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Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Red Mile Race Reviews

Saturday, September 29th

Track Handicapper – Gabe Prewitt

 

Race 1                     Selections                                3-2-4-1

1

UF Dragons Cruiser

($40k HB yearling) Held his own against mid-level PA stakes company this season, but appears to be a notch or two below the favs in here right now.  Handily defeated by #2 back on 8-13.  

2

Eddie Sweat

($10k Adios yearling – highest AAN colt sold in ’11) Only one small nose separates him from a 4 race win streak, no question he is razor sharp right now!  Likely to be blasting once again in here.  Palone chose over #5.     

3

Blatantly Best

($9k Lex yearling) Came up only a nose short in the $250k KYSS Final, and was defeated in there by a nice colt.  Has a ton of speed, but be aware he still races a little green.  Broke 2 back, was bearing out last time. 

4

Humility

Tired late after being aggressively handled last time in Canadian overnight, but has flashed some speed thus far in his brief career.  Not an easy spot here, but his best effort puts him right in the mix. 

5

He Rocks the Moon

($65k Lex yearling) Raced evenly in Indy stake last time, and flashed a little talent when he first burst onto the scene earlier this summer on the east coast.  Will need his very best against these.  Palone opted to #2 instead.    

6

Lupara

($14k Lex yearling) Yet to win in 9 LT starts, but has hit the board in 6 of those.  Appears to have landed in a bit tougher group tonight though.  Will have to improve even more. 

 

Race 2                     Selections                                4-2-5-1

1

Emeritus Maximus

($20k Lex yearling) Finished up 2nd behind his wickedly fast stablemate here in the AM, but has had some breaking troubles hit him recently.  I would expect a ground saving journey from the pole.  Maybe underneath. 

2

Dress the Part

Picked up the final check in the $1 million Metro 2 starts back at Mohawk, and has held his own against some of the best colts around thus far in his brief career.  Not sure if he dresses the part, but he certainly looks the part. 

3

Normandy Invasion

($40k Lex yearling) Made a break on Jug Day card on the small track, but held his own against mid-level stakes company in PA earlier this summer.  That being said, a MUCH tougher group tonight. 

4

Dovuto Hanover

($40k HB yearling) Went off as a heavy fav in the $200k PA Final last time, and showed a lot of fight to finish up a close 5th after a BRUTAL trip rimmed the mile.  Any smoother journey should make him tough. 

5

Dedi’s Dragon

($15k IN yearling) Sprinted away from his rivals to a dominant win in the $90k Indy stake last time, but was beaten over 2 lengths by #4 back on 8-29 in PASS action.  Maybe underneath once again. 

6

Cowboy Terrier

Sat last and raced evenly in the $50k PASS Consolation last time, ending up well beaten by #5 in there.  I would expect another off the pace rally here.  Has to find a bit more pop on the end. 

7

Ok Fame

Finished up 2nd behind #3 the last time we saw him, but he hasn’t been in action in over a month now.  Doesn’t appear ready for this crew just yet.  Pass.

 

Race 3                     Selections                                4-5-7-6

1

Modern Warfare

($20k HB yearling) Has been decent against the second tier of PASS company, but is going to need to find a lot more ammunition to go to war with this crew.  I’ll wait for a better spot.  Palone opted to #5 instead.   

2

Just Bettor

($50k HB yearling) Appeared to really turn the corner last time with a blowout win in a new LT mark.  Prior starts hadn’t been overly impressive.  Heading in the right direction, but this would be asking a lot. 

3

Americas gottalent

Had enough talent to hold his own against the best in NY, but now lands in against some of the best in the country here in stakes action.  Not an overly tough division, but still needs his very best. 

4

Fool Me Once

($70k HB yearling) Canadian invader has been facing the very best colts around in top stakes action recently, and dodges many of his main rivals in here tonight.  Should be a much more manageable spot. 

5

Our Dragon King

Has been solid on the PASS all season, winning half of his starts and finishing 1-2 in 8 of 10.  No question he will likely be sprinting off the gate, catch him if you can.  Palone opted here over #1.    

6

Clint Westwood

($100k HB yearling) No match for #5 last time in the Keystone Classic, finishing a distant 5th.  Has proven he can hold his own with some tough company though, maybe underneath. 

7

Sir Richard Z Tam

($35k HB yearling) Sprinted home right with a couple of nice colts here in the Q’fer, and owns a speedy win earlier this season at Philly in 51.4.  No question his best puts him in the mix against these. 

 

Race 4                     Selections                                5-6-1-3

1

Rockin Amadeus

Narrowly held 2nd in $267k Champlain last time over #5.  Continues to improve with each start.  Should get the jump on his main rival once again after landing on the pole. 

