Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, April 2, 2011
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf selections/wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Tampa: Races 1/2, doubles... R1/Awesomo... R2/Beyond the Moon/Rebart/Mambo Maya.
Tampa: Race 2, exacta box... Beyond the Moon/Rebart/Mambo Maya.
Santa Anita: Race 1/2... doubles... R1/Cato Major/Sunny Peace... R2/Sea Song's Grace/Dazzling Display.
Santa Anita: Race 3, exacta box...Absolutlypositivly/Dontmesroundwitjim.

BONUS: We did some on-air handicapping Friday afternoon on Capital OTB-TV here in upstate NY. First-timer Pure Rhythm attracted our attention at Tampa - but she was scratched in favor of another spot. So...

Sunday... Tampa: Race 1, WP... Pure Rhythm.

Aqueduct: Excelsior G3 $100K

Modern Cowboy...Lightly-raced 4YO has been running well over his last few.
Inherit the Gold...Brings in a 4-race win-streak - all on the inner. Needs to prove himself on this surface. Understatement...Likely the one to catch.
Goombada Guska.

Wager: $5 W on Modern Cowboy.
...$5 exacta box top two.

Gulfstream: Rampart G3 $150K

Awesome Maria...Freaked last time - she could be an improved 4YO, or a horse for the course.
Unrivaled Belle...Will she be fully cranked for 2011 debut? Doesn't have to be to beat most of these.
Stephanie Got Even...Wolfson trainee might be interesting on the stretchout.
Dubai Dancer.

Wager: $5 W on Awesome Maria.
...$5 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.

Gulfstream: GP Oaks G2 $300K

It's Tricky...Budding star in the division.
R Heat Lightning...The one to beat off of the latest.
Island School... On the improve.
Beso Grande.

Wager: $5 W on It's Tricky.
...$5 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.

Santa Anita: Las Flores G3 $100K

Broken Dreams...Seems better on grass - but has run well on dirt.
Mother Ruth...Baffert trainee perhaps overmatched in a G1 last time.
Gilded Gem...Should be heard from late.
Silver Swallow.

Wager: $5 W on Broen Dreams.
...$5 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box top four.

If we are interested in both halves of an entry -- in event of a scratch -- it is noted that way [in other words, both halves are named]. If only one-half of the entry is named, then we prefer that half and will move to our next pick listed [rather than the other half of the entry] in event of a scratch.

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


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