HALLANDALE BEACH, FL, Saturday, December 11, 2021 — For lack of a better description, call this weekend at tracks in the East, Midwest and South, call it a seam in the graded stakes zone, Gulfstream Park notwithstanding, the lone holdout being the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector at seven furlongs.
But there stakes at all five venues and, in fact, there are seven at the Fair Grounds alone as the Big Easy celebrates its annual Louisiana Champions Day for all ages and sexes on dirt and turf.
The researching has begun and, as this is a live column, our projections will be posted after the process is complete.
We’re trying a new format, at the suggestion of several of the HRI Faithful who don’t know what was to be made out of our Early Line Value category, which was intended to point out runners that we thought the linemakers might have overlooked. So it’s gone, leaving us with the projected winner and how best to wager on the race.
G3 MR. PROSPECTOR Race 10
PROJECTED WINNER: Endorsed (5-2) to win
EXOTICA: See Going Gulfstream and video on HRI homepagE
TAMPA BAY DOWNS
MARION COUNTY FLORIDA SIRE STAKES Race 6
PROJECTED WINNER: Shivaree (5-2) to win
EXOTICA: See Tampa Bay Downs and video on HRI homepage
CITY OF OCALA FLORIDA SIRES STAKES Race 4
PROJECTED WINNER: R Adios Jerry (3-2)
EXOTICA: R Adios Jerry to win, no price, restrictions, exacta box with Khozmore (5-1)
MAIDEN ALLOWANCES Race 9
PROJECTED WINNER: Coffee Bean (3-1)
EXOTICA: Coffee Bean to win at 5-2 or greater, exacta key-box Coffee Bean with Ling Ling (5-1) and Gem Mine (7-2)
LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY SPRINT STAKES Race 10
PROJECTED WINNER: Monte Man (4-1)
EXOTICA: Monte Man to win at 3-1 or greater, exacta key box Monte Man with Bertie’s Galaxy (4-1) and No Parole (3-1). Daily Double Monte Man with Mangelsen (4-1)
LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY TURF STAKES Race 11
PROJECTED WINNER: Mangelsen (4-1)
EXOTICA: [If not alive in Double] Mangelsen to win at 3-1 or greater. Exacta Box with Who Took the Money (6-1). Trifecta Key Mangelsen first and second with Who Took the Money, Budro Talking (8-1), Britts a Closer (6-1), Jaci’s Royalty (12-1)
GARLAND OF ROSES
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Glass Ceiling (6-5)
EXOTICA: Glass Ceiling to win at 8-5 or greater. exacta box with Sadie Lady (6-1)
PROJECTED WINNER: Simovitch (8-1)
EXOTICA: Simovitch to win at 6-1 or greater, Trifecta Key Box Simovitch with Defeater (3-1), Flash of Mischief (5-2( and Super Stock (9-5)
Suggested plays at allowable minimums. Straight wagers are $2 units
LIVE COLLUMN, ALL FIVE TRACK NEW COMOMPLETED