11/10/2008 5:31PM

Weekend Beyers, bad rides? etc.


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

*Carl G. Rose Classic (Crc):  Finallymadeit (J. Negrete/E. Nunez) - 106

*Mountaineer Mile (Mnr):  Researcher (J. Runco/D. Parker) - 104
*Red Smith (Aqu):  Strike a Deal (A. Goldberg/C. Lopez) - 103
*New York Stallion Cormorant (Aqu):  Classic Pack (R. Hernandez/C. Velasquez) - 100

*Honey Bee (Med):  Spritely (T. Pletcher/M. Luzzi ) - 97
*Jack Dudley Sprint (Crc):  Yesbyjimminy (E. Plesa Jr./P. Lopez) - 96
*Bonnie Heath Turf Cup (Crc):  Icy Atlantic (T. Pletcher/C. Velasquez) - 95
*Autumn (WO):  Marchfield (M. Casse/P. Husbands) - 94
*Rare Blend (Aqu):  Never Retreat (S. Benzel/A. Garcia) - 94
*New Braunfels (Ret):  Ruffaroundtheedges (A. Love/J. Collier)  - 94
*Caballos Del Sol (TuP):  Came to Pass (M. Chambers/R. Eikleberry) - 93
*New Mexico  Championship Sprint (Zia):  Cattleman Prospect (A. Gonzalez/A. Medellin) - 93
*Elmer Heubeck Distaff (Crc):  Amazing (T. Oliver/J. Bridgmohan) - 92
*Jammed Lovely (WO):  Ginger Brew (B. Lynch/P. Husbands) - 91
*New York Stallion Thunder Rumble (Aqu):  Mor Chances (R. Dutrow Jr./J. Lezcano) - 91
*Veteran (Zia):  One Lucky Buck (B. Hone/M. Villa) - 91
*Mrs. Revere (CD):  Acoma (D. Carroll/J. Leparoux) - 90
*Find (Lrl):  Headsandtales (D. Capuano/E. Rodriguez) - 90
*Hermosa Beach (Hol):  High Heel Sneakers - GB (B. Cecil/V. Espinoza) - 90
*Commonwealth Turf (CD):  Nistle's Crunch (K. McPeek/R. Albarado) - 90

*Tri-State Futurity (CT):  Russell Road (J. Casey/L. Perez) - 89
*Jack Price Juvenile (Crc):  Salo Jak (G. Zerpa/J. Santiago) - 87
*Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies (Crc):  Frolic's Dream (M. Wolfson/J. Bridgmohan) - 86
*New Mexico Cup Colts and Geldings (3yo) (Zia):  El Dramo (B. Taylor/J. Bourdieu) - 82
*My Trusty Cat (DeD):  Southern Yankee (O. Inirio/C. Lozada) - 82
*Arthur I. Appleton Juvenile Turf (Crc):  Tamborim (W. Mott/E. Prado) - 82
*Blue Mountain Juvenile (Pen):  Glorious Smile (R. Reid Jr./J. Flores) - 81
*New Jersey Juvenile (fillies) (Med):  Love That Dance (B. Perkins Jr./J. Bravo) - 81
*New York Stallion Staten Island (Aqu):  Under Serviced (B. Baffert/J. Velazquez) - 81
*New York Stallion Perfect Arc (Aqu):  Follow My Dream (C. O'Brien/J. Lezcano) - 80
*Frost King (WO):  Shut It Down (L. Richards/T. Pizarro) - 80

