Woodbine Mile & Iroquois CASHES + Road to the BC! – Super Screener
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Woodbine Mile & Iroquois CASHES + Road to the BC!

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G1 Woodbine Mile

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The Woodbine Mile was a terrific ending to the Saturday Woodbine card.  #8 Tepin was just amazing again doing just enough to win her 8th race in a row against a not so stout field.  It was the perfect penultimate prep to her quest for another victory in the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Mile.  

 

The turf phenom and ’15 BC Mile winner (Tepin) is back from dusting the boys in the G1 Queen Anne at Ascot in June.  Going for an amazing 8 wins in a row.  She will sit off Qatar Racing’s rabbit, Arod, and then pounce for the win.

 

#1 Tower of Texas ran a sneaky good race and had we known this one would go off at odds of 23-1 we would have made him our Top Long Shot pick in the race!  It didn’t matter though as we had him ranked high and used heavily in the “2 hole” in our suggested wagers.

 

(Tower of Texas) Best of the locals and late turn of foot fits the Woodbine Mile win profile well.  Crafty trainer Attfield’s apparently outclassed charges do well in these stakes events.  Was best in last two due to trouble.  Solid under.

 

#2 Mutakayyef is a really good horse that narrowly missed 2nd place here and looked very uncomfortable throughout the race.  Move this one up next out as he is much better than how he performed today.  
While this was not supposed to be “big score” race by any means, Tower of Texas hitting the 2nd place spot at 23-1 keyed a few nice payoffs across multiple suggested wagers totaling over $400 in payoffs.  All and all a good day at the races!

 

G3 Iroquois

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Super Screener was spot on in not only tabbing the runaway winner, Not This Time as the prime win candidate but also keying in on Lookin At Lee as a value play.  Here’s what we said about both horses:

 

(Not This Time) Crushed rivals going the two-turn route distance last out.  Put a line through the troubled debut.  Gets a hot pace set up he needs for his best.  Super Screener likes those long, sharp works.  Very strong win contender.

 

(Lookin At Lee) Bred to stretch out and energy distribution profile suggests he’ll appreciate the move to the two-turn route.  Looked sharp in his last two at Ellis Park.  Debut was uninspiring, however.  Regardless, a contender here.
While the payoffs may have been a bit chalky we hit on several Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta suggested wagers to yield about $400 in payoffs.

 

G1 Northern Dancer

The top three finishers all exited the Arlington Million with The Pizza Man managing to get a neck in front of a game Wake Forest for the win.  As expected World Approval set the early, slow pace but could not hang on to 2nd which was needed from the suggested wagers perspective.

 

Our top long shot pick, Majeed (who got bet down to 6-1) may have run the best race here in that he was dead last after breaking slow with a pace set up that did not work in his favor yet he managed to close for a decent 4th place finish.  

 

TOP LONG SHOT (Majeed) Could be any kind and is versatile in how this David Simcock trainee distributes his energy so look for him to be closer to that early pace.  Gets Lasix for the first time and moves up off that sharp 2nd place finish last out.

 

The Super Screener was bullish on The Pizza Man, but Danish Dynaformer or World Approval had to impact the Exacta in order to make a difference at the windows.
West coast turf jock phenom, Flavien Prat drops the mount on Wake Forest and gets aboard this one (The Pizza Man).  Better-than-it looked Million effort and certainly does relish today’s added distance.  Look for a much better performance here.

 

Next weekend, the spotlight moves to Pennsylvania where the G1 Cotillion and the G2 Pennsylvania Derby will be contested to close out the September graded stakes action.  And then, watch out!… as the first two weekends in October will feature 32 G1 Stakes alone so don’t miss out on a single moment in all the awesome Breeders’ Cup prep action!  

 

Go Fast and Win!
Mike