09/21/2010 3:20PM

Beyers of the Week, Top 2yo debut Beyers, etc.


A couple of quick thoughts from last week's races:

*Miss Keller has a heck of a stretch kick.

*Anyone else think that The Usual Q. T. moved a bit soon considering the vast stretch at Woodbine?

*Check the Label isn't exactly "fast," but she still gets the job done.

*Redwood in the Northern Dancer.  Surprise, a Euro beats us at 12 furlongs on grass. 

*Russell Road is a remarkable gelding in West Virginia.

*Two-year-old to watch Eminent Tale breezed five furlongs in 1:02.20 at Saratoga on September 18 for Richard Dutrow Jr.  Eminent Tale had been working impressively prior to his winning debut (81 Beyer Speed Figure) at Saratoga on August 29.  A New York-bred son of Read the Footnotes out of Six Tales (by Tale of the Cat), Eminent Tale may be headed for a statebred stakes race at Belmont Park next month.

*Also keep an eye on Economic Summit, a $12,000 yearling that resold for $270,000 earlier this year.  He's a son of Malibu Moon out of Summit Lite (by Mt. Livermore) that was running well at the end of his career debut at Saratoga on September 4.  He only finished fifth in that race, but made up six lengths in the stretch after early trouble.  He breezed one mile in 1:45.34 at Aqueduct on September 15. 

Here are the top 25 winning Beyer Speed Figures from last weeks racing action:

The past performances for Miss Keller and Court Vision are available at the bottom of this blog posting.



I may be wrong here but didn't Doug Matthews prep under Noel Hickey who once won 49% of his turf runners during an Arlington meet?
jim tully

From a Marcus Hersh story posted in June of 2009:

A native Iowan, Matthews has been kicking around these parts for more than two decades now. He came here from Nebraska in the mid-1980s, and spent seven years as an assistant to trainer Noel Hickey. Closer to home, Matthews got his start walking hots in high school for trainer Jack Van Berg. His first bet of consequence was on a Van Berg-trained first-timer at Ak-Sar-Ben: Gate Dancer paid about $15 to win, in Matthews' recollection.


Dan or anyone,
I am trying to plan a birthday party and want it to start one hour after the Classic on November 6th, but the BC website does not list post times yet. Anyone know if post times have been set? Might the Classic be run under the lights?

Here is the tentative race schedule and approximate post times for the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic card (Saturday):

1:50 pm:  Juvenile Turf
2:30 pm:  Dirt Mile
3:15 pm:  Turf Sprint
3:55 pm:  Juvenile
4:40 pm:  Mile
5:20 pm:  Sprint
6:00 pm:  Turf
6:45 pm:  Classic

Sunset should be before 6:45 pm so expect the Classic to be run under the lights.


In light of Uncle Mo's impressive debut, could you post the best BSFs for two year old first time starters ?

Here are the top WINNING Beyer Speed Figures for juvenile debut runners:

110 - Hook and Ladder
109 - Chilukki
106 - Discreet Cat
105 - Forest Music
105 - Fruition
105 - Notional
104 - Advancing Star
104 - In High Gear
104 - Kelly Kip
104 - Plagiarist
103 - Elusive Heat
103 - In C C's Honor
103 - Lost in the Fog
103 - Rodeo
102 - Frisco Star
102 - Lieutenant Ron
102 - Uncle Mo


Hey Dan, I know your busy but if you can would you please put up the pp's for a filly named Kimster. My friend's father use to own 50% of him and my buddy's always talkin about her. Just curious to see what she was all about. I believe she was primarily a turf horse who ran sometime around 2002 or 2003. Thanks a bunch Dan. Sorry to bog you down with the request....I know you always have plenty of other requests but for what its worth i always enjoy taking a look at those pp's others request and i suspect many on this blog do too. Enjoy your wknd.
Eric T

Kimster's past performances are available at the bottom of this blog posting.


Our HandiGambling exercise will be on Saturday.  I'll post the past performances later in the week.



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