Horse Racing Analysis – Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Analysis – Gulfstream Park

by: Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park – Late Pick Four

Race #9 – The Sunshine Forever – 1 1/16 on the turf – 4:29 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #9 – Social Paranoia / #4 – Aquaphobia / #11 – Admission Office

#9 Social Paranoia hails from the Todd Pletcher barn with Edgard Zayas in the saddle. This is his 2nd off the layoff move, and this son of Street Boss is 2 for 2 at GP. Takes a huge plunge in class and is 4 for 4 ITM at the distance. #4 Aquaphobia comes in for the Mike Maker barn and Irad Ortiz getting the nod. They are scoring 26% as a team and are 3 for 5 ITM at GP. Strong closer cutting back in distance, and his dam Pussycat Doll has 5 starters, 5 winners, and 4 turf winners to her credit. #11 Admission Office is a son of Point of Entry for Brian Lynch with Joel Rosario getting the call. He’s been off two months and drops in class. He’s a late runner backing up in distance where he is 3 for 3 ITM. If the pace is hot he’ll be a major player.

 

Race  #10 – O.C. $25,000 – 1 mile on the turf – 5:00 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Battle of Blenheim / #11 – Shootin the Breeze / #3 – Sublime Appeal

#6 Battle of Blenheim comes in for Mike Maker and Irad Ortiz in the driver’s seat. He’s a stalking type who is 5 for 7 ITM at GP and was a beaten favorite last race. Maker wins 22% on the comeback and sports a bullet work in preparation. #11 Shootin the Breeze hails from the Graham Motion barn and has Joel Rosario in the saddle. He’s a closing type coming off a 49 day break. His last race looks like a solid prep and the switch to Rosario is a plus. #3 Sublime Appeal is a son of Succesful Appeal with Rajiv Maragh in the irons. He should play the up close stalker role who owns a sharp working coming into the race going 35.4 seven days ago.

 

Race #11 – O.C. $16,000 – 6f – 5:31 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #11 – Whiskey Sunrise / #10 – More than Striking / #8 – Cryogenic

#11 Whiskey Sunrise is a speedy sort who is 2 for 2 ITM over the course. Miguel Vasquez gets the nod for Michael Yates and moves up in class today. His morning works have been solid and you’ll have to catch him to beat him. #10 More than Ready has Joe Bravo in the saddle coming off a 49 day layoff. He was a beaten favorite last time out and has early speed. Bravo wins with speedy runners and trainer Jose Gallegos brings him sharp and ready. #8 Cryogenic hails from the Mike Maker barn with Chris Landeros in the driver’s seat. Makes the turf to dirt switch and the barn scores at an 18% win clip on the surface move. Look for a late kick as they start the far turn.

 

Race #12 – O.C. $10,000 – 1 mile – 6:02 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #2 – Trappezoid / #1 – The Robert / #3 – Pepi the Hunter

#2 Trappezoid comes in for Gerardo Quiroz who is winning 29% at the meet with Edgard Zayas aboard. A beaten favorite last out at this level and should be moving late. I’m giving him a pass on his last effort and looking for a much better effort today. #1 The Robert hails from the Guadalupe Preciado barn with Joel Rosario in the saddle. He is 1 for 1 ITM at GP and drops in class today. The rail is winning at an 18% clip and the switch to Rosario is a plus shipping in from Parx off a 3 month layoff. #3 Pepi the Hunter is a stalker with Roberto Alvarado in the saddle. He is 3 for 4 ITM at GP and has been claimed his last three efforts. He may be entered in the right spot today with a sharp work under his belt. A trip to the winner’s circle is not out of the question.

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – May 2nd

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – Oaklawn Park – 5/2/2020

by: Ed Meyer

 

Oaklawn Park / Arkansas Derby Day /Late Pick-Four

Race #11 – The G1 Arkansas Derby – 1 1/8 – 6:29 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Gouverneur Morris / #1 – Charlatan / #11- Basin

#4 Gouverneur Morris is a son of Constitution for Todd Pletcher with John Velasquez in the irons. They ship in from GP where the barn wins 23%, and they make a 3rd off the layoff start where the barn also scores at 23%. He appears poised to stalk off the leaders and nails down his Derby points at a square price. #1 Charlatan is a son of Speightstown for trainer Bob Baffert and Martin Garcia as the pilot. He’s been off for 49 days and owns some bullet works to prepare. He is a perfect 2 for 2 and gets the acid test against some seasoned runners. Garcia took over from Drayden Van Dyke and Garcia wins 21% with early speed type runners. #11 Basin hails from the Steve Asmussen barn with his go to rider Ricardo Santana aboard. 3rd off the layoff and he appears to like the OP strip. He hasn’t had a fast track since July 21, 2019, and the weather calls for sunny conditions. He will come running late, and if the pace is hot he may be the danger in the final furlong.

