Category Archives: Selections

Daily selections from racetracks around the county

Aqueduct February 3

Race 1

  • 2  Arbitrator
  • 4  War Eagle’s Return
  • 3  American Road
  • Secondary (6)

Race 2

  • 5  Wushu Warrior
  • 2  Surprise Wonder
  • 6  Theresa’s Boy
  • Secondary (4)

Race 3

  • 1  Decorator Jenn
  • 3  Angel Food
  • 5  Short Kakes
  • Secondary (2)

Race 4

  • 8  Shoe Loves Shoe
  • 2  Asphalt Paving
  • 4  Three to Thirteen
  • Secondary (5)

Race 5

  • 7  Lady Vicki
  • 1/1A  Under Suspicion/Out of Orbit
  • 3  Starlite Mission

Race 6

  • 2  Driven West
  • 1/1A  Independent Worker/Full of Mine
  • 6  Wondermeister
  • Secondary (5)

Race 7

  • 8  Sudden Surprise
  • 2  Jewel Can Disco
  • 6  Foreset
  • Secondary (5, 3)

Race 8

  • 2  Marconi
  • 4  Avery Island
  • 1  Firenze Fire

Race 9

  • 4  Daring Destiny
  • 6  Musicality
  • 9  Tammany Giant
  • 8  Barefoot Angel

Aqueduct January 27

Race 1

  • 3  Littlefirefighter
  • 6  A Dixie Twister
  • 2  For Honor

Race 2

  • 8  Blue Eyes
  • 2  Go Kelly Go
  • 7  Baby Boss

Race 3

  • 2  Takaful
  • 5 Life in Shambles
  • 3  Vulcan’s Forge
  • Secondary (4)

Race 4

  • 2  Port Arch
  • 6  Barefoot Angel
  • 7  Mr. Massena
  • Secondary (3)

Race 5

  • 13  Blaze’n Prospector
  • 2  Big Guy Ian
  • 4  Big Zip
  • Secondary (7, 8, 12)

Race 6

  • 5  All Clear
  • 3  Jack Straight
  • 6  Monteleone
  • 2  Nolinski

Race 7

  • 10  Killala Bay
  • 3  Belleville Spring
  • 1/1A  Scottish Devil/Spake
  • Secondary (4, 5, 6, 7)

Race 8

  • 5  Playinwiththeboys
  • 1 /1A Cotton Candy Cutie/North End
  • 6  Tiz R Bella
  • Secondary (8)

Race 9

  • 5  Velvet Trinni
  • 6  Missimpazi
  • 7  Status Asthmaticus
  • Secondary (3)

Aqueduct January 20

Race 1

  • 1  Dial Josh
  • 9  Water Trough
  • 5  Love Your Buttons
  • Secondary (3, 4)

Race 2

  • 1  Preservationist
  • 6  Fooch
  • 5  Anchor
  • Secondary (2)

Race 3

  • 5  Harlan Punch
  • 6  Turco Bravo
  • 1  Doyouknowsomething

Race 4

  • 10  Karma Delight
  • 2  Brianbakescookies
  • 5  Vilma
  • Secondary (4, 6, 9)

Race 5

  • 10  Proletariat
  • 2  Bear Clause
  • 4  Grassady
  • Secondary (3, 7, 8)

Race 6 

  • 1/1A  Forge/Special Story
  • 4  Fuel the Bern
  • 2  Professor Snape
  • Secondary (3, 9)

Race 7

  • 6  Hammerin Aamer
  • 1  Mr. Buff
  • 5  Shamcat
  • Secondary (4, 7)

Race 8

  • 7  Wonderful Light
  • 2  Westwood
  • 4  War of Ideas
  • Secondary (3, 6)

Race 9

  • 5  Valyrian
  • 1  Lightning Buzz
  • 4  Adirondack Dream
  • Secondary (9, 11)

Aqueduct January 13

Race 1

  • 3  Conquest Bigluck E
  • 8  Ro Bear
  • 2  Preatereo
  • Secondary (1, 5)

Race 2

  • 5  Belleville Spring
  • 3  Threefortyfive
  • 1  Lem Me Tel Ya
  • Secondary (4, 7)

