Posted: 1/25/2019 9:12:21 PM
Have a capped Saturday's card & here a some things that caught my attention in each race. Weather may impact who goes & who doesn't. The constant rain & consistent drizzle will not help the turf. Maybe they will come off the grass until Race 11 the Pegasus World Cup Turf. Who knows????
We have 5 first timers going for Casse, Kenneally, Brown, Duarte & Lynch. One thing to point out about Duarte is he's en fuego winning 4 of 10 at the meet so far.
Paco is back up on #1 Olympic Runner for Casse/Barber. I love the Casse/Barber connection & you never know if your going to get Good Paco or Evil Paco. In fact, he had to steady this guy in his only race & he's stretching out tomorrow.
#2 Kitten's Spa, is out of Kitten's Joy, for the powerful local owner Ken Ramsey. Jose Ortiz replaces Lanarie & this one also had a problem in their only race getting bumped at the start & running greenly. Been away since October.
#3 Raison Martini gets Irad on this firster for Kenneally. Your guess is as good as mine.
#4 Broadway d"Oro is Casse's firster for John Oxley. Gafflione has won 2 of 3 for this barn. I like the breeding here (Medaglia d'Oro).
#5 Sir Chubby..Like the daddy Tiznow but this one was al over the track in his only try. I threw out.
#6 Value Engineering is an expensive 250k colt for Brown's firster & attracts Javier.
#7 Thetrashmaniscoming is the most experienced having raced 8 times & finished 3rd twice on an "off" track.
#8 All in Stew Oui I also threw out although he was heavily in his last.
#9 Traveling gets a big jock upgrade with Rosario & ran a decent 2nd in his last for a trainer who has never won a race with a career 0 for 21. BUT..attracts Rosario.
#10 A.K. Safari is 0-4 & didn't show anything in his last.
#11 Friary is a firster out of War Front for red-hot trainer Duarte & gets Bravo. Lots to like but want to eyeball him tomorrow.
#12 Midnight Oasis is a firster for Lynch & attracts leading jock Luis Saez. This guy is a roan out of Midnight Lute & is another I want to eyeball.
#13 Last Sunrise didn't show much in his only try but it's interesting to note his dam Coogee Sunrise has 5 winners out of 7 tries but none on the grass.
#14 Cause For Alarm had trouble at the start but ran an OK 4th. Ships in from Woodbine.
The firsters make this a difficult race to cap. I'm going to watch the tote early & late. Two reasons (weather, on/off the grass) not to share a play here now but will tomorrow. Will be in & out tomorrow cause my wife certainly isn't keen on hosting a gambling party by herself.