOT (5-6-2)
3). ZERO YIELD, DEAR ELIZABETH, WESTSIDE SINGER (1A-5-6)
4). LAST MINUTE ROSE, EXPRESSION, GET ER UP (4-3-6)
5). ALMIGHTY SILVER, COLJAK, POWER DREAMS (1-5-6)
6). HOCKLEY**, EXPECTING CASH, PONI COLADA (2-4-6)
7). QUEENS HARBOR, ALPHABET JAMERICA, RISK A CHANCE (3-2-8)
8). OPENING MOVE*, BLACKPEN, STRATEGIC MOVE (5-1-2)
9). PRIMED FOR SUCCESS, MISS MELODY, MAYBRY'S GOLD, HURRICANE CAROLINE (11-8-1-9)

BEST BETS: HOCKLEY and OPENING MOVE

HOCKLEY (PP) dueled for the lead through a lively pace in last at Aqueduct and held well; runs best when fresh, gets good spot in a rare one mile inner track race that starts close to the turn.

OPENING MOVE (LS) well bred 4yo came off a layoff to win here last year then raced in two key races on dirt on turf; freshened up, training well for sharp barn.

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 5 Opening Move 20.80 9.40 3.00
2nd 6 Quick Money 18.40 4.90
3rd 1 Black Pen 2.10
4th 3 Sovereign Default
$2 D/Double 5/5 162.00
$2 Exacta 5-6 214.00
$2 Trifecta 5-6-1 873.00
$2 Superfecta 5-6-1-3 2397.00
Refunds: None

 

Sunday, January 8

Sunday I gave out 6 spot plays and 3 of them won including $7.00 Street Savy at Gulfstream. For the weekend I had 12 Best Bets with 6 (50%) winners including 5 for 8 at Gulfstream. 

Saturday, January 7

On a big roll to start the year. Yesterday (Saturday, Jan. 7) besides my full-card Aqueduct picks I gave out 4 spot plays at Gulfstream and three of them won! See Below. Star Distinction won the first and paid $8.40, Macarthur Causeway won the second at 4-5 completing a COLD $17.60 Double, and Call My Lawyer won the 4th and paid $8.00 and the third pick ran 2nd for a $33.40 exaca. 

Friday, January 6

Last year the service did extremely well the first half of the year and so far this year I'm off to a hot start. Yesterday I had one spot play at Tampa and my Two Best Bets at Aqueduct and won two of three including this big price $15 (see below).

·         TAMPA BAY

RACE 5

3

MOHAWK MAGIC*

5-2 LS 

4

GOLD LOVE

4-1

9

DICIE SHOES

4-1

2

IN DAD'S WALLET

4-1

MOHAWK MAGICF has only raced twice, both against much better in New York; adds blinkers, makes first start for a tag for good layoff trainer who does well with horses taking this drop, gets sharp rider who has done well for barn, and reportedly has trained well for this; upset call. 

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 3 Mohawk Magic 15.00 7.20 4.40
2nd 9 Dixie Shoes 4.00 3.00
3rd 4 Gold Love 3.20
4th 1 Silverest
$2 D/Double 2/3 88.20
$2 Exacta 3-9 56.80
$2 Trifecta 3-9-4 267.60
$2 Superfecta 3-9-4-1 1695.00
Refunds: 7,11,13,14

 

Monday, January 2

One spot play on Monday, a smasher at Gulfstream, $17.00 on the win and note that I made the horse a 5-2 favorite on my line. 

GULFSTREAM

RACE 9

4 SKIBO IN JULY* 5-2 LS 
5 YARI 4-1
11 FAST N FURIUS CAT 4-1
2 ANTONACCI 9-2

SKIBO IN JULY has been moving forward on speed figures in last three starts at Calder, makes first start for a tag, should get a nice stalking trip...YARI has trained well for debut for hot connections...FAST N FURIUS CAT goes turf to dirt and makes first start for a tag and seems the one to catch...ANTONACCI debuts for excellent firster barn. 
Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 4 Skibo in July 17.00 8.00 5.40
2nd 7 Socio d'Oro 16.20 10.20
3rd 6 Happy Harvey 22.00
4th 12 Captain Crash
$2 D/Double 10/4 103.20
$2 Exacta 4-7 287.00
$2 Trifecta 4-7-6 4403.40
$2 Superfecta 4-7-6-12 83166.00
Refunds: 13

 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Got the new year off to a good start, I had 3 picks and two of them won (see below) and I had cold $20.60 and $33.60 exactas and a cold $74.40 trifecta. On my Trotpicks service (www.trotpicks.com), which showed a flat bet profit last year, I gave out one horse and it won and paid $5.60 and keyed the exacta and trifecta, so people who subscsribe to both of my services bet 4 horses on New Years Day and had 3 winners. 

GULFSTREAM

RACE 1

9 TRUMPET MAN** 7-5
6 PHOTON 4-1 MB
5 GUILTYGUILTYGUILTY 4-1
8 KANATI KID 10-1

TRUMPET MAN had a rough trip from an outside post in a turf route in last; chased much tougher in prior dirt starts, adds blinkers and drops to the basement for a barn that does well with sharp dropdowns like this...PHOTON was 4 wide and got within a length of the lead at the pace call going two turns in last at Churchill, weakened in the lane; drops, makes 2nd start off the bench and may go well at a price...GUILTYGUILTYGUILTY ran some improved numbers at Calder recently...KANATI KID is bred to run long on turf but was pulled up in debut; plunges in class trying dirt.  
Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 9 Trumpet Man 5.20 3.40 2.40
2nd 6 Photon 4.00 3.20
3rd 3 Paige's Image 4.00
4th 8 Kanati Kid
$2 Exacta 9-6 20.60
$2 Trifecta 9-6-3 158.00
$2 Superfecta 9-6-3-8 1285.00
Refunds: 2,4

 

SANTA ANITA

RACE 4

5 ABSOLUTCAT* 2-1 LS PS
6 JIM'S DECISION 5-2
12 JACK REACHER 3-1
8 INDIAN KNIGHT 4-1

ABSOLUTCAT ran once over this strip, showed speed early then had to check on the turn and dropped back, angled out in the stretch and finished willingly behind a runaway well-bred Baffert firster in a quick sprint; in his last at Hollywood he flashed some early foot and weakened while chasing another sharp Baffert firster; adds blinkers, returns to best surface, makes first start for a tag and can be along in time off a stalking trip...JIM'S DECISION also ran the best figure of his career over this surface, drops a notch and shortens up after finishing 2nd at 2-5....JACK REACHER set the pace and was 2nd best at this distance/track in last; freshened up for excellent layoff barn and is the one to catch...INDIAN KNIGHT pressed Jack Reacher in last and tired, was freshened, adds speed to the equation. 

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 5 Absolutcat 8.80 4.40 2.80
2nd 6 Jim's Decision 4.20 2.60
3rd 12 Jack Reacher 2.40
4th 2 Danceswiththewind
$2 D/Double 6/5 49.60
$2 Exacta 5-6 33.60
$2 Trifecta 5-6-12 74.40
$2 Superfecta 5-6-12-2 641.40
Refunds: 1,10,11

 

Monday, December 26

Two picks on Monday, one ran a solid 2nd at Santa Anita, and Mayville (see below) won nicely and paid $8.80 at Gulfstream. 