2

Teresa’s Beach

Well beaten by the favs in here back on 8-25 in his Metro elim.  Rebounded with an easy score in Pocono overnight, but would have to pick things up quite a bit to hang with the top ones tonight. 

3

Real Rocker

($75k Lex yearling) Off to a bit of a late start here in his freshman campaign, but he has flashed some big turn of foot thus far in only 3 starts.  Nearly pulled off a stakes upset last time, takes an even bigger step up here. 

4

Visa Viper

($24k HB yearling) Had plenty of clearance last time as a heavy fav in Excel stake, just wasn’t good enough to get by his rivals late.  Things aren’t going to get any easier in here.  Pass.  Sears opted to #3 instead.    

5

Odds on Equuleus

Yet to miss the board all season, coming up only a neck short when he ran out of racetrack in the $1 million Metro 2 starts back.  He WILL be flying late, not sure they will be able to hold him off tonight. 

6

Johny Rock

($60k Lex yearling) Had never been worse than 2nd before getting used extremely hard in the $1 million Metro the last time we saw him, where he expectedly tired late.  Appeared to rebound in the Q’fer, I’ll toss him under. 

7

Beach Memories

($70k HB yearling) Back to back wins coming into tonight, but taking a step up to the major leagues against this crew.  Not sure I can endorse him against these. 

 

Race 5                     Selections                                3-4-5-2

1

Lightning Paige

Likely to fly a bit under the radar here in stacked up crew, but keep in mind she was only defeated ¾ length by #7 in $104k stake on 8-11.  No question Sears will have her in play early from inside post.  Your call. 

2

Ramalama

I can remember her winning very impressively here last season, in what is still her LT best to this day.  Endured a tough first over trip last time in $225k NYSS Final, should improve with the stretch out to the big track. 

3

Shelliscape

Got caught behind a tag team of Burke entries in Jugette Final, forcing her to come first over to battle #7 unsuccessfully.  Still a game effort, and she unleashed a vicious rally in first heat.  She fits with these. 

4

Romantic Moment

The Queen of New York is yet to miss the board all season, riding a 4 race win streak coming into tonight.  Has a ton of early speed, should be in line for a nice up close journey.  Must respect.  Gingras opted here over #7.    

5

Big McDeal

Speaking of a big deal, she upset American Jewel here last year and has held her own with the top fillies in North America this season as well.  Another with good tactical speed, plenty of options from mid-pack post. 

6

Princess Cruiser

No match for the top fillies in the Jugette last week, and hooks an overly tough group here.  I’ll wait for a better spot. 

7

Darena Hanover

I must admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of hers going into the Jugette last week, but she showed some heart to dig in to take the Final over her stablemate.  Huge effort, but not convinced she does her best work on a big track.  Gingras opted to #4 instead.    

 

Race 6                     Selections                                6-9-5-7                    Start of $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 4      See Ticket at the end

1

Il Mago

Has some speed when he minds his manners, but has encountered a ton of breaking problems recently.  I’ll wait until we see some improvement first. 

2

No Recess

Iowa fair invader has never been worse than 2nd all season, but I believe that streak is in serious jeopardy against a stacked up crew here.  Not tonight. 

3

Weingartner

His sophomore campaign hasn’t worked out like connections were hoping I’m sure, with only 3 starts prior to tonight.  Added hobbles in the AM at Pocono and finished 2nd behind the ’11 KY Futurity Champ.  Worth risk? 

4

We Belong Together

I’m not exactly sure where he does belong, but I don’t think it’s against the top ones in here.  Pass. 

5

Natural Forces

The pride of Michigan steps up to take on some tough company tonight, but he certainly hasn’t done anything wrong to this point.  Should improve with the move to the mile strip.  How good is he?  Good question. 

6

My MVP

Finished up a nice 3rd in the $1.5 million Hambletonian earlier this summer, but has actually flown under the radar a bit in against the best 3yo’s in North America all season.  No question the one to beat in this spot. 

7

Quel Bourbon

Sprinted home to win in an absolute monsoon last time in Indy, and actually held his own against some very tough trotters here in KYSS action.  His best effort puts him in the mix. 

8

Touched By Lindy

Lightly raced colt doesn’t appear ready for the top ones in here just yet.  Pass. 

9

Riccolo

Got back on track with an easy score in the $110k Su Mac Lad at Balmoral last time, and has been lightly raced since being acquired by new connections back in July.  10 of 11 on the season, has plenty of talent. 

 

Race 7                     Selections                                5-4-1-7

1

Thinking Out Loud

A couple of solid efforts in the Jug to finish 4th in both heats, and got used hard on the lead in his local start prior.  No question he does his best work off the pace, not sure the rail helps him all that much. 

2

Damon Blue Chip

Appears overmatched against this crew.  Pass. 

