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R-5 – Race #5 – G3 Rampart – 1:05 pm 2:05 PH
BetPTC.com Horse Selections = #1 – Curlins’ Approval / #3 – Lewis Bay / #4 – Kings Ghost
#1 – Curlins’ Ghost = 7/8/ITM for this daughter of Curlin exits the BCFM Sprint. Ships back to GP from Delmar and for the barn of Happy Alert. Luis Saez in the saddle and he fits the stalker like a glove. #3 – Lewis Bay = Ortiz aboard this filly for Chad Brown. She has not raced for a year and has tons of back class. Could pop up and win in a blink. #4 – King’s Ghost = 1/1 at GP for the barn of Marty Wolfson. She been’s for two months and should get a super stalking trip.
Race #8 – G3 – My Charmer – 1 mile on the turf – 3:35 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections / #5 -On Leave / #8 – Gianna’s Dream / #9 – Defiant Honor
#5 – On Leave = Shug McGaughey trainee is a talented daughter of War Front. She ships back from the left-coast in the Goldikova. She is 9/13 on the turf, and wins 18% with her shipper starts. She’s knocked heads some with some tough gals. #8 – Gianna’s Dream = Daughter of Twirling Candy is looking for 3-in-a-row. Ships back from Remington Park and has plenty of tactical speed. #9 – Defiant Honer = James Toner runner who has had a complex campaign. She has faced some good company and spring up and anytime and get her picture taken.
Race #10 – G3 Tropical Turf – 1 on the turf – 4:37 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections / #7 – Blacktype / #2 – Camelot Kitten / #1 – Tower of Texas
#7 – Blacktype = Clement trainee with Rosario in the irons. 16/24 on the turf and will need a little pace to set him as he is 6/9 in the distance. Look for Rosario to launch a big bid at the top of the lane. #2 – Camelot Kitten = This son’s of Kitten Joy has been racing mainly in New York. Irad Ortiz for Chad Brown and they have been winning 33% the past 60 days. #1 – Tower of Texas = Draws the rail and is 10/15 on the sod. Son of Street Sense has faced some tough foes and exits an impressive win at Woodbine, and won the LaBeeb Stakes.
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Race #3 – Clm $32,000 – 1 mile
#4 – Old Up Start = Steve Asmussen trainer with his go-to-guy Ricardo Santana. 6w down the backstretch, 5w on the turn, and 4 wide turning for home. He beat right at the wire and you can play him right back.
Race #5 – Claiming $16,000 – 6f
#3 – Archival = Joe Bravo in the irons for David Jacobson. He did a perfect job stalking the pace and got beat at the wire for all the money. This was a very good effort to build and was claimed by Robert Diodoro.
Race #9 = $50,000 Stakes – 6f
#12 – Beautiful Buzz – First-time starter by Tuefflesburg. Trained by the Gary Gullo barn and ridden by Angel Arroyo. They teamed up for a very effort solid that will have you chomping at the bit to play him right back.
Race #6 – Pulpit Stks – 1-mile turf
#6 – Pony Up = Javier Castello for Todd Pletcher. Taken back at the start and started to move going 5-6 wide on the final turn. He finished up a game second and will be one to keep on your big money radar screen.
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Los Alamitos Race #3 – G1 Los Alamitos Cash Call – 1 1/16 – 4:28 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections – #3 – Solomine / #5 – McKinzie / #1 – Installed Regard
#3 – Solomine = 2 -yr-son of Curlin exiting a 2nd place finish in the BC Juvenile for Bob Baffert. Flavien Prat in the saddle and he’s been working lights out the past four weeks. Look for a well-timed stalking trip and Pratt to hit the gas at the right time. #5 -McKinzie = Mike Smith and Baffert team up and they bring this daughter of Street Sense who won impressively at first asking and has been working very well in the morning, #1 – Installed Regard = Drayden Van Dyke for Jerry Hollendorfer. Exits off a two-turn maiden win and takes a step up the class ladder testing her mettle.
Race #4 – G1 Starlet Stakes – 1 1/16 – 5:28 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections = #4 – War Heroine / #3 – Dream Tree / #1 – Exuberance
#4 – War Heroine = Flavien Prat for Peter Miller (21%) and they go to post with a runner who was a sparkling maiden winner. Her dam War Tigress is 2 starts and 2 wins. Look for this daughter of Lonroh to try and wire the field. #3 – Dream Tree = 2/2 for the Baffert barn and will have to step it up going past 7f. Her dam Afleet Maggie is 3 starts / 3 wins to her credit. Look for a solid stalking trip. #1 – Exuberance = Tyler Baze in the irons and exits off an impressive maiden win. This daughter of Archarcharch can come rolling late in the lane.
