Magnum Moon pops up with a fabulous run to out kick Solomini and Combatant, my top two rated horses. Once again, we are seeing a surprise run from a lightly raced horse or a horse that has not done very well – then all of a sudden – produces. The profile on Magnum Moon was two races, first a Sprint at Gulfstream Park, then a two turn heat at Tampa Bay. No stakes competition, no classing up against more seasoned competition, just two little preps against typical horses and BOOM! Just like that we have a new contender. I will say, that Magnum Moon was rated 4th on our Power Page today, just a point below Sporting Chance – who totally disappointed for “the coach”, D. Wayne Lukas. I am sure he will be back again.
In the Jeff Ruby Steaks (Stakes) formally the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park… a much meatier race than expected produce a winner in Blended Citizen (who I happened to chirp on Race Day Las Vegas Saturday morning)… This is a nice grace horse, who has handled the Synthetics well, and might be headed for the KD. We often hear that Turf horses handle the Churchill Downs main track surprisingly well… and this is a season for surprising… But he might actually make the list… Please tune in mid-week… for updates on my KD LIST (just below).
We are going to down grade Solomini and Combatant… Solomini showed concern that he is not developing properly which really dismisses his chances at this time… OF course, he might do something really good and catch our eye again… but for how it is bye-bye… Combatant we will keep on, because previous race was very tough and this race was just a little reaction to that race… but it needs to be said, from this point forward he will have to develop in a very significant way…
I will also add in Blended Citizen who won nicely at Turfway Park….
(And Enticed has not done enough to get on the board-below)
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These are the BEST figure these horses have actually run to date, expect many to improve dramatically in the next outing… bit eye on Solomini, Combatant, Snapper Sinclair, Noble Indy, Mask and of course Good Magic. The Standard is already very high!
74.5 –> 3yr
|McKinzie||79.5 <– 3 yr|
|Bolt D’Oro||2 yr –> 79.8|
|Justify||78.5 –> 3 yr|
|Audible||78.0 –> 3 yr|
|Promises Fulfilled||76.3 –> 3 yr|
|Good Magic||74.8 –> 3 yr|
|Instilled Regard||75.5 –> 3 yr|
|Combatant||73.8 –> 3 yr|
|Mask||74.8 ß 3 yr|
|Mendelssohn||2 yr -> 75.5 tf|
|Bravazzo||76.0 ß 3 yr|
|Snapper Sinclair||76.3 ß 3 yr|
|Noble Indy||76.0 ß 3 yr|
“Race Day Las Vegas” Plays
Gulfstream Park… Agujero in the first, off at 5/1 was just plain dull… The board action was not comforting…
Santa Anita… Many Treats in the 9th, was a Scratch (that’s amazing, we caught 3 in a row!)
Aqueduct… Race #9, our play is Then Chamo, off at 4/1, took to the front immediately, held the lead until challenged at the top of the stretch, put up a mild battle and tired, holding the PLACE… and we got the exacta.
Santa Anita… Race #6, our play is El Super…off at 3/1, showed early but took up position chasing on the outside, was urged some on the backstretch – without responding_ never flashed his superior speed and plugged on, holding 3rd but beaten by nearly 10 lengths, so that is meaningless. Dull effort
At Aqueduct… Race #4, our play Karma Delight… off at 5/2, broke alertly to track the early leaders, held position through the turn and drew even swinging out of the turn, and widen through the lane to win well… paying $7.30 to win and our exacta was a fabulous 25/1.
At Santa Anita…Race #9, our play was Eccentric Spinster, off at 25/1, broke okay then settle in about 10 length behind the front runner, moved a little on the back stretch then ran evenly from there to finish well out of the action… sorta dull…
TOTALS for New York, Gulfstream Park and So. Cal Plays 2018
NY Total Return $74.50, Total Cost $ 64.00 ROI Total $1.16/$1.00
Gulf Total Return $40.80, Total Cost $ 26.00 ROI Total $1.57/$1.00
SC Total Return $72.20, Total Cost $ 74.00, ROI Total $.98/$1.00
Returns on all plays for 2018
Total Return $ 187.50
Total Cost $ 164.00
ROI $ 1.14 / $1.00 (1-1-2018 thru 3/17/2018)
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Returns on all plays for 2017
TOTALS for New York and So. Cal Plays
(starting February 24, 2017 )
NY Total Return $414.10, Total Cost $ 396.00 ROI Total $1.05/$1.00
SC Total Return $357.10, Total Cost $ 367.00, ROI Total $ .96/$1.00
Total Return $ 880.30 Total Cost $ 896.00
ROI $ 0.98 (1-1-2017 thru 12/26/2017)
ROI $ 1.04 (1-1-2015 thru 12/31/2016)