Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, February 17, 2007
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Aqueduct, Race 8, exacta box, Golden Dreamer/Hungarian Boatbaby.
Gulfstream, Race 4, exacta box, Heros Reward/Miners Bid.
Gulfstream, Race 10, Grand.
Tampa, Race 9, Brifght Abundance.
Fair Grounds, Race 4, Pure Thunder.
Fair Grounds, Race 8, Perfectforthepart.

Aqueduct: Dearly Precious $65K

Hungarian Boatbaby...Looked good stringing two together ot end her 2YO season. They can often come back improved as 3YOs, if so she'll be tough.
Golden Dreamer...Has taken a liking to the inner.
Special Dream.

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

Laurel: Barbara Fritchie BC Hcp G2 $300K

Silmaril...Likes the track and the trip. In good form now.
Oprah winney...Last was her besy yet and she comes in off of a bullet work.
Smart and Fancy...Another that likes the track and trip.
Great Intentions.

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

Laurel: John B Campbell BC Hcp $115K

Bank President...Has the ability to show some early speed. Won nicely on this track to start the year.
Your Bluffing...Fourteen wins over this course. Will have to overcome the outside post.
Reckless Ways...Think he's better than he showed last time.
Easy Red.

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

Gulfstream: Sabin Hcp G3 $150K

Oonagh Maccool...Tepid vote. We looked for someone to beat her -- just couldn't find any good alternative in this race. This gal lead the division early last year and then flopped at Saratoga. Off since but Pletcher can have them ready off the bench.
Swap Fliparoo... Confirmed sprinter won the G1 Test at 7F so we suspect she'll do OK at the one-turn mile.
Sugar Swirl...Probably will nedd to step it up a little but she's fairly consistent and has a win over the track.
Grecian Lover.

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

Gulfstream: Hurricane Bertie Hcp G3 $150K

Contrast...Last should have helped off the layoff.
Any Limt...Nipped the top pick in a stake here last time out.
Stormy Kiss...Beyer fig took a dip last time --- but expect she's better than that.
Coli Bear.

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

Tampa: Endeavour BC $125K

Bright Abundance...Stakes win at Gulfstream should have her ready for this.
Cassydora...Solid alw win last time.
Sabellina...NY-bred is capable vs open company.

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

Tampa: Sam F Davis $150K

Any Given Saturday...Pletcher trainee takes first step onto the Derby Trail.
Monster Drive...NY-bred showed some promise in first two and we always like the angle: stretching out after two sprints.
Brisco and Logan...Hunch play for Law and Order fans is improving with each start and won big first try around two turns.
All I Can Get.

Wager: $5 WP on Any Given Saturday.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri key Any Given Saturday over next three.

Santa Anita: San Carlos Hcp G2 $150K

Siren Lure...Had a solid 2007 sprint campaign and second-place finish in last seems to indicate he's still in good form.
Latent Heat...Moves out of a big score in the G1 Malibu vs 3YOs.
Proud Tower Too...Took a long time off after desert adventure last season but should be rounding back to form in third start back.
Harvard Avenue.

Wager: $5 WP on Siren Lure.
...$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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