Mar 092018
 

The Spotlight feature takes a quick look at the race program and here are my picks for the graded races on Saturday:

 

NEW MARKET HANDICAP-Victoria

6-Blushing Cadet 5/1-Enters off a refresher win in allowance group after 3 month breather, looks ready for this one.

1-I Am Groot  5/1-Missed by under a stride when fourth in last with monster late run, right there again.

3-Invincible Spoe  5/1-Third in three-way photo in last start, not out of the picture.

 

HILL SIDE CHALENGE-Florida

12-Kitten’s Star TX  13/1-Moved to turf in late 2017 and showed she is for real winning listed by 2 with 115 speed.  Gains graded win.

1-Black Jack Charm  29/1-Took long 10-month hiatus and returned with career best speed of 107 on off track.  Back to dry surface, can it get better at a price with jump to graded?

4-Selfdoute  12/1-Won last four in a row on turf by comfortable margins, jumps to graded looking to extend streak.

 

CADOKA STAKES-Oregon

8-Mbuna Dance  6/1-Has won 6 races on dirt & turf with a second on poly.  Has streak of 5 in a row with last four in listed stakes.  Extends streak with grade win.

10-Moscova Nights  6/1-Dropped to allowance after off board listed stake race.  Finished 1 & 2 in allowance and looks to have act back together.

2-Comet Cadet  7/1-Enters off solid win in listed stake and only out of money once in seven starts, contender.

 

NAKAYAMA LADY-Japan

2-Dansili’s Form  3/1-Finished fifth in graded recently after a three month layoff with nice late run effort.  Second start after rest is the charm.

6-Your Face  3/1-ITM 75% of starts, got beat after taking late lead in listed at 9.5f, trims back to 9f and could be better opportunity.

1-Vorsoisson 9/2-Likes to run on lead but hasn’t been able to cross line on top since June.  May have enough left to get some minor spoils.

 

THE KEWNEY-Victoria

5-Backwards W  3/1-Won four of last five by good margins, goes mile this time and should adapt easily to distance extension.

4-My Lady Approach  5/2-Favorite is front runner who will battle with top choice throughout race on the lead.

7-Isuntza   4/1-Fished first or second in all 8 career turf starts, one not to ignore.

 

YE OLE SHOPPING EXCHANGE-Victoria

4-Tweet Me  7/1-Climbing the ladder nicely, winning allowance, listed and graded stakes.  Win streak now at four in a row and can extend.

9-American Crime  5/2-Picked up pair of good wins in listed stakes, moves back to graded competition.  110+ speeds are in his back pocket and he could rip one off.

5-Wanna Be The One  25/1-Longshot has hit board in last two and high odds, hitting career best speeds in each.  Could third one be another charm?

 

NEW ZEALAND OAKS-New Zealand

11-Final Realm 5/1-Two very good wins in last pair of starts.  Rallied from 10 back to win by 2 in 9.5f in last start, earns the call here.

7-Otto Moncada  7/1-Tested 10 furlongs in last and chopped 12 length deficit to a bit over 3 finishing third.  Extra 2 furlongs could help here.

9-Haugh  12/1-Won by four lengths in allowance recently going 9 furlongs.  This race is 12 furlongs and maybe she likes the longer routes.

 

CZECH 2000 GUINEAS-Czech Republic

8-Mr Wedneseay  4/1-Turf converter with success, winning three of four and includes a second.  Last win in graded with 100 speed, gets edge.

3-Inner Sunset  6/1-Perfect three for three since moving to turf, fourth is on the horizon.

4-Settle For More  5/2-Favorite also switched to turf recently and has won both starts he’s been in, will push the issue.

 

CZECH 1000 GUINEAS-Czech Republic

8-Ivarsaur Boneless 9/2-Ran first or second in last six inclusive of three listed stakes.  Hard to envision she won’t be there again.

5-Painted Charger 4/1-Doing well with stakes with 2 wins and second in listed, finished third in last with first try in graded.

7-Sign The Petition 3/1-Also has had good trips in listed stakes winning two of four outings with a second, figures to be competitive.

 

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