*Real Quiet (Hol):  Chocolate Candy (J. Hollendorfer/G. Gomez) - 79
*New Mexico Cup Classic (Zia):  Ky's Quest (C. Lambert/A. Juarez Jr.) - 79
*John Franks Juvenile Fillies Turf (Crc):  Exe (E. Plesa Jr./M. Cruz) - 78
*Chamisa (Alb):  Snowdrop (B. Woolley Jr./G. Corbett) - 77
*Jean Lafitte (DeD):  Kick On (J. Petalino/K. Tohill) - 75
*New York Stallion Great White Way (Aqu):  Lookin At Her (R. Hernandez/C. Velasquez) - 75
*New Jersey Juvenile (colts) (Med):  A Dynamite Time (M. Shuman/C. Marquez Jr.) - 73
*New Mexico Cup Filly (Zia):  Etoile de Dome (C. Hartman/K. Tohill) - 73
*Diane Kem (PM):  Jimbos Fire Ant (B. Root - D. Hoonan-Trujillo) - 73
*New Mexico Cup Colt and Gelding (2yo) (Zia):  Lefty Who (J. Marr/C. Madeira) - 73
*New Mexico Cup Fillies and Mares (Zia):  Peppers Pride (J. Marr/C. Madeira) - 73
*N. E. (Nub) Norton Memorial (PM):  One Quick Brew (J. Fergason/J. Torres) - 72

*New York Stallion Fifth Avenue (Aqu):  Sarah Accomplished (R. Dutrow Jr./J. Lezcano) - 69
*New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies (Zia):  Blue Eyed Bella (J. Marr/K. Tohill) - 67
*Indiana Futurity (Hoo):  Geordie (J. Davis/R. Hernandez) - 65
*Miss Indiana (Hoo):  Trust N Seven (M. Lauer/O. Mojica) - 64
*Mt. Hood (PM):  Best Game Plan (J. Nance/C. Jones) - 62

*High Yield (Pen):  Officer Ipod (A. Dutrow/J. Rocco Jr.) - 57

*Glacial Princess (Beu):  Freds My Friend (T. Yaegel/L. Gonzalez) - 35

Here are the lifetime past performances of the highest and lowest Beyer stakes performers of the week:

Download FinallyFred.pdf


For handigambling 109 I`d like to use the 9th at Churchill.

Okay, here are the past performances.  Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to play the race:

Download HandiGambling109.pdf


Be back Wednesday with the HandiGambling analysis as well as a Past Champions Retrospective. 

