Friday, April 22, 2011

Keeneland: Winter Memories comes back a winner in Appalachian

Keeneland: Winter Memories comes back a winner in Appalachian

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Other Reason to go to the Derby is ....

....the fine scenery.

Keenland $0.50 PK 4 & 5 Template and Super High Five

RACE FIVE Mile & 16th 3 YO & Up Maiden Claiming
#5 Recognize ML 5-1
#9 Iwannaiwannaiwanna ML 3-1
Scratch Alternate: #1 Annawon ML 7-2
Courtesy HRN Handicapper Jarrod Horak 

RACE SIX 6F 4 YO & Up Claiming
#2 Be Me ML 5-1
#4 New Believer ML 7-2
#5 Don't Shoot ML 5-1
#8 Brother Keith ML 5-1
Scratch Alternate: #11 George Ray ML 10-1

RACE SEVEN 7F 3 YO Maiden Fillies
#1 Bid  a Moon ML 5-1
#6 Giant Sensation ML 3-1
#7 My Sparky ML 10-1
#10 Reserved Indian ML 8-1
#11 Starting Beauty ML 5-1
Scratch Alternates: #3 Eye Candy Annie ML 8-1, #9 Frothy Market ML 6-1

RACE EIGHT 5.5F Turf 4 YO & UP Fillies & Mares Allowance
#1 Winsockie ML 8-1
#4 Quake Lake ML 4-1
#6 Well Deserved ML 3-1
#8 Leopard Rock ML 7-2
Scratch Alternate: #5 Elusive Temper ML 4-1

RACE NINE Mile & 1/8th 4YO & Up Claiming
#3 Skip Code ML 5-2
#5 Sudden War (ARG) ML 8-5
Scratch Alternates: #1 Six Pack Abs ML 15-1, #8 Jump Right In ML 15-1, #9 Custers Last Stand ML 4-1

$0.50 Pick-Four: 2,4,5,8/1,6,7,10,11/1,4,6,8/3,5 = $80.00
$0.50 Pick-Five: 5,9/2,4,5,8/1,6,7,10,11/1,4,6,8/3,5 = $160.00
$1.00 Super High Five: 
3,5/1,5,9/1,3,4,5/4,8,9/8,9,11 = $47.00

Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 Kentucky Derby contenders ranked by graded earnings

Colts and Geldings
1Uncle MoTodd Pletcher$1,360,000
2Dialed InNicholas Zito$840,000
3ArcharcharchWilliam Fires$780,000
4Comma to the TopPeter Miller$671,000
5Toby's CornerH. Motion$625,000
6Pants On FireKelly Breen$623,000
7Midnight InterludeBob Baffert$600,000
8J P's GustoJoseph Petalino$544,000
9SoldatKiaran McLaughlin$540,000
10Brilliant SpeedThomas Albertrani$450,000
11Master of HoundsAidan O'Brien$441,884
12NehroSteven Asmussen$400,000
13Twice the AppealJeff Bonde$400,000
14Mucho Macho ManKatherine Ritvo$370,000
15Decisive MomentJuan Arias$301,000
16Animal KingdomH. Motion$285,000
17The FactorBob Baffert$272,500
18Stay ThirstyTodd Pletcher$260,000
19JaycitoBob Baffert$250,000
20SantivaEddie Kenneally$242,397
21Watch Me GoKathleen O'Connell$235,500
22ShacklefordDale Romans$212,000
23TwinspiredMichael Maker$197,500
24Silver MedallionSteven Asmussen$184,334
25Blue LaserMark Casse$143,502
26FlashpointRichard Dutrow, Jr.$140,000
27Mr. CommonsJohn Shirreffs$120,000
28Sway AwayJeff Bonde$111,500
29Norman AsbjornsonChristopher Grove$100,000
30Dance CityTodd Pletcher$100,000
31Lou BrissieNeil Howard$99,043
32Ruler On IceKelly Breen$96,000
33WilkinsonNeil Howard$72,143
34Nacho SaintKelly Breen$70,500
35ZoebearScott Becker$55,800
36Newsdad*William Mott$52,500
37The Fed EasedRichard Violette, Jr.$38,190
38Isn't He PerfectDoodnauth Shivmangal$32,500
39Queen'splatekittenTodd Pletcher$32,143
40Beer MeisterManuel Ortiz, Sr.$32,000
41Rustler HustlerRichard Dutrow, Jr.$30,000
42AlternationDonnie Von Hemel$30,000
43Bench PointsTim Yakteen$30,000
44BeamerCarl Nafzger$27,500
45Justin PhillipSteven Asmussen$25,000

