Postscript: Delaware Park #7

The entry missed the board at 4/5.  Forest Jingles ran sharp in the stretch to pay a solid $15.20 to win. Questions Answered: Does Able Baker Charlie maintain his career form? No.  He tired in the stretch.  The chart comment “gave way grudgingly” seems a bit generous. Does Interchange enjoy the return to Delaware? He ran well,
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Delaware Park, Race 7, 3:45 P.M. ET

Race of the Day, June 2, 2014 Delaware Park, Wilmington, Delaware Race 7.  First-level Allowance. 1 mile, 70 yards. Purse: 39K. 3:57 P.M. ET Running from mid-May until late October, Delaware Park is a welcome addition to the Monday racing slate.  Aided by slots, purses are fairly rich for a mid-level track, and racing is
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All Day Racing Schedule for June 2 – June 7

All Day Racing is going to Belmont Park. Starting Wednesday, I’ll be live at Belmont Park covering the week’s racing and, of course, California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes.  Here’s the schedule of the features: Monday, June 2:  Race of the Day. Delaware Park, Race 7.  First-level Allowance. 1 mile, 70 yards. Purse: 39K. 3:57 P.M.
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Postscript: Belmont Park, Race #3

The field ran up to Charge Now on the turn, but he had plenty in the stretch to pull away under a hand ride from Joel Rosario. Lieutenant Seany O ran well to be a clear second. Questions Answered:  Will Charge Now emerge as a contender in the three-year old division? Absolutely. He’s reportedly being pointed
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Belmont Park, Race 3, 2:05 PM ET

Race of the Day Belmont Park, Elmont, NY, Race 3, 2:05 PM ET First-Level Allowance, 1 1/16 miles, 3 year olds, Purse: $77K An impressive purse is on the line for five three year olds in the third race from Belmont Park. Roman Approval (#1, 6-1) has scratched. It’s quite possible that we’ll see some
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Postscript: Prairie Meadows 8

Sir Smart Alex tracked the pace, hit the front in the stretch, and found plenty to light up the tote board at 23-1. Pontiff had some run, and looked like he might run down Sir Smart Alex, but stalled and didn’t have nearly enough to win. Questions Answered: Will Pontiff realize his early potential? The jury
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Prairie Meadows, Race 8, 10:20 P.M. ET

Race of the Day Prairie Meadows Racetrack, Altoona, Iowa Race 8, Maiden Special Weight, 1 mile 70 yards, Purse: $30K A competitive group of maidens is slated for the 8th at Prairie Meadows Racetrack.  The M/L favorite is the entry of Be My Honeycomb/Robinwood (#1, 3/1).  Robinwood is the more impressive of the two, having run
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Postscript: Presque Isle 4

Savings N Loan got just up at the wire, showing some improved stamina under Scott Spieth.  He paid $5.60.  It wasn’t a terribly impressive or fast race, with very few horses moving forward. He stayed on in the stretch and got his nose up in time. Answers Let’s take another look at our pre-race questions: Is
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Presque Isle Downs, Race 4, 6:25 PM ET

Race of the Day, May 28 Presque Isle Downs, Erie, PA Race 4, 6:25 PM ET, 6 furlongs, Maiden Special Weight for PA-Breds, Purse: $35K The small fields that plagued the early days at Presque Isle appear to be gone. Twelve horses are scheduled in today’s fourth, a maiden allowance for Pennsylvania-Breds. The M/L favorite is Tinturn
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Fort Erie, Race 7, Answers and Chart

Mountain’s Echo romped, looking like a 1/5 shot, instead of the generous 7/5 she paid.  Value is often found at the low end of the odds equation. Questions Answered: (Questions from Race Preview) Can we throw out that last effort for Mountain Echo?  An authoritative yes.  She loved the track at Ft. Erie and showed
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