BetPTC.com Selections – #4 -Trust Factor / #6 – Fort Pulaski / #5 – Gentleman’s Agreement
#4 – Trust Factor = Speedy son of Paddy O’ Prado. Loves the FG turf going 6/6 ITM and makes his 3rd start off the layoff. Tons of speed and plenty of back class. Robby Albarado in the irons and catch him if you can. #6 – Fort Pulaski = 2/3 ITM at FG and just beat Trust Factor last out. Danny Pish and Jose Valdivia team up and he is 4/6 ITM over the sod. #5 = Gentleman’s Agreement = Colby Hernandez in the irons and 1/1 at FG over the green. He has not raced for more than a year but Leo Gabriel wins 19% with longtime layoff runners.
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Race #8 – The G2 Demoisel – 1 1/8 – 3:12 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections = #4 -Held Accountable / #1 – Daisy / #6 – Maurer Power
#4 = Held Accountable = Luis Saez for Phil Serpe who is winning 23% on the meet. Two-yr-filly by Exchange Rate and she is a perfect 3/3 ITM and finished 2nd her last effort. Her dam New Exchange is 8 starters / 6 winners / 1 stakes winner and wins 20% with her babies. The Serpe barn is 48% ITM with 2-yr-olds and this gal should be high balling late in the lane. #1 – Daisy = This two-yr-old daughter of Blame is a smoking perfect 2/2. Her last effort in the G3 Tempted was very impressive. She enters in from the John Servis barn and her dam Lovely Stray has 2 starts / 1win / 1 stakes win. #6 – Maurer Power = 2-yr-old filly by Violence from the John Servis barn. She is 2/2 and rolling between runners late last out. She received first time Lasix and kicked clear impressively. Irad Ortiz in the saddle and she has a strong rider who win anywhere he rides.
Race#9 – G2 Remsen – 1 1/8 – 3:45 PM
BetPTC.com Selections = #5 – Catholic Boy / #8 – Vouch / #3- Avery Island
#5= Catholic Boy = Manny Franco in the irons in a race that is chock-full of stone closers. This son of More Than Ready is late mid-pack closer and is taking a huge drop down the class ladder. He makes the switch from turf/dirt and was flying late in the lane in the BC Juvenile Turf. He should come in fit and leged up and is his last race any effort he could win at a very solid price. #8 – Vouch = Speedster from the Arnaud Delacour barn and this son of Yes It’s True should take advantage of a quick start being sent by Joel Rosario. Catch him if you can! – #3 – Avery Island = Speedy son of Street Sense and he’ll be hard to hold when the gate breaks open. He is 2/3 ITM for the Kiaran McLaughlin barn. He was looking like good thing winning by 4 3/4. He’ll show the way under Joe Bravo who wins 21% with early style runners.
Race#10 – The G1 Cigar – 1 mile on the main – 4:16 PM ET
BetPTC.com Selections = #6- Sharp Azteca / #1 – Mind Your Biscuits /#4 = Tom’s Ready
#6 – Sharp Azteca = Javier Castellano for Jorge Navarro. 3rd start off the layoff exiting the G1 BC Dirt Mile. His works have been good in South Florida and this son of Freud is 7/8 ITM going the distance.He looks very tough today. #1 Mind Your Biscuits = Irad Ortiz has the call and comes in off a 7w close in the BC Sprint. 2nd of the shelf yields a 23% win clip for the Chad Summers barn. Could be a big player if the early fractions heat up. #4 – Tom’s Ready = Mike Smith in the irons for Dallas Stewart. This son of More Than Ready is a long-launch closer but has never been over this the “Big A.” He’s had a good 2017 going 5/6 ITM. Smith making the trip is a promising sign.
BetPTC.com – Horses to Watch – Ed Meyer
The winter ovals are opening the doors and we’re ready to follow the horses as they make their next stop. But as we ready for the next oval, we need to keep our eyes open for problem runners who have an excuse. They may not have had a good break, stumbled or blocked down the lane. As handicappers, we are always looking to build our bankroll and there is no better time than now. – Just keep your eyes peeled and have these runners on your radar. – Best of luck from your friends at BetPTC.com!