Take care,


burt More than 1 year ago
Play 20 exacta 1/2,2,3,4,6,9 I thought the stewards inquiry into the Melbourne race was the most fascinating coverage ever by TVG. If someone could find it on UTUBE for people to watch it would cause lots of discussion.But with the most Americans do it quick philosophy would we want to wait 30 minutes for a result of an inquiry
Annie More than 1 year ago
You know that I am a handicapper and a bettor, but I was also at one time an owner. And this very interesting discussion has caused me to think back to that time to try to analyze what my thoughts were during that phase of my life. I was particularly intriqued by Slew's comment about trainers having a responsibility to the public/bettor. I don't want to make you angry, Slew, but I wanted to just search back in my memory and offer a different perspective. And, believe me, there are a lot of different perspectives in this game. As an owner, I thought the trainers responsiblity was to me and my horses. His responsiblity was to make sure my horses were well-fed and cared for, groomed and exercised, all their vet needs taken care of and to condition the horses in preparation for their races and find races in which they could perform well. Also, make sure they had 4 new shoes every 6 weeks. (I wish I had as many pairs of shoes as the number I have bought for horses.) For which I paid him PER DAY for EACH horse. This, in addition to buying the horses in the first place. Never did I consider that he should run my horse in a way that would ensure a bettor would win money on his bets. And which bettor would that be anyway. His job was to make money for me and himself during the season. (Not necessarily in one race.) Some countries don't even have betting. And those trainers, like trainers everywhere, are just trying to win as many races as they can so they can make a living and enhance their reputations and get more and better horses. And when parimutual betting came into being, nowhere was it written that a trainer had a responsiblity to use up his horse, etc. to ensure that bettors made money on the race. Huh? Maybe this is why, now that I am a handicapper and bettor only, I am not so critical of trainers and jockeys as some; and just view these things as nuances of the game. I am always trying to determine the trainer's intent when handicapping a race. Sometimes I do well and sometimes I fail miserably, but it's all part of the puzzle of every race. Put all the pieces together and you are rewarded. If not, try again. I would be interested in hearing the views of present and past owners on this blog. Annie
Jeff Tatus More than 1 year ago
Laura... I viewed a few minutes of that video and I'm sick in my stomach; I can't watch the whole 5 minutes. I am a big racing fan, mostly because my equine friends try so hard to please owners and trainers and gamblers alike. This movie clip reminds me of "No Country for Old Men" and it's going to take awhile for me to adjust my priorities... I wish I never saw this brutal display and I can't imagine anyone on this board could watch it in its entirety.
Mike More than 1 year ago
Handigambling 109 $70.00 win 6 Coach Ryan $5.00 ex 6/1,8,10 $5.00 ex 1,8,10/6
billg More than 1 year ago
Handigambling 109 $40 win #8 $15 ex. box 3-8 $4ex 1,6,10/8 $6 ex 8/1,6,10 Interesting discussion on Grade 1's. Definitely should be weighted for age and distance but not entirely eliminated for sprints or 3 yr. olds. (Triple Crown, Travers, Haskell, Kings Bishop) Met Mile should definitely still be a Gr.1, but I agree 1 1/4 races for guys and 1 1/8 mile races for gals should be the preponderance.
PaulieWalnuts More than 1 year ago
$5 Tri 9/3/1-5-6-7-10 $25 $5 Tri 9/1-5-6-7-10/3 $25 $1 Tri 1-5-6-7-9/3/1-5-6-7-9-10 $25 $1 Tri 1-5-6-7-9/1-5-6-7-9-10/3 $25
Molesap More than 1 year ago
HG 109 Really like the Shone on the rail here with his stalking style so I'll go with that as my key. $1 TRI BOX 1-3-6 $2 TRI 1 / 3-6-9 / 3-6-9 $2 EX BOX 1-3-6 $5 EX 1 / 3-6 $60 WIN 1
Jason in Austria More than 1 year ago
HG 109 $25 WPS #2 =$75 $1 TRI 2,5,10 w/9 w/ 3,4,8,10,11= $15 $10 EX 8/11= $10 If anyone is coming through the Upper Danube valley, it would be great to see you. There is an auto-tote machine from Calliente down the hill from my place, and you can even BYOB!!! Cheers!
Van Savant More than 1 year ago
HandiGambling 109: This is a fascinating race, and one that I play “for real” (but not with $100). Nevertheless, opportunity does appear to be abound. To wit: The #9 horse, Sam P is a decent, stakes-placed type who has Beyer Speed Figures to suggest that he fits with this group…and he does. The trouble with him, and his type, is that he will undoubtedly go postward as an underlay, and he appears to be me to be a sucker-bet. I would be more entertaining for me to watch my dollars circle porcelain in a counter-clockwise motion than wager it on him to win in this race. Watching that would not be as hilarious. The #8 horse, Itsallboutthechase, is also a sucker-horse for me here. He appears to be hopelessly off form, and not worth too much of a look, even at 12/1 or more. There are also three interesting need-to-lead types in this race (#2, Timbucto, #7, Geste, and #11, My Private Lake. All three could manage to win this race on the lead, I suppose, but all three appear to be those who will invariably via for the lead in this race. I don’t expect any of them to be around at the end. I landed on the #6 horse, Coach Ryan. He has been running well of late, and his trainer knows how to bring a horse into a race from a layoff. #10, Forty Grams, has some downside, but he does offer some back-class, as evidenced by his win in the Aleysheba BC Stakes last year on a sealed track. #1, Shone is playable here, and especially dangerous off the layoff. My Play: $5 Exacta, 6w/1,3,5,9,10 - $25 $5 Exacta, 1,3,5,9,10w/6 - $25 $1 Exacta box, 1,3,5,6,9,10 - $30 $15 to Win on the 6 - $15 $.20 Superfecta box, 1,6,9,10 - $4.80 Total: $99.80
Steve T. More than 1 year ago
My initial class based rating system worked quite well. Here is the TRC sheet for the Handigambling race: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pIaalb5z28p9KvH41sLDrZA Also here is the master list of all graded races: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pIaalb5z28p_qoQxAXXdYAg&hl=en I really want to see how my system works in a tight race and this one qualifies.