12/09/2008 3:37AM

Big Beyer babies, weekend numbers, pp links

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Here are the winning Beyer Speed Figures from last week's stakes races:

*My Charmer (Crc):  Wild Promises (G. Gilchrist/A. Gryder) - 102
*Damon Runyon (Aqu):  Haynesfield (S. Asmussen/R. Dominguez) - 101
*Native Diver (Hol):  Slew's Tizzy (D. O'Neill/J. Rosario) - 101
*Hollywood Turf Cup (Hol):  Champs Elysees - GB (R. Frankel/J. Valdivia Jr.) - 100
*Groovy (Ret):  Valid Stripes (A. Laborde/E. Tejera) - 100

*Bayakoa (Hol): Briecat (V. Cerin/J. Court) - 99
*Tropical Turf (Crc):  Spice Route - GB (R. Attfield/J. Castellano) - 97
*Sam's Town (DeD):  Tend (A. Stall Jr./R. Albarado) - 97
*Delta Jackpot (DeD):  Big Drama (D. Fawkes/E. Coa) - 96
*Zia Park Derby (Zia):  Golden Yank (G. Thomas/H. Theriot II) - 94
*Delta Princess (DeD):  Four Gifts (S. Asmussen/S. Bridgmohan) - 92
*Spirit of Texas (Ret):  Seneca Summer (G. Thomas/E. Tejera) - 91
*Zia Distance Championship (Zia):  Song of Navarone (H. Dominguez/A. Castanon) - 91

*Sir Barton (WO):  Dancer's Bajan (R. Tiller/P. Husbands) - 88
*Pacific Heights (GG):  Lady Railrider (S. Specht/F. Alvarado) - 88
*Coyote Lakes (Aqu):  Lorccan (J. Ferraro/J. Sanchez) - 87
*Richard King (Ret):  Rapid Squall (V. Foster Sr./E. Tejera) - 87
*Yellow Rose (Ret):  Stealth Cat (S. Asmussen/L. Quinonez) - 87
*Pago Hop (FG):  Love to Tell (M. Burgess/F. Torres) - 87
*Hank Mills Sr. (TuP):  Highland Games (L. Rollins/M. Hernandez) - 86
*San Jacinto (Ret):  Pretty Squall (M. Nicks/L. Quinonez) - 86
*Treasure Chest (DeD):  Rolling Sea (S. Asmussen/S. Bridgmohan) - 86
*Delta Mile (DeD):  Acting Zippy (W. Bennett/B. Laviolette) - 85
*Queen of the Green (TuP):  Tizfiz (R. DeLeon/A. Delgadillo) - 85
*Orleans (DeD):  My Heavenly Sign (J. Jones/G. Saez) - 83
*Oregon Sprint Championship (PM):  Ex Mountain Cop (J. Nance/C. Jones) - 82
*My Charmer (TP):  Kiss With a Twist (J. Fernandez/M. Mena) - 82
*Display (WO):  Patena (J. Carroll/R. Landry) - 81

*Star of Texas (Pha):  Waco Hug (D. Pish/J. Figueroa) - 79
*New Mexico Eddy County (Zia):  Lefty Who (J. Marr/C. Madeira) - 76
*CT Hall of Fame Cup (CT):  Gonna Dash (J. Runco/T. Dunkelberger) - 75
*Martanza (Ret):  Taptam (D. Von Hemel/M. Berry) - 75
*Bara Lass (Ret):  Tiffany Royal (S. Asmussen/L. Quinonez) - 75
*Pennsylvania Nursery (Pha):  St John's Gospel (A. Gonzalez/H. Ramos) - 71
*East View (Aqu):  Don't Forget Gil (M. Hennig/R. Maragh) - 70

*Oregon Hers (PM):  Jimbos Fire Ant (B. Root/D. Hoonan-Trujillo) - 65
*Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante (Haw):  Ava Mae (M. Boyce/J. Ferrer) - 64

*Oregon His (PM):  Bye Bye Bimp (B. Root/D. Hoonan-Trujillo) - 55
*Eavesdrop (Pha):  Glorious Smile (R. Reid Jr./J. Flores) - 53

*West Oregon Futurity (PM):  Beacon Rock (N. Lowe/D. Hoonan-Trujillo) - 46
*Jane Driggers Debutante (PM):  Catalina Harbor (J. Fergason/M. Anderson) - 43

Here are the lifetime past performances for the highest and lowest Beyer stakes performers of the week:

Download WildHarbor.pdf

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Dan,
This may be an idiotic question, but... Is there any way to tell if a horse changes leads when you can't see their legs? When I am reviewing a race replay often times I will have a horse that is down on the rail and you can't clearly see their legs. Is there any other clue?
Steve T.

I get very frustrated when a horse I'm watching is completely obscured by other rivals in the stretch.  It is difficult to see if they've changed and remained on their correct lead.  My advice would be to check the head-on replay for confirmation.  While it is more difficult to spot on the head-on, you may get a better idea watching the stretch run this way.

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Speaking of the 1984 Breeders' Cup - with the death of Wild Again, how bout posting the PP's for Wild Again, Gate Dancer & Slew O' Gold?
Darrell

Here they are:

Download 84classic.pdf

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Handigambling Selection:
Slim pickins for Wednesday's exercise. I've selected the 8th at Calder, a 1 1/16 on turf for maiden claiming fillies and mares. I don't recall if we've had a race from Calder, and with Calder being a "focus" track for some of us for the next month or so I thought a good time.
alhattab

Congrats to alhattab for earning the biggest profit in last week's HandiGambling race.  Here are the past performances for his race selection on Wednesday:

Download HandiGambling114.pdf

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Let's talk about front wraps, workout times, and some HandiGambling plays in Wednesday's blog.

Take care,

Dan