Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, May 9, 2008
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

A week after the main event the stakes action is quiet on this Saturday in America.

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Monmouth, Race 3, exacta box, Mannington/Black Jack Blues.
Monmouth, Race 4, exacta, True Wood over Chicken Wing.
Churchill, Race 7, exacta box, Icetate/Ratify.
Churchill, Race 7, exacta, Icetate over Ratify.
Lone Star, Race 10, Uno Mas.

Belmont: Peter Pan G2 $200K

Imperial Council...Must behave pre-race but indicated real ability in two 2009 starts prior to the G1 Wood.
Al Khali...Have to believe he's better than last time.
Brave Victory...Seems better than the record indicates so far and might be a good fit with these.
Charitable Man.

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

Lone Star: Lone Star Derby G3 $500K

Uno Mas...More experience than the rest and has shown flashes of promise. Faced some good ones earlier at Fair Grounds. Best effort puts him right there.
Mythical Power...Lightly-raced and on the improve. Last seemed to indicate an affinity for dirt.
Mayor Marv...Could be the one to catch.
Galloping Gulch.

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

Hollywood; Leroy Hcp G2 $150K

Dakota Phone...Might be able to stalk and pounce.
Rail Trip...Undefeated and likely the one to beat but should face some early pressure.
Unusual Suspect...Might pick up the pieces if the pace collapses.
Fire Wood.

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

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


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