Handicapping & Race Analysis

October 25, 2014
Lexie Lou, Canada’s star filly, became a California girl on Saturday, winning her first American start in the $101,250 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.
Maker Or Breaker, an invader from Southern California who was coming out of a Grade 3 stakes at Santa Anita, took advantage of the class drop to easily capture Saturday’s $35,000 Princess of Palms at Turf Paradise.
Sharla Rae, the lone stakes winner in the field, proved best in the lane, capturing the $75,420 Pike Place Dancer Stakes by a neck at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.
Keeneland wrapped up the first meet on its new dirt track Saturday with solid reviews from horsemen and a fair safety record – though the meet did post decreases in field size, handle, and attendance.
Mellow Fellow was up for a nose win over Full Moon’s Back in the $90,000 Gin Rummy Champ at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to Moonwalker.
Blazing Bling came from off the early pace to blow by the field and win the first running of the $50,000 Diana at ThistleDown on Saturday afternoon.
Pick of the Litter finally delivered on the promise trainer Dale Romans felt he showed all along, splitting horses in deep stretch to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Fayette Stakes, the closing-day feature at Keeneland.
Savvy Hester battled back along the inside after giving up the lead early in the stretch to notch her first stakes Saturday at Woodbine in the $111,200 River Memories.
Christophe Clement’s instructions to Joel Rosario in the paddock for his ride aboard Miss Chatelaine in Saturday’s $100,000 Chelsey Flower Stakes at Belmont Park were simple.
Maybe it wasn’t an either/or situation after all for Salutos Amigos. After dominating Saturday’s Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap by 3 1/4 lengths at Belmont Park, David Jacobson, part-owner and trainer of Salutos Amigos, said he wants to wheel the horse ...