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Race #12 – The G2 Oaklawn Hcp – 1 1/8  7:04 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #12 – By My Standards / #9 – Tacitus / #7 – Combatant

#12 By My Standards comes from the barn of Bret Calhoun with Gabe Saez in the saddle. This son of Goldencents makes his 3rd off the layoff move where the barn scores 25%. He is 2 for 2 at the distance and this stalker owns some morning bullet works. Garcia fits like a glove, and since last year’s Kentucky Derby he has matured nicely. #9 Tacitus is a son of Tapit for trainer Bill Mott with John Velasquez in the irons. He’s been off for two months since the Saudi Cup in February. Mott has a perfect stalker type and this colt should relish the 9f. He fires well coming in fresh and switching to Johnny V is a plus. #7 Combatant is a son of Scat Daddy for the John Sadler barn with Joel Rosario in the driver’s seat. He’s been away for 56 days and will be rolling in the final furlong. If the pace is red hot he could be a major danger.

 

Race #13 – The G1 Arkansas Derby – 1 1/8 miles – 7:43 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #5 – Nadal / #3 – Storm the Court / #8 – Fast Enough

#5 Nadal is a son of Blame for the Bob Baffert barn with Joel Rosario getting the nod. He’s been away for 49 days after a well timed win in the G2 Rebel. He shows quick speed and should be right at the front of the pack. He is undefeated and his bullet works have Baffert looking to make his way to the winner’s circle. #3 Storm the Court is a son of Court Vision for trainer Peter Eurton with Flavien Prat in the irons. He was the winner of the BC Juvenile last year and comes in off a 56 day rest. Early in his career, Prat had him coming off the pace. He has faced Nadal before and finished a game 4th taking plenty of interest at the windows. Look for him to be up close and employ a stalking move as they turn for home. #8 Fast Enough comes from the Rafael Becerra barn with Tyler Baze in the saddle. A lightly raced son of Eddington who is a late runner. He sports a bullet work at SA and the trainer wins 27% off a 60 day layoff or more.

 

Race #14 – Starter Alw $50,000 – 1 3/4 miles – 8:14 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #5 – Carlos Sixes / #13 – Curlin Grey / #14 – River Echo

#5 Carlos Sixes is a son of Quality Road for the always danger trainer Karl Broberg. He is 4 for 4 ITM at OP and exits off a game win. This stalker has the services of Charles Roberts and the barn scores 27% off a last race win. He should be close to the leaders as he moves up a notch in class. #13 Curlin Grey is a son of Curlin for trainer Joe Sharp and Martin Garcia in the saddle. 2nd off the layoff and a solid 4th last out over the course. He’s a closer and Garcia wins 28% teaming up with Joe Sharp. #14 River Echo hails from the Cipriano Contreras barn with Ramon Vasquez as the pilot. This is his 2nd off the layoff and was claimed last time out. The barn scores at a 26% off a last race win. He’ll be a mid pack stalker waiting for the right time to strike.

 

Hong Kong Racing – Week in Review

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 04/22, 04/26

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19 races

5 favorites won – 26.32%

12.00 average field size

$17.55 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

4 wins Karis Teetan                               3 wins John Moore

3 wins Zac Purton                                 2 wins Tony Cruz

3 wins Joao Moreria                               2 wins Caspar Fownes

2 wins Vincent Ho                                 2 wins Frankie Lor

2 wins Alfred Chan                                2 wins John Size

2 wins Doug Whyte

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 04/26

611 races (one dead-heat)

185 favorites won – 30.28%

12.43 average field size

$18.55 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

107 wins Joao Moreira                          52 wins Ricky Yiu

104 wins Zac Purton                              47 wins Francis Lui

63 wins Karis Teetan                             41 wins Tony Cruz

51 wins Vincent Ho                                38 wins Danny Shum

35 wins Chad Schofield                         36 wins John Size

21 wins Matthew Chadwick                    36 wins John Moore

21 wins Derek Leung                             33 wins Caspar Fownes

33 wins Frankie Lor

 

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A Salute to Oaklawn

By ART PARKER for BetPTC.com, “Racing’s Best Kept Secret”

Oaklawn saved the day and the weekend.

