To review Preakness opinions, please scroll down and/or look back over the past couple of articles…
Belmont Power Page and PLUS has been handicapped only for the Main Track, with high probability of additional rain, I am expecting all races to be taken off the Turf course…
Belmont — 5-17-2017 … Honest…
Belmont — 5-18-2017 … Rail seemed slower….
Belmont — 5-19-2017 .. again the Rail seemed a little slower but not as bad as yesterday…
Santa Anita 5-18-2017,,, Early Speed was king… inside was good as well…
Santa Anita 5-19-2017,,, Early Speed was king again… inside was good as well…again!
Race Day Las Vegas Section
Belmont… Race #6 Vicky’s Dancer off at 8/5, in a reduced field, this met fair value – barely — As expected VD broke alertly and made all the running on the front, without any pressure. Turned for home, but was noticeably striding less effectively, could not resist the winner, while much the 2nd best… I would not be inclined to follow VD off this effort… We made the exacta by holding THE PLACE with our main exotic turn.
Santa Anita… Race #6 Monterrey Shale off at 6/1… broke well to take up the running behind the first group, masterfully handled to save ground and then ease off the rail down the backstretch, moved up while still conserving ground loss, then move to the outside for the stretch run, but could not lift with the winner, finished fair but with a mid-pack finish.
TOTALS for New York and So. Cal Plays
(starting February 24, 2017 )
NY — Total Return $71.40, Total Cost $ 102.00, ROI Total $0.70/$1.00
( In New York, I have had a string of place finishes to defy probability… This past week Birchwood Road (8/1, Revved Up 5/2, Pretty N Cool 2/1, Bombshell 6/1) all ran dynamite, but ended up 2nd…just saying).
SA — Total Return $125.40, Total Cost $ 104.00, ROI Total $1.21/$1.00
Returns on all plays for 2017…
Total Return $ 303.80
Total Cost $ 342.00
ROI $0.89 (1-1-2017 thru 5-21-2017)