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G1 FrontRunner

What a scintillating performance by a Super Screener favorite.  Bolt d’Oro firmly established himself as the early Kentucky Derby favorite as he just stunned this good field drawing away with ease after pressing a modest pace.  Connections always firmly believed and would tell anyone who would listen to them that this horse wants a mile and a quarter.  He certainly made his case here and he’ll be fun to watch in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race in which he will be the odds on favorite.

 

The other Super Screener “A” horse and top win pick, Solomini, did not disappoint with a very solid 2nd place finish in his second career race and he too will move forward off this effort and will also get stronger as the distance gets longer.  

 

Completing the Trifecta was the Super Screener Top Long Shot bomber, Take the One O One.  We were happy with 20-1 odds but this colt went off at the unbelievably generous odds of 72-1!  That performance in his prior race on turf contesting a swift pace but holding on well provided the stamina boost he needed to hold on for third here at those explosive odds. Here’s what the Super Screener had to say about this “haveable” 72-1 shot:

“He will be pressed by #2 Take the One O One the Super Screener top long shot pick.  This CA-bred colt won his second start which was a big improvement over his debut.  Then he stretched out to go a mile on the turf getting that valuable 2-turn experience and despite the bad draw in that race he secured a decent position but ran close to a very swift pace, was gaining but then just didn’t have enough energy reserve for that final furlong.  That race will serve him well here as he continues to learn how to relax early to save more energy for the latter part of the race.  A major move forward in his form cycle progression is anticipated and that brilliant last work only confirms readiness.”

 

The Super Screener Top Value play, Ayacara completed the Superfecta a juicy odds of nearly 30-1.  The Vulnerable Fave selection finished a distant 5th at 3-1.

 

The suggested Trifecta wagers produced a hefty pay out of $1,600 thanks to the 72-1 Take the One O One holding on gamely for third.

 

G1 Awesome Again

The Super Screener top win pick Mubtaahij took advantage of the heavy pressure up front and came from near last to mow down the field in mid stretch at very generous odds of 3-1.  The Super Screener Top Long Shot pick, Win the Space, came flying home late to complete the Trifecta as the longest shot on the board with odds of 25-1.  Here’s what the Super Screener saw in both the winner and the long shot bomber:

 

“Bob Baffert holds a strong hand with the speedy #8 Cupid and new to the barn, and playing the role of the always dangerous “other” Baffert horse, #6 Mubtaahij who gets blinkers added.  The Screener favors #6 Mubtaahij as he performs best off these longer layoffs, is working with top energy, gets the right distance and pace set up.  With blinkers, he’ll be running closer but he will be more focused which should help him get that elusive win against a much easier field than he has faced in most of his previous races.”

 

“#1 Win the Space is another that was hopelessly overmatched when knocking heads with Arrogate and California Chrome last year.  Will find this field to be much softer and gets the perfect pressured pace set up for that strong late finish as he’ll be further back with blinkers removed.  That last race was a very good tightener off that nearly10-month layoff.  That recent work was deceptively strong not just in the time run but in how it was run finishing strong with plenty in reserve.”

G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

After his G1 Arlington Million hard fought victory going 1 ¼ miles, the Chad Brown-trained Beach Patrol left no doubt about his ability to get the 1 ½ miles distance as he pressed a modest pace and then drew away with ease.  You can make the case now that this is the top older US-based older male turf division horse heading into the Breeders’ Cup Turf …and he is getting awfully good at the right time.  As we have seen so many times before, one of Chad Brown’s other entrants, Fanciful Angel, completed the Exacta and he’ll move forward off this race and if this one also goes to the Breeders’ Cup Turf he will be a very live long shot.

 

Oscar Performance ran a very good race against a tough bunch in this his debut against older horses.  He did so sitting comfortably off the pace which is what connections wanted to see.  Has every right to move forward off this effort.  He is definitely better the longer they go as he can then better ration that inherent speed.

The Super Screener top win pick, Money Multiplier was a complete no show and with Sadler’s Joy only managing a 4th place finish and they were the keys to suggested Super Screener wagers.

 

G1 Rodeo Drive Turf

Make it two in a row in the G1 Rodeo drive for Avenge trained by Richard Mandella.  Like last year, connections used this race as final prep heading into the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf in which she finished a game 3rd just one length behind the classy winner, Queen’s Trust.  

 

The Super Screener Top Board Hitter selection, Goodyearforroses finished about as far way from the board as you can tossing an inexplicably poor race fading back to second to last at odds of even money. Our Top Value play and the other “A” horse was a late scratch.

 

Neither Frenzied at 83-1 nor Kiss Me Now at 49-1 were always in the back of the field and never made an impact.

 

G1 Vosburgh

The anticipated speed duel never materialized as El Deal went to the lead as expected with the eventual winner, Takaful, stalking that one throughout.  This race confirmed that El Deal’s prior big win was bias aided.  The Super Screener Top Long Shot pick, Celtic Chaos did finish 4th at 18-1.  When it comes to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint this year, the Super Screener will be looking West for the winner.

G3 Pilgrim Stakes

The Super Screener Top Board Hitter pick, Seabhac pressed the pace and finished well for the win with the Top Win pick, Voting Control finishing with a flourish for second after a troubled trip.  Notes from this race indicate that Voting Control submitted the best performance and will go to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as a viable contender though Euros should dominate the relatively weak US-based 2 year-old turf stakes crop.  Pace setter Looking Ready held on with enough energy to capture 4th place.

G1 Beldame

The handy 3 year-old filly just crushed her foes and it could have been by more had she not found herself bottled up for two furlongs with no where to go until she busted through a narrow seam to draw away at will.  There is no question this filly is something special and while she will take on formidable older rivals, she is just peaking at the right time and could offer some value come Breeders’ Cup Distaff time.

 

This weekend is part 2 of Super Saturday, with more major preps at Belmont plus the opening weekend action at KEENELAND!

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Go Fast & Win!

Mike

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