Thursday, February 06, 2014
Sweet, Sweet Emma
Lots of rain coursing through Broward last night but it might have missed Hallandale Beach. Good thing because today's featured fifth race is scheduled for 5 furlongs on the turf course, and a typically competitive puzzle it is.
The two we're most interested in are Sweet Emma Rose (2-1) and Tizgate (6-1) and we're opting for the former.
'Emma' has not run since finishing second in a Group 2 at Ascot as a two year old, Wesley Ward liking to race a few juveniles across the pond each year. After breaking maiden in debut by 9 on Keeneland's Polytrack, she regressed in a dirt stakes before shipping to England for the Queen Mary Stakes where she she's finished of 23 entrants.
Running fresh is not an issue for this outfit and she enters with a series of bullet and near-bullet trials. The speedy nature of the GP course doesn't hurt her chances, given a fair start. Added maturity can only help.
Taking Sweet Emma Rose to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with big-figure winner Tizgate over this course, and adding Doc Galore incrementally improving Doc Galore (8-1) and Shudaboughther (5-1), an impressive turf-sprint winner here last out.
On Dirt: Crazy Laura (5-2)
Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1469
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 448-278-224
Amount Wagered: $2,940 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,051.40
Profit to Date: $111.40