Race 3

  • 3  Pioneer Spirit
  • 2  T R Crew
  • 5  Flash Trading

Race 4

  • 5  Barefoot Angel
  • 1  Ed’s Quick Cat
  • 6  Tammany Giant
  • Secondary (9)

Race 5

  • 4  My Boy Tate
  • 8  Candid Desire
  • 1  Ostrolenka
  • Secondary (3, 5)

Race 6

  • 6  Polar City
  • 5  Best Surprise
  • 6  Light the Vow
  • Secondary (4)

Race 7

  • 2  Bluegrass Jamboree
  • 8  Shimmering Moon
  • 3  Nisha
  • Secondary (5, 6)

Race 8

  • 7  Firenze Fire
  • 4  Factor This
  • 2  Seven Trumpets

Race 9

  • 3  Hokulea
  • 8  Pequeno Grande
  • 11  Now a Factor
  • Secondary (12)

Aqueduct December 23

Race 1

  • 2  My Perfect Gem
  • 3  Honor and Pleasure
  • 7  Peculiar Sensation
  • Secondary (4)

Race 2

  • 11  Thenameescapesme
  • 3  Pence
  • 14  Barefoot Angel
  • Secondary (2, 1)

Race 3

  • 7  Lady Suebee
  • 6 No Deal
  • 4  My Miss Lilly
  • Secondary (3)

Race 4

  • 1/1A  Clutch Cargo/Heart in Hand
  • 4  Blewitt
  • 5  Get Game
  • 7  Conquest Prankster
  • Secondary (8)

Race 5

  • 8  Tusk
  • 2  Fox Rules
  • 4  Harlan Punch
  • Secondary (5, 6, 7)

Race 6  

  • 4  Cain is Abel
  • 12  Nolinski
  • 6  Flash Drive
  • Secondary (2, 10, 11)

Race 7

  • 3  Life in Shambles
  • 7  Threefiveindia
  • 6  Great Stuff
  • Secondary (2)

Race 8

  • 3  Watershed
  • 9  Kurilov
  • 8  Alex the Terror
  • Secondary (1, 4, 6)

Race 9

  • 10  My Won Love
  • 7  Loyal Heart
  • 2  De Wildcat Girl
  • Secondary (3, 6, 8)

Aqueduct December 16

Race 1

  • 4  Scarf It Down
  • 1  Alaapatique
  • 7  Shadow Rider
  • Secondary (1)

Race 2

  • 5  Leah’s Dream
  • 8  Party Spot
  • 10  This Bird Can Sing
  • Secondary (1, 4)

Race 3

  • 3  Town Tart
  • 2  Boule
  • 1  Full House
  • Secondary (4, 5)

Race 4

  • 5  Niko Strong
  • 10  Steelersfanforlife
  • 12  Conforto
  • Secondary (8, 2)

Race 5

  • 6  Bar None
  • 4  Bluegrass Prevails
  • 8  Bluegrass Singer
  • Secondary (1, 5, 7)

Race 6

  • 4  Puffery
  • 10  Queen Apollo
  • 9  Lady Moyne
  • Secondary (8, 11, 12)

Race 7

  • 4  Valyrian
  • 2  Incorporate
  • 5  Casigordo

Race 8

  • 5  Miss Hot Stones
  • 6  Wegetsdamunnys
  • 2  Pure Silver

Race 9  

  • 3  Are We Not Men
  • 2  Midnight Cello
  • 7  Nominal Dollars
  • Secondary (1, 8)

Aqueduct December 2

Race 1

  • 5  Black Sea
  • 2  Memories of Peter
  • 3  War Bond
  • Secondary (1)

Race 2

  • 1  Lady Rullah
  • 5  Fair Regis
  • 4  Leah’s Dream
  • Secondary (10)

Race 3

  • 1/1A  Docs Legacy/Any Questions
  • 9  McIlroy
  • 7  Captain Dixie
  • Secondary (3, 4, 5)

Race 4

  • 6  Lune Lake
  • 12 She’s Delightful
  • 7  Nazay
  • 1  Iridescent Morn

Race 5 

  • 2  Vintage Matters
  • 9  New Jersey John
  • 3  Minsky Moment
  • Secondary (1, 5, 8)