GULFSTREAM

RACE 1

10 MAYVILLE* 2-1 LS 
2 CORINTHIA 7-2
1 SUGAR FREE 9-2
4 STARSHIP TORMENTA 5-1

MAYVILLE had the rail in last at Saratoga, broke well, was shuffled, angled 4 wide with steady rally; drops, seems set for best, and may be well placed behind a speed duel....CORINTHIA showed sharp speed over the track and ran 2nd going a half furlong shorter; adds blinkers...SUGAR FREE debuts for one of the top firster two year old trainers in the business...STARSHIP TORMENTA beaten at 3-5 in last but did show early speed; training well for high-percentage connections. 

Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 10 Mayville 8.80 4.60 3.60
2nd 12 Angel of Harlem 12.40 7.60
3rd 4 Starship Tormenta 3.60
4th 5 Indian Legs
$2 Exacta 10-12 93.00
$2 Trifecta 10-12-4 538.40
$2 Superfecta 10-12-4-5 12028.20
Refunds: 6,14,15

Thursday, December 22

Sharphorses Selectioni Service had one pick on Thursday and it won and paid $8.20 and keyed the $32.80 exacta and $175.80 trifecta. 

GULFSTREAM

RACE 11

6 FOOLISH TIGER* 5-2 LS
9 THUNDEROUS 5-2
5 HERECOMESEVERYMAN 5-2
1 DREAMING OF BUFFIE 9-2

FOOLISH TIGER raced well against tougher over this turf course earlier this year then went into a low percentage Calder barn and his figures dropped off; changes hands, takes blinkers off, returns to turf, and seems well prepped for this spot...THUNDEROUS dueled for the lead on dirt at Churchill and held gamely in last; tough if he can handle turf, picks up red-hot rider, becomes top pick if race is switched to main track...HERECOMESEVERYMAN finished 2nd in last two starts including one over this course in April; freshened up for good barn...DREAMING OF BUFFIE has trained well for 30% barn, debuts going long on turf.

Race: 11 Win Place Show
1st 6 Foolish Tiger 8.20 3.60 2.80
2nd 5 Herecomeseveryman 3.40 3.00
3rd 1 Dreaming of Buffie 5.80
4th 2 Touch of Silver
5th 9 Thunderous G
$2 D/Double 2/6 32.00
$2 Exacta 6-5 32.80
$2 Trifecta 6-5-1 175.80
$2 Superfecta 6-5-1-2 891.00

 

Saturday, November 26

Another huge day for Sharphorses Selection Service on Saturday.  We started out with a Live Longshot at Calder which ran second but we had the $48.80 exacta (top 2) and the $217.60 trifecta (top 3). I've been hot at Hollywood and our one Live Longshot won and paid $10.40 and we had the cold $21.80 exacta in a 6 horse field. At Aqueduct, it was a huge day. We started with top winner Welchtown ($4.30) in the first race. In the third race, my top pick, Myrlanski, won and paid $38.80 and we had the $207.50 exacta and the $881.00 trifecta, plus the COLD $141.00 Double to our winning Best Bet Quick Recovery ($6.90). On the day at Aqueduct I had 4 winners on top. 

Sharphorses Selection Service, Saturday, November 26

CALDER

RACE 5

3 LOVE LETTER* 5-2 LS
1 ONEFORTHERECORD 3-1
8 WE ALL BLEED RED 7-2
5 MORE THAN CRAFTY 5-1
Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 1 Onefortherecord 10.80 5.80 3.40
2nd 3 Love Letter 4.40 2.80
3rd 8 We All Bleed Red 2.80
4th 5 More Than Crafty
$2 Exacta 1-3 48.80
$2 Trifecta 1-3-8 217.60
$2 Superfecta 1-3-8-5 470.00
Refunds: None

 

HOLLYWOOD PARK

RACE 1

5 WARREN'S FLYER* 5-2 LS
1 QUEENIE MARINI 7-5
4 MEMO TO KATHY 7-2

WARREN'S FLYER does not like turf so her last five starts are inconsequential. She has run the top figures in this field on the main track and over this Cushion Track, drops, cuts back to a sprint, goes turf to main track and can nail the speed...QUEENIE MARINI drops for red-hot (41%) Baffert barn and is the one to catch...MEMO TO KATHY comes off layoff for good layoff trainer Bill Spawr and should be well placed throughout.  

Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 5 Warren's Flyer 10.40 3.40 2.20
2nd 1 Queenie Marini 2.40 2.10
3rd 6 Lily Amore 2.60
4th 3 Hi Ho Yodeler
$2 Exacta 5-1 21.80
$2 Quinella 1-5 5.80
$2 Trifecta 5-1-6 63.80
$2 Superfecta 5-1-6-3 155.20

 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

1).WELCHTOWN, KEECHI BULLET, HOPEFUL BOY (8-3-4) (won paid $4.30)
2). PUNCTUAL JEFF, INTO THE FRAY, NIGHT SITE (3-2-1)
3). MYRLANSKI, STONEMILL, TACONIC KNIGHT (8-6-7) (won and paid $38.80 keying $207.50 exacta, $881.00 trifecta, and cold $141.00 Double. 

Race: 3 Win Place Show
1st 8 Myrlanski 38.80 14.60 8.00
2nd 7 Taconic Knight 5.00 3.30
3rd 6 Stonemill 3.20
4th 12 Smarteralex
$2 D/Double 7/8 1150.00
$2 D/Double 7/9 41.00
$2 Exacta 8-7 207.50
$2 Trifecta 8-7-6 881.00
Refunds: 9
$2 Pick 3 8/7/8 3 of 3 2521.00
 
Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 2 Quick Recovery 6.90 3.90 2.80
2nd 8 Perfect Joiski 5.10 3.10
3rd 3 Headingtothecity 4.40
4th 10 Marine Officer
$2 D/Double 8/2 141.00
$2 Exacta 2-8 29.00
$2 Quinella 2-8 14.80
$2 Trifecta 2-8-3 90.00
$2 Superfecta 2-8-3-10 392.00
Refunds: 13,14,15,16
$2 Pick 3 7/8/2 3 of 3 5011.00


4). QUICK RECOVERY**, FAST GRIEVANE, ATITLAN, HEADINGTOTEHCITY (2-6-11-3) (won and paid $6.90)
5). VENTURA BAR, Z CAMELOT, TERM LOAN (7-6-5)
6). DISPOSABLEPLEASURE, CAPTIVATING LASS, WEE PARTY--COHIBA (8-2-1) (won and paid $4.50)
7). EL PADRINO, MANAGED ACCOUNT, OUR ENTOURAGE (1-7-4)
8). SANGAREE, CALIBRACHOA, TO HONOR AND SERVE (6-1-5)
9). SAVVY SUPREME, AWESOME FEATHER, G GYPSY GOLD, MISS VALENTINE (6-7-2-1)
10). CHARDSEY*, FORTISSIM MORE, DOUBLESPEAK, LIVING RIGHT (3-6-9-7)

BEST BETS: QUICK RECOVERY and CHARDSEY

QUICK RECOVERY (PP) has been freshened up, drops, returns to best surface and handles soft footing on turf.

CHARDSEY (LS) lacked a rally on dirt but gets hot rider back, adds blinkers, returns to turf for top turf trainer and may be worth a price.