3

Mortal Zin

Defeated his stablemate (#6) in the last couple of 2nd tier NJ sired events, but steps back up to take on the best of the best tonight.  Not sure I can make a case for him against these.  Gingras opted to #7 instead.   

4

Bettor’s Edge

Appears to have really rounded the corner over the last several weeks for Team Toscano, including a couple of big miles in the Jug.  Lands in an ultra competitive crew, will need his very best once again. 

5

Pet Rock

They tried parking him a bit early in the mile last time, and they got this guy woke up as he obliterated the field with a sensational 50.3 score by open lengths.  His main rivals in here are coming off 2 rough Jug heats last week, this guy could be the fresh threat after not being eligible to the Jug. 

6

Verdad

Appears to be a notch or two below the top colts in here, would have to find a lot more.  Gingras opted to #7.    

7

A Rocknroll Dance

It’s been a long season for this guy who has banked over a million already on the year, and he got used extremely hard in those 2 Jug heats.  Will he be on his toes and ready to rebound this quickly?  Not sure.    

8

Simply Business

Hasn’t been able to follow up his stellar freshman season, but has still held his own against the top colts all year.  Lands on the outside of a stacked up crew here though.  Your call. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race 8                     Selections                                3-4-1-5

1

Sarandon Blue Chip

Appeared to be the real deal when she debuted earlier this season at The Big M, but hasn’t been able to knock off the best of the best at least until this point.  Should sit close from the pole, will need her very best. 

2

Rockaround Sue

Has been a notch or two below the top fillies in the country to this point, and would have to pick things up quite a bit to contend for any of the major awards. 

3

American Jewel

The Jugette post draw was not kind to her, as she landed in post 7 and was forced to blast early only to be parked every step of the mile.  No question the one to beat if she can rebound with her best effort. 

4

Economy Terror

No question she was used extremely hard in making the lead from post 7 in the Jugette, but she did pack it in pretty badly late.  Ultra impressive here in GC action last year.  Another that needs a big rebound. 

5

Blackjack Princess

Riding high on a 3 race win streak, including knocking off some tough older mares in the Open at Yonkers a couple of weeks back.  Still needs to double down on that performance to hang with the top ones in here. 

6

Podges Lady

Quietly put together a decent resume on the year, dodging many of the top fillies in the country along the way.  Unfortunately she lands in against the best of the best here.  Would need a lot more.  YG opted to #7 instead.    

7

Destiny’s Chance

Lands on the outside of a solid group, and likely to have to do it from last with an enormous amount of early speed inside her.  Tough to hop on board with that in mind.  Gingras opted here over #6.    

 

Race 9                     Selections                                10-4-3-6

1

Electrify

($45k HB yearling) Has had some breaking problems thus far, would take a lot more to hang with this crew. 

2

Rocks N Bonds

($25k Lex yearling) Hung in there with some tough colts to begin his career at The Big M, but now we haven’t seen him in over 45 days.  I could only endorse him for the minor awards. 

3

Fresh N Fast

Canadian invader has been solid against some tough overnight company thus far, and likely isn’t facing anything much better in this spot.  I can make a case.  Campbell opted here over #11.    

4

Roar

($82k Lex yearling) Looked to be headed for a nice summer when he debuted earlier this year, but went missing for a bit before the sharp Q’fers recently.  Not sure what happened there, but he appears ready.  Tetrick opted here over #’s 6 & 9.    

5

Sectionline Road

Has been ok on the Ohio circuit, but appears to be a notch or two below the top colts in here for now.  Pass. 

6

Spartacus Pv

($52k HB yearling) Handily defeated #2 in that AM Q’fer at Pocono, and has been holding his own against mid-level stakes company in PA thus far.  I will toss him on the ticket to add some value.  Tetrick opted to #4 instead.  

7

Itsahard rocklife

First time starter finished far behind #6 in his only AM work, and would have to find a lot more to contend for any of the major awards tonight.  D. Miller opted here over #1.    

8

Bad Boy Doll

($6.5k Del yearling) Arrives locally after over 2 months on the shelf, but appeared ready with the local Q’fer.  Likely to be coming from off the pace though, not sure that sets up well here in big bulky field. 

9

Yucatan

($100k Lex yearling) Raced evenly behind #4 in the Q’fer into a 55.1 back half.  Slammed with post 9 in big field, not sure things will work out well form way out here.  Tetrick opted to #4 instead. 

10

Ultimate Beachboy

($57k HB yearling) I must admit that I was overly impressed with his local debut 2 back, and the rival that beat him in there came back to race in stakes action.  This colt has some ability and the price is right! 

11

Real Marriage

Yet to miss the board in 3 tries, but certainly facing his toughest task to date.  Appears to be a tough spot, and we haven’t seen him in over 2 months.  I’ll watch one first.  Campbell opted to #3 instead.    

