Equidaily Racing Journal



Saturday, November 15, 2003
Picks and plays for some of the day's major stakes

Another fine day for Coast-to-coast'ers. We had five winners on top in ten races (Calder, $2.20, $7.60, $18.20, $3.80; Hollywood, $3.00) for a 75% ROI in that category.

The gimmick plays were also profitable this week with the plays overall providing a 32% ROI. We had a couple of nice boxed tri's (Aqueduct, $243.00/$2; Calder, $158.80/$2) and of course nice exactas in those races as well (Aqueduct, $62.00/$2; Calder, $87.80). We also called two tri's cold Saturday (although one didn't offer tri wagering). And it's worth noting that for the second week in a row our top four picks completed a superfecta (Calder/Bonnie Heath, $581.20). And our top pick won each of the last three races at Calder to complete a $107.40/$2 Pick 3 -- the last two races made up a $34.40 late double. And if you added in our third pick in the race just prior to those three you would have cashed a $528.80/$2 Pick 4.

A good day.

WAGERED: $376.00
COLLECTED: $495.65.

Turf wagers are turf only

Aqueduct: Long Island H'cp G2 $150K

Spice Island 7-1
Volga 2-1
Banyu Dewi 9-2

Itnab scratched.

Wager: $5 WP on Mariensky.
Ran 4th at 7-2.
...$2 exacta box top two.
...$1 exacta box Mariensky with next four.
Mariensky ran 4th.
...$1 exacta box top four, sub next if scratch.
Collected $31.00 on the ex box ($62.00/$2).
...$1 tri box top four, sub next if scratch.
Collected $121.50 on the tri box ($243.00/$2).

Mariensky...Been off since Saratoga but trainer is OK with the layoffs. Has run well on off-going and scored nicely earlier this year in lone try on this oval.
Itnab...These Euro invaders have a tendency to do well in their US debuts.
Spice Island...Has put together a nice season and seems to be improving.
Banyu Dewi.

Laurel: DeFrancis Mem Dash G1 $300K

A Huevo 9-1
Shake You Down 4-5
Gators N Bears 5-1

Wager: $5 WP on Shake You Down.
Collected $7.00 on the WP (xxx, 2.80).
...$2 exacta box top two.
Ran 2-3.
...$1 exacta box top four.
Ran 2-3-8-10.
...$1 tri box top four.
Ran 2-3-8-10.

Shake You Down...Looks to maybe have a slight edge on this bunch -- but is not invincible. Concern is the oh-fer-eight record on this track.
Gators N Bears...On the other hand this one likes the track and the trip and is coming out of a nice stakes win right here last month.
Crossing Point...Going well now and also has shown some affinity for this track.
Highway Prospector.

Calder: Bonnie Heath Turf Cup $150K

Stormy Roman 10-1
Music's Storm 5-2
Proud Man 3-5

Sir Biran's Sword ran 4th completing the $581.20/$2 super.

Wager: $5 WP on Proud Man.
Ran 3rd.
...$2 exacta box top two.
Ran 2-3.
...$1 exacta box top four.
Collected $43.90 on the ex box ($87.80/$2).
...$1 tri box top four.
Collected $79.25 on the tri box ($158.20/$2).

Proud Man...Clement turfer has been tough all year but looked especially good last time just missing in a G2 at Belmont off of a brief layoff.
Music's Storm...Pletcher trainee looks to be rounding into good form.
Sir Brian's Sword...Ran second in this race last year.
Stormy Roman.

Calder: Joe O'Farrell Juv Fillies $150K

Chatter Chatter 1-9
Usual Manner 6-1
Runaway Rizzi 23-1

Wager: $5 exacta Chatter Chatter over You Are Stormy.
Ran 1-7.
...$4 exacta Chatter Chatter over Usual Manner.
Collected $11.60 on the exacta ($5.60/$2).
...$2 tri key Chatter Chatter over next three.
Ran 1/2-4-7.

Chatter Chatter...Hard to go past this one off of the two devastatingly easy wins since arriving in Wolfson barn -- including a rich stake last time. Bailey rides.
You Are Stormy...Gets tested for class here. Comes out of a couple of turf alw races, last was pretty good. Last try on dirt was a nice win at this trip -- albeit against much cheaper.
Usual Manner...Logical challenger has a 5-2-1-1 lifetime record -- but is suspect a the trip.
Prohibido Olividar.