Friday, November 25

Black Friday indeed, as in "in the black!"  Below are my picks for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Nice day. I had 3 Best Bets on the day and two won ($17.40 and $6.60) and the other one, My Girl Gracie, ran 2nd at Aqueduct but my third pick won and the 2-5 exacta paid $52.80. At Hollywood, top pick and Bombs Away Longshot Baraja De Oro won and paid $17.40 and the 6-3 exacta paid $84.80. At Aqueduct I had full card picks and Best Bets, in the first race the 1-7 exacta paid $131.50, I had an $11 top winner in the 4th, 4 top winners overall at Aqueduct, and the Best Bet Downhill Joey won and paid $6.60. 

 

Wednesday, November 16

One spot play at Hawthorne on Wednesday, Afford won easily and the trifecta paid a nice price of $147.40. On our full card picks at Aqueduct, one of our two Best Bets won and we also had a $23.40 top winner and 3 top winners on the day. 

HAWTHORNE

RACE 8

6 AFFORD** 7-5 
8 SALERT WARRIOR 7-2
1 BET SEATTLE 6-1
4 BECKNERVILLE 9-1
Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 6 Afford 3.80 2.60 2.60
2nd 1 Bet Seattle 4.00 3.20
3rd 4 Becknerville 5.80
4th 3 Munroe Effect
$2 D/Double 6/6 31.40
$2 Exacta 6-1 16.20
$2 Trifecta 6-1-4 147.40
$2 Superfecta 6-1-4-3 2213.40
Refunds: None

 

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday I had one pick at Parx and it won and paid $15.40

System Picks

·         PARX RACING

RACE 9

6 AMABILIS 8, 7, 5

AMABILIS prompted the early pace going two turns in last, drops, cuts back to a sprint and has considerable speed in pedigree, trainer does well with claiming drop downs and this horse fits my Method B longshot spot play method; upset call in a wide open race.

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 6 Amabilis 15.40 5.40 4.00
2nd 1 Wright Rendezvous 3.40 2.80
3rd 5 This Is My Day 4.00
4th 3 One French Kiss
$2 Exacta 6-1 68.40
$2 Trifecta 6-1-5 275.40
$2 Superfecta 6-1-5-3 4875.80
Refunds: None

 

Friday, July 29

Yesterday at Saratoga we had a monster 2-horse (top 2) exacta box and amazing 3-horse trifecta box in the 9th race. My top pick, a first time stater, ran 2nd and paid $26.20 to place. My second pick, Caviar N Champagne, making second career start, fit my Pro Simulcast System and won and paid $31.20. As you can see, the exacta returned $684 and the trifecta over four grand! Best Bet Convocation won easily and paid $4.30.

 

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 9 Caviar N Champagne 31.20 15.80 8.00
2nd 6 Bye Love You 26.20 11.00
3rd 8 Purses Galore 3.00
4th 10 Buccella
$2 D/Double 8/9 178.00
$2 Exacta 9-6 684.00
$2 Trifecta 9-6-8 4361.00
$2 Superfecta 9-6-8-10 19071.00
Refunds: 11

 

Sunday, July 24

Sunday the Sharphorses Selection Service nailed the first two races at Saratoga (see below). Cold $135 exacta, Cold $742 trifecta, and Cold $105 Double. 

·         SARATOGA FULL-CARD PICKS

1). BRETTON WOODS, SHAKEIRA, LEMON TIGER (1-5-4)
2). DEHERE OF THE CAT, THE PRIZE FIGHTER, SWAG DADDY (4-1A-2)

 

Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 1 Bretton Woods 22.20 10.20 5.20
2nd 5 Shakeira 3.90 2.70
3rd 4 Lemon Tiger 4.20
4th 2 Nurse Dolce
$2 Exacta 1-5 135.00
$2 Trifecta 1-5-4 742.00
$2 Superfecta 1-5-4-2 3601.00
Refunds: 10,11,12
 
Race: 2 Win Place Show
1st 4 Dehere of the Cat 6.50 3.70 3.00
2nd 5 Half Lit 4.50 3.30
3rd 8 Tug of War 4.90
4th 3 Readthebyline
$2 D/Double 1/4 105.00
$2 Exacta 4-5 29.20
$2 Quinella 4-5 16.60
$2 Trifecta 4-5-8 260.00
$2 Superfecta 4-5-8-3 1358.00
Refunds: 6

 

Sunday, July 10

I've been on a hot streak as the Sharphorses Selection Service spot plays continue to show a profit. Last week from Monday through Sunday I had 9 Best Bets and 7 won and paid $16.20, $13.00, $7.00, $5.60, $5.40, $5.00, $3.40. The week before was just as good with winning Best Bets that paid $15.00, $12.40, and $8.60, and a high percentage of winners with several other winning Best Bets. 

Below are the picks I gave out Sunday. As you can see, I had two Best Bets, both Live Longshots, and they won and paid $5.60 and $16.20. In the 2nd, Best Bet Schillerette won easily and I had the $19.00 exacta cold. In the 8th, Northern Hammer came off a layoff with a stalking win on turf and paid $16.20. 

Saturday, July 9, another good day, two Best Bets, both at Belmont, one (Love Stanza Chance) won and paid $13.00 and I had the $59.00 exacta. Friday, July 8, we had one Best Bet and it won easily and paid $3.40 in a three horse field; also on the Belmont card I had 6 top winners in a row from races 3 through 8. Thursday, July 7, we had two Best Bets at Belmont, one won and paid $5.00 and we had the $18.80 early double Cold. Monday, July 4, both spot plays won (see Recent Winners). Saturday, July 2, both Best Bets at Belmont won. Friday, July 1, we had one Best Bet and it won and we had the cold $18.40 exacta. Thursday, June 30, one of our two Best Bets won and paid $12.40 and we had the exacta and trifecta. Saturday, June 25, we had four spot plays and two won paying $15.00 and $8.60. 

      BELMONT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). GREEN MONSTER, POWER BLAST,NUTMEGCUVEEROYALE (7-3-2)
2). SCHILLERETTE*, QUEENS OF BETTER, RENNINA (7-3-1)
3). MINESWEPT, SAM SPARKLE, ELTISH STAR (6-3-5)
4). HAUNTED MELODY, SHES GOT ENERGY, DEAN AVENUE (6-8-1)
5). SHESABRONXBOMBER, ERIN ENCHANTED, HALL OF FLAME—BAIT (7-8-1)
6). WICKIE’S FLAME, WARM HUGS, SINGS MY SONG (2-3-1)
7). GUDAHI, ROMAN THUNDER, CARMEL BAY , BEIJING BLUES (4-8-2-5)
8). NORTHERN HAMMER*, THE LAURELS, MIAMI GHOST, MAGNIFI CAT (7-2-3-4)
9). HILLSWICK, BERT B DON, COLJAK (3-2-4)
10). ONE FORTY, CARMELLA CEE, CATREIGN-PELICAN LAKE , REPRODUCTION (9-7-1-4)

BEST BETS: SCHILLERETTE and NORTHERN HAMMER

SCHILLERETTE* (LS) dueled in a quick pace over a wet turf course going a mile in laset and tired; cuts back to a sprint, adds blinkers.

