Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, December 23, 2006
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

With the holidays upon us things are quiet this weekend. Three minor stakes for us to contemplate today.

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Calder, Race 4, exacta box, Far West/It's Handsome I Am.
Fair Grounds, Race 7, Dr Schwartz.
Fair Grounds, Race 10, Lift Me Higher.
Laurel, Race 5, Woodbridge.
Laurel, Race 8, exacta box, Yolanda B Too/Mint Landing.
Tampa, Race 4, No Fair Peeking.
Tampa, Race 5, Galaxy.
Tampa, Race 7, La Coruna.
Turfway, Race 11, Sheets.

Fair Grounds: Bonapaw $75K

Smalltown Slew...Turf is clearly a question mark but he's quick and coming off of a good effort on the main track here on opening day.
Mystery Classic...Six-race win-streak on the line. Quick, but the competition gets deeper today.
Monkey Hill...Fits on his best effort -- but will he give that here in first back off a layoff.

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

Laurel: Squan Song $50K

Yolanda B Too...Has done well at the trip and should appreciate this group.
Mint Landing...Third start off the layoff and should be set-up for a good one. Distance is the question mark.
Lady of Summer...Must overcome outside post but is going well now.
Patriots Image.

Wager: $5 WP on Yolanda B Too.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Turfway: Gowell $50K

Sheets...Looks like she gained some maturity off the layoff and last was a good win over this track.
Over the Edge...Huge number in debut win makes her the one to beat - but cam she duplicate? And was she aided by the off track?
Taletobetold...Toss the G3 last time and she fits here.
Miss Holiday Inn.

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

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