Oct 192019
 

Storm In The Woods Dirt Challenge

Saturday, October 19, 2019 — 1:30:00 PM EST
California - Stakes - Purse : $100,000
7 Furlongs - Fast Dirt - Restricted to 3 Year Olds

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Post 1 – READY FOR NOW – 8/1

READY FOR NOW is sired by TIZNOW x EL PRADO and is running for the squirrel2 stable.  READY FOR NOW has won in 4 times in 7 starts for a 57% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 106.9 (8)
12 Month Average Speed: 97.1 (8)
12 Month Form: 61131

READY FOR NOW has seen a huge improvement over his last three outings, however to find success at the stakes level he will need to take another leap forward.

Post 2 – PRO FORTY NINER – 16/1

PRO FORTY NINER is sired by PROTONICO x FORTY NINER and is running for the ddkstables19 stable.  PRO FORTY NINER has won in 2 times in 10 starts for a 20% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 104.5 (9)
12 Month Average Speed: 94.2 (9)
12 Month Form: 35013

Although PRO FORTY NINER has seen his speed figures jump in his last two races, PRO FORTY NINER has only put together two victories so far in his career and it might be too early for him to make the jump to stakes.

Post 3 – BODE’S MOMMA’S – 15/1

BODE’S MOMMA’S is sired by BODEMEISTER x TOUCH GOLD and is running for the legend82 stable.  BODE’S MOMMA’S has won in 3 times in 11 starts for a 27% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 103.5 (10)
12 Month Average Speed: 100.2 (1)
12 Month Form: 1617

BODE’S MOMMA’S made his stakes debut early in his 2yo campaign, however he was quickly pulled back to the allowance class where he has put together three career victories before umping back into the stakes class in his last outing.

Post 4 – POLITICAL DRIVE – 9/1

POLITICAL DRIVE is sired by EMCEE x PACO BOY (IRE) and is running for the tarton26 stable.  POLITICAL DRIVE has won in 4 times in 13 starts for a 31% win rate and has a solid shot to finish among the leaders in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 110.2 (5)
12 Month Average Speed: 98.5 (6)
12 Month Form: 20427

POLITICAL DRIVE flew out of the gates to start his career with four straight victories, highlighted the forth victory at the G2 Midsoil Stakes.  Since then he has stumbled and has been sent back to the stakes class in hopes of building back his confidence, which was rewarded with a career high speed in his first race back.

Post 5 – PIRATE CANNON – 4/1

PIRATE CANNON is sired by HENNY HUGHES x STORM CAT and is running for the treasurestables stable.  PIRATE CANNON has won in 3 times in 10 starts for a 30% win rate and is projected to finish among the leaders in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 110.4 (4)
12 Month Average Speed: 100.1 (2)
12 Month Form: 11582

PIRATE CANNON is the ultimate wildcard so far in his career, he seems to only have two gears: deep closing rocket or wire to wire at the back of the pack.  With PIRATE CANNON’s preferred running style being a deep close his trainer has been seen going crazy in the grandstand as he waits to see whether PIRATE CANNON decides to launch into a close coming into the stretch.  Lucky for trainer jabalrutledge PIRATE CANNON fires more often than not having finished top two in seven of ten starts, and with todays field PIRATE CANNON should be able to find himself among the leaders by the finish.

Post 6 – WHILE WE WAIT – 6/1

WHILE WE WAIT is sired by MAJESTICPERFECTION x ROAR and is running for the punter75 stable.  WHILE WE WAIT has won in 5 times in 11 starts for a 45% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 110.8 (3)
12 Month Average Speed: 93.7 (10)
12 Month Form: 1134

WHILE WE WAIT is still waiting to bring home a stakes victory after finishing just behind the leaders in his last two stakes races after making the jump following a successful allowance career.  His speed figures have jumped in his last two races and he seems ready to take the next step into the winners circle. A key to success for WHILE WE WAIT seems to be getting out to an early lead, look to see him break early and try to take the field wire to wire.

Post 7 – HENNY’S GOLD – 5/1

HENNY’S GOLD is sired by HENNY HUGHES x TAPIT and is running for the barba stable.  HENNY’S GOLD has won in 4 times in 10 starts for a 40% win rate and has a solid shot to finish among the leaders in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 110.2 (5)
12 Month Average Speed: 98.5 (5)
12 Month Form: 22511

HENNY’S GOLD is another contender who has struggled with consistency through his career having put together six victories, including two in stakes races, while posting another six runs where he finished significantly back from the leaders.  HENNY’S GOLD will be looking to match his career high speed from his last outing, which will be needed if he is to finish among the front of the pack in this field.

Post 8 – CORT OF A PEEL – 10/1

CORT OF A PEEL is sired by SUCCESSFUL APPEAL x HENNESSY and is running for the rac3 stable.  CORT OF A PEEL has won in 4 times in 10 starts for a 40% win rate and is projected to finish among the leaders in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 110.9 (2)
12 Month Average Speed: 98.7 (4)
12 Month Form: 31371

CORT OF A PEEL is still chasing down his first stakes victory after having a solid allowance record.  He has only once broken the 100 speed barrier when he posted a career best 110 speed in his last outing, another high 100′s speed will be needed if CORT OF A PEEL is to have a chance to take this field.

Post 9 – DONOVAN’S DIAL – 7/1

DONOVAN’S DIAL is sired by DIALED IN x CORINTHIAN and is running for the vampire4 stable.  DONOVAN’S DIAL has won in 6 times in 16 starts for a 38% win rate and has a solid shot to finish among the leaders in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 108.3 (7)
12 Month Average Speed: 97.7 (7)
12 Month Form: 28621

DONOVAN’S DIAL has been struggling to return to the form he had as a two year old where he was victorious in half of his starts and only finished outside the top three once in a graded field where he still posted career high speeds.  DONOVAN’S DIAL was dropped to allowance races for his past two starts, and after posting top two finishes in both races he will be looking to carry that success back into the stakes race today.

Post 10 – OG TO HONOR HUMOR – 7/2

OG TO HONOR HUMOR is sired by TO HONOR AND SERVE x DISTORTED HUMOR and is running for the baffie0 stable.  OG TO HONOR HUMOR has won in 5 times in 16 starts for a 31% win rate and is a favourite to finish at the front in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 115.8 (1)
12 Month Average Speed: 100 (3)
12 Month Form: 12128

OG TO HONOR HUMOR is the oddsmakers favourite to win, and having posted the highest career speed and consistently high speeds he will be hard to beat.  OG TO HONOR HUMOR will likely stalk just off the lead, and will need to keep the pace up as there are a few strong closers who will be trying to close the gap down the stretch.

Beerkeg’s Picks

Holeshot: READY FOR NOW

Favourite: OG TO HONOR HUMOR (7/2)

Wildcard: CORT OF A PEEL  (10/1)

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OG TO HONOR HUMOR

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  2 Responses to “Storm In The Woods Dirt Challenge”

  1. Thanks for the read. Glad you were able to get it posted in time.

  2. Great Job !!!!