Race #4 – #9 – Sky Promise – 1 1/16 on the turf
#9 – Sky Promise = Son of Sky Mesa for the Ken McPeek barn. He was adding first-time blinkers and had the services of Robby Albarado. The track was listed as yielding and he seems to enjoy a surface with a little “cut” to it. This day he was tracking from the back and made a strong 4 wide bid to get the show dough.
Race #7 – #2 – Like a Haint – 6f on the main
#2 – Like a Haint = Filly by Archarcharch is fresh off two straight claims and was a beaten favorite the last two. She loves CD going 5/6 ITM. She had the services of apprentice Edgar Morales and was rallying strongly on the outside. The leader and eventual winner floated out a little bit near the wire and won by a head. Some would call it race riding and others would dismiss it as a bad streak of luck. – You’ll need to follow her back as she’ll probably head to Turfway Park.
Race #2 – #9 – Much Trouble – 1 and 70 yards on the main
#9 -Much Trouble = Miguel Mena in the saddle for Thom Amoss. Shipping in from Indiana Grand and was a beaten favorite last out. He owned a bullet work over the course and looked to fit. He was carried out at the 3/4 and forced to check up sharply at the 1/8th pole. After all this, he still managed a strong place finish.
Race #7 – #10- Pants on Fire – 1 mile on the turf
#10 – Pants on Fire = Corey Nakatani in the irons for Richard Baltas. 3-yr-old filly by Sir Percy (GB) is regally bred for the green. She came flying and would have taken flight if she had wings. The way she maneuvered through runners and weaved in and out closing like gangbusters. – Follow her right back.
Race #8 – #2 – Solid Wager – $100k Cary Grant – 7f on the main
#2 – Solid Wager = Peter Miller is the conditioner and he has been red-hot winning 33%. He was a beaten favorite last out and was left at the post this day. – Victor Espinoza saved ground and swung out gamely making a strong 5 wide move. Everything seemed to fit and he’ll give them fits next time out.
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Race #10 – The G3 Cardinal Handicap – 1 1/8 on the turf – 5:24 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections = #12 – Dona Bruja / #7 – Beauly / #4 – La Piba
#12 – Dona Bruja = Ricardo Santanna in the irons and she is 1/1 at Churchill. She is by Storm Embrujado and has 4 starts / 4 wins / and 2 turf wins to her credit. She exits the G1 First Lady at Keeneland and finished a fast-closing 4th. Since coming in from Argentina the mare has relished the turf and addition of Lasix to her regimen. Solid works and a top-notch rider make one of the top targets to chase. #7 – Beauly = Corey Lanerie for Brendan Walsh and they bring a daughter of Sea the Stars to post. She’s been knocking on the door with 3 straight 4th place finishes. Exits the G1 Flower Bowl and drops in class coming back to Louisville. She is a stone cold closer and Lanerie will have her rolling late in the lane. #4 – La Piba = Jon Court aboard for Brad Cox. This daughter of Lookin At Lucky exits a 1 5/16 event at Kentucky Downs and faces a distance that may be more to her liking. The trainer wins 30% on the turf.
Race #5 – $80,000 – Bet On Sunshine – 7f – 2:55 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections = #8 – Limousine Liberal / #2 – The Truth of Else / #7 – Uncontested
#8 – Limousine Liberal = Corey Lanerie in the driver’s seat for Ben Colebrook. He is an HFC going 5/6 ITM over the Churchill oval. 2nd start off a layoff and was a beaten favorite his last two efforts and the trainer wins 17% 2nd start off the layoff. #2 – The Truth of Else= Robby Albarado in the saddle for Kenny McPeek who is winning 23%. Son of Yes It’s True ships back from Seoul, Korea where he ran a solid 4th in the Keeneland Korea Sprint. He has a string of good works coming in and capped off with a bullet over the Keeneland surface. He’ll launch a rally at the top of the lane. #7 – Uncontested = Wayne Catalano trainee exits the G2 Phoenix and is 2/3 ITM at CD. He owns a bullet work and makes a drop down the class ladder coming back to a course he enjoys.
