Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CALIFORNIA CHROME





WATCH CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKOUT PREPPING FOR THE BREEDERS' CUP

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 BREEDERS' CUP AT SANTA ANITA PARK

The countdown to the upcoming 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park intensified Oct. 18 with a bevy of workers out at the Southern California track on a pleasant, sun-kissed morning.

Beholder, Candy Boy, Private Zone, and Rich Tapestry were among the workers at Santa Anita preparing for Breeders' Cup races Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Meanwhile, dual classic winner California Chrome had his penultimate drill for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), going six furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters in 1:12 1/5.

At Santa Anita, two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder went seven furlongs, starting behind two workmates, in a bullet 1:23 4/5 under Mike Smith.

"She galloped out a mile in (one) 38 and looked really good," trainer Richard Mandella said of the defending Distaff favorite. "She'll have another work; I don't know when or how long, but it won't be like this."

Under regular rider Victor Espinoza, California Chrome worked "great," according to trainer Art Sherman. "It was just what I wanted. He'll have one more before the Breeders' Cup."

Los Alamitos head clocker Russ Hudak caught California Chrome in even fractions of :24 2/5 and :48 4/5, with a seven-furlong gallop out of 1:25 4/5.

"He picked it up good in the stretch," Hudak said. "He looked good."

Hong Kong invader Rich Tapestry, who upset Goldencents   by a nose in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) in his U.S. debut Oct. 4, worked five furlongs with exercise rider Vincent Sit aboard in 1:01 2/5 under the supervision of trainer Leonard Powell. The 6-year-old bay gelding is residing at Powell's barn until trainer Michael Chang returns from Hong Kong Oct. 26.

"He went exactly according to plan," Powell said of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender. "We wanted to him to start easy and have a strong finish behind another horse (Romar Success). He did it very easily and the horse is pretty fit now, so from here on it's about maintenance and keeping him happy."

Another Sprint contender, Private Zone, two-time winner of the rade I Vosburgh Invitational, worked six furlongs handily from the gate in a bullet 1:09 2/5 with regular rider Martin Pedroza aboard.

"He went good, but a little faster than I wanted him to go," trainer Alfredo Velazquez said. "He'll have one more breeze next Saturday. Then he'll be ready for the money."

Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Candy Boy, possible for the Classic, worked six furlongs under Corey Nakatani in 1:10 2/5.

"He worked good," trainer John Sadler said. "He worked in company and he got a fast three-quarters. We'll decide by tomorrow (whether to pre-enter on Monday)."

Elsewhere, Todd Pletcher was on hand as Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) winner Angela Renee worked four furlongs in :48 3/5 for the Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

Cristina's Journey, also being preparing for the Juvenile Fillies, went five furlongs in a bullet :58 3/5 for Dale Romans, .

Also working for Romans were Danny Boy (Juvenile Turf), who went five furlongs in :59 1/5, and Prayer for Relief (Classic) who negotiated the same distance in :59 flat. Exercise rider Tammy Fox termed the move "super" adding, Bring 'em on." 

Juvenile Fillies contender Conquest Eclipse went five furlongs in :58 3/5, also a bullet, for Mark Casse.

Over a firm turf course, Surfer Girl Stakes winner Her Emmynency went four furlongs for trainer Michael Stidham in :48 4/5, while Mile contender Obviously traveled six furlongs in 1:13 1/5 for Phil D'Amato.

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SUNDAY'S FEATURE RACE AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE SANTA ANITA PARK

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP AT SANTA ANITA PARK

BOOZER WINS THE CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP AT SANTA ANITA PARK


Boozer had an easy journey to win his first stakes Saturday in the $98,000 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita.
Shigeki Kikkawa
The 3-5 favorite Boozer wins the California Flag Handicap by 2 1/2 lengths Saturday at Santa Anita Park.
Sent off as the 3-5 favorite against three rivals, Boozer set a moderate pace on the hillside turf course and pulled away in the final furlong to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Boozer ($3.40) ran about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course in 1:12.36.
The California Flag Handicap for statebreds drew a field of six but was reduced to four starters after the scratches of Ain’t No Other and Red Outlaw.
Boozer, who was ridden by leading rider Rafael Bejarano, set a modest pace of 22.89 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 45.16 for a half-mile while leading by at least a half-length. He pulled away after crossing over onto the main turf course.
“The race was a bit depleted by the scratches, and he got things his own way,” trainer Mark Glatt said. “He was supposed to win. He picked it up nicely. When I saw 22 and change, I thought, ‘We can’t mess this up.’ He did his job.”
Tamarando, the winner of the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields last April, finished second, a half-length in front of Super Ability. Heat Flash was last of four.
Boozer, a 4-year-old gelding by Unusual Heat, races for Al and Sandee Kirkwood. Boozer has won 5 of 12 starts and earned $292,672. The California Flag was Boozer’s third win in his last four starts, a sequence that includes two wins over 1 1/16 miles on turf at Del Mar – an optional claimer for California-breds July 18 and an allowance race Aug. 31.
“He’s a versatile horse,” Glatt said. “He was impressive winning at a mile and a sixteenth. We’ll keep him on the grass.”

