Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, November 22, 2008
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Apologies for the delay in posting this afternoon -- technical difficulties. But we have posted at 3:20pm ET -- about ten minutes before the first race among our selections, the opener at Hollywood. Still plenty of time before the remainer of our card. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Churchill, Race 9, Karelian.
Churchill, Race 10, Captain Cherokee.
Hollywood, Race 6, exacta box, Tommys Luck/Sanquine.
Hollywood Race 1-2, double, R1/Twodollarstowin...R2/Hi Flyin Indy/Life Goes On.

Aqueduct: Discovery Hcp G3 $100K

Lieutenant Ron...Lightly-raced, but has shown high promise when he's made it to the track. First try around two turns.
Ready Set...Throws in the occasional clunker but typically gives a good acount of himself and should fit with these.
Web Gem...Lifetime Beyer top in latest and likes this track.
Wishful Tomcat.

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

Churchill: Bet On Sunshine Hcp $56K

Euroears...Best until beaten.
Kelly's Landing...Second off the layoff -- and the first was a pretty good win at Keeneland.
Junior College...Could be interesting getting back to dirt.
Native Ruler.

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

Churchill: River City Hcp G3 $100K

Karelian...2-for-2 on this course and should be able to sit off the speed and make a run in the lane.
Thorn Song...Class edge in here and has shown an affinity for Churchill -- just not sure the distance [along with the post] is his cup of tea.
Yate's Black Cat...Like the top pick, should be heard from late.

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

Fair Grounds: Old Hickory $60K

Forty Thieves/Sunday Blitz...Forty Thieves should appreciate the return to a sprint. Sunday Blitz could be a good one in the making.
Screen Your Friend...Took a nice early-summer G3 at Churchill.
Bertsgoldenmissile...Experience counts and this one is already a stakes winner.
Foreign Production.

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

Hollywood: Vernon Underwood G3 $100K

Noble Court...Fired a lifetime best Beyer off of the long layoff -- indicating he might have returned imrpoved. Working well since.
Wiredfortwotwenty...Lightly-raced but has shown some promise. Moves from the grass for this.
Johnny Eves...Got good about this time last year and should fit with this bunch.
Bob Black Jack.

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

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


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