Wednesday, November 23, 2011



Much like one ditsy blond, a level headed brunet, and a swinging bachelor dominated the American TV ratings in the late 70's likewise a similar Threes Company should dominate the boards in tomorrows running of the Japan Cup.

The cast of characters in this race include the two female leads Buena Vista and Danedream and Pelusa inheriting the role made famous by the late comic genius of John Ritter.

The Script: A dazzling 33.6 stretch time in his last race off an ill advised attempt at 3400m hints at an even bigger effort here especially on a predicted fast turf has #7 PELUSA, finally accepting the invite to the G1 winners circle after a career long campaign of simply being a contender. Ticket
holders will no doubt need ice water in their veins as Pelusa 's proverbial late kick will once again make for another climatic stretch run.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

#2 Buena Vista... There seems to be a silent majority that thinks Vista is vulnerable to another bad outing here. I'm not one of them. The comments from the connections about " revenge" from last year and the jockey insisting there will be a better ride than the error filled Tenno holds water with me. The fast track and course shapes up to be another superior run by the best horse in Japan if not the world.

#13 Danedream...I cant remember the last time I had a foreign entrant rated this high. What impressed me more than her " Ark" victory was that literally a few days before the race Japanese owner/breeder Teruya Yoshida bought majority shares in her and now is sitting on a gold mine. Most new owners merely run the Cup as the last race before retiring to stud in Japan. Not Danedream. The financial windfall of not only this race, but her bright future as a 3yr-old and beyond is not going unnoticed by anyone, including the connections that will have her ready for a big effort here.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
4 yr-old class

Yes, this brilliant group is not heading into the Cup with the same fanfare as last year but I'm not going to leave out any of these trifecta busters due to a disappointing race or layoff.

#3 Rose Kingdom, #6 To The Glory, #8 Victoria Pisa, #15 Eishin Flash

THE WAGER... 7-2, 7-13, ¥10,000 One Way Exacta
2-7,2-13,7-13, ¥10,000 Quinellas

Straight Exactas:( 2,7,13) &( 2,7,13) & (2,3,6,7,8,13,15) ¥1000 36 Tickets

Insurance Savers #7 with 3,6,8,15 ¥1000 Each-Way Exactas
#2 with 3,6,8,15 ¥2000 Each-Way Exactas

Total Ticket Package Outlay: ¥100,000

Matsuda trained Burton looks poised to make his debut mark at Tokyo a successful one. A fast running track looks to be a ideal set up for a horse that had a 32.7 time two races out. Hungry broke his maiden here last year in impressive fashion and a repeat visit to the winners circle is a very possible outcome.

The Wager: #10 with 1,2,4,13,14,15 ¥2000 Each-Way Exacta
#4 with 1,2,13,14,15 ¥1000 Each-Way Exacta

8th Race Will buy BRACKETS on the outside contenders #15 #16
The Wager: BRACKET QUINELLAS 2-8,5-8,7-8,8-8 ¥3000 Each

11th Race: An ending race day wager again dutching two horses #5 and #16

The Wager: #5 with 1,3,7,9,16 ¥1000 Each-Way Exacta
# 16 with 1,3,7,9 ¥1000 Each-Way Exacta

Saturday, November 19, 2011


< Target Machine..My Derby Horse and Bankroll Builder

Tokyo 9th Race....#6 Target Machine A real " Ugly Betty" on the recent form . Last four results respectively 11th,10th.4th and most recent at 40-1, a 13th finish but his probable odds tomorrow 6-1!!

A true class drop that will only be dampened by the surface. Tough to figure how Target or any of these horses will handle it thus I cant pull the trigger as much as I would otherwise be inclined to, but a real chance for a good effort.

The Wager] #7 with 1,2,6,8 ¥5000 Each-Way Exacta #7 with 3,4,10 ¥2000 Each-Way Exacta
# 7 & 2,3,4,6,8,10 & 1 Straight Trifecta ¥1000 6 tickets
# 7 & 1,2,3,4,8,10 & 6 Straight Trifecta ¥1000 <>

1,2,3,4,8,10 & 7 & 6 Straight Trifecta ¥1000 <>
2,3,4, 6,8,10f & 7 & 1 Straight Trifecta ¥1000 <>

Kyoto 11 Race Mile Championship

# 11 Grand Prix Boss....Throw out the Swan Stakes and his attempt overseas and we have a very good looking 3yr old that has already TWO G1 victories under his young saddle and getting 13-1.

The Wager #11 with 5,7,8,13,17,18 ¥1000 Each Way Exacta

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Queen Elizabeth G1

Kyoto 11th Race: #2 Italian Red... Handled the Tokyo course in workman like fashion on the same day as the Shuka Sho. A step up in class even though she's at the age of 5 ,but I anticipate another strong effort here.

The Wager: 2 with 1,3,8,14,18 ¥1000 Each-Way Exacta

Friday, November 11, 2011

Paradise Stakes

Tokyo 10th Race... Off track probable for this 1400M turf race. Looking to box some horses that should be up near or in front of what looks like to be some slow fractions.

The Wager: 2,4,5,6,10 Box Quinellas at ¥1000 ( 10 tickets) ....................................................................................................

Kyoto 11 Race... Look for #2 Danon Ballade to hit the boards in this one.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Copa Argentina

Tokyo 11 Race... Going to dutch the top two contenders in a somewhat lackluster field of inconsistent stayers.

The Wager # 4 with 6, 11,,16,17,18 ¥500 Each Way Exacta
#12 with 6,11,16,17,18 ¥1000 Each Way Exacta

Friday, November 4, 2011

Kyoto Sho Fantasy

Kyoto: 11th Race #17 Bewitch Us....Will get around 15-1 here but the high number is because of the bad draw. She ran very well in Nakayama without a desirable pace and hoping a pick up in speed and the longer stretch can compensate for the gate.

The Wager: 17 with 1,5,9,12,14 ¥1000 Each-Way Exacta