01/08/2010 5:03PM

Questions, pp's, Derby Futures

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Here are quick and dirty picks for some of Saturday's stakes races. 

Honestly, I don't have strong opinions on any of the major races.

Sugar Swirl:  Bold Union
Mr. Prospector:  Custom for Carlos
Old Hat:  Cuff Me

More importantly, who do you fancy this weekend?  I want to know.

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Dan
I'm doing a little research and need help, if possible. I would like to see the final trainer and jockey stats for the recently concluded Woodbine meet.  The Woodbine web site has some stats, but I'm interested in the data as presented in DRF when the meet is live(avg mutual payoffs, wins and %'s by turf, dirt, etc). I'm trying to decide on whether or not to make an assault on Woodbine the next time around.  Lastly, does DRF, maybe in Formulater, keep track of average Place payoffs by trainer and jockey(I'm a WP punter, so the place payoffs are important).  Thank you.
blackstone

Here's what I have for the Leading Trainers at Woodbine (4/4/09 - 12/6/09):

Turf:
1.  Roger Attfield - 19-67 (28% Wins, 50% ITM, $3.73 ROI)
2.  Malcolm Pierce - 14-78 (17% Wins, 41% ITM, $1.70 ROI)
3.  Mark Casse - 11-86 (12% Wins, 41% ITM, $1.58 ROI)
4.  Sid Attard - 9-48 (18% Wins, 47% ITM, $1.49 ROI)
5.  Ian Black - 8-37 (21% Wins, 51% ITM, $4.04 ROI)
5.  Brian Lynch - 8-27 (29% Wins, 48% ITM, $2.53 ROI)
7.  Mark Frostad - 7-58 (12% wins, 36% ITM, $1.32 ROI)
8.  Daniel Vella - 5-33 (15% wins, 39% ITM, $2.12 ROI)
9.  Josie Carroll - 4-34 (11% wins, 55% ITM, $0.99 ROI)
9.  Michael Keogh - 4-36 (11% wins, 30% ITM, $1.36 ROI)
9.  Analisa Delmas - 4-36 (11% wins, 36% ITM, $1.07 ROI)
9.  Steven Asmussen - 4-21 (19% wins, 47% ITM, $1.76 ROI)
9.  Michael De Paulo - 4-28 (14% wins, 32% ITM, $2.01 ROI)

Polytrack:
1.  Mark Casse - 60-367 (16% wins, 46% ITM, $1.73 ROI)
2.  Robert Tiller - 49-318 (15% wins, 48% ITM, $1.28 ROI)
3.  Steven Asmussen - 48-261 (18% wins, 46% ITM, $1.55 ROI)
4.  Sid Attard - 45-244 (18% wins, 45% ITM, $2.18 ROI)
4.  Reade Baker - 45-289 (15% wins, 43% ITM, $1.55 ROI)
6.  Terry Jordan - 42-89 (47% wins, 71% ITM, $2.80 ROI)
7.  Scott Fairlie - 41-291 (14% wins, 44% ITM, $1.38 ROI)
7.  Nicholas Gonzalez - 41-235 (17% wins, 44% ITM, $2.06 ROI)
9.  Roger Attfield - 33-133 (24% wins, 51% ITM, $2.56 ROI)
10. Josie Carroll - 28-164 (17% wins, 53% ITM, $1.61 ROI)

I don't have access to average place prices.

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dan,  what is the status of the late george washington's only offspring, a filly out of flawlessly, with italian connections i believe?  also, can you supply the pps of the outstanding sprinter rise jim? thank you.
jform

The bay filly, foaled on February 4, 2008 in Ireland, sold for 280,000 Euros (about $410,000) that November in Ireland.  She was then purchased for 320,000 guineas (about $535,000) at the Tattersalls yearling auction in October of 2009. 
Still unnamed, she is owned by Julie Wood and trained by Richard Hannon in England.

