Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, June 19, 2010
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf selections/wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Calder: Race 1/2, doubles, R1/Chapel Run/BL's Noise... R2/Pink Gloss... Collected $8.20/$2.
Calder: Race 6, WP Hard Rock Candy... Ran 2nd at 6-1 Collected [xxx, 7.00. 5.20].
Churchill: Race 2, Sing a Few Bars... Scratched.
Churchill: Race 4, exacta box, Astaire/Treasure Hunter/Iftheshoefits... Ran WON-3-4.
Colonial: Race 12, exacta box, Pollards Image/Jazzman's Dance/Roar of the Surge... Ran WON-6-8.
Delaware: Race 5, Watertown Road... Ran 5th at 7-1.
Hollywood: Race 2, Melon Up... Ran 2nd at 6-5 [xxx, 2.80, 2.10].
Hollywood: Race 5, exacta box, Ms Cecile/So Nice/Platinum Mine... Collected $17.80/$2.

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: New york G2 $150K

RESULTS: A-x-B [6.50, 3.50, 2.10]

Lady Shakespeare...Seems to be in good form.
Ave...Us debut indicates she'll contend here.
Daveron...Another that impressed in her stateside debut.
Gozzip Girl.

Wager: $5 WP on Lady Shakespeare.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Lady Shakespeare over next three.
...$1 tri key Ave over other three.

Monmouth: Pegasus G3 $200K

RESULTS: A-B-x [6.00, 4.00, 4.20] ex $34.60/$2

Afleet Express...Solid win in NY last time. Good work for this. Should be ready for the stakes assignment.
Afleet Again...Near-miss in prep for this.
Jackson Bend...Hard to fault the record of nine exacta finishes in eleven lifetime starts. Clearly dangerous.
Schoolyard Dreams.

Wager: $5 WP on Lady Shakespeare.
...$2 exacta key Afleet Express over next three.
...$1 tri key Afleet Express over next three.

Colonial: All Along G3 $150K

RESULTS: A-x-B [6.00, 3.00, 2.10]

Shared Account...2010 debut effort should have her ready for this.
Omega Cat...Better than latest.
Tizaqueena...The one to beat.
Casablanca Smile.

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

Colonial: Colonial Turf Cup G2 $500K

RESULTS: B-C-D-A ex $36.80/$2, tri $363.80/$2, super $1054.20/$2

Doubles Partner...Undefeated on grass.
Paddy O'Prado...Could be returning to his preferred surface.
Workin for hops...Solid win in an Arlington turf stake last time.
Two Notch Road.

Wager: $5 WP on Doubles Partner.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Doubles Partner over next three.
...$1 tri key Paddy O'Prado over other three.

Delaware: Rooney Mem $75K

Sweeter Still scratched.

Paraiba...Third start of the season. Looks primed for this.
Sweeter Still...Could be interesting on the move from SoCal.
Ainamaa...She'll contend on her best effort.
The Gaillimh Girl.

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

Charles Town: Red Legend $400K

RESULTS: A-x-D [2.40, 2.20, 2.20]

Comedero...Clearly has an edge on these if he runs his race on the bullring.
Son of a Bear..."Hometown" runners are often heard from in these types of races.
Northern Giant...Might appreciate the cutback.

Wager: $5 W on Comedero.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Comedero over next three.

Hollywood: Affirmed G3 $100K

RESULTS: x-B-A [xxx, xxx, 2.40]

Alphie's Bet...Back in with his own age group.
Skipshot...Should fit with this bunch.
Distorted Dave...Another that should fit in with this group.
Ranger Heartley.

Wager: $5 WP on Alphie's Bet.
...$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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