READ THE ARTICLE AT  drf.com


Sunday, October 12, 2014

SUNDAY'S FREE PLAY


RACE 2

A seven furlong lowest level of maidens open up to three year old and up!


ANALYSIS'

Surfer Moon is the morning line favorite trained by Melody Conlon is a under rated trainer who will get action as he did not like the surface of Del Mar.........I will try to beat him with a professional maiden Troy Story who faces a weak modest group at the morning line odds of 5 to 1. I like the fact that he is training strong over the dirt at the great race place.


            1. Troy Story
            2. Surfer Moon
            3. Armensky


            Long Shot   Broadcaster


RACE 3 


             1. Light The City          
             2. Seduire 
             3. XOXO

             Long Shot  Holiday Maker      
            




RACE 4

This race sets up for one of the favorites It Is Living H20. I was very impressed with him breaking his cherry winning on the all weather surface at Del Mar...........He switches back to the turf where he has impressed me on the turf. I think Rainbow North trained by Peter Miller has a blue blood pedigree to out runs his odds at 12 to 1.........sired by Danehill.......He should relish the turf.


          1. Rainbow North
          2. It Is Living H20
          3. Kings Adventure




RACE 6

A maiden special weight sprint on the turf open up to fillies and mares three year old and up!


ANALYSIS:

At 15 to 1 Smart Typical is a blue blood that is kin to Bright Thought. I like the fact that she looks to me that she is training solid for her fifth start.........You can draw a line threw her last start as she broke thru the gate before that race. Joe Talamo goes to the favorite See Through trained by a under rated trainer David Hofmans........sired by the speedy Carson City out of the mare A.P. Indy. She starts her fourth race and has hit the board in all of her starts. The FTS (First Time Starter) Our Candy Charms is trained by the Hall of Famer Ron McAnnally is sired by Candy Ride out of the mare Olympio.........who should relish the turf.......hard to judge her works because Ron trains them slow.


        1. Smart Typical
        2. See Through
        3. Temeeku

          Long Shot  Our Candy Charms







    

Sunday, October 5, 2014

SUNDAY'S LATE PICK FOUR

LATE PICK FOUR


1,4,6,9 WITH 6,7 WITH 5,6,12 WITH 5


COST $12.00


GOOD LUCK AND LET'S GET THIS PICK FOUR!

Friday, October 3, 2014

FRIDAYS FREE PLAY

RACE 3




Look all the money will go on Pontchatrain..........four for four on this turf..........but I like Biorhytm.........great pedigree as Tom trains and Glen Hill Farms bred.........do not dismiss........we will get good odds.........BET ACROSS THE BOARD.




             1. Biorhytm

Saturday, September 27, 2014

HANDICAPPERS CORNER AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE

HANDICAPPERS CORNER  NEXT WEEK WILL START UP AGAIN MAKING SELECTIONS AT SANTA ANITA PARK.


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE FULL CARD ANALYSIS........PLEASE EMAIL HANDICAPPERS CORNER AT       surfdog88@yahoo.com


YOU CAN CHOOSE A WEEKLY OR DAILY REPORT.WE WILL INCLUDE WHAT WE BET, INCLUDING DAILY DOUBLES, PICK THREES, AND PICK FOURS. HAVE A POSITIVE WEEKEND AND GOOD LUCK.


BEST REGARDS, MICHAEL CUNNISON AT HANDICAPPERS CORNER

FRIDAY OPENING DAY AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE


RACE 3

This is a state bred maiden sprint going six and a half furlongs!
Many contenders and very few pretenders!




ANALYSIS


On paper, Flat Footed Mama trained by Baffert should get hammered at the windows. I have bet and re-watched the video's of Tatum's Gold who likes the dirt and her record is that she been second in three of her four races. She has been unlucky not to have broken her maiden yet.....weird races because of her jockey's.........Tab the switch to Bejarano.......I expect a smasher as she gets the garden spot from the outside post..........BET HER TO WIN AND PLACE.




                   1. Tatum's Gold..........the one to beat!



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