Calder: Jack Dudley Sprint H'cp $150K

Love That Moon 7-2
Pick'em 7-2
Sing Me Back Home 8-5

Wager: $5 WP on Sing Me Back Home.
Ran 3rd.
...$2 exacta box top two.
Ran 1-3.
...$1 exacta box top four.
Ran 1-3-5-7.
...$1 tri box top four.
Ran 1-3-5-7.

Sing Me Back Home...Threw in a couple of sub-par efforts then went to the bench for a brief rest. Trainer does OK off of the layoff and this one will be tough if able to recapture best form.
Built Up...Ran third here last year. Goes back to jock that has guided him to a couple of nice wins.
Love That Moon...Has been doing well since the summer.

Calder: Jack Price Juv $150K

Sir Oscar 5-2
Wynn Dot Comma 3-5
Stolen Time 5-1

Ice Wynnd Fire scratched.

Wager: $5 WP on Sir Oscar.
Collected $26.50 on the WP (7.60, 3.00).
...$5 exacta box top two.
Collected $36.00 on the ex box ($14.40/$2).
...$1 exacta box top four.
Collected $7.20 on the ex box.
...$1 tri box top four.
Collected $16.90 on the tri box ($33.80/$2).

Sir Oscar...Undefeated in five tries. Gets nod over Wynn Dot Comma due to win at the distance.
Wynn Dot Comma...Undefeated in four tries and might be the fastest of this bunch -- but we need to see him get that extra half furlong today.
Stolen Time...Adds to the tough puzzle of this race -- is only a half length away from being undefeated in three tries. Would be no surprise.
Ice Wynnd Fire.

Calder: Elmer Huebeck Distaff H'cp $200K

Scapade 8-1
Redoubled Miss 7-2
Secret Request 39-1

Wager: $5 WP on Scapade.
Collected $62.00 on the WP (18.20, 6.60).
...$2 exacta box top two.
Ran 1-5.
...$1 exacta box top four.
Collected $31.80 on the ex box ($63.60/$2).
...$1 tri box top four.
Ran 1-2-5-7.

Scapade...Hometown gal does OK at the track and trip. Last should have her on her toes for this.
Smok'n Frolic...The class of the field but will have to negotiate trip from the outside post.
Barbara O'Brien...Always in the hunt but stretches out today.
Redoubled Miss.

Calder: Carl Rose Classic Hcp $200K

Best of the Rest 4-5
Tour of the Cat 2-1
The Judge Sez Who 5-2

Wager: $5 exacta box top two.
Collected $21.00 on the ex box ($8.40/$2).

Best of the Rest...Got a nice prep last time after six-month rest. Should be ready today.
Tour of the Cat...Edged top pick last time. Loves this track.
The Judge Sez Who.

Churchill: Mrs Revere G2 $150K

Hoh Buzzard 7-1
Aud 6-1
Gamble to Victory 65-1

Wager: $5 WP on Ocean Drive.
Ran 6th at 5-1.
...$2 exacta box top two.
Ran 5-6.
...$1 exacta box top four.
Ran 1-5-6-8.
...$1 tri box top four.
Ran 1-5-6-8.

Ocean Drive...Gets a better post than last time and should prefer this trip.
Casual Look...Group 1 winning Euro invader just missed in US debut and will be tough again today.
Film Maker...Bested top two in last. Never off the board in nine lifetime starts. Clearly capable of being in the hunt again.
Hoh Buzzard.

Hollywood: Prevue G3 $100K

Lion Heart 1-2
Cooperation/entry 2-1
Voladero 9-2

Cosmic Glitter scratched.

Wager: $5 exacta Lion Heart over Voladero.
Ran 1-3 -- by a nostril...
$5 tri key Lion Heart over next two.

Lion Heart...$1.4 mil yearling ran to purchase price in debut. Adds a furlong today but if able to duplicate -- or improve -- that last effort he'll be tough to beat.
Voladero...Lukas 2YO is stuck in bridesmaid role but is stakes tested.
Cosmic Glitter...Blasted a big win in debut -- on turf. We'll see.

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


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