Promises Fulfilled powered from the terrible 10 Post Position to secure the rail and the lead with some electrifying running – carrying his speed from flag fall to the finish line. And while his effort really caught the eye, when reviewing the race I was actually amazed by the effort of Machismo – as well – who had never ventured beyond 6 furlongs in 4 efforts. Machismo had a “1” for an relative abundance of early speed, but instead decided to “take back” and attempt to do some damage from far back. He was the only horse to gain any ground on the leaders and finished almost in equal stride with Good Magic.
Good Magic, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvy last November, attended the pace while tracking the leaders from 3rd and a little wide all the way. On appearance, this seemed like a race to shake out the cob-webs. It appeared to be a good conditioner and will set him up for a bigger effort in the Florida Derby.
I can’t wait to see the figs on Promises Fulfilled, with our congrats to Dale Romans, both for winning and for having the sense – not to run two, when one will do! Promises was the one that did, while Free Drop Billy was kicking the ball around on the side lines!
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Audible has been added (after accidentally being dropped off the list)… this list is in NO PARTICULAR ORDER…
|McKinzie||79.5 <– 3 yr|
|Bolt D’Oro||2 yr -> 79.8|
|Good Magic||2 yr -> 75.3|
|Solomini||2 yr -> 75.3|
|Instilled Regard||75.5 –> 3 yr|
|Combatant||74.8 <– 3 yr|
|Mask||74.8 <– 3 yr|
|Mendelssohn||2 yr -> 75.5|
|Free Drop Billy||76.5 <– 3 yr|
|Bravazzo||76.0 <– 3 yr|
|Snapper Sinclair||76.3 <– 3 yr|
|Noble Indy||76.0 <– 3 yr|
|Audible||78.0 <– 3 yr|
“Race Day Las Vegas” Plays
Gulfstream Park… In Race #5 our play was Ferdinanda, off at 9/5 then bet some more while during the race, took up position a few lengths off the pace-setter, then moved up 3 wide on the far turn, suddenly an electrifying move mid-turn to sweep to the lead before straightening away, then when receiving a challenge from the fav, she just re-broke to win in impressive fashion… Win price was $5.20 for $2.00, and we took down the full rack of exotics…
Santa Anita… IN Race #4 our play was Milhaud off at 4/1, broke well and moved up in the first 100 yards to fight for early supremacy, extended his lead mid turn, then turned for home about 3 in front and continued on in full stride to win while driving as much the best… Paying $10.60 and taking the exacta (a super premium).
At Gulfstream, in race #5 we played Helen’s Rose, going off at 7/1, HR broke a step slowly, then rushed up to take the lead about 100 yards out of the gate, led by open lengths thereafter, received a challenge on her outside coming out of the turn, resisted with a valiant effort, but succumbed to a late run on the rail by a 50/1. Held the PLACE!
At Santa Anita, in the 3rd race, we played Sagittari, off at 3/1 (in this small field), broke alertly and taken in hand to track the early leaders along the rail, moved away from the rail down the backstretch, and moved up 3 wide on the far turn to engage the leader and poke a head in front as they entered the straightaway, but was out-gamed down the lane… while remaining fully extended… getting the PLACE and we have the Exacta.
At Aqueduct we played Shoe Loves Shoe in the 6th, off at 7/2. Broker alertly to move up to contend for the lead on the backstretch and started to dominate late on the turn, opening a healthy lead in the early stretch and had plenty left to hold sway. Winning, paying $9.60, with our best exacta!
At Santa Anita, we played Soltero in the 2nd off at a juicy 5/1, was alert at the break and took up position behind the dueling front runners, while racing along the fence, moved up on the backstretch to stick his nose in front, then powered to a lead on the far turn, was tackled early in the stretch by stablemate Heartfulofstars, then resisted holding a head advantage until giving in – in the final few jumps. By making the PLACE, we had a fabulous exacta and cold trifecta that paid handsomely in this little field.
TOTALS for New York, Gulfstream Park and So. Cal Plays 2018
NY Total Return $67.20, Total Cost $ 54.00 ROI Total $1.24/$1.00
Gulf Total Return $34.20, Total Cost $ 20.00 ROI Total $1.71/$1.00*
SC Total Return $72.20, Total Cost $ 66.00, ROI Total $1.09/$1.00
Returns on all plays for 2018
Total Return $ 173.60
Total Cost $ 140.00
ROI $ 1.24 / $1.00 (1-1-2018 thru 3/3/2018 – * not including Gulf Play)
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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)