Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, April 23, 2011
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes
by Seth Merrow

Turf selections/wagers are turf only

Best Bets

Aqueduct: Race 7, WP... Superior Sarah... Ran 3rd at 23-1 [xxx, xxx, $9.40].
Tampa: Race 1, exacta box... Magics Runner/Tensaw... Collected $14.80/$2.
Tampa: Race 3, exacta box ... Shane's Gold-Don't Tell Kitten/Tutti Buona Gente... Ran 3-5.
Tampa: Race 10, exacta box... Smooth Glitter/Saint from Spain/Siccardi... WON-6-9.
Gulfstream: Race 4, exacta box... It's Not For Love/Lucky Lass/CC Cerada... Collected $20.60/$2.
Keeneland: Race 3, exacta box... Patine/Second Street City/Cocoa's Image... Ran 2-3-4.
Keeneland: Race 9, WP... Derby Kitten... Collected [$20.40, 6.60, 3.60].

WAGERED: $52.00

SPECIAL: Gulfstream $.10 Dream 6... R7-12... 2-5-10/2-4-8-9/2-3-10/2-9/3-12/9-12
3x4x3x2x2x2 = 288 x $.10 = $28.80
Ran R7/3-8-scr... R8/WON-3-6-11... R9/WON-5-scr... R10/WON-3... R11/WON-3... R12/4-11.

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

Aqueduct: Jerome G2 $150K

RESULTS: x-B-C... "A" ran 8th at 2-1

Cal Nation...Shown talent in first two - plenty of upside potential.
Astrology...Bypassing the Derby for this spot - and then on to the Preakness.
Justin Phillip...A little bit of a rebound last time.
Rattlesnake Bridge.

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

Keeneland: Ben Ali G3 $150K

RESULTS: A-B-x [3.40, 2.60, 2.10] ex $10.20/$2

Exhi...Front-running certainly hasn't been the style winning at this meet - but this guy has done it here before and might do it again in a short field.
Dean's Kitten...Has shown some ommph over synthetics.
Stay Put.

Wager: $5 exacta key Exhi over next two.
...$1 exacta box top three.

Keeneland: Lexington G3 $200K

RESULTS: A-D-B-C [20.40, 6.60, 3.60] ex $74.40/$2, tri 230.00/$2, super $392.20/$2

Derby Kitten...Has some closing punch on grass and that style worked here last week.
Casper's Touch...Showed a liking to this track last time.
Silver Medallion...Hmmm, looks capable - but tossed in a clunker on this track last year.
Prime Cut.

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

Hollywood: Tiznow $125K

RESULTS: A-C-D-B [4.20, 3.00, 2.40] ex $31.00/$2, tri $136.60/$2, super $714.00/$2

Amazombie...He's in the hunt more often than not.
Scofield Barracks...Seems in good form right now.
Quick Enough...Lifetime best Beyer last time seen on this track.

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

Hollywood: Melair $125K

RESULTS: A-x-x [6.80, 4.60, 3.60]

Miles Rules...Lightly-raced but last was best yet and finally gets to string a couple together.
Halo Dolly...Seems to be improving.
Shezabigbroad...Debut maiden-breaker was promising.
Secret Cove.

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

Hollywood: Snow Chief $150K

RESULTS: x-x-D "A" ran 4th at 5-2

Chiloquin...A little bit of a step up in company but look capable.
Drink at Buster's...Numbers on this surface aren't as good as the last few - but might just be better now.
Offlee Wild Boys...Over-matched last time.

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