Saturday, October 21, 2017

SATURDAY'S SELECTIONS






UPDATE


RACE 3

The rail 0   today so the closers have a shot.......I like Excessive kid.......and Spanish Hombre but my long shot play will be Defiantly

          1. Excessive Kid
          2.  Defiantly          PLACE
          3. Spanish Hombre    WON



RACE 4


           1  Willow Bay   PLACE
     




RACE 5

            1. Tribalist
            2. Richard's Boy
            3. Gold Rush Dancer

            Longshot D Squared       I bet him $20      WON    ROI $152.70




Pick three    play    2,5,6,7 with 7 with  2    cost $4.00




LATE PICK FOUR IS THE BET I'M PLAYING TODAY


6TH       1. Mischievous Song       PLACE
               2. Fracas                          WON
               3. Shook


7TH        1. Lambo Luxx
                2. Heir Of Storm
                3. Frac Candy



8TH        1. Pacific Wind      WON




9TH       Best betting race ends the card


               1. Paved
               2. Scat Home Lady
               3. Temple Princess

              LONG-SHOT   PLAY  Ippodamia  Girl     Beware!














Sunday, October 15, 2017

LATE PICK FOUR

I'AM STILL AT THE TRACK...........SO I WILL BE PLAYING THIS TICKET


6TH    1,6,7,10   WITH 5  WITH 1,9  WITH 1,3,7


GOOD LUCK AND THE GREAT RACE PLACE IS AWESOME.........HELPFUL,FRIENDLY WORKERS AT SANTA ANITA PARK...........YOU NEED TO COME OUT!!!

California Distaff Handicap

Friday, October 13, 2017

FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY







I will be at the track watching and betting the races.......therefore if you want a selection you can text me. My phone number is (760) 224-5112

I will text you back............Good Luck and let's have a positive ROI on our selections.








Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UNIQUE BELLA

LA WOMAN STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES



MIKE SMITH, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “She’s really funny about the gate. She either handles it very well, or not so well. She of kind of rocks back ‘n’ forth and she weaves in there. You try and make her stand still but if you try too hard, she gets a bit aggravated. It’s a very touchy thing to have the gate guys deal with. They do a good job, though.

“What I found interesting today was that she settled really nicely. In the past I don’t think she would have done that. She would have just run on by and opened up by five, six or seven and coasted on home. Today she rated nicely and I had horse left. When I picked her up at the eighth pole she really got into the bridle. I got after her one time just to run through the wire. The next race is seven eighths and she needs to be ready.

“Sometimes things happen for a reason. I think she got a whole lot more out of this than if she had broke two in front. I don’t think she would have gotten anything out of that type of race. What are you going to do? Get after her when she’s already six or seven in front? This race set up better for her to get more out of it. I’m thinkin’ that way anyway. I hope it’s true.

“I’ve been so blessed in my career with so many great fillies. Just when you think there won’t be another as good as that one, here comes another one, another one, and so on. Songbird does what she does and then this one pops up. I’m just blessed.”





TRAINER QUOTES



JERRY HOLLENDORFER, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “She had a little adversity in the beginning, but Mike (Smith) handles that very well. She slipped a little bit leaving the gate, and then when he asked her to rate a little bit, she had her head up a little, but then she settled right down and got down to business. It looked like he rode her confidently the whole race.

“Definitely (we’re looking at the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on Nov. 4). We’ve talked about that for a long time. We thought if we could get her back to this race and get a good race in her that we could probably do that.”



FERNANDO DIAZ, REPRESENTING DON ALBERTO STABLES:  “It’s been a period there to wait, but you have to be patient. We had to skip the Santa Anita Oaks and then the Kentucky Oaks… Everybody said we had the horse to beat.  It was painful, to be honest, but you have to do what’s best for the horse. She’s sound now and the future looks bright. It’s great to have her back.”





STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN


STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN




ESPINOZA SAYS THERE’S VALUE IN CROSSOVER SPORTS PR

CAL-BRED LONG HOT SUMMER IS ‘IN GOOD SPOT’ SATURDAY

GUN RUNNER WORKS FOR CLASSIC, ARROGATE TOMORROW

BARRETTS FALL YEARLING SALE HELD AT FAIRPLEX OCT. 17




ESPINOZA SEES CROSSOVER BENEFIT FOR RACING

Victor Espinoza knows a good PR op when he sees one.

He’s been in enough of them.