The Kentucky Derby, originally scheduled for the first Saturday in May, has been moved to September because of the corona virus. The original day for the Derby was May 2.

Oaklawn RacingAs usual it was going to be a big weekend for me. Just a little more important than other Derby weekends. I will be 65 years old on May 1. Horseplayers always have excuses to play the races but at this time of year I always had the best excuse available since my birthday came about the same time as the Derby. And since I have my Medicare card I was going to have a big time Derby weekend 2020.

The normal Derby weekend would begin by a reminder I would give my wife. She was forbidden to ask me to do anything – cut the grass, take out the garbage – you name it. I always tell her it is her job to take care of the food for the weekend. Most importantly she must appeal to my southern taste and heritage by making my favorite thing – peanut butter pie. My wife makes the best one in the world. She has learned that the weekend always starts on Thursday night, the eve of the Kentucky Oaks, which has been postponed also. Plus, I tell my office not to call me and simply leave me alone until the Monday after the Derby.

You can only imagine the disappointment I felt when this Derby was postponed and since it was my 65th birthday – but that doesn’t mean I have surrendered to the circumstances.

Just a couple of days ago my wife began to tell me she thought we should do this and that (she also mentioned yard work – ugh!) since I would not be occupied with “The Derby.” At that moment I knew I had to summon all of my mental powers and think of a way out of the impending doom. And then I remembered.

“No, no, no,” I responded to her. “They are running the Derby the weekend of my birthday.”

She looked at me funny and asked, “When did this happen?” I quickly came back with, “Just a few weeks ago. And they will run the big handicap race that weekend also,” I exclaimed with excitement.

“Hmm. Okay,” she said.

Whew…I dodged the bullet. Of course she doesn’t know I’m talking about the Arkansas Derby and all the other races Oaklawn will have. It was a great idea by Oaklawn to pounce on that date when Churchill Downs delayed the Kentucky Derby. They saved a lot of us from being in a state of deep depression. They saved my 65th birthday plans. I will get to have my big weekend thanks to Oaklawn Park.

Just don’t tell Mrs. Parker the truth. If you do, I will be in serious trouble. I won’t get to play the races that weekend – and I’ll not get my peanut butter pie.

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Horse Racing Analysis – Oaklawn Park April 25th

Horse Racing Analysis – Oaklawn Park – 4/25

by: Ed Meyer

Oaklawn Park – Late Pick Four

Race #8 – Alw $62,000 – 6f – 5:14 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #9 – Bye Bye J / #4 – Sneaking Out / #12 – A.P. Princess

#9 Bye Bye J hails from the Steve Asmussen barn with Ricardo Santana aboard. They are winning 21% as a team and she’s a solid closing sort. She’s a horse for the course going 3 for 4 ITM over the OP strip. She exits off a win and been away two months. The barn scores 21% with last race winners. #4 Sneaking Out  comes off an eight month layoff for Jerry Hollendorfer and Joel Rosario in the saddle. She’s a stalker and owns some bullet works on the turn back in distance. She drops in class and looks attractive in this field. #12 A.P. Princess comes from the Cipriano Contreras barn with Martin Garcia in the saddle. 2nd trip off synthetic is a good angle and switching to a high percentage rider is a plus.

Race #9 – The $100,000 Bachelor – 6f – 5:45 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #7 – Eight Rings / #9 -Long Weekend / #3 – Echo Town

#7 Eight Rings is a son of Empire Maker for the Bob Baffert barn with Joel Rosario in the irons. He’s been off 5 months and been working lights out. His last bullet work of 59 flat was the best of 29 works that day. Takes a huge drop in class and may improve at the shorter distance. Rosario wins 26% with early runners and Baffert is on fire winning 56% from a small sampling. #9 Long Weekend hails from the Thom Amoss barn with Joe Talamo getting the call. He is 1 for 1 at OP and sports good early foot. 3rd off the layoff and the barn scores at a 27% win clip on this move. If he repeats his last win he’ll be a major player. #3 Echo Town comes from the Steve Asmussen barn with Ricardo Santana aboard. This son of Speightstown moves up in class and is a stout late runner. If the pace is solid he’ll be running late.