 

Race 10                   Selections                                3-6-7-1

1

Escape the News

Held his own against the best of the best in both heats of the Jug last week, but lands back in another stacked up crew here.  Should sit close from the pole.  Maybe.  Tetrick opted to #4 instead.    

2

Hillbilly Hanover

Has been a step or two below the top level colts all season, and appears to have hooked several of those rivals in here.  I’ll wait for a better spot. 

3

Bolt the Duer

Nailed in the absolute final stride by the eventual Jug winner in the first heat last week, but he has never done his best work on the front.  If he gets to follow someone just off the pace, they won’t beat him. 

4

Mel Mara

Has flown under the radar here in the latter part of the year with a predominantly Canadian stakes resume.  Packs plenty of speed, but it would take his very best to hang with the favs in here.  Tetrick opted here over #1.   

5

One Through Ten

A recent private purchase I assume, making his first start for new barn in the Jug last week.  Certainly has some talent, but not sure he’s ready to go with the top ones in this spot. 

6

Sweet Lou

I’m not sure if I could ever call $613k a disappointing season, but his connections had high hopes after a standout freshman campaign.  Raced well in the Jug, he and #2 had a couple of epic battles here last year.  Big shot. 

7

Dapper Dude

Outside post should suit him just fine, as he typically likes to come from off the pace.  Handily defeated #6 in the $200k PASS Final on 9-1.  Should be flying late once again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race 11                   Selections                                7-8-3-5

1

The Pan Poobah

Picked up some nice checks against stakes company recently, but taking on a couple of the best in North America in this spot.  Appears to be one of many with a shot at the minor awards. 

2

Jude Hall

A notch below the top colts in the KYSS, and things aren’t going to get any easier in this spot.  Pass. 

3

Good Day Mate

Never worse than 2nd in 7 LT tries, but lands in quite the shark tank here to try and keep that streak alive.  Would have to find even more speed.  Palone opted here over #6.   

4

Jones Beach

($50k Lex yearling) Held his own against some tough rivals on the PA circuit, but is yet to face anything like he will in this spot tonight.  Would take a lot more. 

5

Hail the Taxi

($65k HB yearling) NY invader finished a distant 2nd behind #7 in the $309k Wilson on Hambo Day at The Big M.  One of several with a shot to pick up the minor awards behind the favs. 

6

My One Tru Desire

($13k HB yearling) Added lasix in OH last time, yet came up short as the fav.  Facing a stacked up crew here.  I’ll wait for a better spot.  Palone opted to #3 instead.   

7

Captain Treacherous

($250k Lex yearling) Showed plenty of guts to drive by and dig in for the win in the $1 million Metro last time at Mohawk.  Got by #8 fairly easily down the lane in there.  No question the one to beat. 

8

Apprentice Hanover

($90k Lex yearling) Things set up perfectly for him with $1 million on the line in Canada, but he was unable to fend off a couple of closers (including #7) after taking the lead turning for home.  If he couldn’t beat him in there, not sure he will be able to turn the tables in this spot. 

 

Race 12                   Selections                                2-5-3-8-4                                 10 CENT SUPER HI FIVE WAGERING

1

Modern Cruiser

($30k HB yearling) Tried an aggressive first over attack last time in Indy, but tired a bit late to finish 4th.  Continues to improve with each start, but asking a lot to step up against this kind already.  YG chose over #6.   

2

Wake Up Peter

($20k Lex yearling) Hasn’t had much luck with post draws in the big money finals thus far, but has still managed to pick up some nice checks against tough company.  Appears to have landed in a comfortable div here.

3

Twilight Bonfire

Made quick work of his rivals on Jug day in Delaware, but steps up to take on what appears to be a better field in this spot.  Would have to pick things up even more. 

4

Muscle Beachboy

($75k HB yearling) Packs plenty of early speed if Lachance elects to step on the gas, but stamina has been the issue when racing against the top tier.  Has to find a way to hang around late. 

5

Urbanite Hanover

($11k HB yearling) Has held his own against some tough stakes company thus far in Canada, and appears to have landed in a fairly comfortable spot for his local debut.  His very best should put him very close. 

6

Storm the Beach

($30k HB yearling) Almost lasted on the lead last time in Delaware, but likely faces a much tougher crew here in stakes action.  Would have to pick things up quite a bit.  Gingras opted to #1 instead.   

7

Van Gundy Hanover

($25k HB yearling) OH invader doesn’t appear to pack the speed to go with the top ones in here at this point.  I’ll pass for now.

8

Thirty Two Red

($70k Lex yearling) Hasn’t had much luck from outside posts against NY rivals recently, and lands on the outside of another solid crew here.  He fits with these, but I typically bet black anyway. 

 

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