Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, May 12, 2007
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Eight races in a little bit of a lull-week after the Derby furor seven days ago.

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Belmont, Race 3, Rutherienne.
Belmont, Race 4, Uncle Indy.
Pimlico, Race 7, Street Sounds.
Pimlico, Race 9, Mythical Conquest.
Hollywood, Race 9, Notable Guest.

Belmont: Bold Ruler Hcp G3 $100K

Songster...Solid 3YO sprinter until the dud in the G1 King's Bishop. Off since that race so the layoff is a concern -- but the one to beat if ready.
Dashboard Drummer...In good form.

Wager: $5 exacta box top two.

Pimlico: Hilltop $80K

Street Sounds...Showed some real promise as a 2YO and seemed to validate it with the 3YO comebacker.
Cabbage Key...Seems to have found a home on turf -- but is probably facing a little tougher today.
Ethan's Car...Stepped it up off of the layoff and could be tough if she takes to the lawn.
Bold Assurance.

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

Delaware: Polly's Jet $55K

Lemon Drop Mom...Good improvement over four starts at Oaklawn. Might benefit from the campaign over that strip.
Perfect Forest...Pletcher filly should benefit from the stakes experience last time.
Officer in Pursuit...Already a minor stakes winner in NY.

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

Monmouth: Decathlon $60K

Who's the Cowboy...Lightning fast bullet three days ago signals readiness -- of course it might have been too fast too close to the race. We'll see.
Joey P...8-for-12 over this track.
Slam Bammy...Won this race last year and should be set for a good one making third start off the season.
Yes Yes Yes.

Wager: $5 WP on Who's the Cowboy.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Who's the Cowboy over next three.

Lone Star: LS Derby G3 $300K

Reporting for Duty...Certainly not flattered by Cowtown Cat in the G1 Ky Derby. But consistent enough otherwise to feel he'll contend here.
Forty Grams...Hasn't missed the board since his debut effort.
Takedown...Hmm, last might signal a wake-up.
Harrow Land.

Wager: $5 WP on Reporting for Duty.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Hollywood: Los Angeles Hcp G3 $100K

Peace Chant...Son of War Chant-Safely Kept looks to have really put it together as a 4YO.
Corazondelcampeon...Last might indicate he's found a home on the synthetic surface.
Sailors Sunset...G3 Underwood on this track last Dec was his best yet. Dangerous.

Wager: $5 WP on Peace Chant.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Peace Chant over next three.

Hollywood: Senorita G3 $100K

Super Freaky...Top of her game right now.
My Little Margie...Euro-import might prove tough in first US start but must overcome outside post.
Valbenny...Let's forgive the last and look for a rebound with return of Solis.

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

Hollywood: Murray Memorial Hcp G2 $250K

Notable Guest...Has a couple of nice tries since arriving stateside and might be ready to pop.
On the Acorn...Claimed in November and looks very legit to contend in here.
Runaway Dancer...Could be tough on best.
Prospect Park.

Wager: $5 WP on Notable Guest.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Notable Guest over next three.

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


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