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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jugette Day Preview

Tomorrow is the Jugette for 3yo pacing fillies at the Delaware County Fair Grounds. With at least seventeen races (eighteen if a race off), it promises to be an exciting warm up to the big event on Thursday. To get things started, here are my selections for the The Buckette, The Standardbred, and first heat of the Jugette.

5th Race - Trot - The Buckette (3yo fillies); 1st division
2 - Caviar Forthe Lady (2-1)
4 - Spiceberry Hanover (7-2)
5 - One Tough Girl (8-1)

Caviar Forthe Lady won the PASS Championship at Pocono in a solid 1:57. Other than an impossible trip in the American National, she has raced well. Pick here. Spiceberry Hanvover, finished second to top choice in last start and now draws outside; second choice. One Tough Girl shows half miler experience with two dominating wins at Freehold in the Green Acres. Depending on odds, could turn in to the top pick if others are overplayed.

7th Race - Trot - The Buckette (3yo fillies); 2nd division
4 - Windsong Soprano (2-1)
3 - Raising Rachel (3-1)
1 - All Star Hanover (6-1)

This division is clearly the strongest of the two. Windsong Soprano destroyed the field in the Simcoe starting from post position eleven. Prior start was a romp from the seven hole in the Hudson Filly Trot at Yonkers Raceway. Best bet of the day; consider even if odds on. Raising Rachel is clearly second best. Second start back since Oaks, completes a chalky exacta. All Star Hanover is better than looks, completes the trifecta.

9th Race - Trot - The Standardbred (2yo fillies)
1 - Kitefin Hanover (6-1)
6 - Bar Slide (2-1)
8 - Yanksy (8-1)

Kitefin Hanover is erratic sort. Does show decent lines at Freehold. Taking a shot looking for a price. Bar Slide is the horse to beat; shows no lines on the smaller oval but shows breaks. If stays flat and handles the track she should take down the win; at 2-1 I will pass. Yanksy finished third in the Harold Dancer at Freehold in last start. Draws the worst post-wise. May be able to pick up piece of purse.

12th Pace - The Jugette (3yo fillies) - 1st heat; 1st division
4 - She's A Fan (7-2)
5 - Special Sweetheart (2-1)
1 - Ginger and Fred (5-2)
2 - Perfecionist (6-1)

She's A Fan finished third in Simcoe at Mohawk being parked out entire mile. Special Sweetheart is the horse to beat. Winner of Valley Forge raced last at The Red Mile in Nadia Lobell; prior start finished behind She's A Fan in Simcoe in next to last start finishing behind top pick. Ginger and Fred draws rail after a few bad assignments. If she can regain back form she will be tough to beat. Perfectionist shows solid lines at Freehold; advances to next heat and completes the superfecta.

13th Pace - The Jugette (3yo fillies) - 1st heat; 2nd division
1 - Showherthemoney (7-5)
4 - Arbeedo (10-1)
3 - Kiss Me Kate (3-1)
2 - Warrawee Kay (4-1)

Showherthemoney has been a monster in the last two starts including Nadia Lobell at the Red Mile and the Shady Daisy at Freehold. Should wrap up the Jugette in two heats. Arbeedo shows a couple of good races at Chester. May be able to put some value in exacta. Kiss Me Kate has show some signs of ability; draws decent post for first time in six starts and is eligible to improve. Warrawee Kay has picked up a couple legs off KYSS even with bad post. Completes superfecta but would not shock me if she does better than rating.

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