Sunday, October 13, 2013
The Ideal Choice
Two races to choose from since both are the highest purse events on the card. We've settled on the 6th at Belmont where the favorite, Atlantic's Smile (2-1), is going to be a tough out. She used herself up badly setting an extremely fast pace at 7 furlongs; today's turn-back suits very well.
Ideal Place (6-1) might have won her last except for a horrible trip; breaking tardily at the start, the loss of position costing her extreme ground loss into the stretch. It was a much improved effort following the Linda Rice claim. Nicely drawn inside with Saez on a return call, she'll have lots of pace to set up her late run. The Rice barn has been on fire all meeting.
Taking Ideal Place at 3-1 or greater, an exacta box with the favorite, and adding price shot Lady Nitro (12-1) to the mix.
Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1407
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 429-266-213
Amount Wagered: $2,814 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,919.00
Profit to Date: $105.00