See this nice video of Mike and Uncle Mo!
See this nice video of Mike and Uncle Mo!
Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct this Saturday!
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At 8/1 is Toby’s Corner in Gate# 2!
At 12/1 is Arthur’s Tale in Gate# 4!
At 15/1 is Norman Asbjornson in Gate# 8!
At 20/1 are Duca in gate# 7 and Preachintothedevil in gate# 6!
At 50/1 are Starship Caesar in gate# 1, Full of Scoundrels in gate# 3 and Isn’t He Perfect out of Gate# 9!
At 99/1 is the last of this 10 horse field in Son of Posse out of gate# 10!
We see little need for any long-winded commentary or razor-shape analysis of this contest as “Uncle Mo” will probably go off at 1/9 and win handily or we’ve got a story to write, don’t we!
You can try Mo and all in exactas or Mo, all and all in your tri’s or in your supers, well you get it! Mo across the board for 6 bucks still will net you $.30! No you’d have to bet him not to win and if he doesn’t then you might make some coin here!
The only thought I’ll leave you with is this, when a horse like this who’s had so few preps comes to the 1 1/8 mile for the first time there’s always a chance you might see a 2010 Florida Derby or 2011 Tampa Bay Derby type-upset. There is way-too-much noise going on here!
Under this scenario a $2 to show wager on the rest of the field might pay off if you’ve a 20 to spare!
Good Luck out there everyone!
Yes, for anyone who has been around thoroughbred horse racing for more than a few minutes knows that Keeneland’s opening day, which will be on Friday, is a sure-fire sign spring racing is here and Derby day is right around the corner.
They’ll kick-off this 22 day boutique meet with graded stakes racing right on opening day with the GIIIT Transylvania Stakes, for 3yo turfers only, going 1 1/16 mile, for a $100,000 purse!
Coming in as the morning line favorite is last year’s B/C 2yo turfing champ in Pluck at 5/2. Pluck’s first outing of 2011 was a turf allow dust-up at a mile at Tampa Bay Downs on 3/12/11, where he finished 4th in what his connections hope was a getting the “winter rust” off him outing. So with that said, he still deserves a shot in your exactas or trifectas.
At 4/1 are Adirondack Summer and Powhatan County!
Adirondack Summer is a son of Thunder Gulch whose hit the board in all 3 of his career runs, with a pair of wins and a 2nd with his last outing being a fine mile turfer win run in 1:34.44 at Gulfstream’s Dania Beach Stakes on Jan 16th of this year. This one deserves all of the 4/1 he is getting here and a spot in your exotics plays too!
Powhatan County, another son of Fusaichi Pegasus is no stranger to big time graded stakes racing with a 2nd to Soldat in the GIII With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga last summer and in his first outing this year at Gulfstream he dusted-off the recent GIII Vinery Spiral Stakes winner, Animal Kingdom to win in a Alwoc mile turfer he ran in a fine 1:34.66! This one too, belongs in your exotics!
At 5/1 are Great Mills and Lil bit O’Fun!
Great Mills, is out of War Front with 3 stair-stepping wins out on the Fair Grounds turf this year. His last win was over Wilcox Inn and Mavericking in the 7 1/2 f Grindstone Stakes! Problem here is two-fold, he’ll be trying 2-turns for the first time and his time in that 7 1/2 f Grindstone was about the same as both 4/1 shots here had in their mile outings this year! This one may be on the come but for now he should get a “lets see” super spot!
Lil Bit O’Fun is out of Langfuhr with 5 hits in 6 try’s. This one does reasonably well in overnights and allow contests but doesn’t have the speed of the 3 favorites here. He might grab a “picking-up-the-pieces” super spot here, so super him up!
At 10/1 and 12/1 are a pair of experienced graded stakes runners in Stormy Rush and Air Support. Both are coming out for the first time this year which is our main rub with them but if you’re looking to spice up you plays either might be ok in a super and over 20/1 could represent some good value too as they just might drift up that high by post time!
The remaining trio in this 10 horse field are Ronin Dax at 15/1 has a 9th place finisher in that B/C 2yo turfer and at 30/1 and 50/1 are Memen and Legendary King both have but one race run between them and are no threat here at all. So an avoid on all 3 is our best recommendation here!
So Pluck, Adirondack Summer or Powhatan County in your 1’s and 2’s here and the remainder of the non-avoids in the back end of your tri’s and supers here is our best wagering strategy for this GIII turfer!
So the Keeneland folks will get their money’s worth from this contest as there’s enough fire-power here to blast-off their graded stakes season! Should be a good indicator of how the 3yo boys turfing season will set up!
Some DRF video on this race click here!