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Wed Jan 7
2015
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Most old snowbirds like wintering in South Florida. DELAUNAY, on the other hoof, prefers The Big Easy. Each winter, the veteran returns to the Fair Grounds as fresh as a daisy. Here are some of his prior mentions on FormBlog:  FROM 1/29/13:
Wed Dec 31
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Let's close out 2014 by catching up on some Beyer lists, questions, and more. *SPEECHIFY is a sprinter to watch for Team Valor International and trainer Ralph Nicks. The Harlan's Holiday colt closed out his 4-year-old campaign with a solid victory in the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park on December 27, and has yet to run a bad race sprinting on dirt.
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.