Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, June 26, 2010
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf selections/wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Belmont: Race 5, WP No More Taxes... 6th at 16-1.
Monmouth: Race 9, exacta box, Triple Cream/Strike It Rich/Bay to Bay... Collected $30.00/$2.
Calder: Races 1/2, doubles, R1/Super Whipper... R2/Maximoso... Ran R1/6th [27-1]... R2/2nd [4-5].
Calder: Race 7, WP, Snow Trial... Collected [40.80, 13.40, 8.40]
Calder: Race 7, exacta box, Ayoumilove-Princabell/On the Dole/Snow Trial... Ran WON-6-9.
Churchill: Race 5, exacta box, Standup Comic/Ready To Taunt/Singingmyhymnsong/Tingaleo... Ran 6-9-11-scr.
Delaware: Races 1/2, doubles, R1/Brady Hill... R2/One Hot Toddy/Spawning Brook... R1/7th [7-2]... R2/WON-3
Delaware: Race 8, exacta box, Twelve Pack Shelly/Mis Vizcaya/Readygetsgold... Collected $9.60/$2 [Twelve Pack Shelly scratched].
Hollywood: Race 7, Capital Account... Collected [5.60, 3.40, 2.60].
Hollywood: Race 7, exacta box, Global Domination/Capital Account/Gallatin's Run... Ran WON-4-scr.

WAGERED: $60.00

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: Mother Goose G1 $250K


Katy Now...Longest-priced of the Pletcher trio. Lightly-raced but 3YO debut might indicate she's ready for this assignment.
Ailalea...Ran well in a CD stake last time. Has gone well over this track.

Wager: $5 WP on Katy Now.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$2 exacta key Katy Now over next two.

Monmouth: Boiling Springs G3 $150K

RESULTS: A-B-C [8.40, 4.40, 3.00] ex $30.00/$2, tri $135.20/$2

Strike It Rich...Can envision a repeat of the strategy used to win here last time.
Bay to Bay...Pretty solid on grass -- including a solid stakes win in Chicago last time.
Triple Cream...In from SoCal for celeb-chef Bobby Flay.
Elusive Temper.

Wager: $5 WP on Strike It Rich.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.
...$1 tri box top four.

Monmouth: Lighthouse $100K

RESULTS: B-x-A [xxx, xxx, 2.20]
Amazing scratched.

Just Jenda...Pretty solid win in a similar stake here last time to keep her record perfect on this track.
Malibu Prayer...Gotta believe she's better than her 2010 debut. Look for a rebound.
Amazing...Moves into the barn of R Dutrow. Moves turf-to-dirt.
Don't Forget Gil.

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

Churchill: Debutante G3 $100K

RESULTS: B-D-A [xxx, xxx, 2.10] ex $94.60/$2, tri $230.60/$2

Salty Strike...Ran to her breeding in debut win. If she can repeat -- or, better yet, improve -- she'll be tough again.
Just Louise...Another solid debut winner that should be dangerous today.
Tater Taunter...Same scenario as top two.

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

Philly: Levine Mem Hcp $200K


Riley Tucker...Typically in the hunt and looks to be the one to beat if able to repeat big CD stakes-win effort.
Desert Party...Looked good in Dubai comebacker - then flopped in follow-up. Plenty of talent but hasn't lived up to it yet.
Cherokee Country...Certainly likes this track but the question mark is fitness of the layoff.

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

Arlington: Arlington Sprint Hcp $125K

Euroears scratched

Sacred Journey...Should be set to run well in second start of the season.
Moralist...Proven turf sprinter.
Chamberlain Bridge...Just missed in a G3 at CD last time.

Wager: $5 WP on Sacred Journey.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key Sacred Journey over next three.
...$1 tri key Moralist over other three.

Hollywood: Beverly Hills Hcp G3 $100K


General Consensus...Could prove to be a good fit with this bunch.
Pretty Katherine...Looked good with a return to turf last time.
Princess Haya...Third start of 2010.
Restless Soul.

Wager: $5 WP on General Consensus.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 tri key General Consensus over next three.
...$1 tri key Pretty Katherine over other three.

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


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