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Saturday, July 3, 2010
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow


Turf selections/wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Belmont: Races 1/2... doubles... R1/Gimmearoutine/Coach Gravy... R2/Medal Round.
...Ran R1/2-3... R2/2.
Monmouth: Race 2... WP Summer in the City... Scratched.
Churchill: Race 7... exacta box, Tingaleo/Mesonic/Trubs... Ran 3-4-5.
Delaware: Race 8... WP Gaither Draw... Ran 4th at 9-1.
Colonial: Race 2... exacta box, Raspberry Rose/Freefromthestorm... Ran WON-3.
Colonial: Race 8... exacta box, Dubai Review/Storm Play/Frisky Thunder... Collected $48.60/$2.
Calder: Races 1/2... doubles... R1/Andalusian... R2/Trailer Park Queen.
...Ran R1/3rd... R2/7th.
Calder: Race 8... WP Candyman E... Collected [xxx, 3.20, 2.40].
Calder: Race 8... exacta box, Candyman E/John Johny Jak.... Collected $14.00/$2.

WAGERED: $46.00

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: Suburban Hcp G2 $300K

RESULTS: D-A-C-B [xxx, 4.20, 2.50] ex $38.00/$2, tri $90.50/$2

Convocation...Seems perhaps an improved 4YO and might have a fitness edge on his main rivals in here.
Regal Ransom...Capable on best and likely to take it to them early -- but he's been on the sidelines for awhile and should get some company up-front.
I Want Revenge...Tough spot for return but Dutrow is capable off the layoff.

Wager: $3 exacta key Convocation over the next three.

Monmouth: United Nations G1 $750K

RESULTS: B-C-A [xxx, xxx, 2.80] ex $39.20/$2, tri $112.20/$2

Winchester... G1 win on Belmont Stakes undercard was very good. Should have some pace to shoot at today.
Chinchon...Euros are typically competitive first-off the plane.
Take the Points...Should stalk and pounce.

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

Monmouth: Salvator Mile Hcp G3 $250K


Le Grand Cru...Capable on best effort.
You and I Forever...Another that will need his best -- but will contend if able.
Duke of Mischief.

Wager: $4 exacta box top two.

Churchill: Locust Grove G3 $100K


Acoma...Just-miss last time was her first loss on this course.
Keertana...Just behind the top pick last time.
Danzon...Looks third best in here.
Sweetest Song.

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

Churchill: Bashford Manor G3 $100K

RESULTS: A-B-C [3.40, 2.10, 2.10] ex $4.40/$2, tri $13.20/$2

Kantharos...Well-bred sprinter from Asmussen. Worked 21.2 before $250K 2YO sale purchase -- and ran to that in debut.
Lou Brissie...Experience counts and this one is already a graded stakes winner.
Speed Demon.

Wager: $4 exacta box top two.

Arlington: Arlington Oaks G3 $100K

RESULTS: x-A-x [xxx, 3.20, 2.40]

Snow Top Mountain...Progressing nicely through four starts. Moves in from turf but has run well on synthetics.
Chantilly Nayla...Another going turf-to-synth - but with some good experience the artificial surface.
Age of Humor.

Wager: $4 exacta box top two.

Hollywood: Royal Heroine G2 $150K

RESULTS: B-x-A [xxx, xxx, 2.20]

U R All That I Am...Moves into graded company from a state-bred stakes win but Bejarano sticks and she looks to fit.
Gotta Have Her...Needs to rebound to her best form last year - but might be ready to do that in third start of 2010.

Wager: $4 exacta box top two.

Hollywood: American Oaks G1 $250K

Cozi Rosie scratched.

Cozi Rosie...Seems to be on the improve and ready for this assignment.
City to City...Should be heard from in the lane.
Andina...Could prove interesting with the switch to Bejarano.

Wager: $5 WP on Cozi Rosie.
...$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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