NORTHERN HAMMER* (LS) raced in some pretty tough fields as a two year old, returns off layoff for hot barn of Hall of Fame trainer Angel Penna, Jr., who excels with fresh horses and turf horses and everything in between, shortens up to a sprint and may go well at a price in wide open race.

 

Monday, July 4

Monday I had two spot plays (besides my full-card Belmont picks), and the both won, completing a COLD DAILY DOUBLE (see below).

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CHURCHILL DOWNS

RACE 1

11

JAMBONIED*

2-1 LS

4

ADARO

5-2

8

SOUL OF GOLD

4-1

6

HIGH FLYING JAKE

4-1

JAMBONIED chased and tired as the beaten favorite over a slow Arlington strip in return; this well bred 4yo has run much better in his 4 dirt starts and has never been in this light on dirt; ships in for hot barn and can wire these returning to best surface…ADARO is dangerous here as he goes turf to dirt and finally returns to a sprint which is what he is bred for; ran well in lone dirt start which was over this track, key rival….SOUL OF GOLD drops, cuts back and can finish fast…HIGH FLYING JAKE goes turf to dirt and makes first start for a tag.

RACE 2

3

ENCHANTED MESA**

8-5

4

THE REAL MAYO

5-2

5

LITTLE BIT TINY

9-2

1

BELLE MUSE

5-1

ENCHANTED MESA ran once on dirt and it was the top figure of her career in a big key race at Gulfstream at this 7 furlong distance; sharp trainer, drops, goes turf to dirt, cuts back to sprint and trained strongly over the track for this…THE REAL MAYO takes a key drop, returns to best surface, shortens up…LITTLE BIT TINY was claimed off a good try, steps up for 35% trainer Amoss who is lethal off the claim…BELLE MUSE is usually close at this level.  

Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 11 Jambonied 7.00 4.00 3.00
2nd 3 Tiz a Theme 8.00 4.40
3rd 9 Charming Endeavour 7.20
4th 7 Humor's Punch
$2 Exacta 11-3 60.00
$2 Trifecta 11-3-9 803.80
$2 Superfecta 11-3-9-7 15228.80
Refunds: 10
 
Race: 2 Win Place Show
1st 3 Enchanted Mesa 5.40 3.60 2.60
2nd 6 Galloping Domino 10.00 5.20
3rd 1 Belle Muse 3.20
4th 9 My My My Maria
$2 D/Double 11/3 20.80
$2 Exacta 3-6 43.60
$2 Trifecta 3-6-1 190.60
$2 Superfecta 3-6-1-9 1232.00
Refunds: None

 

 

Monday, May 30

Monday I had one spot play (besides the Belmont full-card picks) and it won easily from off the pace and keyed the COLD $35.20 exacta and the $220.00 trifecta. 

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CALDER

RACE 8 TURF or DIRT

8

MEDIA STARLETT*

2-1 LS

1

MS DILLER

3-1

2

PRECIOUS LADY

4-1

6

BABY KISS

8-1

MEDIA STARLETT showed speed chasing hot paces against faster in first two starts in key races; nicely bred for turf but gets call on any surface for good barn.  

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 8 Media Starlett 9.80 4.40 2.80
2nd 1 Ms Diller 3.20 2.60
3rd 6 Baby Kiss 4.20
4th 10 Margie's Magic
$2 Exacta 8-1 35.20
$2 Trifecta 8-1-6 220.00
$2 Superfecta 8-1-6-10 1497.00

 

Friday, May 20

Friday I gave out the Belmont card and both Best Bets won including a $15.40 winner which keyed a COLD $79.00 exacta. 

·         BELMONT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). WILDCATTER, TOCCET’S IMAGE, RIGHTUPLYNN’SALLEY (2-6-9)
2). DOUBLE DELICIOUS, RUNNINGLIKEANANGEL, MY SPY (6-8-4)
3). DEPUTY MAJOR, TRIBECA, LILA LOUANN (3-6-5)
4). W. W. LADY’S MAN*, CHAIRMAN TUCKER, CALLIDE VALLEY , MY GOLDEN OPINION (6-7-1-9)
5). SHOW TRIAL, AFRICAN DIAMOND, J L BERNSTEIN (12-13-9)
6). CRASH IN BOSTON , BAIL OUT THE BANKS, DONTSELLMETOFELONS (2-5-3)
7). STELLALUCE, AEGEAN BREEZE, FIRST PENNY, KAFFIEND (8-4-6-9)
8). CELTIC CHANT, CEDAR GOVE, QUEEN’S HARBOR (8-3-4)
9). TERRINIQUA*, TURBO TWEAKED, HOULIANA, MEAN REVERSION, DEAN AVENUE (2-10-1-4-3)

BEST BETS: W. W. LADY’S MAN and TERRINQUA

 

W. W. LADY’S MAN * (LS) set a quick early pace over a softened turf course and tired badly in last; takes a key drop, cuts back to a sprint, picks up Prado, earned a solid figure in the slop two back so he is a threat on fast or wet strip.    

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 6 W. W.'s Lady's Man 15.20 5.50 5.70
2nd 7 Chairman Tucker 4.70 4.10
3rd 3 Golden Weekend 5.90
4th 1 Callide Valley
$2 D/Double 6/6 43.00
$2 Exacta 6-7 79.00
$2 Quinella 6-7 37.00
$2 Trifecta 6-7-3 563.00
$2 Superfecta 6-7-3-1 1840.00
Refunds: 5,9

TERRINIQUA* (LS) comes off a sharply improved effort when she ran second in a quick sprint at Gulfstream.    

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 2 Terriniqua 5.90 3.30 2.30

 

Sunday, May 15

I continue to hit a nice percentage of my Best Bets. Here are Sunday's picks. I had a full-card Belmont picks also but I'm just showing the spot plas to save room. At Hollywood I gave out Winter Blossom, who won by a huge margin impressively and paid $6.00. I also gave out Clinton, who won pretty easily and paid 46.00. In both races I had the exacta listed. At Belmont I had two Best Bets and Drosselmeyer won the One Count and paid $6.90 and I had the $27 exacta and the $62.50 trifecta cold in that race. On Saturday I had Alternation and the cold $42.80 exacta and cold $182 trifecta in the Peter Pan, so I swept both stakes races at Belmont over the weekend, picking the winner, exacta, and trifecta cold in both feature races. On Sunday I gave out 6 spot plays and 3 of them won, as you see below. 

 

Sunday, May 15

HOLLYWOOD

RACE 5

10

WINTER BLOSSOM*

7-2 LS

4

RUNNING ISABELLA

7-2

8

SILVER LUNA

7-2

7

SHE’SAWONTONTOMATO

8-1

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 10 Winter Blossom 6.00 3.60 3.20
2nd 8 Silver Luna 3.40 2.80
3rd 9 Negra Tomasa 10.60
4th 4 Running Isabella
$2 D/Double 5/10 57.40
$2 Exacta 10-8 25.80

RACE 7

7

CLINTON **

2-1

2

HIGH TEST

4-1

1

INDIAN KNIGHT

4-1

6

MATLOW

4-1

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 7 Clinton 6.00 3.20 2.60
2nd 6 Matlow 3.60 2.80
3rd 5 Forward Appeal 3.80
4th 1 Indian Knight
$2 D/Double 6/7 12.00
$2 Exacta 7-6 15.80

·         WOODBINE

RACE 5

1

SPEED RING*

2-1 LS

3

ACTION PLAN

5-2

5

READYMAN

3-1

11

DIEGO BAY

8-1

SPEED RING dueled for the lead through a hot pace at this distance in debut at Keeneland and held gamely; well bred son of A P Indy gets better spot and should be tough…ACTION PLAN has competitive figures and appears well prepped for return…READYMAN returns for a top barn…DIEGO BAY is well bred out of a multiple Gr1 winer Elloluv, debuts for a Hall of Fame trainer who can win with horses going long first time out but gets a very tough post.

