Another BIG day for us here yesterday, as we had the following...
-An $11,849 Rolling Pick Five
-A $5,274 Rolling Pick Four
-Three Rolling Pick Three's of $1,285, $1,615 & $157
-Three Rolling Doubles of $421, $112 & $74, AND an Ice Cold One of $75
-Two Exacta Boxes of $172 & $11
-Three winners of $4, $6 & $18 ( as we are guaranteed a flat bet profit 'til Sunday )
-AND 3 for 4 in the "Beatable Favorite" department.
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Let's keep it going !
Just a reminder that for today's full card selections & analysis for Belmont Park, merely go back one page.
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Today's Beatable Favorite(s): None
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Graded Stakes - 10/9 - Keeneland - Three Grade One's
2.La Signare ( Fr )
3.Dalika ( Ger )
We're not quite sure why the #1 ABSCOND is 30-1 in this spot, as the adjusted 95.3 she just put up in the most recent, is but a few points behind some of the top competitors signed on, so right off the bat, there's some value here. As the last two outings were in one turn events, we'll do some prorating to the Distaff at Churchill from Derby day, and that adj. figaro ( 98.3 ) is even better. Four year old will need to work out a perfect trip from the pocket, but we dig the pilot & will swing away. #12 LA SIGNARE (FR) was absolutely awful in the Flower Bowl, but as Bad Santa says, "They can't all be winners, kid." Gal outperformed her parimutuel expectations in the quartet prior to that, and best work has cone at today's distance of ground ( 2 for 6, compared to being 1-14 otherwise ). #11 DALIKA (GER) completes the Pizza/Escargot/Bratwurst triple based on the good speed shown in her turf routes, and a possibility of hanging around for a share. OFF TURF: 8-4-6-10-8
#4 SEAL BEACH is a maiden facing winners, but that doesn't matter as much as you might think it does in a race such as this. Maker charge has improved with each passing start ( at increasingly longer distances ), and having said that, is only five points less than the one below from a Beyer aspect -- at nearly seven times the odds !! Recognize that 4 of 5 members of the family tree went 4:1-3-0 the first time they went two turns, with the losses being by less than a length. #2 MR. BOUMA showed some nice improvement when gutsily snagging the sheepskin at Ellis three fortnights back, and the 398 Tomlinson for the dx. tells us there's plenty of room for improvement. #11 COSTA TERRA is a half to Pneumatic ( 2 for 4 when making two lefts ) should appreciate the added ground.
2.Argentello ( Ire )
3.Monarch's Glen ( GB )
#8 BROWN STORM is a longshot's longshot fer sure, but six year old "horse" ( You hang on to them dangling participles, buddy boy ! ) is 4:1-0-1-1 in 2nd off the shelf turf engagements, and we like the improved speed shown in the 1X turf deal last time out ( at 33-1 ). There is only ONE other entrant with pure front end zip signed on, and should that one on get to the top, well... #2 ARGENTELLO (IRE) overcame some traffic to lose by 3/4's in his sole KEE start, and aside from that showing, had another one in his only other "second off the bench" jammie. 4 of 8 mark jumps off the page, and this one seems to have some nice rapport with Brian. #9 MONARCH'S GLEN (GB) rounds out the top three. OFF TURF: 9-4-1-2-10
Belmont ( Current ): 35-136 ( $306.10 ) Beatable Favorites 2-14( 14.3% ) Favorites Win %: 39-136 ( 28.7% )( As of Saturday morning )
Graded Stakes ( Current ): 9-47 ( $68.50 ) Beatable Favorites 1-3 ( 33.3% ) Favorites Win %: 26-47 ( 55.3% )
Saratoga ( Final ): 81-417 ( $578.30 ) Beatable Favorites 7-19 ( 36.8% ) Favorites Win %: 166-417 ( 39.8% )
Belmont ( Final ): 67-444 ( $534.40 ) Beatable Favorites 7-27 ( 25.9% ) Favorites Win %: 171-444 ( 38.5% )
Aqueduct Spring ( Final ): 16-95 ( $118.70 ) Beatable Favorites 0-6 ( 0% ) Favorites Win %: 51-95 ( 53.7% )
Aqueduct Winter ( Final ): 86-464 ( $989.40 ) Beatable Favorites 5-15( 33.3% ) Favorites Win %: 162-464 ( 34.9% )
Aqueduct Fall ( Final ): 28-175 ( $454.00 ) Beatable Favorites 1-9 ( 11.1% ) Favorites Win % 56-175 ( 32.0% )
Graded Stakes ( Final ): 10-54 ( $122.40 ) Beatable Favorites 0-1 ( 0% ) Favorites Win %: 17-53 ( 32.1% )
All Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup, Selected Grade 1's and Travers full days ( These are also counted in the "Dirt Tracks" category ):
( 2013-2020 Final ) 74-465 ( $703.70 ) Beatable Favorites: 18-57 ( 31.6% ) Favorite's Win %: 140-414 (33.8%) +/-: -24.3% against a 16.8% takeout
Polytracks 2013-16 (All Final): 85-568 ( $819.20 ) Beatable Favorites : 15-68 ( 22.1% )Favorite's Win %: 163-587 ( 27.7% ) +/-: -27.6% against a 15.6% takeout
Dirt Tracks 2013-21 (All Final):3004-15504 ($26,050.90) Beatable Favorites : 378-1380( 27.4% )Favorite's Win %: 5862-15586 ( 37.6% ) +/-: -15.9% against a 16.9% takeout
Cumulative Stats (All Final): 3089-16072 ($26,870.10) Beatable Favorites : 393-1447( 27.2% ) Favorite's Win %: 6025-16173 ( 37.3% ) +/-: -16.3% against a 16.7% takeout