12/02/2009 4:21PM

Bayakoa, some pp's


Zenyatta will return to the scene of her greatest triumph when she parades at Santa Anita on December 26. 

Speaking of top racemares, Hollywood Park will host the Bayakoa Handicap on Saturday afternoon, honoring the champion older mare of 1989 and 1990.  Here's a link to her first Breeders' Cup Distaff victory at Gulfstream Park.



   I'm guessing since Super Saver made Dan's list with a 93 beyer, Maximus Ruler came in lower. Doesn't stop me from believing he would have won if entered in the stakes instead. The funny part about it is I think the MW1x that MR ran in was tougher than the stake race.
Mike A

Maximus Ruler received an 85 Beyer for winning his maiden in an entry-level allowance race at Churchill Downs. 


Thanks for the info. I need it for one more horse though please, Charismatic.

Charismatic won his maiden on November 21, 1998 in his sixth lifetime start


What do Tiznow, Azeri, Mineshaft, Saint Liam, Invasor, Bernardini, Zenyatta and Summer Bird have in common?
If these guys aren't proof that, IN THIS DAY AND AGE,  not racing your horse at 2 leaves you with a better horse in the long run I don't know what is. 
Dan, can we get the pp's for these guys?
Captain Bodgit

Here they are:

Download Big horses


HG 161:
Has anyone else noticed the inflated figures coming out of Saratoga?  I guess that's a result of Rachel and Commentator scorching the oval. In any case, I'm weary of trusting the numbers out of that locale so I'll scrap Macho Again (as a win candidate) and Bullsbay.
From a speed figure standpoint, Einstein doesn't seem to be the same horse on dirt. Couple that with an extreme outside post and I will gladly toss him as well.
I will also be expecting a bounce from Etched, who scored over a sealed Meadowlands track last out.  He may be able to stay the distance, but he's going to be dealing with a barrage of closers in this one. Toss.
I am very enticed by the 3 year olds in this race; Blame especially. A lightly raced colt with success over two different surfaces at the distance.
The play:
$50 Ex 5/2,12
I'll select the Delta Jackpot for the next HG contest... gotta give the people what they want.  Congrats to Steve T and Wilson as well, I hope you cashed in on your thoughts.

Congrats to TheVanGogh for finishing first in last week's HandiGambling exercise.  He selects the Delta Jackpot on Friday night for this week's race.  Here are the past performances:

Download HG162

Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan."   Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified.  In the event of a tie, the earliest post gets first preference. 

I know that there is a time issue for some of you, but let's remember why we began the HandiGambling races in the first place.  The goal was to share ideas on why we like these horses, and why we're betting them the way we are.  I'm not asking for a novel, but if you could spare a sentence or two outlining your handicapping angles, and thought processes about wagering, it would be appreciated.

Best of luck to all.