LONGSHOTWINNERS PICKS

·         PARX

RACE 9

7

LAKE FOREST

5-2

6

KING RAFFIE***

8-1 BAL

8

TURN TO TRAVIS

3-1

3

BILLY GOES TO JAIL

9-2

LAKE FOREST broke slow from the rail in last and finished 2nd, two back was a top figure over the track; freshened up, should get a good stalking trip and make first run; edge…KING RAFFIE middle-moved in debut and held okay; steps up, is bred both sides to love an off track, can improve and may be worth a price here…TURN TO TRAVIS will be closing…BILLY GOES TO JAIL is the one to catch.

 

·         BELMONT FULL-CARD PICKS

BEST BETS: DROSSELMEYER (LS) and ROARING CONQUEST (LS)  

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 3 Drosselmeyer 6.90 3.90 2.40
2nd 6 Birdrun 4.90 2.70
3rd 2 Inherit the Gold 2.10
4th 4 Alma d'Oro
$2 D/Double 1/3 10.40
$2 Exacta 3-6 27.00
$2 Trifecta 3-6-2 62.50
Refunds: None

 

Thursday, April 7

On Thursday I picked a $47.80 winner on top in the 8th race at Aqueduct, which also gave me the cold $76 late double. 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS 

1). CAJUN JET, MIND BOGGLING, STORMIN BOLT (3-6-1)
2). REDWOOD FALLS**, MEGAHOLTZ, WILD HERO (1-6-2)
3). THE ZIPSTER, FRAZIL, MISSILE MOTOR (3-5-1)
4). DIGITAL JOE, VISION OF MAGIC, ISN'TLOVEJUSTGRAND (1-5-4)
5). PARKINSON FIELD**, IDOL IMAGE, PEGASUS ENA (3-1-6)
6). SMART ENUF, BUDGET, EMPIRE EXPRESS (4-9-11)
7). SARATOGA TIGER, AUTUMNLADY, INDY'S FORUM (4-3-1)
8). SYSTEM RESTORE, KATSKILL BAY, FIERY FOOTWORK (4-7-6)
9). ILLGIVEYOUWATTEVER, TULANE UP, ISABELLA BELLA, FEMME ROYALE (11-2-1-6)

BEST BETS: REDWOOD FALLS and PARKINSON FIELD

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 4 System Restore 47.80 17.40 12.40
2nd 5 City Trooper 14.80 11.40
3rd 1 Make Note 7.40
4th 6 Fiery Footwork
$2 D/Double 1/4 143.50
$2 Exacta 4-5 551.00
$2 Trifecta 4-5-1 2917.00
$2 Superfecta 4-5-1-6 31854.00
Refunds: None

 

Sunday, March 27

We had one spot play on Sunday (besides my full-card picks at Aqueduct) and it won and paid $23.40. 

LONGSHOTWINNERS PICKS

TAMPA BAY

RACE 5

9 OAK FOREST*** 4-1 BAL
7 AVANTI AVANTI 8-5
2 BIG TEXAS DADDY 4-1
5 WINDHAM HILL 4-1

OAK FOREST returned off a year layoff, chased a quick pace going two turns in a tough starter allowance race and tired in a fast race won by a runaway winner; drops into a restricted claimer and his last win came on a similar turn back and drop; upset call for high-percentage barn...AVANTI AVANTI comes off back to back top figures at this level and is the one to beat...BIG TEXAS DADDY had the lead against similar and held okay for the show while going a half furlong longer...WINDHAM HILL chased and tired in return, goes turf to dirt and has dangerous speed on best.

Race: 5 Win Place Show
1st 9 Oak Forest 23.40 11.20 7.60
2nd 1 Beat Your Bluff 36.00 17.80
3rd 11 Onemoreforarch 5.80
4th 3 Whiskeyontherocks
$2 D/Double 7/9 582.20
$2 Exacta 9-1 1048.00
$2 Trifecta 9-1-11 6850.00
$2 Superfecta 9-1-11-3 60841.80
Refunds: None

 

Saturday, February 19

LONGSHOTSHOT WINNERS PICKS

We gave out two picks Saturday, Feb. 19, both won, a $6.60 winner at Fairgrounds and this $16.00 turf winner at Gulfstream which was a Bombs Away Longshot as part of our Longshot Winners series. 

GULFSTREAM

RACE 8

10 SWAGGER JACK*** 8-1 BAL
9 STRAIGHT LINE 2-1
2 MOONSTOCK 8-1
1 NINE O WONDERFUL 8-1

SWAGGER JACK dueled for the lead from the rail over a wet track in debut and tired; moves to turf and adds blinkers for a trainer who does well 2nd time out and adding blinkers, is bred for turf on both sides and may go well at a price...STRAIGHT LINE faced winners in England, picks up a top rider and moves into a top turf barn...MOONSTOCK broke slow from post 12 in debut, ran okay; should improve for Hall of Fame connections...NMINE O WONDERFUL ran okay on Polytrack in debut then showed nothing in the same wet track race as top pick but is bred well for turf and can improve.

 

Saturday, January 22

Saturday I gave out full-card picks at Aqueduct and these three spot plays (below). I had 5 top winners at Aqueduct including an $11 top winner, and the results for the spot plays are below, an $8.60 top winner, a $9.60 top winner that keyed the $46.80 exacta and $267 trifecta, and in the other race at Oaklawn, my top pick tired but a $2 exacta box returned $66.60. So far I'm starting the year great and in 2010 my picks were very consistent and profitable. 

AQUEDUCT

RACE 6

1 REMAND* 3-1 LS
3 BLACK PEN 2-1
4 OVERCOMMUNICATION 7-2
7 SPANGLED STAR 6-1
Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 1 Remand 8.60 4.80 3.10
2nd 2 No Mine 12.60 6.30
3rd 4 Overcommunication 2.60
4th 5 Sun Dance Moon
$2 D/Double 6/1 20.40
$2 Exacta 1-2 115.00
$2 Trifecta 1-2-4 309.00
$2 Superfecta 1-2-4-5 1758.00
Refunds: 9,10
 
OAKLAWN

RACE 2

5 STRONG CLUE* 2-1 LS
1 BERBERIS 5-2
8 SAHM LIKE IT HOT 4-1
4 MONEYONTHEGRASS 4-1
Race: 2 Win Place Show
1st 1 Berberis 7.00 4.60 3.80
2nd 8 Sahm Like It Hot 7.20 4.80
3rd 3 Canaveral Ride 9.00
4th 10 McCrocklin
$2 D/Double 5/1 17.80
$2 Exacta 1-8 66.60
$2 Trifecta 1-8-3 624.80
Refunds: None

 

SANTA ANITA

RACE 9

5 HOUT BAY* 5-2 LS
2 PINK LOLLIPOPS 5-2
7 DOLCI DOMENICA 3-1
10 JAREDELLA 9-2
Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 5 Hout Bay 9.60 5.20 3.60
2nd 7 Dolci Domenica 6.00 4.00
3rd 10 Jaredella 3.60
4th 4 Shoo Gee
5th 2 Pink Lollipops
$2 D/Double 5/5 112.00
$2 Exacta 5-7 46.80
$2 Trifecta 5-7-10 267.00
$2 Superfecta 5-7-10-4 1009.60
Refunds: 1,9

 

Monday, January 17

Monday I had one spot play and full card picks at Aqueduct. The spot play was right on, COLD $31.00 Exacta and cold $73.50 trifecta plus in the 5th race my top pick, Kinsey, won and paid $9.40 to complete the $25.60 Double. 

