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Monday, July 27, 2015


On the Road to the Shore


Hopefully this will tide you over until Jim Dandy-Haskell weekend:

The Lucky Coin Stakes at 5-1/2 furlongs on the turf features some accomplished grass sprinters but we're looking at an up and comer and a possible tote buster.

Shore Runner (3-1), from the live barn of Joe Sharp, has all the tools for victory. Fastest on the TG scale, he owns tactical speed, kick, pole position and Kendrick Carmouche, an underrated turf rider, gets the return call. There's plenty of gas in here to assure the rider a time to get clear at some juncture while also saving ground.

Meanwhile, we love how Rick Schosberg's handling upstart Sandy'z Slew 12-1). Nicely in at 115 pounds, he's nicely positioned outside the speed, giving Junior Alvarado plenty of targets. The spacing indicates a fresh horse that's been pointed toward this.

Taking Shore Runner to win at 2-1 or greater, an exacta box with Sandy'z Slew, with a possible saver wager at 8-1 or more, and we're adding Dreamsgonewild (10-1) to the
super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1786

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 535-339

Amount Wagered: $3,572 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,666.50

Profit to Date: $94.50

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Sunday, July 26, 2015


Curalina Rates Best in CCAO


Today's Spa feature is a legitimate Grade 1 and always has been, but these days the Coaching Club American Oaks is run at 9 furlongs, which is more of an accomodation to field size than tradition.

Curalina (3-1) has many things going for her in this spot. Nicely drawn toward the inside and suited by the potential race shape, she's by Curlin, who loved the Spa and Johnny rides seeking to remaining undefeated four straight rides. Closing the deal, along with a strong work-line and excellent spacing, she appears a layover on her Thoro Graph lines.

Taking Curalina at 2-1 or greater, boxing her I'm A Chatterbox (5-2) and using Keen Pauline (4-1) Include Betty (5-2) and Chide (12-1) in super-exotics.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1785

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 534-339

Amount Wagered: $3,570 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,662.60

Profit to Date: $92.60

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FIVE STAR DIXIE (9-2) chased a very hot pace vs. similar last time out and held gamely for third; figures to get softer pace here, goes well from the inside, and barn gives the re-ride to Hernandez, a worthy 30% for this outfit from a large sample. BRIAR MOJO (5-1) has earned competitive figures with consistency, goes well fresh; barn is capable off long layups, profitable shipping into Parx and 19% efficient with new acquisitions. DISTINCTIVE LADY (5-2) was a good second when she returned to this distance last out and gets Caballero on the re-ride; offers little value here.

Taking Five Star Dixie to win at 3-1 or greater and key boxing exactas with his main rivals as above.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015


Calhoun’s Shipper is Comin in Hot


Two graded stakes on the docket and we'll concentrate on the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes. Bret Calhoun is a worthy 23% with his shippers and repeaters and in He's Comin' in Hot (4-1) both scenarios apply. Not only that, he has an experience and distance-winning advantage. Not only that but his performance figures are the fastest in the field and is proven in graded stakes company.

Taking He's Comin in Hot to win at 5-2 or greater, key-boxing exactas with Paynes Prairie (5-1) and Cocked and Loaded (3-1).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1784

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 534-339

Amount Wagered: $3,566 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,662.60

Profit to Date: $96.60

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