Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, May 29, 2010
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf selections/wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Delaware: Race 3, WP Myersrocks... Ran 4th at 7-2.
Churchill: Race 7, WP, Faith's Fortune... WON [$40.00, 16.60, 9.60].
Hollywood: Race 9, exacta box, Forever Together/Tuscan Evening... Collected $8.60/$2.
Hollywood: Race 10, Inspired Queen... Ran 8th at 2-1.

The table below recaps the solid results off our weekly Best Bets feature over the April - May period.

Week Wagered Collected ROI
May 29 $14.00 $65.20 366%
May 22 $14.00 $15.20 9%
May 15 $28.00 xxx (100%)
May 8 $52.00 $92.60 78%
May 1 $4.00 xxx (100%)
April 24 $42.00 $57.40 37%
April 17 $36.00 $26.40 (27%)
April 10 $32.00 $135.50 323%
April 3 $42.00 $65.00 55%
TOTAL $264.00 $457.30 73%

A = top selection
B = second selection
C = third selection
D = fourth selection
Ab [or Bc, etc]... Move-up top pick [or second pick, etc] after scratches
x = not among our selections

Belmont: Vagrancy Hcp G2 $150K

RESULTS: A-x-B [9.30, 4.90, 2.50]

Hour Glass...Looks like there's plenty of speed for this one to shoot at.
Tar Heel Mom...Has early speed -- but also has the ability to stalk if necessary.
Malibu Prayer...Barnmate to top pick. Off since Nov but working well.

Wager: $5 WP on Hour Glass.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Hour Glass over next three.
...$1 tri key Tar Heel Mom over other three.

Monmouth: Lamplighter $100K

RESULTS: D-C-x ex $34.80/$2

Bank the Eight...Lightly-raced and on the improve. Grass is the question-mark.
Lighthouse Sound...Meanwhile, this guy seems to have found a home on the turf.
Fantastico Roberto...Could be primed in second start of 2010.
Thunder Brew.

Wager: $5 WP on Bank the Eight.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Bank the Eight over next three.
...$1 tri key Lighthouse Fantastico over other three.

Monmouth: JJ Reilly Hcp $100K

RESULTS: A-B-x [9.20, 5.20, 4.80] ex $47.80/$2

Unwritten...Back from a layoff but goes first-out for Dutrow.
Joey P...8YO loves this track and won this race last year.
Fagedaboudit Sal...Will be a contender early.
Flirtatious Smile/Who's the cowboy.

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

Philly: My Juliet $250K

RESULTS: x-A-x [xxx, 7.00, 4.80]

One Smokin' Lady...In from a solid season at Oaklawn. Has run well here before.
D'Wild Ride...Capable on best. And ran a winning race last time on this track.
Jemilyn...Home town flagbearer has only missed an exacta once on this oval.

Wager: $5 WP on One Smokin' Lady.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Churchill: Aristides G3 $100K

RESULTS: A-C-D-B [11.80, 4.20, 2.60], ex $41.20/$2, tri $76.80/$2, super $131.80/$2

Riley Tucker...A little bit of a closing kick could be a plus in this field.
Chief of Affairs...Speedy sort wired 'em last time -- besting our top pick. Should have some company early here.
Atta Boy Roy...Proved those Emerald and Turf Paradise wins were no fluke taking a G2 here. We're still not totally convinced.
Cash Refund.

Wager: $5 WP on Riley Tucker.
...$4 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Riley Tucker over next three.
...$1 tri key Chief of Affairs over other three.

Arlington: Hanshin Cup Hcp G3 $100K

RESULTS: x-A-x [xxx, 5.20, 3.80]

Tybalt...Nice, improving form this year. Should go well if able to keep moving forward.
Recapturetheglory...Moves to the main track but likely to fit with this bunch.
Mclard...Should be prominent early.
Mad Flatter.

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

Arlington: Arlington Matron Hcp G3 $150K

RESULTS: A-x-x [8.20, 4.40, 3.40]

Tizaqueena...Could be interesting going turf-to-synth.
Haka...Solid stakes win at KEE last time.
Askbut I Won'ttell...Convincing win in a small stake here in latest.
Magical Theater.

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

Hollywood: Gamely G1 $250K

RESULTS: B-A-D [xxx, 2.80, 2.20] ex $8.60/$2, tri $44.00/$2

Forever Together...Sheppard/Augustin runner ships west. Will be tough if able to move forward off of seasonal debut.
Tuscan Evening...Dangerous. Early speed might carry her all the way.
Gotta Have Her...Should be rolling late.
Cat by the Tale.

Wager: $5 WP on Forever Together.
...$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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