08/31/2010 9:14AM

Top Winning Beyers (8/16 - 8/29)


As promised, here are the top 25 Winning Beyer Speed Figures from the last two weeks of racing.

Here are the top 25 Winning Beyer Speed Figures from August 16 to August 22:


Here are the top 25 Winning Beyer Speed Figures from August 23 to August 29:

Lifetime past performances for Atta Boy Roy and El Brujo are available at the bottom of this blog entry.

Extremely busy with Spa Babies this week so I'll be back tomorrow with your questions, comments, and pp request.  Let's give cayman01 so time to sift through the Travers HandiGambling before we make anything official.

Have a great day!


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blackstone More than 1 year ago
Mike A/ Steve T/ Alan Thank you for the thoughts on the BSF's. What's hard to believe is that if all of you can see this as plainly as you clearly do, and from different perspectives, why in the world can't the Brass at BSF and/or DRF see the same things? My guess is that they surely can and do, but have so much invested both emotionally and in actual capital, that they just refuse to recognize the weaknesses and take any corrective actions. I'm thinking that before too long someone else will come up with a better system, if they haven't already. Mike A I agree with you about the turf BSF's. It is hard, though, to ignore them as they are plastered throughout the PP's for every horse, AND, they are treated with such piety in every article published in the DRF. I know they create opportunities, but as I said the other day, it still irritates me. Thank you for the thoughtful response, though. KNM Cultural interlude? Explain please. Ballet? Opera? Pig Races? Clever term as it sure got me thinking about the possibilities.
knm More than 1 year ago
Blackstone, I didn't want to sound too highbrow, LOL! We're going to Stratford's Shakespeare Festival to see 'The Tempest'. Stratford is about 2 1/1 hours from Toronto, so it usually involves a picnic by the river Avon, the matinee and dinner. No time for racing.
Van Savant More than 1 year ago
Del Mar – 9/1/10 – Wednesday’s Card Race #1 – Tuba Man, Big Revolution, Scorsese, Action in Motion Race #2 – Quick Enough, Ron Bob and Dave, Quietly Mine Race #3 – Backstreet Dancer, Tiz o’ Gold, Too Much Xcitement, Kiss My Swiss Race #4 – Café Con Leche, Arkham Asylum, Quoted, Best Affair Race #5 – Seeuat Sticknstein, Purse Lava, Days of Lightening, Danceuponthestars Race #6 – Unusual Smoke, My Boy Walsh, Runaway Bandito, North Fork Race #7 – Swiss Wild Cat, Perfect Curls, Hi Ho Yodeler, Lucky Sis Race #8 – Swiss Emperor, Three Pointer, Brutally Handsome, Kim’s Leading Man This is a pretty good card, and a tough one. Hopefully Uncle Steve will chime in for a bit of balance. There are some opportunities here, and I hope to take advantage of them. I am not sure how I will bet these races as of this writing, but I will at least have some action plays. Enjoy the day. If you watch or play, do so with love in your heart, and remember to make someone smile today. It matters, and it always comes back around ten-fold. Late VS
Whackymacky More than 1 year ago
What is that saying from the Wizard Of Oz?? Oh ya " If I only had a brain" His luck didn't last long. A Queens man who had just cashed a $29,000 winning ticket at a Queens OTB was robbed of his winnings at gunpoint minutes after leaving the parlor, police sources said yesterday. Danill Corpuz, 54, had the cash stuffed in a North Face knapsack as he left the branch in Jamaica at 4 p.m. Monday. As he walked toward his vehicle at 181st Street and 89th Avenue, a hulking, 6-foot-4 man with a gun snarled, "Give me the money!" The bandit swiped the pack and fled along 181st Street. Corpuz did not return messages seeking comment. OTB spokesman Morgan Hook said bettors have an option of being paid by check, instead of cash, so it can be canceled and replaced if stolen or lost. He said the $29,000 payoff after taxes is "an exceptional hit for any branch." Is this an East Coast thing? What a putz!!!!! Whackymacky Out!!!
Jim C. More than 1 year ago
Beyer Speed Figures regarding Southern California tracks are not reliable. What Beyer does not understand is that synthetic tracks are more taxing to run on. That is why Richard's Kid having a better final time, at the same distance, than Afleet Express cannot rationally translate into Richard's Kid being assigned a Beyer Speed Figure of 95 compared to Afleet Express' 105. That is an approximate SEVEN LENGTH difference.
