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Saturday, January 24, 2015


Bluegrass Singer to Rock n Roll in Holy Bull


As stated in Thursday's advance, today's G2 Holy Bull is a battle of current form vs. proven classy juvenile promise, in that instance early line favorite Upstart (9-5) and second favorite Frosted (5-2).

Upstart had a brilliant workout Sunday at Palm Meadows and will be fit enough for his season's debut but trainer Rick Violette intimated he's been on a bit of a catch-up schedule with the very talented New York bred. Down the road, we believe he will prove the best 3YO in today's group.

Frosted is very well bred and highly regarded and his Remsen placing was first rate considering his lack of experience and the difficult dynamics he faced on the day.

When Kiaran McLaughlin has Derby aspirations, his sophomores come out firing, then they sit out the Fountain of Youth and await the Florida Derby; he's a two prep kind of guy and his horses are running well this meet.

However, for these talented colts to spot the faster Bluegrass Singer (4-1) recent conditioning, three wins over the surface, a good draw, and Javier Castellano, seems a bit much, especially on the early line. The Marcus Vitali colt is coming back on relatively short rest but at what promises to be at least third choice on the tote, he appears to be the best way to go.

Taking Bluegrass Singer to win at 3-1 or greater, key boxing exactas with the two favorites, and using price shots Frammarco (12-1) and Decision Day (30-1) in the super-exotics mix.

Number of Selections since 2007: 1679

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 503-326

Amount Wagered: $3,358 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,473.20

Profit to Date: $115.20

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Friday, January 23, 2015


Quiet Kittens Hit Hard…


...Or at least this one does. Even before she was claimed into the very productive Delgado barn, Quiet Kitten was earning consistently high Energy Ratings and, projecting a similar effort here, she should repeat at the level in which she won her last race.

Considering that Delgado is a worthy and profitable 36% efficient with attempting repeaters and does very well with all his turf runners, too, it's difficult to foresee her getting beaten with Paco taking a return call. Making the mini-turn-back to 7-1/2 furlongs should only enhance her strong late kick.

Taking Quiet Kitten to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with recent 'Kitten' runnerup, La Inesparda, and we'll use class dropping Born to Fly and Summer Valentine, sitting on a bounce-rebound pattern and picking up Gabriel Saez, quietly having a productive meet.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1678

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 502-326

Amount Wagered: $3,356 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,468.80

Profit to Date: $112.80

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Thursday, January 22, 2015


Taking Zayas’ Mount Should Work Like a Charm


Try as I might, in good conscience I can beat Like a Charm (5-2) on paper. While the young Oscar Gonzalez barn has gotten off to a slow start at the meet, it has done very well with its dirt sprinters, 3-for-9, and this one is coming in with the top Performance Projection by a significant margin.

Newly turned 3YO filly owns enough tactical speed and position to get a clear trip from the sharp and speedy Can't Miss (9-2) breaking from the outside beneath aggressive apprentice Gaffalione. Getting winning rider Zayas back seals the deal for us here.

Taking Like a Charm to win, no price restrictions, and exacta box with Can't Miss, and adding class dropping Gato Dorado (4-1) and Miss Wilby (3-1), getting Javier, to the super-exotics mix.


Number of Selections since 2007: 1677

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 502-325

Amount Wagered: $3,354 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,468.80

Profit to Date: $114.80

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