01/12/2009 7:49PM

Weekend Beyers, comments, HG pp's


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

*Louisiana (FG):  Good and Lucky (J. Carroll/P. Valenzuela) - 101

*Pelican (Tam):  Blind River Fox (G. Bennett/W. Martinez) - 98
*F. W. Gaudin Memorial (FG):  Mutadda (T. Amoss/J. Leparoux) - 98
*Cypress (FG):  Snug (J. Hudson/D. Saenz) - 97
*Plankton (Aqu):  Awesome Ashley (T. Pletcher/R. Dominguez) - 96
*Colonel E. R. Bradley (FG):  French Beret (M. Frostad/J. Graham) - 96
*Marshua's River (GP):  Waquoit's Love (T. Hills/R. Douglas) - 94
*LeComte (FG):  Friesan Fire (J. Jones/G. Saez) - 93
*Fort Lauderdale (GP):  Kiss the Kid (A. Tarrant/E. Trujillo) - 93
*Dr. A. B. Leggio Memorial (FG):  Classify (S. Asmussen/S. Bridgmohan) - 92
*Tiburon (GG):  Ultra Blend (S. Sherman/R. Gonzalez) - 92
*Winsham Lad (Sun):  Song of Navarone (H. Dominguez/A. Castanon) - 90

*What a Summer (Lrl):  Access Fee (L. Murray/J. Caraballo) - 89
*San Pasqual (SA):  Cowboy Cal (T. Pletcher/J. Velazquez) - 89
*Tiffany Lass (FG):  Just Jenda (J. Jones/T. Thompson) - 88
*Wishing Well (TP):  Proud Heiress (W. Mogge/J. Felix) - 87
*Busanda (Aqu):  Pumpkin Shell (D. Donk/C. Lopez) - 83
*Soft Morning (Aqu):  By the Light (R. Dutrow Jr./R. Migliore) - 82

*Santa Ysabel (SA):  Century Park (B. Baffert/T. Baze) - 79
*Camelia (DeD):  Zarb's Ballerina (D. Whited/D. Simington) - 74

*Willamette River (PM):  Sittingonarainbow (G. Khalsa/L. Mawing) - 67

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

Download GoodSitting.pdf


Peter Vescovo won the first HandiGambling exercise of 2008, and he chooses the eighth race at Gulfstream on Wednesday for our next test (HG116).  Here are the past performances:

Download HandiGambling116.pdf

Remember that you have $100 mythical dollars with which to play the race.  The contestant with the highest total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan" (a $136.95 value).

Good luck!

I'm falling behind with questions and comments, and will catch up in the next day or two.

Take it easy,


Buffalo Joe More than 1 year ago
Van Savant, Stellar idea prize to be awarded on Total ROI, BTW did anyone see Buffalo Joe's prize for top ROI for all of calander year 2008? Just kidding Dan but may be the DRF could throw me a baseball cap or something, I am sort of balding, or as my nephew once said "does uncle Joe know he IS bald"
Buffalo Joe More than 1 year ago
HG 116 (w/scratches) $5 tri k 10/168 (30) $5 tri w 10/68/168 (20) $5 tri w 10/68/678 (20) $5 tri w 68/10/68 (10) $3 tri k 6/8,10 (6) $3 tri k 8/6,10 (6) $2 tri w 68/10/17 (8)
Dave K More than 1 year ago
Revised HG 116 $1 tri box 1 6 7 10 $24 $1 super 1 7 10/ 1 7 10/ 1 2 4 6 7 10/ 1 2 4 6 7 10 $72 $2 ex box 1 7
t-bone More than 1 year ago
owenized More than 1 year ago
With the #3 scratched.. my updated HG 116 $60 Ex 7/5 $20 Ex 5/7 $3 Tri Box 5,7,10 $2 (Can of Frank's Energy Drink)
chicago gerry More than 1 year ago
Hg 116 ***3rd Revision*** $2 Superfecta 7,10/1,2,5,6,7,10/1,7,10/ 1,2,5,6,7,10
C More than 1 year ago
Gerry, p_ensign probably stated it best. The agent tries to find the best mount for a race, but sometimes, it's as simple as owing a favor or being contacted first. In a Breeders Cup race or the Kentucky Derby, I'd say this has more significance, as the jockey will make his desired rides more clear, but for a typical Wednesday afternoon, I wouldn't read much into it. cayman, I love the idea of all turf as much as the next guy, HOWEVER, I feel that dirt must remain in play for the sake of upholding the tradition of several races. Sorry, but the triple crown races must remain on dirt. The majority of the older fans that are still here will leave if any of those races are ever tinkered with. Also, the Travers, JCGC, Alabama, Met Mile, Stephen Foster, Donn, etc, have long histories and messing around with them would not be a good thing. These are traditional races that we can't just throw on turf.
mpm101 More than 1 year ago
HG116 Following the scratches I think the only difference is that Z humor may have a slightly less contested lead unless Forest Command decides to get involved rather than stalk as I initially figured. The closers also may be a bit disadvantaged of not having a fast pace. I think Dream Maestro is the horse for the track and the race though I hope he does not fall too far off of the pace. The bets: $40 Win - 7 $1 Triple Box - 1,2,6,7 $30 Exacta - 10/7 $0.10 Super 7/1,2,6,10 $0.10 Super 10/1,2,6,7 mpm101
Buffalo Joe More than 1 year ago
Thank you Justin for the definetive answer to Chi Gerry's question, it appears it is Team Zayat doing what they feel is best for the horse. I do hope in the future you have occasion to use JV on some of your better horses, I don't think you will be disappointed.
Brooklyn Chessplayer More than 1 year ago
HG116- For those who own the Pops and Tips Program, the TCF, B-100 All and EPS-A are notable for catching longshots in a race. #9 Whos Crying Now owns a coefficient matchup of: TCF 186, B100-All 78 and an EPS-A 33. The minimum #s for longshot consideration are: for the TCF=190, B-100All=70 and an EPS-A=20. The variable range for horses with a minus-4 to a plus + 5 can be considered for the TCF category. But, the combined #s should fall near a total of 280 for all three categories combined. I have caught several longshots with #s like: 210-90-19 for the listed categories. Prices ranged from $19 to $78, probably only 5 for the most-recent-long-priced Saratoga meet. Nevertheless, a double-overlay analysis (DOL) for the entries also noted that three horses: #2 Golden Age, #7 Dream Maestro and #9 Whos Crying Now all own the DOL pattern. The pattern exhibits a not older than 7-day last workout to race day, suggesting recency. It must also show the last two consecutive races with odds of equal or greater than 10-1, thus distracting any serious consideration on race day. The final aspect shows a race-within-a-race pattern in its last two races, suggesting a fit or willingness to go to the lead (especially before the break or first call). My longshot pick will be #9 Whos Crying Now. He owns the Pops and Tips numerical pattern and is crossed with my home-grown pattern of a DOL.