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Wed Dec 10
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
*SALUTOS AMIGOS simply adores a wet track. The 4-year-old gelding boasts a 4-4-0-0 record over "off" going, and is a pedestrian 17-2-1-4 on fast dirt. In those four wet track performances, his combined margin of victory is 16 3/4 lengths with an average Beyer Speed Figure of 103. Simply put, he's a kitten when the sun is shining and a ferocious tiger when it rains. Salutos Amigos growled loudly on Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct as he captured the 6-furlong, Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap under 133 lbs over a sealed, sloppy track.
Wed Nov 26
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Last Saturday's Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap at Gulfstream West proved to be a lucrative working vacation for LUBASH. The 7-year-old New York bred escaped the volatile Northeast weather and frolicked in the sun in South Florida en route to becoming racing's latest millionaire.
Wed Nov 19
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Under a patient ride from Jevian Toledo, STORMIN MONARCHO returned to the winner's circle in last Saturday's $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes at Laurel. Profiled on Formblog on May 29, 2014 (http://www.drf.com/blogs/stormin-track-record), Stormin Monarcho has enjoyed a solid season for trainer David Jacobson. In 10 starts since being switched over from the Steve DiMauro barn, Stormin Monarcho has produced a 3-1-1 record and 5 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures.
Wed Nov 12
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
It probably won't make us a dime, but one of the better juvenile fillies in the world made her career debut last week at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan. A SHIN CARAT, a $400,000 yearling purchase by first-crop stallion Tale of Ekati, destroyed 11 other first-time starters in a seven-furlong turf dash.
Wed Nov 5
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Lost in all the hubbub of the Breeders' Cup Classic controversy was the game performance of an underappreciated warrior.