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Friday, January 17, 2014

Making Progress

The run of feature races at Gulfstream Park continues on the turf with today's 7th race for older NW3/optional claimers at 1-1/16 miles. What appears to be battle of the best two turf runners could stretch to three if Reload (5-1) takes to the grass for Shug McGaughey. We're opting for English Progress (8-1) in this theoretical match race.

This Rick Mettee trainee has shown a real affinity for grass winning all three of her turf appearances including two at today's distance. The barn is adept with lengthy layups, batting 25% at 2-for-8, she's also undefeated since adding blinkers, has handled any type of footing, picks up hot riding Rosario and has won all three starts when fresh.

Taking English Progress to win at 7-2 or greater [turf only] exacta boxing with classy, fresh speedster Bombaguia (5-2), and will add Reload and Kalamos (3-1), second-time for Bill Mott after having won U.S. debut overcoming soft pace on Keeneland Poly.

Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1456

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 444-276-224

Amount Wagered: $2,914 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,034.00

Profit to Date: $120.00

Written by John Pricci


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