Bet on Einstein

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mucho Macho Man = Story of The Year

Mucho Macho Man or M3 has slowly krept in hearts of many american racing fans with his unusual and courageous story.  M3 was born with out and pulse and nearly pronounced dead when he was born.  He miraculously awoke and ran off as his stable hands were in a prayer circle around him.  Ever since then Mucho Macho man has does nothing but impressed his owners and trainers as he looms to be a legitimate derby contender.  In his last race he lost one of his shoes at the start and still managed to finish third against stiff competition.  Leaving that race with a sore foot, doubt krept in about missing the derby.  However M3 again surprised his connections again by firing a huge 5 furlong work in an eye popping .58 sec.  All doubts have been thrown aside as this horse looks to be in a possion to put himself in the history books by winning the kentucky Derby.  I actually had the chance to meet M3 last summer and Saratoga as mr Reeves "owner" should me his stable, as he was playfully hitting his ball back in forth.. I personally will be routing and betting on mucho macho man come May 7 and love his chances in the run for the roses.. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bakers Dozen, Derby Variety

1.  The Factor
2.  Dialed In
3.  Uncle Mo
4.  Stay Thirsty
5.  Mucho Macho Man
6.  Toby's Corner
7.  Archarcharch
8.  Nehro
9.  Sway Away
10. Elite Alex
11. Midnight Interlude
12. Santiva
13. Comma to the Top

Don't forget Churhill offers $0.50 Trifecta's.  Put some bombs up top & 2nd, coupled with some favorites and wheel in some bombski random horses for 3rd.  Pay da' man!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Comma to the Top back in consideration for Kentucky Derby

ARCADIA, Calif. – Comma to the Top, a close second to Midnight Interlude in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, may run in the Kentucky Derby on May 7 after all.
Last week, trainer Peter Miller said it was unlikely that Comma to the Top, a three-time stakes winner, would run in the Kentucky Derby, citing concern over the race distance of 1 1/4 miles. But after Comma to the Top’s narrow loss by a head in the Santa Anita Derby over 1 1/8 miles and the surprise third-place finish by 2010 2-year-old champion Uncle Mo in the Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday, Miller said a start in the Kentucky Derby was possible.
“The way he ran and after Uncle Mo’s loss and everything else, I think we may need to re-evaluate and keep our options open,” Miller said. “I’ll discuss it with the owners.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The other Baffert horse

ARCADIA, Calif. - The road to the Kentucky Derby, which took several unforeseen detours on Saturday, had one final surprising turn at Santa Anita when Midnight Interlude, who was coming off a victory against maidens, outran eight other rivals to capture the Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and earn a trip four weeks hence to Churchill Downs.
Midnight Interlude ($29.80) got up in the final stride to nail Comma to the Top, who led every step but the one that mattered most, and prevail by a head. Mr. Commons, who loomed dangerously along the rail at the top of the stretch, finished third, another 2 1/4 lengths behind.

Santa Anita Derby

Two heavy favs are out, they are dropping like flies. Box up 2-5-9-10.  Exacta, Tri, da' man.

Friday, April 8, 2011

win place SHOW !! me your t?#?$s!!

    Another good free contest to keep an eyeball out for is the show-visors contests that seem to be popping up all over the place.  This contest is easy and it's free.  You simply pick a horse to be in the money (1st-2nd-3rd) and the last person to be live over the course of the meet wins the pot!! ( $2,500,- $5,000) So far we have seen santa anitia, hawthorne race course websites host these pools...Im sure other tracks will follow suit as they try and promote their own meets..

Sometimes the wife doesn't know but ....

.....Once your married the WIFE KNOWS EVERYTHING.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Saratoga Sinner

Saratoga Sinner (KY)

5yo Bay Colt
Saratoga SinnerHarlan's HolidayHarlan
Christmas in Aiken
Naughty LindaSlew City Slew
Naughty Nile

The only time we played him was the 2009 Holy Bull when he was a surprise winner that paid $26.80.  We like his name.  He got injured and then was off the Derby trail in 09'.  Never the same horse after that.  Great name though.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Velazquez fined $10,000 in Life At Ten settlement

Velazquez fined $10,000 in Life At Ten settlement

I had a ANOTHER dream...