Race #10 – The $125,000 Carousel – 6f – 6:16 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #1 – Bellafina / #8 – Mia Mischief / #4 – What a Fox

#1 Bellafina is a daughter of Quality Road for trainer Simon Callaghan and Joe Talamo. 3 months off the shelf taking a huge drop in class. She’s a stalker and her works are solid. Add in a beaten favorite last out and she looks to turn the tables today. #8 Mia Mischief comes from the barn of Steve Asmussen with his go to rider Ricardo Santana in the saddle. She’s a stalker looking to go three in a row and is 5 for 5 ITM at OP. #4 What a Fox is a daughter of Bernardini for Robertino Diodoro who is winning 24% at the meet. David Cohen gets the nod and she’s been off 56 days. Cohen and Diodoro score 20% as a team and she’ll be flying late in the lane.

Race #11 – Mdn Sp Wt – 1 1/16 – 6:47 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Unrighteous / #11 – On d’Oro / #9 – Ronamo

#4 Unrighteous hails from the Todd Pletcher barn with Joel Rosario in the irons. He’s been away 49 days and ships in from Tampa Bay Downs. He’ll fit much better at this level and Rosario is winning 33% at the meet. Today looks like graduation day. #11 On d’Oro comes from the Wesley Hawley barn with this son of Tapit. He is 3 for 5 ITM at OP and should get a good stalking trip. His last race showed promise and should be a square price today. #9 Ronamo is from the Wayne Catalano barn with Luis Quinonez in the saddle. 3rd time off the layoff and is a strong closer who loves OP going 5 for 6 ITM. Steps up in class and should be in the mix late in the lane.

Hong Kong Horse Racing Week in Review

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 04/15, 04/19

Prepared for the Hong Kong Jockey Club by

Dick Powell

19 races

5 favorites won – 26.32%

12.58 average field size

$18.33 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

4 wins Chad Schofield                           4 wins Ricky Yiu

4 wins Zac Purton                                 2 wins Tony Cruz

3 wins Joao Moreria                               2 wins Caspar Fownes

2 wins Dylan Mo                                    2 wins Manfred Man

2 wins Antoine Hamelin                         2 wins Me Tsui

2 wins Karis Teetan

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 04/19

592 races (one dead-heat)

180 favorites won – 30.41%

12.47 average field size

$18.61 average win price

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JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

104 wins Joao Moreira                          51 wins Ricky Yiu

101 wins Zac Purton                              47 wins Francis Lui

59 wins Karis Teetan                             39 wins Tony Cruz

49 wins Vincent Ho                                38 wins Danny Shum

34 wins Chad Schofield                         34 wins John Size

21 wins Matthew Chadwick                    33 wins John Moore

20 wins Derek Leung                             31 wins Caspar Fownes

31 wins Frankie Lor

 

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Wednesday morning          Happy Valley          04/22/20      First Post:   6:45am EDT

 

Sunday (Saturday night)    Sha Tin                    04/26/20      First Post: 12:45am EDT

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Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – April 18

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – April 18, 2020

by: Ed Meyer

Oaklawn Park – Late Pick-Four

Race #8 – The G3 Count Fleet – 6f – 5:14 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #2 – Flagstaff / #7 – Hidden Scroll / #9 – Whitmore

#2 Flagstaff hails from the John Sadler barn with Joel Rosario in the saddle. This is his 3rd off the layoff and Sadler wins 19% on this move. He cuts back to six panels and drops down in class. This stalker worked a bullet his last effort and Rosario is 7 for 8 ITM the past week. Sadler wins 21% with graded stakes runners. #7 Hidden Scroll makes his 2nd start of 2020 for trainer Bill Mott with Martin Garcia getting the nod. He shows blistering speed and his last win was the perfect prep to pick up his action in 2020. Garcia wins 21% with early style runners. #9 Whitmore is the HFC going 13 for 13 ITM at OP. Ron Moquette brings him to post with Joe Talamo in the irons. He has faced some tough customers in the past and this solid closer takes a step up in class today.