The first jockey to win the Triple Crown in 37 years when he guided American Pharoah to the elusive sweep in 2015, and the regular rider of The People’s Horse, two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Espinoza has exchanged network TV banter with the likes of David Letterman and displayed surprising terpsichorean footwork tripping the light fantastic on Dancing With the Stars.

He also recognizes the crossover public relations promotion value from a mainstream sport, in this instance boxing, which came to light after he befriended fellow Mexican and three-time world champion boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and spent several days with him before, during and after his middleweight title bout draw against Gennady Golovkin before a sellout crowd in Las Vegas Sept. 16 that generated more than $27 million from 17,318 tickets sold.

It was the third-largest live gate in boxing history.

“Sports should support one other,” Espinoza said. “There were tons and tons of media at the fight, most of them from Spanish-speaking outlets, but all of it is important because racing has fallen behind and we need to stick together to get as much publicity as possible.

“I’m from a town near Mexico City and Canelo is from Guadalajara, where he has a farm with show horses, pretty much just for the fun of it. He wanted to meet me at Del Mar, so I invited him and he was able to see the difference between the two breeds, how Thoroughbreds train, and was very impressed with the whole atmosphere at the race track.”

Canelo (in Spanish, it’s the masculine word for cinnamon, a common nickname for people with red hair, such as the boxer) at the age of five moved to Juanacatlan and grew up on his family’s farm, where he learned to ride, which he still does today.

The youngest of eight children, seven of them boys, all his brothers became professional boxers, but Canelo’s love of horses never waned, eventually leading to a meeting with Espinoza.

“He invited me to watch him train in La Jolla and I watched how they prepared for a fight and enjoyed seeing how athletes in other sports go through their routines,” Victor said. “Then he invited me to his fight in Las Vegas.

“It was interesting to see how he gets ready as a boxer, compared with how I prepare as a rider. Basically, we all have the same competitive drive, but more important to me was the fact that professionals from two different sports came together.

“This is something that could benefit every sport, especially horse racing, because we’ve fallen behind a little bit when it comes to getting publicity on a regular basis. We have to catch up, and sharing with other mainstream sports such as boxing gives us much needed exposure.

“I know I’ve been criticized for appearing on network shows and doing things away from the track when I was riding California Chrome and American Pharoah, but people have to understand that I only did that because I feel it’s best for racing.”

Espinoza and Canelo, said Victor’s agent, Brian Beach, “are two of the most recognized people in Mexico.”

Perhaps one day, they can meld the popularity of their sports to benefit racing, and Espinoza can return the favor for Canelo.



TRAINER SEEKS BETTER LUCK FOR LONG HOT SUMMER

Phil D’Amato is hoping for improvement from Long Hot Summer when she runs in this year’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap Saturday, a sprint at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf in which she finished fifth by 13 lengths behind victorious stablemate Enola Gray in 2016.

A five-year-old Street Boss mare, Long Hot Summer wound up running for purse money only in her most recent start, an overnight race at Del Mar Aug. 31. “It was a weird deal,” the trainer said. “She broke a split second before the gates opened and was declared a non-starter, so you can throw that race out.

“She spotted the field like 15 lengths in a five furlong race and still was only four lengths back at the finish. She’s run down the hill here before, and this race is against Cal-breds, so it’s a good spot for her.”

The California Distaff is one in the Golden State Series for Cal-bred or sired runners, this one for fillies and mares, age three and older.

Probable for the California Distaff Handicap: Barbara Beatrice, Chad Chom, Late ‘n Left, Long Hot Summer, Moonless Sky, Princess Ashlyn, Ready to Hula Lula and Starlite Style.

Joe Talamo, who has ridden Long Hot Summer in all 17 of her races, six of them wins, pilots Del Mar Oaks runner-up Beau Recall for Simon Callaghan next Saturday in the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Invitational at Keeneland, so Flavien Prat takes over on Long Hot Summer.



GUN RUNNER IN CLASSIC BREEZE, ARROGATE WORKS TUESDAY

            Gun Runner, expected to vie for favoritism with Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 4, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Monday in 1:01.60.

            “He had good rhythm, looked good and felt good coming off the race track,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Steve Asmussen, who was on hand for the 6:45 a.m. drill.

“He’ll do more next week.”

Defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate is scheduled to work Tuesday for Bob Baffert, who sent Breeders’ Cup Sprint favorite Drefong four furlongs under Martin Garcia Monday in 47.40 and Distaff contender Abel Tasman four furlongs in 48.60.

Drefong went in company with Show Me Da Lute, who was timed in 47.80.

Mick Ruis, trainer of unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro, said the bay Medaglia d’Oro colt would breeze the next two Sundays.