Here's what I have for Rise Jim:

Download RiseJim

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Dan, I was hoping to see a comparison of lifetime or just 3 year old pps for Rachel Alexandra and Big Brown.  I think their respective 3 year old seasons are somewhat similar, although Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby and ran in all 3 legs of the triple crown, and was pointed towards the Breeders' Cup, while Rachel was pointed towards races she could win.
wilson

Here are their lifetime past performances:

Download Big Brown

Download Rachel Alexandra

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Dan,
I'm doing figures for the infrequently raced 7.5f on dirt/synthetic. May I have the 3-year best times from Bel, DeD, Hol, and any other tracks (CD?) that may race this distance?
Thank you.
TejanoRun

AP (polytrack):  1:29.31
Aqu:  1:28.83
AsD:  1:31.60
Bel:  1:27.62
CD:  1:28.44
DeD:  1:32.76
GP:  1:27.75
Hol:  1:26.78
Lrl:  1:31.78
Rui:  1:31.58


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Dan, how about the highest Beyers at the speedy distance of 6 furlongs?
Captain Bodgit


Best Six-Furlong Beyers (1992-2010):

1.  Artax - 124 (1999 Breeders' Cup Sprint)
2.  Kona Gold - 123 (1999 Breeders' Cup Sprint)
2.  Prospect Bay - 123 (1996 A Phenomenon)
2.  Artax (2) - 123 (1999 Forest Hills)
5.  Swept Overboard - 122 (2001 Ancient Title)
6.  Imtoocool - 121 (1995 Allowance 'n3x')
6.  Kelly Kip - 121 (1998 Bold Ruler)
6.  Shake You Down - 121 (2003 Smile Sprint)
9.  Kelly Kip (2) - 120 (1999 Bold Ruler)
9.  Intidab - 120 (1999 A Phenomenon)
9.  Lexicon - 120 (1999 Ancient Title)
9.  Cajun Beat - 120 (1999 Breeders' Cup Sprint)
9.  Xtra Heat - 120 (2001 Sweet n Sassy)
14. Shuttleman - 119 (1992 Coaltown)
14. Bordonaro - 119 (2006 Ancient Title)
14. Bonapaw - 119 (2001 Count Fleet Sprint)
14. Kelly Kip (3) - 119 (1998 De Francis Memorial)
14. Kona Gold (2) - 119 (2001 Bing Crosby)
14. Lord Carson - 119 (1995 Kentucky Cup)
14. Successful Appeal - 119 (1999 Kentucky)
14. Fabulous Strike - 119 (2006 Christmas)
14. Reraise - 119 (1998 Kentucky Cup Sprint)
14. Squirtle Squirt - 119 (2001 Breeders' Cup Sprint)

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Dan
 Everytime someone asks for top beyers one name always pops up at or near the top.Ghostzapper
 Can you you post his pp's
 thanks
garyw

Here they are:

Download Ghostzapper

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If  you  could  package  these under  Ruffian's  Foes , I  would  be  greatly  appreciative :  EQUAL CHANGE, SWEET OLD GAL, SUN AND SNOW, SOMETHING REGAL, GALLANT TRIAL, AUNT JIN, SIR IVOR'S SORROW, CHANNELETTE, LAUGHING BRIDGE  and  HOT  AND  NASTY.  I  think  that  Rachel  beat  more  Grade I  winners  than  Ruffian.
Thanks  again  for  all  you  do  and  keep  up  the  good  work.
C.Warner

Unfortunately, the DRF system I use doesn't go back that far except for extraordinary cases like Ruffian.  I'm unable to access those pp's.

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One of the top rivalries in the sixties was between the mighty Kelso and Gun Bow.  Do you think it would be possible to post their PP's.  Thanks in advance and all the best for the coming year.
LAZMANNICK

Here they are:

Download Gun Bow

Download Kelso

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Dan,
I was thinking about the TSA body scanners the other day, in light of the underwear bomber. I was wondering if you knew whether or not full body scanners were used in the buying and selling of thoroughbreds.
chicago gerry

No full body scanners, but most of the big buyers have boatloads of vets armed with x-ray machines looking for any kind of physical issue.

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Here are the lastest Kentucky Derby Future Odds from Lucky's (dated 1/5/10):

Download DerbyFutures

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Enjoy the weekend.

Dan