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Race #9 – O.C. $50k – 6f – 5:45 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #5 – Meadow Dance / #6 – Break Even / #8 – Heaven’s Whisper

#5 Meadow Dance is a close stalker from the Brad Cox barn with the services of Florent Geroux. She’s been off for 4 months and fires fresh off the layoff. Her works have been sparkling and make a drop down the class ladder. #6 Break Even has red hot speed for the Brad Cox barn with Joel Rosario getting the assignment. This is her 2nd start off the shelf and been away for 49 days. She was a beaten favorite her last two efforts and looks for redemption today. #8 Heaven’s Whisper seeks her third straight win for Paul Holthus with Joe Talamo aboard. She is 5 for 5 ITM at OP and is a deep closing type. She’ll need plenty of speed and will come calling as they turn for home.

Race #10 – The G1 Apple Blossom – 1 1/16 – 6:16 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Come Dancing / #11 – Serengeti Empress / #5 – Point of Honor

#4 Come Dancing hails from the D Wayne Lukas barn and been away from the races for 5 months. Florent Geroux picks up the mount and she can fire right off the layoff. She has good speed and should be forwardly placed adding distance. Geroux wins 25% with early runners. #11 Serengeti Empress hails from the Thom Amoss barn flashing very quick speed. Joe Talamo has the call and her last win in the G2 Azeri was impressive. Look for a quick break and cross over the field heading into the first turn. #5 Point of Honor is a solid closer from the George Weaver barn. Drayden Van Dyke has the call and wins 18% with late runners. This is her 2nd start of 2020 and look for a solid turn of foot turning for home.

Race #11 – Claiming $50,000 – 1 1/16 – 5:47 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #10 – Matrooh / #2 – Kurilov / #1 – Timeline

#10 Matrooh hails from the Robertino Diodoro barn with David Cohen. The 10 year old is 7 for 10 ITM at OP. He ran into some trouble last out and looks for a cleaner trip getting Cohen back in the irons. A beaten favorite last out and looks to turn the tables today. #2 Kurilov is a son of Lookin At Lucky for Brad Cox barn. Joe Talamo in the irons and look for a stalking trip. The drop in class should help his cause today. #1 Timeline draws the rail for Steve Asmussen and his go to rider Ricardo Santana in the irons. 2nd off the layoff for this closer and Santana wins 21% with late runners.

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 04/08, 04/12

Prepared for the Hong Kong Jockey Club by Dick Powell

19 races

5 favorites won – 26.32%

12.26 average field size

$19.66 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

4 wins Joao Moreira                               2 wins David Hall

3 wins Karis Teetan                               2 wins Danny Shum

3 wins Chad Schofield                           2 wins Francis Lui

2 wins Zac Purton                                 2 wins Jimmy Ting

2 wins Antoine Hamelin                         2 wins Me Tsui

2 wins Vincent Ho                                 2 wins Doug Whyte

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 04/12

573 races (one dead-heat)

175 favorites won – 30.54%

12.47 average field size

$18.62 average win price

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JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

101 wins Joao Moreira                          47 wins Ricky Yiu

97 wins Zac Purton                               47 wins Francis Lui

57 wins Karis Teetan                             37 wins Tony Cruz

49 wins Vincent Ho                                37 wins Danny Shum

37 wins Grant van Niekerk                     34 John Size

29 wins Chad Schofield                         33 John Moore

23 wins Matthew Chadwick                    30 Frankie Lor

20 wins Matthew Chadwick

 

Next Race Meets:

Wednesday morning          Happy Valley          04/15/20      First Post:   6:45am EDT

Sunday (Saturday night)    Sha Tin                   04/19/20      First Post: 12:45am EDT

 

 

Horse Racing Oaklawn Park Analysis – April 11

Horse Racing Oaklawn Park Analysis  – April 11, 2020

by: Ed Meyer

Oaklawn Park – Late Pick Four

Race #9 – The Oaklawn Mile – 1 mile – 5:43 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #3 – Tom’s d’ Etat / #10 – Long Range Toddy / #8 – Bankit

#3 Tom’s d’ Etat is a son of Smart Strike for Al Stall and Joel Rosario. He is seeking his 3rd straight win and takes a big drop down the class ladder winning the G1 Clark last out as the favorite. He is 1 for 1 at the distance and Rosario should get a perfect stalking trip in a speed laden field. #10 Long Range Toddy comes in for Dallas Stewart and B.J. Hernandez in the saddle. He is a horse for the course going 3 for 4 ITM at OP and comes off a 6 month layoff. His sharp works over the track should have him in mid pack poised to pounce. #8 Bankit hails from the Steve Asmussen barn with his go to rider Ricardo Santana aboard. They are winning 21% as a team and I’m tossing out that last race where it was a very sloppy track. Even with rain in the forecast, it shouldn’t be that sticky and he’ll be ready to close stoutly. Santana wins 19% with route runners.

