Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, March 29, 2008
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Aqueduct, Race 1-2, double, R1/All About/Divorce Court... R2/Wild Geese.
Aqueduct, Race 7, exacta box, She's the Limit/No Shopping Maria.
Gulfstream, Race 7, Sporting Art.
Gulfstream, Race 12, exacta box, Electrify/Better Than Bonds.

Aqueduct: Next Move Hcp G3 $100K

Runway Rosie...In good form now -- three-race win streak, including two stakes.
Wild Hoots...Also running well. Just behind top pick in latest.

Wager: $4 exacta box top two.

Gulfstream: Shirley Jones Hcp G2 $200K

Sugar Swirl...Two solid G3 wins at this meet.
Baroness Thatcher...Better than last. Look for a rebound with a clean trip.
Moon Catcher.

Wager: $2 exacta box top two.
$1 tri key Sugar Swirl over next two.

Gulfstream: Palm Beach G3 $150K

Sporting Art...Ran well in the UK as a 2YO. Just- miss US debut should have him set-up for this nicely.
Moral Compass...Lifetime best Beyer in latest could indicate top 3YO form.
Celestial Comet...Beat Moral Compass last time, also with a lifetime Beyer top.
Titan of Industry.

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

Gulfstream: Bonnie Miss G2 $150K

Shes All Eltish...Turf race could have her set-up to run well today.
Halo Hollie...Lightly-raced but on the improve.
Backseat Rhythm...Will be rolling late.

Wager: $5 WP on Shes All Eltish.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Gulfstream: Florida derby G1 $1mil

Fierce Wind...Post position playing into the selections. With some logical contenders marooned in outside posts we'll land here -- Zito trainee looked solid in Sam Davis beating Tampa Bay Derby winner Big Truck. Probably needs to step it up just a little but looks to be improving since stretching to two turns.
Smooth Air...Third behind top pick in Sam Davis. Should benefit from that first try at two turns.
Elysium Fields...Left from post #9 and was a very good second in the G2 Fountain of Youth.

Wager: $5 WP on Fierce Wind.
...$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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