Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, February 21, 2008
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Gulfstream, Race 6, Denver... Ran 6th at 11-1.
Gulfstream, Race 9, Mr Sidney... Ran 4th at 5-1.
Gulfstream, Race 10, Santana Six... WON [7.40, 4.40, 3.60].
Gulfstream, Race 10, exacta box, Santana Six/Spanish Fortune... Ran 1-10.
Tampa, Race 4, Penn Atlantic... WON [8.40, 4.80, 3.00].

Aqueduct: Rare Treat $65K

Bourbon Maid...Stakes debut but this one is typically in the mix and should fit with this bunch.
Weathered...Has won more than half of her starts -- but not on the inner track.
Point Me to It.

Wager: $5 WP on Bourbon Maid.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Bourbon Maid over next two.

Gulfstream: Mac Diarmida G2 $150K

Presious Passion 9-2
Quasicobra 10-1
Spice Route 2-1

Mr Sidney...Lightly-raced 5YO could be an up-and-comer for Mott. Interesting adding blinkers and stretching out.
Spice Route...Likely the one to beat. Will be heard from in the lane.
Summer Patriot...Suspect that this one is better than he's shown in last couple.
Always First.

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

Tampa: Tampa Bay $150K

Victory Alleged 28-1
Classic Campaign 7-2
Society's Chairman 5-2

Classic Campaign...Hard-knocking performer for Mott at right about this level.
Atoned...Made some 3YO noise last year for Pletcher. Tries the turf today.
Furthest Land...Has found on home on the grass.
Society's Chairman.

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

Fair Grounds: Bayou Hcp $125K

Love to Tell 7-1
Mizzcan'tbewrong 9-1
DH - Sharbat 7-1
DH - Nans Joy 3-1

Shytoe Lafeet...Likes this track and his nemesis, Stormy West, is absent.
Nans Joy...Behind top pick two back and followed-up with a win last time.
Meribel...6YO is a danger on her best effort.
My Three Sisters.

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

Santa Anita: San Carlos Hcp G2 $150K

Georgie Boy 1-2
Halo Najib 9-1
Past the Point 9-2

Georgie Boy...Has done little wrong in career and last seems to indicates he's in top form.
Mutadda...Ships in off of a couple of good FG races and could prove interesting.
Halo Najib...Lifetime best Beyer last time could indicate he's an improved 4YO.
Past the Point.

Wager: $5 W on Georgie Boy.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Georgie Boy over next three.
...$1 tri key Mutadda over other three.

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


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