Race #5 – $100,000 Desi Arnaz – 7f – 5:30 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections = #3 – Midnight Bisou / #6 – Dream Tree / #2 – Ms. Bad Behavoir
#3 – Midnight Bisou =Rafael Bejarano in the saddle for Bill Spawr. Daughter of Midnight Lute just missed last out and was closing in a hurry. She gets added distance from 6f – 7f and gets a stronger rider in the saddle. The barn wins 25% making the second time out move. #6 – Dream Tree = Speedy daughter of Uncle Mo for the Bob Baffert barn. She gets first-time “blinkers off” and Baffert wins 26% on this equipment change. She battled gamely down the lane last out besting Midnight Bisou and has a couple solid works looking to make it 2-in-a-row for Team Baffert. #2 – Ms. Bad Behavoir = Tiago Pereira is the reinsman for Richard Baltas. This daughter of Blame was very impressive on her maiden win and is a speedster who can put their lights if left alone on the front end.
The Breeders’ Cup is in the books and racing fans from all walks were elated. You’ll start hearing talk about next year’s campaign or making the long deserved trip to the breeding shed. – Just because the biggest weekend of the year is in the books doesn’t mean action-packed racing is over. You’ll start hearing the names of your favorite winter ovals getting ready, and before you know we’ll start smelling the sweet roses of the Derby. – But in the meantime, you’ll have plenty of runners to keep your eyes peeled. – Best of luck from your friends from BetPTC.com!
Race #1- A.O.C – 6f – #3 – Dreamers Point
#3 – Dreamers Point = Son of Shackleford making his 3rd lifetime start. He was coming in off a 7f trip at Keeneland and was cutting back in distance. – He was sent off the odds-on chalk this day. Fanned 5 wide at the top of the lane and was slowly getting to the leaders. This is a good building block race for next out.
Race #5 – Claiming – 1 mile – #3 – Dancing Wave
#3 – Dancing Wave = Filly who showed speed and was dropping in class. She was sent off the odds-on favorite and steadied on the backstretch. Ske kicked out 6 wide on the final turn and came up empty down the lane.
Race #7 – Mdn Sp Wt – 6f – #5 – Mine My Time
#5 – Mine My Time = 3rd start off the layoff for this 2-yr-old son of Discreetly Mine. He was going turf – dirt and cutting back in distance. He was bothered early in the race and shuffled out into the 4 path. He made a bid and hung late in the late.
Race #8 – Alw – 1 1/16 – #3 – Takeoff
#3 – Takeoff = Mark Casse trainee who was making 3rd off the layoff going from turf – dirt. This son of Arch was bumped at the start and bothered on the final turn fanning out 4 wide. He weakened late down the stretch.
Race #2 – M.C $50,000 – 1 1/16 – #2 – Lil Miss Blueeyes
#2 – Lil Miss Blueyes = Filly by Ice Box for the barn of Kenny McPeek has the services of Robby Albarado. She was making her second start off a three-month layoff and was a beaten favorite last out. The barn comes back to score 22% off this angle and she was eligible to move up making her second off a freshening. She was making a solid bid and was blocked badly at the 3/16th’s and never had a clear path. She’ll benefit from this race and come back and show better.
Race #7 – Allowance – 1 mile on the turf – #1 – Mongolian Greywolf
#1 – Mongolian Greywolf = Mitchell Murrill in the saddle and was exiting a solid effort at Kentucky Downs. This son of Paddy O’ Prado had been showing early speed and was under heavy restraint during the race forced to take off heels against the rail. Once he found clear sailing he managed a show effort this day.
Race #5 – Mdn Sp Wt – 1 mile on the turf – #9 – Analyze It
#9 – Analyze It = 1st time starter by Point of Entry for Chad Brown. Irad Ortiz was in the saddle and he was ultra-impressive in victory. He won by 6 1/4 and is regally bred to relish the turf. – Keep your eye on this Chad Brown runner.
Race #6 – Mdn Sp Wt – 6f on the turf – #5 – Tap Tap Taparoo
#5 – Tap Tap Taparoo = Filly is a 1st timer by Tapit. – Irad Ortiz for Rudy Rodriguez and she has a solid work clip. Her sharp works would catch your eye on paper, and watching her break dead last going 6f on the turf had me thinking about next time out. That was until she started moving at the 3/8th’s and 4 wide into the stretch rolling very quickly. She settled to be a bridesmaid but she’ll walk the aisle very soon.
Race #5 – Mdn Sp Wt – 1 mile on the main – #13 – Classy Act
#13 – Classy Act = She drew in off the AE list and was a beaten favorite her last two for the Bret Calhoun barn. – She was blocked badly two back for her initial effort at CD and was getting the outside post this day. – She broke game on the far outside and settled out nicely. During the race, she made a couple of moves to zero in the leaders and try to find her best stride. The outside post may have not been to her liking and next out could be graduation day.