AQUEDUCT

RACE 4

7 TAP ATTACK** 2-1
8 GREELEY'S LAW*** 12-1
5 ONE WAY TO ROCK 3-1

TAP ATTACK made a wide middle-move to reach the leader and flattened out, held the show in a top figure effort over the track in first two-turn route; accorded edge in what appears to be a weaker field...GREELEY'S LAW showed gradual improvement but no speed in first three starts then got a big rider change last start but to no avail as he was bumped just past the start and rider C. C. Lopez fell off; rider-less, Greeley's Law then rushed up wide and took the lead on the first turn, bore out down the backstretch to the outside fence and lost his action badly while bucking, dropped way back, got going again and somehow found the rail, then charged home gamely, altered course to go around a horse and finished 2nd behind the winner, although it didn't count because he had no rider. I've hit quite a few longshots off the "big effort by a rider-less horse" over the years. Unfortunately, they move this one up in class from a mdn clm to MSW and he draws a terrible post in a race that starts in front of the turn, but it's a good sign that Lopez sticks...ONE WAY TO ROCK showed speed over a sloppy track in a fine debut, may look to wire them.

 
Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 7 Tap Attack 4.20 2.70 2.10
2nd 8 Greeley's Law 7.00 4.10
3rd 5 One Way to Rock 2.30
4th 2 With a Cape
$2 D/Double 2/7 18.60
$2 Exacta 7-8 31.00
$2 Quinella 7-8 24.60
$2 Trifecta 7-8-5 73.50
$2 Superfecta 7-8-5-2 397.00

 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I'm giving my full-card picks at Aqueduct every day with my Two Best Bets of the day and I've been hot. Yesterday a big day with 9 winners listed, 4 on top, and my Best Bets both won and paid $8.60 and $13.60. I had the LATE DOUBLE cold for $69.00, a COLD pick 3 for $134.00, the 9th race exacta cold for $33.00, the 8th race exacta cold for $13.80, the 9th race trifecta for $256.50 with a Best Bet key on top. You can still subscribe for January and February for only $37.50. 

AQUEDUCT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). D'ARGENTO, WON GREAT CLASSIC, REIN KING (5-6-1)
2). HEYNA, VIXEN'S ROAR, ROYAL SIGHTING (7-2-5)
3). HOLD THAT MEMORY, SEATTLE LOUIE, DIANNEDOESTHEBOOKS (6-2-3)
4). SHE'S GOT RULES, FRAZZIE, TULANE UP, WIND IN MY SAILS (5-8-4-6)
5). DAHLGREN CHAPEL**, SIETE MACHOS, WISE STOP (9-6-2)
6). SILVER OVER GOLD, AVA K, HURRICANE KITTEN, FREUD'S DREAM (10-5-9-1)
7). SEZZANA, AUTUMN LADY, GOOD WILL (5-7-2)
8). WINNING TOUCH, LAYSH LAYSH LAYSH, HEWITTS (2-5-3)
9). IGOTURBACK**, IMPRESS THE CHIEF, ISN'TLVOEJUSTGRAND, PEGASUS PAPOU (2-4-10-9)

BEST BETS: DAHLGREN CHAPEL and IGOTURBACK

 

We had one pick Thursday, a nice 3-1 winner at Santa Anita. 

Thursday, December 30

SANTA ANITA

RACE 4

2 DIVINE GOLD* 5-2 LS
3 OFFLEE WILD BOYS 5-2
4 RUNAWAY WILDCAT 4-1

DIVINE GOLD pressed a fast pace and tired going a mile on turf in a GR3 stakes race; drops in for a tag, is a first time gelding, and ran the best race of his career in his lone start on dirt; upset call. 

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 2 Divine Child 8.20 4.20 3.00
2nd 6 El Gaucho 3.60 2.80
3rd 4 Runaway Wildcat 3.00
4th 3 Offlee Wild Boys
$2 D/Double 1/2 86.00
$2 Exacta 2-6 30.60
$2 Trifecta 2-6-4 100.60
$2 Superfecta 2-6-4-3 234.00
Refunds: None

 

We had one pick on this site Wednesday and it won and paid $9.20 with a COLD $34 exacta. Picks continue to be very consistent this year. 

Wednesday, December 8

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HAWTHORNE

RACE 6

5

ASK EDDY*

5-2 LS 

11

NO GOOD DEED

3-1

4

SMOAKBOX

4-1

3

ATOM SPLITTER

4-1

 
Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 5 Ask Eddy 9.20 4.80 3.80
2nd 11 No Good Deed 3.00 2.80
3rd 10 Gran Torine 8.80
4th 2 Yukan Do It Too
$2 D/Double 8/5 16.20
$2 Exacta 5-11 34.00
$2 Trifecta 5-11-10 479.40
$2 Superfec

 

 

Sunday, November 8

Sunday I gave out two horses, and had this nice 7-2 winner. Saturday I gave out 3 regular picks (not including the Breeders Cup) and had 2 winners. 

MONMOUTH

RACE 6

8 TROPONIN* 5-2 LS
5 MYERSROCKS 5-2
3 ANGRY YOUNG MAN 7-2
1 STRIKE DOWN 10-1
Race: 6 Win Place Show
1st 8 Troponin 9.60 4.00 4.00
2nd 4 Fire King 19.80 10.00
3rd 1 Strike Down 8.80
4th 7 Malibu Mystery
$2 D/Double 10/8 60.20
$2 Exacta 8-4 184.20
$2 Trifecta 8-4-1 1126.40
$2 Superfecta 8-4-1-7 4698.40
Refunds: None

 

 

Sunday, October 24

Normally I just list some recent winners on this page, but below I have all of the horses that I have out on my regular Sharphorses Selection Service for last week. There were no picks Monday/Tuesday, the picks for Wednesday through Sunday are listed below. This consisted of spot plays and on Saturday and Sunday and I also had my full-card picks at Belmont. This is typical of the consistency of my Sharphorses Selection Service. On spot plays, I gave out 9 horses. 4 of the horses won (44%), 7 of the 9 picks finished 1st or 2nd (78%). The win bets produced a profit of 35% (R.O.I. of $1.35 or 35 cents on the dollar), a win/place bet produced a higher profit of 38%. A $2 exacta box on top two returned a profit of 75% on two exactas ($11.60 and $51.50). Below I listed the results on the spot plays. On the regular weekend Belmont picks I did not list al of the results to save room, but I did show that on Sunday I picked a $55 horse ON TOP and had the Daily Double COLD for $270.00, and Arson Squad was my **Preferred Play on the card. In addition to this, the Boxcar Longshots that I've listed on my free picks page at www.longshotwinners.com for the past few months have also shown flat bet profits. Incidentally, the $55 winner at Belmont Sunday was a Method B system play. I did not list the horse on longshotwinners.com because it was a turf race and for the experiment I have only been using dirt races, but when I handicapped that race, Duke Of Naples was the only Method B qualifier in the race so I put him on top and he won and paid $55.00. 

