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Top Long Shot Pick Wins Shadwell Mile, BC Berth!

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G1 Shadwell Mile

The Super Screener’s Top Long Shot pick and European shipper, #3 Suedois, ran a huge race against a top field of turf milers.  He caught a very stubborn #10 Heart to Heart, who did all the work up front but could not repel the final bid of his European foe.  The Super Screener Top Value pick, #6 Ballagh Rocks completed the Trifecta with a good race but not good enough for the win.  The Super Screener projected a 6th place finish at 5-1 for defending champ, Miss Temple City, which is where she ended up in the race.  Connections are signalling retirement rather than a BC Mile run, but if they do run, she’ll be a bet against for the Super Screener.  

 

Here’s what the Super Screener had to say about the top three finishers.

The suggested Super Screener Trifecta wager returned over $350.

 

G1 Breeders’ Futurity

The Super Screener Top Board Hitter pick, #9 Free Drop Billy, dusted this field and punched his ticket to the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in a handy win.  Pace was modest so he did all that work on his own. The Super Screener top win pick, Ten City, regrettably had to be euthanized due to a severe fracture sustained in his left front leg.  The rest of the finishers in the race were bomb city.   

G1 Spinster

The horse-for-course, #11 Romantic Vision, pressed the projected pace leader, #3 Duchess of Duke through modest fractions and then went on for a relatively easy win at generous odds of 6-1.  The Super Screener Top Win pick, #1 Martini Glass, ran the best race getting bottled up on the worst part of the track and just broke free too late to really impact.  The other Super Screener win pick, #10 Blue Prize ran a decent third.  As expected, Lockdown, was a suspect favorite and closed well late but could only snag 4th on a track surface favoring speed all weekend long.  

 

Following the suggested Super Screener Exacta wagering strategy would have yielded, for example, a payoff of over $500 for a $10 Exacta wager.

G3 Dixiana Bourbon

As the top win pick, Tigers Rule ran the big race we expected missing the win by a nose at terrific odds of 13-1, but was disqualified and placed third for drifting into Tap Daddy on the sloppy, sealed track.  The winner, Flameaway, moved up in the slop and leveraged that forwardly placed energy distribution for the win.  Top Board Hitter pick, Admirality completed the Superfecta.  Fortunately, the Super Screener suggested wagering strategy of using #1 up and down in the Trifecta slots paid off despite the DQ paying a handy $909.

 

More Results!

G1 Champagne

Firenze Fire reversed his forwardly placed energy distribution profile backing away from the usual front-loaded approach and instead was taken back and then came on with powerful energy for the upset win and will face Bolt d’Oro in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.  Good Magic, trained by Chad Brown, ran a respectable race securing the lead mid stretch before yielding to Firenze Fire.  Enticed ran a better-than-it-looked third running close to the hot pace but holding on best of other front runners.

G2 Woodford

Bucchero’s recent sharp dirt form transferred over to turf despite prior feeble turf sprint efforts and he explodes the board at odds of 26-1 for the win and will move on to Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.  The Screener Top Board Hitter, Hogy, was his reliable self finishing a fast-closing second.  Commend was a huge disappointment finishing 6th for what as an ice cold Bill Mott barn this past weekend.

G2 TCA Stakes

The Super Screener Top Win pick and Long Shot pick, Chalon (out of the Peter Miller barn) came back tenaciously on the rail after looking defeated to finish a game second at 11-1 in the compact field.  “Top win pick here is #6 Chalon who will sit off the pace and will continue that ascending form cycle pattern to generate a new lifetime top for the win.”  Finley’sluckycharm now remains undefeated in Kentucky and now moves on to be one of the favorites in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

G1 First Lady

The US Filly and Mare Turf division is coming up pretty weak this year and this race confirmed it.  Projected pace was soft and that is how it turned out.  Hawksmoor could not hang on and Zipessa just stalked in close order and got the perfect trip.  The horse that ran the best race in here was no doubt, Dona Bruja, running last of all but showing good turn of foot to finish a strong 4th place.

G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup

As expected, Diversify set the uncontested soft pace and held off all early and late comers.  Rally Cry ran a very unimpressive, no excuses flop.  Best effort in here was submitted by Keen Ice.  Despite the super soft, lightly pressured pace he closed extremely well for that 2nd place finish.

G1 SA Sprint Championship

Roy H reaffirmed he is one of the top sprinters in training right now with this perfect trip-aided victory.  Mr. Hinx freaked dueling with the highly regarded, American Anthem, and then repelled that one to finish an impressive clear second at 41-1.  American Anthem being taken to the lead was a big mistake…not the way this horse runs best.  Giant Expectations was done before the race started.  He was acting up and even unseated Stevens before the race.  Put a line through this one.

G1 Frizette

For whatever reason, Irad Ortiz Jr. decided to take Strategic Dreams out for the lead cutting brisk fractions while taking all kinds of heat from Drama Run and Purrfect Miss. Take nothing away from Chad Brown-trained Separationofpowers who redeemed herself after the fading 3rd place finish in the G1 Spinaway. Will now try 2 turns for the first time in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Caledonia Road ran a bias-aided 2nd place but dusted the rest of the field of also-rans.

G1 Flower Bowl

Once again a favored Euro shipper failed to fire which was the case for the highly favored Zhukova who pressed the very soft pace and finished last without being abused.  Dacita ran the best race here, finishing a game second and missing the win by a diminishing head while working to overcome the soft pace. War Flag got the perfect trip stalking the early duelers and did what she had to do to win.

LA Woman Stakes

The long-awaited return of Unique Bella was rewarded with a destructive win over a hopelessly over matched field of fillies and mares.  In a perfect trip she stalked the duelers who carved out 1:10 and 1:16 3/5 fractions for the 6 and 6.5 furlongs, respectively, and then pounced for the win.  The Super Screener top three picks completed the Trifecta including the top long shot pick, Cuddle Alert who closed for third at odds of 34-1.

 

 

The Breeders’ Cup prep action is pretty complete, though the G1 Queen Elizbeth II Challenge Cup will draw a top field of 3 year-old turf competitors and on Sunday, Woodbine will enjoy their 2nd biggest day on their racing calendar highlighted by the G1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes going 1 ½ miles on the turf.  We’ll cover the top stake action this weekend while we turn in earnest now to preparations for a productive Breeders’ Cup outcome.

 

Until next weekend…Go fast and win!

 

Mike