Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hakodate Kinen Preview

Field Bear has all but marked his territory at the Hakodate track as he brings an impressive home field advantage to this Sunday's Kinen. Three wins and five seconds, out of ten career starts at the track will set well with the gambling public, but his 4th place finish here in June could be seen as a weakening of his strangle hold, or just a one race disappointment.

Dream Sunday and Shadow Gate look to take advantage of their early speed capabilities to net possible board showings or better.
Odds & Ends

This is a Handicap race but light assigned weight hasn't been an advantage. Lofty Aim came in 2nd with 52 kilo at 48.5 three years ago. That's about it.

Public Favorites: Last 10 years. Win: 2/10 ..Second..2/10...Hit the Board Total..4/10
I'm not interested in the low weight in as much as which horses get the high weight.
57 & 58 on pace setters, especially when they are all vying for the lead can be disastrous for them. Shadow Gate at 58 is very dicey .The Tomoe-Sho held two weeks ago has some participants that look to compete here. Something off-pace perhaps. Jamil has been running at a better class level than these but class drops can be deceiving. The 4yr old colt will be one of the favorites though.

1 comment:

robert said...

Cheers for another informative write-up Keith! I'm gonna look into it a little later on in the week. Cheers!