Race 6

  • 2  Highway Star
  • 5  Verve’s Tale
  • 4  Lucy N Ethel
  • Secondary (1, 6)

Race 7

  • 12  Stonefactor
  • 5  Silverado Mist
  • 9  Straw Hat
  • 11  Scatback

Race 8

  • 4  Held Accountable
  • 5  Indy Union
  • 6  Maurer Power
  • Secondary (1, 3)

Race 9

  • 3  Avery Island
  • 5  Catholic Boy
  • 7  Alkhaatam
  • 2  Triple Dog Dare
  • Secondary (4, 8)

Race 10

  • 2  Seymourdini
  • 1  Mind Your Biscuits
  • 6  Sharp Azteca
  • Secondary (10, 4, 5, 8)

Aqueduct November 25

Race 1

  • 6  Big Zip
  • 2  Drover Crazy
  • 3  Bar None
  • Secondary (1, 8)

Race 2

  • 3  Cantakeitanymore
  • 2  O Shea Can U See
  • 6  Nolinski
  • Secondary (1, 5)

Race 3

  • 6  Cumulative
  • 9  Culture Carrier
  • 4  Electro
  • Secondary (3, 1)

Race 4

  • 5  Penjade
  • 3  Elysea’s World
  • 7  My Impression

Race 5

  • 7  Orbed
  • 1  Blinded Vision
  • 5  Racing Raven
  • 2  Gentrification

Race 6

  • 7  Boule
  • 6  Big Mara
  • 2  Spring for More
  • 4  Just Got Out

Race 7

  • 6  Night Time Lady
  • 9  Drama Run
  • 8  Blue Atlas
  • 3  Go Noni Go
  • Secondary (4)

Race 8

  • 8  Blind Ambition
  • 10  Dowse’s Beach
  • 4  Rainbow Heir
  • Secondary (1, 2, 3, 5)

Race 9

  • 1  Speith
  • 5  Bonus Points
  • 3  True Timber
  • Secondary (4)

Race 10

  • 8  Strike Midnight
  • 10  Cheyenne Bull
  • 12  California Swing
  • Secondary (3, 2)

Aqueduct November 18

Race 1

  • 7  Kat O Mine
  • 2  Tisbury
  • 6  Hollywood Cat
  • Secondary (1,3)

Race 2

  • 5  Lady by Choice
  • 6 Gangbusters
  • 4  La Contessa

Race 3

  • 1  Top Brass
  • 5  Bolita Boyz
  • 4  Schivarelli
  • Secondary (3)

Race 4

  • 10  Speighgal
  • 2  Trilliant
  • 8  Scheme
  • Secondary (1, 4, 6)

Race 5

  • [12  Canarsie Kid]
  • 9  Mission Command
  • 5  Discretionary Marq
  • 6  Psychic Energy
  • Secondary (1, 7)

Race 6

  • [16  Alkhaatam]
  • 1  Mathematician
  • 6  Desert Stone
  • 10  Curlin’s New Moon
  • 3  Power Boss
  • Secondary (2, 9)

Race 7

  • 7  Will Did It
  • 2  Gambler’s Ghost
  • 6  Scarly Charly
  • Secondary (4)

Race 8

  • 5  Blacktype
  • 9  Delta Prince
  • 2  Fire Away
  • Secondary (1, 6, 3)

Race 9

  • 4  Reata’s Regard
  • 13  Miss Hot Stones
  • 9  It’s My Catlecat
  • Secondary (2, 4, 8)

Del Mar Breeder’s Cup 2017 Saturday

Race 4 Juvenile Fillies

  • 7  Moonshine Memories. Undefeated filly meets her toughest field by far. If she runs back to any of her races she looks solid.
  • 13  Separationofpowers 
  • 11  Wonder Gadot
  • Backhole horses: 1 Heavenly Love, 3 Princess Warrior, and 8 Piedi Bianchi

Race 5 Turf Sprint

  • 10 Hogy is a veteran sprinter. Since he is a strong closer, the post position is of little concern. It looks to me like he has enough talent and speed to challenge for the win.
  • 1 Disco Partner has had an exceptional year, with four wins in five races. May not be fast enough to get the right position in such a short race.
  • 3 Lady Aurelia ran a very good race in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes. She had a clear lead in that no-turn race and lost by the slimmest of margins. She’s proven against males, and it looks like five furlongs a good distance for her.
  • 6  Marsha only has two wins this year, one the aforementioned Coolmore Nunthorpe, but has consistently been in the top three finishers. Possible.

