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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
We’re heading back to the Spa on this Wednesday afternoon, on the 17th day of the 40-day racing season. Today’s feature is the Quick Call Stakes, going 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass.
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Race 1- Orchestra Leader(#1), No Wunder(#6), Selection Sunday(#7)
Race 2- Sunset Ridge(#4), Tiznow’s Smile(#3), Silly Sister(#1)
Sunset Ridge has run the best race by far and should be heavily favored and is probably going to be singled on most tickets in that Pick 5. However Tiznow’s Smile is 2 for 2 in her non stakes starts dating back to December of 16 and April of 17. Silly Sister has improved every start and beat a horse who came back to win a few days ago. Competitive 5 horse field.
Race 3- Double Dose(#10), Awesome Quick(#3), Reckless Humor(#9)
Double Dose had won her first two for Jacobson but then got into a bit of trouble in an off the turf race and finished in third and followed that up with a 5th in an allowance race on a soft turf. Today Jacobson drops into 25k and if you took out the last two races I think she would be 6/5. If you get anywhere near 7/2 or above just run to the bank. Awesome Quick has a 2nd and a win at this level this year and looks good for underneath. If you like the 3 then you must like Reckless Humor who lost by a length to the 3 in a start back in April.
Race 4- Everybody Loves Me(#1), Norma’s Charm(#7), Hint of Mint(#2)
Not much to go off in here. Everybody Loves Me has had two bullets in a row and a 432 tomlinson. In races like this sometimes I lean towards horses who have run before just because they are usually more fit and get their heads in the game. If the race for Norma’s Charm was from NYRA I’d have her on top. Hint of Mist has two good moves in the mornings and went for more than double the breeding price.
Race 5- Fox Strike(#4), Sidd Finch(#6), No Worries Mate(#7)
I listen to Maggie a lot with these 2 yr olds and she had stated that Fox Strike was better suited for longer on turf and that he was acting green for his debut, If he is settled down in the paddock then you should watch out for him at a decent price. Sidd Finch should have no problem stretching out and No Worries Mate may have not beaten a tractor around the track but was bet to 3-1 in that debut and should improve.
Race 6- Fahan Mura(#6), Tiz A KItten(#3), Feed Me Carats(#5)
Fahan Mura won at this level 2 back and should be tough if the filly can run back to that race. Tiz A Kitten ran 2 good Optional Claimers in March and April and takes a drop in class today. Lastly I like horses coming from Presque Isle so minor awards for Feed Me Carats.
Race 7- Cotton Candy Cutie(#2), Three EIghty Eight(#3), About That Base(#1)
Last 2 races have been tough. Tepid nod to Cotton Candy Cutie who looks like the speed of the race and gets Irad back in the saddle. However this race is wide open and if you like something don’t be afraid to play it.
Race 8- Madame Uno(#7, Thrice(#9), On My Toes(#10)
Madame Uno was really good last out at 21-1 and has a high beyer in this spot. Thrice has run in the exacta in all 4 starts and has been consitently running good speed figures. On my Toes took a huge jump on beyer points when getting onto the turf and could improve n start number 2 on the turf.
Race 9- Melraux(#3), Blind Ambition(#1), Mongo Notion(#2)
Melraux will go as fast as possible for as long as possible and has proven to be able to hold that speed and looks dangerous.Blind Ambition had run his best race on the turf however will need to shorten back to 1 turn and repeat that race. Mongo Notion had run good beyers in the low 80s until a last out dud on the dirt. He will get back to those 80 beyer races including one behind Big Handsome so don’t just toss this one out.
Race 10- Fairybrook(#11), Fortunate Queen(#10), Oura Verde(#1)
Jose-Irad exacta for me. Good Luck today!!
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