SHARPHORSES SELECTION SERVICE  

Format notes: **Preferred Plays, *Live Longshots, ***Bombs Away Longshots, ****Boxcar Longshots, , PS fits the Pro Simulcast System, MB fits Method B, MA fits Method A. 

Sunday, October 24

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BELMONT

RACE 4

6

CLEAR FAITH*

5-2 LS PS

1

SARATOGA SINNER

3-1

3

FERENTZ

7-2

2

STEALTH MISSILE

4-1

CLEAR FAITH middle-moved into a quick pace and tired in a Jersey stakes race at Monmouth in last; takes a key drop and returns to a mile where he has won 4 of 5 starts and ran a couple of big figures in one-turn miles; upset call in a salty bottom level claiming field...SARATOGA SINNER ran 2nd behind FERENTZ in last, gets a 8lb favorable weight shift... STEALTH MISSILE freshned up for sharp barn, consistent claimer. 

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 1 Saratoga Sinner 9.70 4.50 3.20
2nd 6 Clear Faith 3.80 3.00
3rd 2 Stealth Missile 2.80
4th 4 Keechi Bullet
$2 D/Double 3/1 51.00
$2 Exacta 1-6 51.50
$2 Quinella 1-6 25.60
$2 Trifecta 1-6-2 148.50
$2 Superfecta 1-6-2-4 434.00
Refunds: None

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PARX RACING-Philadelphia

RACE 9

5

TEN BELLS*

2-1 LS PS

3

MINUTE

2-1

1

DANGER ANGEL

8-1

9

PERFECT QUATORZE

17-1

Race: 9 Win Place Show
1st 5 Ten Bells 6.20 3.40 2.60
2nd 3 Minute 3.60 2.10
3rd 1 Danger Angel 2.80
4th 9 Perfect Quatorze
$2 Exacta 5-3 11.60
$2 Trifecta 5-3-1 35.40
$2 Superfecta 5-3-1-9 468.00
Refunds: 6,12

 

BELMONT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). WHISKED AWAY, HATHEER, GRANTED TIGER
2). RIDE WITH THE HERD, SHAKER LAKES , WHY THEN
3). OUR DARK NIGHT, ADMIRAL ALEX, REGAL WARRIOR
4). 6*-1-3-2
5). BROTHERS OUTLAW, MEDIEVAL SWORD, EAST OF DANZIG
6). BEAU DE BEAUPRE CAPTAIN FERTOLI, VERBOSITY
7). DUKE OF NAPLES , HOT MONEY, LADY RIZZI
8). ARSON SQUAD**, YA GOTTA HAVE SOUL, OUR EDGE
9). BREAK THE GLASS, CAT SWEEP, UNCLE JOE, DR TOM G
10). SYZYGY, RUNAWAY JIM, BRUNELLI, CHINGACHGOOK

NOTE: Duke of Naples fit my new Method B longshot system. 

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 2 Duke of Naples 55.00 20.00 8.60
2nd 10 Chernobyl's Hero 24.60 8.80
3rd 1 Hot Money 2.20
4th 8 Six Flings
$2 D/Double 4/2 283.50
$2 Exacta 2-10 868.00
$2 Trifecta 2-10-1 2947.00
Refunds: 7,11,12,13,14
$2 Pick 3 4/4/2 3 of 3 1029.00
 
Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 7 Arson Squad 6.60 4.50 3.00
2nd 2 Our Edge 12.80 7.40
3rd 5 Ea 5.60
4th 4 Ya Gotta Have Soul
$2 D/Double 2/7 270.00
$2 Exacta 7-2 87.50
$2 Trifecta 7-2-5 552.00
$2 Superfecta 7-2-5-4 1694.00
Refunds: None
$2 Pick 3 4/2/7 3 of 3 1923.00


Saturday, October 23

HAWTHORNE

RACE 3

4

SICOMORO*

4-1 LS

7

BUBBLING SPRINGS

2-1

5

PLEASANTLYSURPRISE

6-1

1

MASTER SPEED

6-1

Race: 3 Win Place Show
1st 3 Magic Bullet 17.00 7.80 4.00
2nd 4 Sicomoro 5.60 2.80
3rd 2 Gage Park 6.60
4th 1 Master Sergeant
$2 D/Double 1/3 43.20
$2 Exacta 3-4 69.00
$2 Trifecta 3-4-2 489.60
$2 Superfecta 3-4-2-1 1176.60
Refunds: 6,8

RACE 4

2

PRIZED DANCER*

3-1 LS

11

ABBEY'S WISH

4-1

1

SPECIAL VICTORY

4-1

10

MY BARBS

5-1

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 1 Special Victory 6.60 4.00 3.00
2nd 5 Mountain Felix 13.80 8.60
3rd 2 Prized Dancer 4.00
4th 11 Abbey's Wish
$2 D/Double 3/1 71.00
$2 Exacta 1-5 100.40
$2 Trifecta 1-5-2 521.00
$2 Superfecta 1-5-2-11 2422.00
Refunds: None

BELMONT FULL-CARD PICKS

1). THUNDER CHIEF, CITY TRAIN, MIDNIGHT MASS
2). DRIVEN BY SUCCESS, ENDLESS CIRCLE, GENERAL MAXIMUS
3). STRAY BULLET, LIFE'S MEASURE, SUNNY SMILES
4). SENTIMENTAL LASS, SALTAMONTES, UPPER EAST SIDER, QUEEN'S HARBOR
5). HENRIK, ALARMIST, ADIRONDACK SUMMER
6). UNCLE T SEVEN--PRETTY BOY FREUD, STRAIGHT STORY, POCKET COWBOYS
7). OUR BRAVE WARRIOR**, BANDBOX, NEVER RIGHT JOEY
8). R BETTY GRAYBULL, MOTHER RUSSIA , CITY BROAD
9). FRIEND OR FOE*, STORMY'S MAJESTY, GIANT MOON
10). YOU GO WEST GIRL, AKILINA, EXCLUSIVE SCHEME, MERIWETHER JESSICA

Friday, October 22

HAWTHORNE

RACE 7

7

DEATH VALLEY *

2-1 LS

4

N. Y. WISE GUY

6-1

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 7 Death Valley 5.60 3.20 3.20
2nd 4 N. Y. Wise Guy 3.60 3.00
3rd 6 Wilentz 18.40
4th 3 Fortunate Jones
$2 D/Double 9/7 78.20
$2 Exacta 7-4 16.00

OAK TREE-HOLLYWOOD

RACE 3

5

DIME**

6-5

3

CERTAINLY CERTAIN

5-2

1

DEL MAR DUDE

5-1

7

RIDE CANDY RIDE

5-1

DIME may not be any value here but looks best, had some traffic problems as the favorite or would have been closer in last, ran on well for the place in a 10 horse field at Del Mar...CERTAINLY CERTAIN drops weight with apprentice and may have the lead turning for home but his staying power is the question at this distance...DEL MAR DUDE debuts for a barn that does very well with firsters in maiden claimers...RIDE CANDY RIDE beaten at 4-5 in last, loses Rosario to the top pick but fits here on best.

