06/09/2008 9:24PM

Wait 'Til Next Year


Here are the winning Beyer Speed Figures from last week's stakes races:

*Acorn (Bel):  Zaftig (J. Jerkens/J. Velazquez) - 113

*Woody Stephens (Bel):  J Be K (S. Asmussen/G. Gomez) - 108
*Brooklyn (Bel):  Delosvientos (G. Iadisernia/E. Coa) - 107
*True North (Bel):  Benny the Bull (R. Dutrow Jr./E. Prado) - 106
*Frisk Me Now (Mth):  Indy Wind (A. Tarrant/S. Elliott) - 105
*Manhattan (Bel):  Dancing Forever (C. McGaughey III/R. Douglas) - 104
*Eclipse (WO):  True Metropolitan (T. Jordan/J. McAleney) - 103
*Charles Whittingham Memorial (Hol):  Artiste Royal - Ire (N. Drysdale/D. Flores) - 101
*Just a Game (Bel):  Ventura (R. Frankel/G. Gomez) - 101

*Belmont (Bel):  Da' Tara (N. Zito/A. Garcia) - 99
*Ack Ack (Hol):  Rebellion - GB (H. Motion/R. Bejarano) - 98
*Longfellow (Mth):  Mr. Umphrey (R. Dutrow Jr./E. Castro) - 97
*Hill Prince (Bel):  Gio Ponti (C. Clement/G. Gomez) - 96
*Slipton Fell (Mnr):  Bernie Blue (M. Feliciano/D. Parker) - 95
*Steady Growth (Bel):  Dancer's Bajan  (R. Tiller/C. Fraser) - 95
*Redondo Beach (Hol):  Passified - GB (J. Cassidy/M. Smith) - 95
*Dynamic Lisa (Bel):  Rewrite (C. Clement/G. Gomez) - 95
*Yerba Buena (GG):  Wild Promises (G. Gilchrist/D. Lopez) - 95
*Hollywood Oaks (Hol):  Lethal Heat (B. Abrams/R. Bejarano) - 94
*Panthers (PrM):  Rasierra (R. Tracy Jr./B. Laviolette) - 94
*John W. Rooney Memorial (Del):  Rosinka - Ire (H. Motion/K. Carmouche) - 93
*Rossi Gold (AP):  Major Rhythm (D. Matthews/T. Agilar) - 92
*Alywow (WO):  Passion (T. Pletcher/J. Castellano) - 88
*Brooks Fields (Cby):  Prospective Kiss (M. Robertson/D. Bell) - 91
*Honeymoon (Hol):  Misty Ocean (J. Hollendorfer/J. Rosario) - 90
*Whimscal (Pim):  Oelectra (S. Klesaris/A. Napravnik) - 90

*TTA Sales Futurity (colts and geldings) (LS):  Lyin' Heart (S. Asmussen/Q. Hamilton) - 89
*Woodbine Oaks (WO):  Ginger Brew (B. Lynch/J. Castellano) - 88
*Candy Eclair (Mth):  Beau Dare (B. Levine/S. Elliott) - 87
*Washington State Legislators (EmD):  Victorina (G. Gilchrist/K. Radke) - 86
*TTA Sales Futurity (fillies) (LS):  Bridesmaid (S. Asmussen/J. Shepherd) - 85
*John Longden 6000 (Hst):  Spaghetti Mouse (L. Dubois/P. Alvarado) - 85
*Victoria Park (WO):  Secret Getaway (M. Stidham/E. Wilson) - 83

*Prairie Mile (PrM):  Shadowbdancing (T. Gore/J. Campbell) - 77
*SunRay Park and Casino (SrP):  Cape Time (C. Hartman/K. Tohill) - 76
*Ron Yanke Memorial (Boi):  Tracfurtogafur (R. Hyde/D. Crane) - 76
*Chantilly (AsD):  Miss Missile (C. Smith/R. Singh) - 75

*State Fair Breeders' Special (Lnn):  Tellin On You (D. Anderson/Y. Yaranga) - 54

*Colorado Bred Stallion (ArP):  Gold Is Cash (K. Gleason/O. Martinez Jr.) - 40

Here are the lifetime past performances for the high/low Beyer stakes performers of the week:

Download ZafCash.pdf


Usually, this is where I would congratulate all of the winning handicappers, but there was one poster last week that deserved to be singled out.  His post was so insightful, so helpful, and so prescient that it needs to be seen again in order to be truly believed.  Here it is:

Oh boyz ... that's right ... all you boyz with his "Why Big Brown Will/Can Lose" scenarios.  Point in fact, every iota of racing acument -- from the sheets, the BSFs, Bris numbers, analysis of competition, and even historical precedence v. the way the colt has been reserved thus far -- points to Big Brown winning the Belmont by 15.  ALL the hard data!  Which means all your hypothesizing and speculating is just that: total horsesheet without a shard of factual nor funtional data to back it up.  What I want to know is this: when it plays out just that way, how many of you will have the nads to get back on here and acknowledge that he's a nitwit?  My guess is NONE!
Theo L. Hozer, PhD

"Heckuva job, Brownie."

See you tomorrow.

Hillbilly More than 1 year ago
Dan, Do you not think Tiago would've won the Grade 1 Suburban had he been in N.Y. on Sat? Why are the Mosses and Sherrifs keeping this horse out west and ruining his reputation by running him against synthetics specialists? With Curlins Licensing problems in N.Y. Tiago could clean up this summer in the handicap division.
PMal More than 1 year ago
hey dan watched u on blinkers off this morning and on the hot topics i couldn't agree with u more. as for picks i love #9 monastic springs in the 7th at belmont on Saturday. good luck this weekend
Joan C More than 1 year ago
Does anyone know what has happened to Steppenwolfer?
Justin Zayat More than 1 year ago
Thank you he ran well!
bailey More than 1 year ago
C - Thanks for stating the obvious, but it's a great topic; people's opinions are this blog and I love to read every one of them. Further, my personal thnaks to Dan Illman and to Steven Crist for hosting their commentaries at Daily Racing Form; those who contribute their opinions are making my life more exciting, and are turning me onto even more opinions, via links, to reflect upon. The point I am making by referencing Billy Turner, for instance, is that with his experience and knowledge he can really articulate a point of view. It would take considerable skill to effectively argue with his assessment of Kent D's ride. To S.B. - Well said!
larryk More than 1 year ago
JohnnyZ, Thanks for your posting re:2 yr olds. I've added some of the buzz horses from the select sales.
laura More than 1 year ago
I'm keeping an eye on him - even though he's in Europe, you never know when he'll show up in the US. Banks Hill Sophomore Colt Graduates at Longchamp Longchamp, 2.50, Cond, €29,000, 3yo, 9f 165ydsT, 2:00.10, gd. IDEAL WORLD (c, 3, Kingmambo--Banks Hill {GB} The winner is the second foal from his top-class dam, herself a daughter of prized producer Hasili (Ire). Banks Hill has an unnamed two-year-old filly by Empire Maker and, after coming up barren to Storm Cat for 2007produced a Giant's Causeway colt in February this year.
Calvin Carter More than 1 year ago
A broadcasting legend, Jim McKay, was laid to rest Tuesday and he will be sorely missed. I can remember as a kid growing up on the plains of Illinois watching Mr. McKay and the great Wild World of Sports program every Sunday afternoon. The Wild World of Sports and the World of Disney were always must sees on Sunday afternoons. If only we had such programming today! I watched all of those thrilling sports events and often daydreamed of someday being like Jean Claude Killy racing to Olympic gold in the downhill and Olympic Ice Skater Peggy Fleming was one of my first loves. Mr. McKay brought into our homes such fantastic programming and hearing of his passing was truly sad. Here are some glowing tributes to the legendary Mr. McKay: http://youtube.com/results?search_query=jim+mckay&search_type=&aq=f
Annie More than 1 year ago
Steve T, LOL. That's a good one. Buy a Personality. LOL
Johnny Z More than 1 year ago
Here are the scratches @ BLM for today as of 11:11 EST http://www.equibase.com/premium/changes/BEL-changes.asp Laura, thanks for the offer. Would love to take a look at your little black book of 2 yr olds before the Spa opens, 23rd of July I think.