Race 6 Filly and Mare Sprint

  • This is a very competitive race with at least seven horses generating interest. I’m leaning toward 9 Finley’sluckycharm. She’s been first or second in all but one race.  She’s shown great speed and has a win in two tries at the distance. Strong possibilities.
  • 11 Unique Bella is the likely favorite and would be no surprise in the win slot. However, the 9/5 odds are making me look elsewhere for a win bet.
  • 8 Constellation has had four seconds in four races this year. That was enough to move the horse from Hollendorfer to Baffert. I’m going to suggest that move is a enough to make the horse a major contender.
  • 7  By the Moon
  • Backhole horses: 1 Carina Mia, 10 Highway Star, and 12 Sky Diamonds

Race 7 Filly and Mare Turf

  • 9 Lady Eli is my sentimental favorite. She’s not as good as she was before she contracted laminitis but I think she’s come back like a champion would. At her best she is untouchable.
  • 6 Cambodia has not won any Grade 1 events but has a good record, good pace numbers and two wins in two races at Del Mar.
  • 1 War Flag is 9 for 9 in the money. The Del Mar Turf with it’s short stretch will be a test for her.
  • Backhole horses: 14 Rhododendron, 4 Zipessa, 7 Dacita, 12 Avenge

Race 8 Sprint

  • The strategy is to figure out if there is any horse that can beat 2 Defrong. While Defrong hasn’t lost a race since 2015 (throw out the race where he lost his jockey) and nobody has been very close. The only horse that I thought could give him trouble was 7 Takaful. He’s got plenty of speed and should be the one to catch.
  • 8 Roy H is second choice on the Morning Line, a bit of a surprise to me. Still, he’s had success in graded races and his race in the True North might have beat all of these.
  • 10 Imperial Hint is 4 for 4 this year, but I don’t think he’s in quite the same class as the first two, but he’s shown plenty of talent.
  • Backhole horses: 3 American Pastime, 8 Ransom the Moon.

Race 9 Turf Mile

  • As the turf races get longer the Euros look better. In the turf mile 10 Ribchester looks best. He’s got multiple G1 wins and excellent pace figures.
  • 5 World Approval is 2 for 2 since moving to the mile distance. That’s enough to put him in the exacta.
  • 2 Heart to Heart has the top pace figure and would be no surprise.
  • Backhole horses: 1 Midnight Storm, 8 Suedois, 12 Orly Poly, 13 Blackjackcat

Race 10 Juvenile

  • 11 Bolt d’Oro. Look at his past performance. ’nuff said.
  • 2 Solomini. Baffert’s contribution. If not for Bolt d’Oro he might be undefeated.
  • 3 Firenze Fire should enjoy the stretch out.
  • 5 Free Drop Billy
  • Backhole horses: 9 Hazit

Race 11 Turf

  • Once again I am looking at the Euros first. 5 Ulysses ran well in the Arc de Triomphe and hasn’t run out of the money this year.
  • 14 Oscar Performance is my long shot pick here. Solid American horse.
  • 12 Beach Patrol has won over a million dollars this year and has to be respected.
  • Backhole horses: 1 Talismatic, 3 Highland Reel, 8 Bigger Picture

Race 12 Classic

  • 10 Pavel. Watch the video of his last race. He gave 100% to stay near one of the best closers, Keen Ice and was making up ground on the winner Diversify. If anyone can pull off the big upset it’s Doug O’Neill.
  • 5 Gun Runner has simply run the best pace figure of any horse in the 2017 BC. Can’t ignore that number.
  • 8 West Coast is this year’s Arrogate. He should be at the top of his game and is every bit as tough as Arrogate.
  • 1 Arrogate hasn’t looked nearly as spectacular as he did through the Dubai World Cup, but he’s still Arrogate and he’s still dangerous.
  • Backhole horses: 11 Collected