05/16/2008 11:31AM

Friday stakes opinions, par times, etc


So, 10 of 26 dirt races were won by offspring of Outstanding Polysires according to your list (and of course, I'm sure there were races that had no offspring of outstanding sires. (Dan-if you send me the charts for the first 3 dates, I'll see how the sires did on those days)
Stephen L. Taylor

Here are the charts for the first three days of the Arlington meet.  Keep me informed how the "Outstanding Polysires" are doing:

Can you provide the Beyer pars for the following Pimlico stakes races:
R9 Woodlawn
R11 The Very One
R5 Skipat
R7 Barbaro
R8 Old Mutual Turf Sprint (formerly Baltimore Turf Sprint?)

Download ArlingtonMay2.pdf

Download ArlingtonMay3.pdf

Download ArlingtonMay4.pdf

Here's what I could find.  Hope it helps.

Woodlawn (one mile turf)
2007 - Rebel Yeller - 72
2006 - Rock Lobster - 81 (run at 1 1/16 miles on turf)
2005 - English Channel - 90 (run at 1 1/16 miles on turf)
2004 - Artie Schiller - 89 (run at 1 1/16 miles in turf)
2003 - Gang - 79 (run at 1 1/16 miles on dirt)
2002 - Mr. O'Brien - 94 (run at 1 1/16 miles on turf)
2001 - Unaccountedlea - 89 (run at 1 1/16 miles on turf)
2000 - Blaze and Blues - 93 (run at 1 1/16 miles on turf)

The Very One (five furlongs turf)
2007 - Unbridled Sidney - 99
2006 - Gilded Gold - 100
2005 - Gabianna - 81
2004 - Go Go Baby Go - 91
2003 - Forest Heiress - 101 (run at five furlongs on dirt)
2002 - Merry Princess - 92
2001 - Confessional - 95

Skipat (six furlongs dirt)
2007 - Silmaril - 92
2006 - Trickle of Gold - 106
2005 - Spring Rush - 94
2004 - Love You Madly - 80
2003 - Bronze Abe - 88
2002 - Madame Roar - 96
2001 - Big Bambu - 100
2000 - Lily's Affair - 96

Barbaro (1 1/16 miles dirt)
2007 - Chelokee - 95
2006 - High Cotton - 103 (run as the Sir Barton)
2005 - Pinpoint - 87 (run as the Sir Barton)
2004 - Royal Assault - 88 (run as the Sir Barton)
2003 - Best Minister - 99 (run as the Sir Barton)
2002 - Sarava - 99 (run as the Sir Barton)
2001 - Burning Roma - 95 (run as the Sir Barton)
2000 - Broken Vow - 100 (run as Sir Barton Stakes)

Old Mutual Turf Sprint (five furlongs turf)
2007 - Heros Reward - 95 (run as Baltimore City Turf Sprint)
2006 - My Lord - 97 (run as Baltimore Breeders' Cup Sprint)
2005 - Tacirring - 97 (run as Ben Cohen Stakes)
2004 - Governor's Pride - 94 (run as Ben Cohen Stakes)
2003 - Native Heir - 103 (run as Ben Cohen Stakes)
2002 - Splendeed - 94 (run as Ben Cohen Stakes)
2001 - Just Call Me Carl - 99 (run as Ben Cohen Stakes)

Hey Dan,On the subject of recordkeeping: Any tips?

I've always kept a handicapper's diary where I reflect on the day's action. A lot of times, I'll write out what I was thinking, and exclaim, "what the heck was I thinking?"I think a written diary helps handicappers better figure out what they did right and wrong on that day.Of course, that's a bit time-consuming.For brevity's sake, I would simply create a spreadsheet with different class levels (mdn., clm., alw., stk.) or surfaces (dirt, turf, synthetic), and mark down your results (wins, in the money, profit/loss).In time, you'll probably see some patterns. Maybe you excel in maiden claiming sprints, and didn't even know it.

Hey Dan,A lot of people are throwing lots of kudos at Evening Attire for running hard at age ten. But being an older New York horseplayer I would love to get a look at King's Swan's lifetime pp's. Talk about a horse running his eyeballs out. I believe he won at the ripe old age of 13!
Nick Briglia

Nick, you're bringing up some painful memories as King's Swan taught me a valuable lesson many years ago.It was November 12, 1990, and I absolutely loved Joker's Farce in the feature race at Aqueduct.Of course, he had to beat King's Swan, no easy task to be sure.But the King was getting a little long in the tooth, and took lots of sentimental money. I unloaded on Joker's Farce as much as a sixteen year old could "unload" at the betting windows, and Joker's Farce seemingly put away King's Swan at the eighth pole. I turned around with a look of smug satisfaction on my face, and began to walk to the windows. Why wait on line when I could get my money first? Then, I heard it. It started with some mild applause followed by a tsunami of noise. It could only mean one thing.The King was coming back on the rail! King's Swan looked Joker's Farce in the eye, summoned all of his class, and broke Joker's Farce's back with a tenacious re-rally. The King and Cordero got back up to win by a nose.
What was it that Yogi said  "It ain't over 'til it's over."

Download kings_swan.pdf


Dan,Can you print the PP's for Badge of Silver. Trying to convince a friend he will be a nice sire for the price. He was precocious, could carry his speed to 9F and didn't do too bad the 2 times he tried turf either. Your opinion?
Jim Tully

Badge of Silver had supreme speed as well as the stamina to stretch that speed to nine furlongs on both dirt and turf.Unfortunately, he was as brittle as he was brilliant, suffering from quarter cracks and other assorted foot problems throughout his career. He's an interesting stallion prospect and should be a nice cross to Mr. Prospector (back three generations in Badge of Silver's pedigree) and Northern Dancer (fourth generation) mares.

Download badge_of_silver.pdf

Take care,


Take care,