Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, June 27, 2008
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Belmont: Race 10, Separatist.
Monmouth: Races 1/2, double, R1/G Poli/Valentino's Trick... R2/Myprincessallyson.
Monmouth: Race 9, Mary's Follies.
Monmouth: Race 9, exacta box, Mary's Follies/Bluegrass Princess/Obsequious.
Churchill: Race 10, exacta box, Wild Forest Cat/Decelator.

Belmont: Mother Goose G1 $300K

Rachel Alexandra...If she runs anything close to what she's done previously this year she's an easy winner.
Flashing...Up-and-comer likely to complete the exacta.

Wager: $5 exacta Rachel Alexandra over Flashing.

Monmouth: Boiling Springs G3 $150K

Mary's Follies...Could be interesting in her turf debut.
Bluegrass Princess...Usually in the hunt -- but winless on turf.
Obsequious...Turf record seems perhaps better than it appears on paper.
My Magic Moment.

Wager: $5 WP on Mary's Follies.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri key Mary's Follies over next three.
...$1 tri key Bluegrass Princess over other three.

Churchill: Debutante G3 $100K

Wild Forest Cat...Solid improvement in second career start. A repeat -- or further improvement -- puts her right there.
Decelator...Impressed in debut. We'll find out today if that one was helped by the off track.
Phone Marybe...Looked good winning first start in Florida. Could be any kind.
Henry's Posse.

Wager: $5 WP on Wild Forest Cat.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Prairie Meadows: Cornhusker Hcp G2 $300K

My Pal Charlie... Should have some pace to shoot at.
Secret Getaway... Also might benefit from the pace scenario.
Joneboro7YO is capable of making presence felt.

Wager: $5 WP on My Pal Charlie.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Hollywood: Vanity G1 $300K

Zenyatta...Champ looks to have these rivals outclassed -- even with 129 pounds onboard.
Modification...Back to main track from failed turf try.
Allicansayis Wow...Third behind the top pick last time.
Dawn After Dawn.

Wager: $5 exacta Zenyatta over Modification.
...$1 tri key Zenyatta over next three.

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


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