Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, April 30, 2005
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes

Full results and recap pending...

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets
Aqueduct, Race 8, Survivalist... 5th at 3-1
Churchill, Race 6, Sagitta Ra... 3rd at 3-5 (xxx, xxx, 2.10)
Churchill, Race 9, McKee's Gallery... 8th at 7-2
Churchill, Race 11, Vicarage... 3rd at 2-1
Calder, Race 11, Wend... WON (3.40, 3.00, 2.40)

Aqueduct: Beaugay Hcp G3 $100K

Finery 7-1
Changing World 9-5
Asti 7-2

Wager: $5 WP on Asti.
Ran 3rd.
...$2 exacta box top two.
Ran 3-4.
...$1 exacta box top four.
Ran 2-3-4-8.
...$1 tri box top four.
Ran 2-3-4-8.

Asti...Euro-import should find this G3 field easier than bunch she faced in G1 EP Taylor. Jerkens has a strong first-in-the-barn stat.
Fast Cookie...Mott turfer is coming out of a nice Gulfstream win.
Changing World...Just have to toss the last -- it too bad to be true. Prior form indicates she fits here.
With Patience.

Aqueduct: Withers G3 $150K

Scrappy T 7-1
Park Avenue Ball 13-1
War Plan 12-1

Wager: $5 WP on Survivalist.
Ran 5th at 3-1
...$4 exacta box top two.
Ran 5-7.
...$1 exacta box top four.
Ran 1-5-6-7.
...$1 tri box top four.
Ran 1-5-6-7.

Survivalist...Sneaky-good second in Bellamy Road's Wood. Won this track and trip two back in G3 Gotham.
Proud Accolade...One-turn mile should suit him.
Scrappy T...Has yet to miss the board in eight starts -- and usually a double-digit price.
BB Best.

Calder: Carterista $75K

Final Prophecy 12-1
He's Crafty 5-2
Miesque's Approval 8-5

Wager: $5 WP on He's Crafty.
Collected $11.50 on the WP (xxx, 4.60).
...$2 exacta box top two.
Ran 2-4.
...$1 exacta box top four.
Ran 2-3-4-11.
...$1 tri box top four.
Ran 2-3-4-11.

He's Crafty...Banged a big one in lone try over this course. Could be ready to return to that good form.
Unbridels King...Third start off layoff and in good, improving form.
Miesque's Approval...Might need one off the layoff.
Biblical Scholar.

Calder: Unbridled $100K

Favre...Last might indicate he's improved as a 3YO.
Global Trader...Behind Sun King the last two. This bunch might be easier.
Magic Speed...Also has been facing better.
Talented Prince.

Wager: $5 WP on Favre.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Calder: Hollywood Wildcat BC Hcp $150K

Wend...Mott filly has just zipped through conditions since moving to turf.
Hymn of Love...Won nicely on this course two back.
Lentil...Tough post to overcome but might be tough if she can make the lead from out there.

Wager: $5 WP on Wend.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Churchill: Derby Trial $100K

Vicarage...Should find this group more to his liking after dull Florida Derby try.
Don't Get Mad...Might be better suited to this one-turn trip.
Ultimate...Another Zito 3YO. Lightly raced with plenty of upside.
Miracle Man.

Wager: $5 WP on Vicarage.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Pimlico: Xtra Heat $50K

Lemon Drop Gal...Could be any kind if able to improve off of maiden-breaker last time.
Missile Bay...Plenty of early foot. Just missed in small stake last time.
Partners Due...Might run away with this if last indicated she's improved as a 3YO.
Military Code.

Wager: $5 WP on Lemon Drop Gal.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Delaware: Legal Light $75K

Maddalena...Pletcher filly looks capable of bossing this bunch.
All Platinum...Good, improving form.
Rutledge Ballado...Always in the hunt.
Broadway Gold.

Wager: $5 WP on Maddalena.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$4 tri key Maddalena over next three.

Lone Star: Texas Mile G3 $300K

Supah Blitz...Seems to have rebounded to good form.
Yessirgeneralsir...Might be tough to catch on the front end.
Twilight Road.

Wager: $5 WP on Supah Blitz.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$2 tri key Supah Blitz over next two.

Hollywood: Inglewood Hcp G3 $100K

King of Happiness...The one to beat if ready of the layoff. Steady works seem to indicate fitness.
Red Fort...Uncoupled stablemate of top pick looked good winning US debut.
Vangelis...Another coming off a layoff -- but Frankel is good in that area.

Wager: $5 WP on King of Happiness.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Coast-to-coast Archives...Picks, plays and results from previous weeks


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