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Saturday, November 18, 2006
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

A half -dozen events -- and mostly of the lesser variety as things are at a lull before the holiday weekend next week.

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Aqueduct, Race 8, Carminooch.
Calder, Race 1, Diligent Doll.
Calder, Race 3, Valentine Verse.
Calder, Race 8, Good Intentions.
Churchill, Race 2, Spring Honor.
Churchill, Race 3, Devine Force.
Churchill, Race 4, Voodoouthinkur.
Churchill, Race 9, Quite a Bride.

Aqueduct: Stuyvesant Hcp G3 $100K

Carminooch...Ran well over the inner track last winter and should be set for a good try in second off the bench.
Accountforthegold...Improving numbers since moving into Contessa barn and last was best yet. A repeat makes him the one to beat.
Organizer...NY-bred has some early speed which should prove helpful on this track.

Wager: $5 WP on Carminooch.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Carminooch over next three.
...$1 tri key Accountforthegold over other three.

Calder: Gizmo's Fortune $45K

Big Lover...Comes back quick after nice try behind Rehoboth in stake last week.
Gin Rummy King...Last might signal a return to top form.
Guapeton...Lightly-raced and improving. Gets tested today.
Dry Martini.

Wager: $5 WP on Big Lover.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Big Lover over next three.
...$1 tri key Gin Rummy King over other three.

Delaware: Stymie $54K

Smart Growth...If there's a duel upfront this one might benefit.
Angelic Aura...The one to beat and very tough if able to slip away early -- but we're hoping Diamond David provides some early company.
Diamond David...Hasn't missed the board since summer return.
Blue Finally.

Wager: $5 WP on Smart Growth.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Smart Growth over next three.
...$1 tri key Angleic Aura over other three.

Laurel: Northern Dancer $75K

Ah Day...Solid stakes-level competitor this season facing state-breds today.
Forty Crowns...Second to top pick last time but lightly raced and improving.
Belong to Joe.

Wager: $5 WP on Ah Day.
...$5 exacta box top two.
...$3 tri key Ah Day over next two.

Churchill: Mrs Revere G2 $150K

Quite a Bride...Looks like the lone speed. Outside post is a hinderance however.
Meribel...Been going well since Saratoga.
Precious Kitten...Typically in the hunt -- and first-out for Frankel.

Wager: $5 WP on Quite a Bride.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Hollywood: Hollywood PrevueG3 $100K

Dilemma...Improving numbers and stake-winning experience.
Belgravia/Chief's Magic...Both have shown promise and look to have plenty of upside potential.
Notional...We'll find out today if that gaudy debut effort was for real.
Marked Warrior.

Wager: $5 WP on Dilemma.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Dilemma over next three.

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


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