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Race #10 – Mdn Sp Wt – 1 1/16 – 6:14 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #12 – Hunt the Front / #10 – Dean Martini / #6 – Ugo

#12 Hunt the Front comes in 3rd off the layoff for Nick Zito and Joel Rosario in the driver’s seat. With rain forecasted he may relish the softer going and be closing late. Even if Mother Nature comes up dry he’ll take to that as well rolling fast around the turn. Rosario wins 19% with closers and has been facing tougher. Today looks like graduation day. #10 Dean Martini is a son of Cairo Prince for Brad Cox and Joe Talamo aboard. Cox is on fire winning 23% at the meet as he makes his 2nd start off the layoff looking for a perfect stalking position. His last race showed promise switching from turf to the dirt. #6 Ugo comes in for James DiVito and Fernando De La Cruz in the driver’s seat. They score 27% as a team and add blinkers today where the barn wins 23% on the equipment change. He’s working bullets in the morning and may improve with blinkers today.

Race  #11 – The Oaklawn Stakes – 1 1/8 – 6:48 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Thousand Words / #1 – Basin / #6 – Shoplifted

#4 Thousand Words comes in for Bob Baffert and Joe Talamo making a 3rd off the layoff run. Toss out the G2 San Felipe as this son of Pioneer of the Nile tossed in a clunker. He drops in class and a bullet work should have ready for a top effort today. #1 Basin hails from the Steve Asmussen barn with Florent Geroux in the irons. This is his 2nd off the layoff move and they score at a 19% clip on this move. This stalker should benefit from a trip over the track in the G2 Rebel and lay just off the leaders. Geroux wins 18% with early type runners. #6 Shoplifted runs for Steve Asmussen and his go to rider Ricardo Santana. They enter in off a 54 day rest and should be running late in the lane.

Race #12 – O.C. $50 k – 1 1/16 – 7:19 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Limonite / #5 – Popular Kid / #9 – Cashanova

#4 Limonite hails from the Steve Asmussen barn with Ricardo Santana getting the nod. He’s been off 7 months and goes from turf to dirt where the barn scores 21%. This son of Lemon Drop Kid will be flying late in the lane and will need a solid pace to run down. If the rain continues, he does good work on a sloppy oval. Add in the drop in class and he looks to be dangerous. #5 Popular Kid comes from the Jason Barkley barn with Joel Rosario in the saddle. He is a horse for the course going two for two over the OP strip and enjoys a track with moisture. The switch to high percentage Rosario is a plus and should be mid pack ready to roll. #9 Cashanova comes from the Brad Cox barn with Joe Talamo in the driver’s seat. He is 3 for 3 ITM at OP and a long range closer. This is his 2nd time off the shelf and the barn wins at a 29% clip on this effort.

 

Hong Kong Horse Racing Week in Review – April 7th

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 04/01, 04/05

 Prepared for the Hong Kong Jockey Club by Dick Powell

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18 races

3 favorites won – 16.67%

12.28 average field size

$28.83 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

4 wins Karis Teetan                               3 wins Benno Yung

3 wins Zac Purton                                 2 wins Manfred Man

3 wins Joao Moreira                               2 wins Francis Lui

2 wins Chad Schofield                           2 wins Tony Cruz

2 wins Vagnar Borges

2 wins Vincent Ho

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 04/05

554 races (one dead-heat)

170 favorites won – 30.69%

12.47 average field size

$18.58 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

97 wins Joao Moreira                            46 wins Ricky Yiu

95 wins Zac Purton                               45 wins Francis Lui

54 wins Karis Teetan                             37 wins Tony Cruz

47 wins Vincent Ho                                35 wins Danny Shum

37 wins Grant van Niekerk                     32 John Size

26 wins Chad Schofield                         31 John Moore

20 wins Derek Leung                             30 Frankie Lor

20 wins Matthew Chadwick

 

Next Race Meets:

Wednesday morning          Happy Valley           04/08/20        First Post: 7:15am EDT

Sunday (Saturday night)    Sha Tin                   04/12/20        First Post: 12:30am EDT