Race: 3 Win Place Show
1st 5 Dime 3.80 2.60 2.40
2nd 4 Ultimate Question 4.40 3.60
3rd 7 Ride Candy Ride 3.40
4th 3 Certainly Certain
$2 D/Double 5/5 27.00
$2 Exacta 5-4 16.00
$2 Quinella 4-5 12.80
$2 Trifecta 5-4-7 48.60
$2 Superfecta 5-4-7-3 113.60
Refunds: None

 

Thursday, October 21

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CALDER

RACE 4

6

CAUSALITY*

5-2 LS PS

5

HALO JEZABELLE

7-2

2

SILVEREST

5-2

1

MYRA RACING QUEEN

4-1

ran out

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HAWTHORNE

RACE 1

4

SPEEDBOAT SALLY*

5-2 LS

6

BRIAR HILL DIXIE

7-2

8

PRINCESS FREEDOM

4-1

7

A BRUSH OF BEAUTY

6-1

Race: 1 Win Place Show
1st 7 A Brush of Beauty 26.20 7.40 4.00
2nd 4 Speedboat Sally 2.40 2.10
3rd 6 Briar Hill Dixie 2.20
4th 8 Princess Freedom
$2 Exacta 7-4 62.80
$2 Trifecta 7-4-6 162.80
$2 Superfecta 7-4-6-8 471.00
Refunds: None

 

Wednesday, October 20

We had one pick to start the week on Wednesday and it won easily and paid $8.70. This horse actually fit the new Method B that I have been testing, which is showing a profit (see Free Picks). 

 

WOODBINE

RACE 7

3 SWEETSOUTHERN DOLL* 4-1 LS MB
2 SENSATIONAL LOVE 2-1
10 AINT NO CURE 4-1
1A ABSOLUTE HEAVEN--CRAWFORD COUNTY 4-1

SWEETSOUTHERN DOLL middle-moved in a route and flattened out when moved up in class, beat tougher two back, drops and shortens up, can upset...SENSATIONAL LOVE has won 2 of last 3 starts including a top figure strong closing win at this distance in last, fdreshened up for a top barn...AINT NO CURE cuts back to distance of strong placing behind Sensational Love two back, fits well here...ABSOLUTE HEAVEN adds blinkers and drops, heads entry. 

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 3 Sweetsouthern Doll 8.70 4.50 2.70
2nd 9 Soldier Girl 6.30 3.40
3rd 1A Absoulute Heaven 3.00
4th 5 Name in Lights
$2 Exacta 3-9 67.50
$2 Trifecta 3-9-1 178.90
$2 Superfecta 3-9-1-5 1089.80
Refunds: 2,7,8

 

Thursday, October 14

We had one pick on Sharphorses Selection Service on Thursday and it won and keyed a COLD $50.80 exacta. 

WOODBINE

RACE 4

5

MAJOR MARVEL*

5-1 LS MB

7

RUMBLING CLOUD

2-1

3

MY IMPERIAL DANCER

5-1

2

MONTROSE AVENUE

5-1

MAJOR MARVEL set a hot pace in a route and tired badly in last, drops for a trainer who does well off a sharp drop, cuts back to a sprint...RUMBLING CLOUD has been very sharp in last two starts, clearly the one to beat...MY IMPERIAL DANCER is in good form...MONTROSE AVENUE best needed.  

Race: 4 Win Place Show
1st 5 Major Marvel 15.30 6.20 4.40
2nd 7 Rumbling Cloud 2.60 2.20
3rd 3 My Imperial Dancer 3.30
4th 4 Paynes Gold
$2 Exacta 5-7 50.80
$2 Trifecta 5-7-3 144.40
Refunds: None

 

Wednesday, October 13

One pick on Wednesday, which lost but a 3 horse exacta box brought back $117.80. 

HAWTHORNE

RACE 8

6

EDIE*

2-1 LS PS

8

LOCK N LOLA

4-1 

7

ROYALE HARBOR

9-2

11

GOLDWAY

8-1

Race: 8 Win Place Show
1st 7 Royale Harbor 12.80 6.80 4.80
2nd 8 Lock N Lola 10.60 7.20
3rd 4 Cassiel 12.60
4th 12 Aweeoneinthebunker
$2 D/Double 5/7 42.80
$2 Exacta 7-8 117.80
$2 Trifecta 7-8-4 1858.80
$2 Superfecta 7-8-4-12 9180.40
Refunds: 10,13,14

 

 

Saturday, September 11

I gave out one pick on Saturday, an $8.40 winner and the COLD exacta came up big, $45.80. 

PARX RACING (Philadelphia)

RACE 10

10 SON OF A GUN* 5-2 LS 
8 BOOTLEG FLYER 7-2
11 SURPRISE STORM 4-1
2 SUNSHINE SATURDAY 9-2

SON OF A GUN was the favorite in debut last summer, had the rail and flashed sharp speed then was checked and basically taken out of contention in rough trip; returns for outstanding layoff trainer, moves in with statebreds, does not drop in for a tag which is a good sign for a 4yo with only one start, and meets much weaker, upset call...BOOTLEG FLYER chased and held okay in debut at Penn National...SURPRISE STORM has some speed, makes 2nd start for new barn...SUNSHINE SATURDAY adds more speed to the mix. 

Race: 10 Win Place Show
1st 10 Son of a Gun 8.40 4.40 3.00
2nd 8 Bootleg Flyer 6.00 4.80
3rd 3 Andrew L 4.60
4th 11 Surprise Storm
$2 Exacta 10-8 45.80
$2 Trifecta 10-8-3 345.80
$2 Superfecta 10-8-3-11 730.80
Refunds: 6,7

 

Sunday, August 22

This first time starter, a two year old, paid much more than I expected, $28.40, and we had the $123.60 Exacta and $409.20 trifecta. 

DEL MAR

RACE 7

6 DA BOOMER* 7-2 LS 2C
4 WOODMANS LUCK 5-2
7 SHANE DANIEL 4-1
11 WHAT A RUSH 15-1

DA BOOMER is bred for speed and trained well at the sales, and over this track, lures Pedroza away from a horse (7) that is trained by the leading barn, upset call...WOODMANS LUCK is a one-paced closer, drops back to maidens for hot connections and will be charging...SHANE DANIEL finished gamely for a tag in debut, steps up but faces statebreds for hot barn and rider...WHAT A RUSH is well bred and shows sneaky good works for longshot connections, outside post is not a good spot however 

Race: 7 Win Place Show
1st 6 Da Boomer 28.40 13.40 6.40
2nd 7 Shane Daniel 5.40 3.20
3rd 4 Woodmans Luck 2.60
4th 10 Jailbird Jimmy
$2 D/Double 3/6 105.60
$2 Exacta 6-7 123.60
$2 Quinella 6-7 68.40
$2 Trifecta 6-7-4 409.20
$2 Superfecta 6-7-4-10 2006.80
Refunds: None
 

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