Oh What A Dance More than 1 year ago
Hi Dan, enjoy your blog very much.. If possible, could you please post the PPs for some of these old Phipps/McGaughey runners? Dispute, Educated Risk, My Flag and Miner's Mark.
Jim C. More than 1 year ago
Alan makes a good point, but I am not sure if I agree with him. Rather, I agree with GunBow that the scales for SoCal synthetic races are lower, per class level, than Eastern dirt races. Hence, there still remains a bias in the BSFs against SoCal synthetic horses. (And the lower scale is not justified, because SoCal shippers who go East run just fine over dirt tracks, e.g.: Zardana, Zenyatta, Lookin at Lucky, Blind Luck, Evening Jewel, American Lion (Illinois Derby), Line of David (Arkansas Derby), Game on Dude (Lone Star Derby), Conveyance, and Concord Point.) Synthetic tracks mute speed. The races play more like turf: i.e., slow pace, compressed fields, and not as much distance between the winner and the last finisher relative to dirt races. (As Alan points out). Put another way, comparing dirt tracks with synthetic tracks is like comparing running over asphalt to running over sand. Hence, it simply defies logic that a horse who ran a better final time at the same distance over a synthetic surface (Richard's Kid) is 10 Beyer points lower (or had a "worse performance" by 5.5 to 7 lengths) than a horse who ran the same distance in more time over dirt (Afleet Express). This undermines the notion that BSFs are "portable." BSF's also do not account for slow pace, lost ground, and weight carried, but that is another topic. But what galls me is that some Eclipse Award voters consult BSFs, which is not warranted.
Kyri Freeman More than 1 year ago
I share Laura's depression over Kantharos' injury. Yeah, I know this happens all the time, but he really seemed special, and he was one of "my" horses, on my watch list before he ever made his first start. Two other watch horses of mine are Afleet Express, and Bank Heist, who just broke his maiden with a 95 BSF... Even putting them on a watch list makes them "mine" to me on some level -- I don't think I could take the emotional roller coaster of really owning racehorses! (and don't talk to me about "you shouldn't get attached" because I think that's both BS and impossible.)
Jose De Leon More than 1 year ago
Hi Dan! Could you please post the past performances of past Travers, Woodward, JCGC, Haskel, Derby and Belmont Stakes? Thank you veru much!!!
PGM More than 1 year ago
Mike A., Arlington has its Labor Day turf festival scheduled as Gerry said, where a majority of the card goes on the sod. Here's some useful information: http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editorial/news/article.cgi?id=19555 The featured G3 Pucker Up is usually a fun race, and in recent years, has been a nice stepping stone to the G1 QEII at Keeneland. Asidero, Ben's Cat earned an 87 BSF, as per http://www1.drf.com/stakeresults/drfStakeResults.jsp. J. Tully, I would have liked a 4-day week (or a reduction of dates in the winter) if HAW kept all its October stakes intact. I would have liked for the purses to not got whacked. (And as someone without an ADW, I'm neutral on the caps.) Instead, the long HAW meet will limp along from November to New Years'. Sigh.
steve taylor More than 1 year ago
Gerry- I use formulator and use the option to block ml odds. It has lead to some nice prices. But convention goers remember that our lineage Joe kristufek is as accurate as any ml maker in the country.
chicago gerry More than 1 year ago
Interesting that you mentioned avoiding looking at the Beyers. On occasion, because I have the time early on, I have downloaded DRF PP's which doesn't have the M-L listed. I am not one to formally make my own M-L, so it is interesting how the M-L influences how I go about doing what I do, in terms of the handicapping. IMO, it can be a revealing exercise, from time to time. The M-L makers vary greatly in their ability from track to track, and meet to meet. A poor M-L is generally corrected the good handicappers with money out there, but at times, good opportunities arise due to the official M-L leading the majority down the wrong path.