This is karma.....Sign up for the Kentucky Derby $100K Dream Bet Contest at  Last years rookie, Glen Fullerton who had the worst toupee known to man cashed a $900,000 ticket when Supersaver and Calvin held off a late closing Ice Box.  He can afford a hair transplant now or at the very least a better rug for his dome.

Aquaduct Pick 6 Template for R4 through R9

RACE 4 Filles & Mares 6F 3YO & Up
#1 Malibu Artiste ML 3-1
#6 Isn't She Grand ML 2-1

RACE 5 Fillies & Mares 7F 3 YO & Up
#4 Spoleto ML 2-1
#5 Curlina ML 3-1
#7 Sing My Song ML 4-1

RACE 6  Mile Fillies & Mares 3 YO & Up
#5 Dancing Tiz ML 5-2
#6 Chalk Player ML 2-1
#7 Maspeth Player ML 4-1

#1 Lucy Stragmore ML 6-1
#5 Dancing Tiz ML 5-2
#4 Stravinsky's Grove ML 8-1

RACE 7 6.5F 3 YO & Up
#3 Won Great Classic ML 2-1
#4 Eltish Star ML 7-2

RACE 8 The Hamlet $60K 6.5 F 3 YO & Up
#5 Be Bullish ML 8-5

RACE 9  Mile & 1/16th 3 YO & Up
#1/1A Schettino Entry ML 4-1
#2/2B Sciacca Entry ML 6-1
#7 Moody Majesty ML 4-1
#8 Digital Joe ML 7-2

#1/1A Schettino Entry ML 4-1
#3 Broadway Philly ML 5-2
#4 Engine Five ML 10-1
#8 Digital Joe ML 7-2

Possible spoilers/contenders include #2 Kissa Melissa ML 5-2 in R4, #2 Red Elephant ML 5-2 & #5 Khan of Khan's ML 7-2 in R7 and #2 Rereadthefootnotes ML 3-1 & #3 Giant Ryan ML 7-2 in R8.  Use these as scratch alternates and check the board for value as well.  #5 Be Bullish in R8 is my single play on this ticket.  The Dutrow/Alvarado combo has an above average ROI and this horse has a solid track record at the Big-A.  Hope they keep the 2 turf races ON.  Will be playing Play #1 & #3


1) $2 PK 6 Turf Only Ticket:  1,6/4,5,75,6,7/3,4/5/1,2,7,8 = $288

2) $2 PK 6 Off Turf Ticket:  1,6/4,5,7/1,4,5/3,4/5/1,3,4,8 = $288

3) $1 PK 6 Alternate Spoiler Ticket:  2/4,5,7/5,6,7/2,5/2,3/1,2,7,8 = $144

Monday, April 4, 2011

I had a dream....

Whoever gets to race the first Saturday in May always play "your numbers".  Set aside a few bucks and swing for the fences.  Remember Mine That Bird at 50-1?  A girl I worked with played the 8 horse to WIN that day for $5 bucks.  Why you ask, because pink was her favorite color why else.  She cashed a nice ticket and I never heard the end of it.  A few weeks ago I had a dream The Derby results came in 4-8-10-2 while I was being chased by a gang of old ladies on scooter chairs.  Was this a sign?  Probably not, but I will definitely be setting aside some fun money and will be playing "my numbers" and "my dream numbers".

Swing for the fences plays:
4-6-7 EXB
3-5 EXB
5-7 EXB
4-8-10-2 EXB & Superfecta straight up

Who are we taking in the Santa Anita Derby?

Probable starters for the Santa Anita Derby are:

1. Bench Points
2. Celestic Night
3. Comma to the Top (off derby trail but still will run in SAD, mile & a quarter is not his thing according to Peter Miller)
4. Indian Winter 
5. Jaycito
6. Mr. Commons
7. Offlee Wild Boys
8. Silver Medallion
9. Premier Pegasus
10. Anthony's Cross

Shackleford Bombs his way into derby discussion

Dialed In stormed his way up late to snag the Florida Derby yesterday,, but couldn't help to notice the absolute game effort run that Shackleford put in to hold on for 2nd.  Even in defeat Shackelford beat some pretty impressive horses.  at 60-1 this colt seems to be peeking at the right time and is yet another horse to keep an eye on, come the first saturday in may..