FINISH LINES: Attention horsemen–The Barretts Fall Yearling and Horses of All Ages Sale will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Fairplex Park. “Game time” is 11 a.m. . . . Jerry Hollendorfer reports Unique Bella came out of Sunday’s LA Woman Stakes “perfect” for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on Nov. 4 . . . Santa Anita will be dark Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live racing resumes at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13







OBVIOUSLY MILE

2017 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes

2017 Frizette Stakes

Zuma Beach Stakes

Surfer Girl Stakes








FRENCH-BRED FATALE BERE RALLIES TO TAKE $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY A NOSE UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY POWELL, SHE GETS A MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.73



In her U.S. debut, French-bred Fatale Bere saved ground early and rallied wide turning for home to prevail by a nose in Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by Leonard Powell, Fatale Bere negotiated a mile on turf in 1:34.73.

Breaking from a disadvantageous 11 post position in a field of 12 two year old fillies, Fatale Bere was in no hurry early under Desormeaux as she tucked to the rail and had two fillies beat going into the Club House turn.  With a fast pace to exploit, she began weaving her way through traffic around the far turn and was caught five-wide turning for home, with eventual runner-up Moon Dash and Mike Smith to her immediate outside.

With the top two going head and head the length of the stretch, Fatale Bere prevailed narrowly in what was Desormeaux’s second stakes win of the day as he took the $100,000 Zuma Beach earlier aboard My Boy Jack.

“I might have to give this surfboard (custom model, given as trophies for both of Monday’s surf-themed stakes) to the team,” said Desormeaux.  “They invited me to come over to the barn to see this new filly that arrived and they said that I should ask the owners to ride this horse.

“I’ve been high on her and this filly can really run.  It was a real horse race from the quarter pole home and she just wouldn’t let that other filly by her.”

With two wins from three starts in her native France, Fatale Bere, who is by the Henrythenavigator stallion Pedro the Great, was off at 7-1 and paid $16.60, $8.00 and $5.20.

“She ran her first two races at (class) ‘B’ tracks in France, but the horses that she faced all came back and ran really well,” said Powell.  “I studied her videos and she had a really good turn of foot.  She’s a bit of a handful but her appetite has been good and her attitude has been very straightforward since getting to me…This might have set her up for the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies Turf on Nov. 3).  We’ll see how she comes out of it and I’ll talk to the partners and go from there.”

Owned by the Benowitz Family Trust, Mark Mathiesen and Mathilde Powell, Fatale Bere now has three wins from four starts.  With the winner’s check of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $92,274.

Trained by Michael Stidham, Moon Dash lost a heartbreaker while finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of favored Retro.  Off at 9-2, Moon Dash paid $6.20 and $4.20.

Off at 5-2 with Flavien Prat, Retro, who made a big run from off the pace, finished a half length clear of One Fast Broad and paid $3.20 to show.

Fractions on the race were 22.28, 46.35, 1:10.73 and 1:22.82.

Racing resumes at Santa Anita with a three-day week on Friday.  First post time is at 1 p.m.







LA Woman Stakes (Gr. III)

Santa Anita Sprint Championship (Gr. I)

Swingtime Stakes

Monday, October 9, 2017

SANITA ANITA MONDAY





4TH        61⁄2 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 40000 


A contentious wide open good betting race going down the turf.........Defiantly has been gelded after facing stake company........Mick Ruis has been red hot.....Defiantly has been off more then a year........strung together many workouts........This is my long-shot play........Blanc re-rides this 4 year old gelding...........I like General Ike......route speed to turf sprint..........beware...!!!
Yes Yes Yes is a contender.


      1. Defiantly 
      2. General Ike
      3. Yes Yes Yes




5TH   Maiden Special Weight  Sprint

Check tote and watch pre-race warm up before betting


      1.  Point Guard......exits highly regarded maiden race
      2. Talent Scout   (WON)
      3. Paddock Pick (PLACE)

     Long-shot  Cool Bobby   (SHOW)



   

6TH      Zuma Beach   One mile of the turf for two year olds

Count Alexander finish fast closing fourth in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. He is back with friends ......lightly raced and should be scary on the drop in class.......coupled  with the fact that he has a route race under his belt. He is bred for two turns........ the pace looks void of any pure sprinter except Amour Plate........he goes from the outside post to the inside.......



         1. Count Alexander         (PLACE)
         2. My Boy Jack                (WON)
         3. Restrainedvengence
      

       Long-shot play  Amour Plate    (SHOW)













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