Friday, December 23, 2011

Don't Look TWO Gift Horses In The Mouth Come This Christmas

How I would love to go the road less traveled route to an eventual huge end of the year payout by eliminating the two " power couple" of my tickets, but thankfully after cutting myself of the egg nog I've landed back to reality.

The only window of opportunity abet a very narrow one is if they don't come in one/two in the finish and get split up by some stretch closer?! The last time the Alima was run on Christmas, Zenno Rob Roy romped home in record time. I'm going to spread some extra holiday magic on his son, Pelusa , doing the same and resurrect his career off his dismal finish in the Japan Cup.

The Wager : 9-1-4, 1-9-4 , 9-4-1, 1-4,9, ¥3000 Straight Trifectas
4-1-9, 4-9-1 ¥2000 Straight Trifectas

¥1000 Straight Trifectas ( 8 tickets)

1-4, 4-9 ¥5000 WIDE Ticket


Saturday December 24th


9th Race...#3 Bewitch Us...

The Wager : # with 1,2,5,6,8 ¥1000 Each-Way Exacta ¥1000 WIDE Tickets

12th Race..#7 Target Machine is ALREADY back. He is finally running well. Strike while the iron is HOT!!

The Wager: #7 with 1,2,3,8,10 ¥1000 Each-Way Exacta ¥1000 WIDE Tickets
7 & 8 with 1,2,3,10,12, ¥1000 Random Trios ( 5 ) Tickets

**** HANSHIN 11 Race...#12 TRIP
Hiroyoshi Matsuda has himself a good looking horse and the name isn't Buena Vista.

The Wager: #12 with 1,2,3,6,10,13,16 ¥1000 Each -Way Exacta
12 & 1,2,3,6,10,13 & 16 ¥1000 Straight Trifecta
12 & 1,2,3,6,10,16 & 13 ¥1000 Straight Trifecta
Dec 25th, possible play on #1 Omega Blue Line in the 11th at Nakayama

Friday, December 16, 2011

Alfredo Is This Weekends Main Dish

December 18th

Nakayama 11 Race...#3 ALFREDO Coming off a Grade 1 victory last week in Hong Kong and a superb ride on Jorden in the Japan Cup, Craig Williams looks to continue the hot streak and serve up another delicacy on Alfredo. The heaviest horse in the field of sixteen is still brilliantly fleet of foot witnessed by a 33.2 stretch run last time out. Two for two at the distance ,this horse has a real chance to continue his run at being undefeated and MIGHT not even be the favorite come post time. A good value on a horse that encompasses all handicapping merit.

The Wager: #3 with 1,4,6,7,15,16 ¥3000 Each-Way Exacta
3 & 1,4,6,7,15,& 16 ¥1000 Straight Trifectas
1,4,6,7,15, & 3 &16 ¥1000 Straight Trifectas
3 & 1,4,6,7,16 & 15 ¥1000 Straight Trifectas

December 17th

Nakayama 12th Race

#13 Omega Blue Hawaii... Running well as of late but getting 6.4 because of his inefficiencies at 1600 M ( 0-5). The first time at the course in his 15 race career might prove to his liking.

#13 with 2,4,6,8,10 ¥1000 Each-Way Exactas
#13 with 2,4,6,8,10 ¥1000 WIDE tickets

Hanshin 11th Race

#12 Smile Jack..One of my favorites here. Wont spread him around but at 15-1 I wont need to.
Granted not much as of late but is always capable.

The Wager: #12 with 1,11,16,18 ¥1000 Each Way Exactas
¥1000 WIDE ticket

10th Race ( Hanshin)

#3 Liberty Valance..Very good dirt numbers and has been very consistent all year. Second outing in the higher class but his effort for 3rd in the last outing is good enough here for a higher spot.

#3 with 2,6,9,13,14 ¥1000 Each Way Exacta

* I'll play around with Shonan Alba in tomorrows main, also on Sunday in the 8th in Nakayama, Crawford, could be an intriguing choice.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

UPDATE* Will post Crawford as a blog post

Nakayama 8th...# 3 This Sunday Racing fillie won her last race quite impressively I felt. Going up in class but not getting much attention at 13-1. I like her chances here.
The Wager #3 with 4,8,11,13,16 ¥1000 Each Way Exacta
¥1000 WIDE Tickets

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Juvenile Fillies

Nakayama 9th Race #9 Hiraboku Bijin Two out of two at the distance and course. The last three races, her weight has fluctuated from 452 to 486? to her most recent at 466. Coming off a summer layoff it looks like a potential fire here especially with Goto back on board.

The Wager #9 with 1,2, 4,11,13 ¥1000 Each Way Exacta

Hanshin 11 Race...#12 La Scintillante...Ran 1600 M last time out in a winning time of 1.34.4 and fastest last furlongs at a 34.9 clip. Most of the field coming from shorter distances so will stick with a horse that has already proven her merit at the same call and has room for further maturity here.

The Wager: #12 with 2,8,11,13,16,18 ¥2000 Each-Way Exacta

Friday, December 9, 2011

Target Machine's Last Stand

Nakayama 12th Race..#11 Target Machine....came in 3rd last time out paying in a 45,000¥ trifecta.
This is the shortest interval between races and another class drop for a horse that is primed to finally break through. A bullet workout on Dec 6th is a indication that Munakata finally has this horse primed for a big effort and an eventual successful Spring campaign.

The Wager: 11 with 1,3,4,5,6,7,8 ¥2000 Each-Way Exacta
¥10,000 WIN Ticket ( morning odds 4.2)
1,4,5,6,7,8, & 11 & 3 ¥2000 Straight Trifecta
11 & 1,4,5,6,7,8, & 3 ¥2000 Straight Trifecta
11 & 3 & 1,4,5,6,7,8 ¥1000 Straight Trifecta
1,4,5,6,7,8 & 3& 11 ¥1000 Straight Trifecta

* not putting the favorite #3 on top since a probable ticket with Target in the mix probably wouldn't pay all that well anyways. Will take the risk on that one.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Turquoise Stakes

Nakayama 11 Race: #9 Ginza Bonanza....Between July 2nd and August 20th, Bonanza hit the boards at three different tracks and at three different distances. Particular enlightening is the July 2nd 1600 m race at Nakayama where she tuned in at 1.32.9, which if repeated can put her back on the boards after two " off races".

The Wager: #9 with 6,8,11,12,14 ¥2000 Each-Way Exacta

Hanshin 11 Race

#9 Wonder Acute...4th last time out off a record race time in May. Getting 18-1 on a horse that has five career wins in Hanshin and all with the same jock on his back.

The Wager #9 with 6,16 ¥3000 Each-Way
6,9,16 & 6,9,16 & 6,9,16 ¥1000 Straight Trifectas

Hanshin 10th race..#11 Suzuki Scorpion
The Wager: #11 with 7,9,12 15 ¥1000 Each-Way Exacta