Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, July 25, 2008
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Monmouth: Race 6, WPS Ocala Wildcat.
Monmouth: Race 7, Philly Princess.
Monmouth: Race 7, exacta box, Our Jane/Wild Rainbow/Philly Princess.
Calder: Race 9, In For a Song.
Del Mar: Race 2, Gotthegreenlight.
Del Mar: Race 7, Sidney's Candy.

Belmont: Coaching Club American Oaks G1 $300K

Living Lovin...Ambitiously-placed in G1 Acorn for 2009 debut. That might have her primed to go well today.
Hightap...Asmussen filly clunked at Oaklawn but has been competitve in all other starts. Distance a question mark -- but that's true for all of these.
Devotee...Won the UAE Oaks earlier this year. Return to US racing wasn't particularly inspiring but wouldn't be shocked to see her run better than that today.
Don't Forget Gil.

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

Monmouth: Desert Vixen $65K

Powder Burn...Has shown an affinity for the track. Lightly-raced and should still have some upside.
Fast Tigress...The one to beat on the class-relief angle today -- but last two were disappointing.
Platinum Girl...Flopped last time -- but wired 'em two back. Just a matter of how hard she's pushed early.

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

Ellis: Ellis Park Turf $100K

Flaming Stew...Looks like she's going to be the clear-cut speed.
Day of Victory...Not convinced that turf's her game -- but she should fit with this bunch regardless.
Hark...Has looked good in two turf starts -- but class in those races is the question mark.
De Star Xpress.

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

Del Mar: Eddie Read Hcp G1 $350K

Whatsthescript...Solid second in this race last year and looks set to run well again.
Monterey Jazz...Dangerous speed.
Artiste Royal...Typically in the hunt.
Dakota Phone.

Wager: $5 WP on Whatsthescript.
...$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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