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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wednesday’s Longshot Flyers

PID Race 6: #7 Britt’s Richter (ML 8-1)

A 5-year-old with only two races under his belt looks unlikely here against up-and-coming 3-year-olds like #6 Alphabet Magic and #8 Honest Trip, but the Arterburn father-daughter team look to have this gelding primed to stretch out to 8f with three strong, long workouts since his last start. Actually, a 6-7-8 tri (boxed) looks very likely here.


MTH Race 9: #3 Intuition (ML 10-1)

A first-time starter, with excellent gate works including a bullet 5f over an off-track most recently. This 2-year-old filly sold for $115,000 last September at Keeneland, well above her sire During’s stud fee ($5,000) and average ($24,200). Her dam Miss Maggie was G2-placed (Prioress) and has produced 2 winners from 3 starters.


DMR Race 7 (G3 Sorrento): #8 Evita Argentina (ML 8-1)

Lots of talented 2-year-old fillies in this race with early speed—Cosmic Queen, Trifecta King and Glitter City—so I’m looking for a closer when those burnout. This daughter of Candy Ride won at first asking (at nearly 20-1) and has four excellent works leading to this, including a long 6f bullet work most recently. John Sadler and Tyler Baze are striking at 50% (70% ITM), so I’m thinking this little lady is sitting on a big race.


UPDATE: Wednesday’s longshot flyers results: Britt’s Richter scratched at Presque Isle, while at Monmouth, 17-1 first-time starter Intuition got third ($4.40 show) behind Northern Belle ($3.80 win) and Misty Rose ($3.80 place), with the $1 tri paying $51.70.

In the G3 Sorrento, it was 7-1 Evita Argentina who impressively won for her sire Candy Ride, paying $17.20 win, and keying a 8-6-2 $1 tri that paid $100.70 with the two top favorites in second (6-5 Stardom Bound) and third (2-1 Emmy Darling). I loved the way Tyler Baze gave her some loving in the winner’s circle after dismounting, cradling her head and giving her kisses. Very cute.

3 comments:

Winston...not really said...

Do you have the early numbers on Candy Ride? I liked him and would like to know how he is doing.

If he passes on just a little of his talent, watch out.

Valerie said...

He's currently #7 on the First-Crop Sire List, and #27 on the Juvenile Sire List, with 4 winners out of 15 starters. His first winner was El Brujo who won over the Woodbine polytrack on June 8; he recently finished 2nd in the Claredon Stakes at Woodbine.

His stallion page is here: http://www.bloodhorse.com/stallion-register/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=5902892

Winston...not really said...

Thank you kindly.