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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday at Lexington, Rickshawing for a Good Cause

As the Grand Circuit meet at Lexington is rapidly approaching its conclusion on Saturday, there is a lot of great racing on Friday's card. There are divisions for the Bluegrass Series for 3yo trotting fillies which include the likes of Margarita Momma, Honorable Daughter, Broadway Schooner, Windsong Soprano, and Seaside as well as divisions of the International Stallion Stake for 2yo pacing colts and geldings as well as The Tattersalls for 3yo filly pacers featuring Yellow Diamond and Showherthemoney.

Before we go into Friday's races, two year old pacing filly Put On A Show certainly did so yesterday with her brilliant win in 1:53. While not as fast as her race the preceding week, the way she had kicked it into another gear once she went three wide past the 3/4 pole was more than impressive. Her next start is in the Breeders Crown up at Woodbine but she clearly is a horse to watch next year.

Here are my selections for the major races on Friday. Due to the number of races, I am just listing my top four selections. Remember, these are the horses on paper; betting may alter the way the races are played.

2nd Race - Trot - Bluegrass Series for 3yo fillies
3 - Sirenuse (9-2)
8 - Gift Card (7-2)
5 - Margarita Momma (5-2)
6 - Honorable Daughter (3-1)

4th Race - Pace - International Stallion Stake for 2yo colts and geldings
1 - Bettor Again (9-5)
2 - OK Commander (15-1)
3 - Rock Me Please (2-1)
4 - High Def Z Tam (8-1)

5th Race - Trot - Bluegrass Series for 3yo fillies
4 - Southwind Wasabi (6-1)
5 - Broadway Schooner (8-5)
3 - Highscore Kemp (8-1)
6 - Raising Rachel (7-2)

6th Race - Pace - International Stallion Stake - 2yo colts and geldings
6 - Rockin Image (7-5)
2 - Fashion Heart (8-1)
1 - Woodstock (5-2)
5 - Just Crowned (20-1)

7th Race - Pace - The Tattersalls - 3yo fillies
3 - Yellow Diamond (7-5)
4 - West Of L A (12-1)
2 - Palazzo Princess (8-1)
7 - That's The Plan (15-1)

8th Race - Trot - Bluegrass Series for 3yo fillies
7 - Seaside (9-5)
6 - Windsong Soprano (2-1)
1 - Musical Mystery (10-1)
3 - Sea Raven (15-1)

9th Race - Pace - International Stallion Stakes for 2yo colts and geldings
6 - One More Laugh (7-5)
2 - Shoobee's Place (6-1)
1 - All Speed Hanover (3-1)
8 - Word of Rocknroll (15-1)

10th Race - Pace - The Tattersalls for 3yo fillies
6 - Shanghai Lil (7-2)
1 - Showherthemoney (7-5)
5 - Kiss Me Kate (6-1)
3 - Indulge Me (15-1)

As a side note, the yearling sales in Lexington last night had a moral victory with prices down only 12% for the opening session. When compared to what happened with the t-bred yearling sales, if this trend holds a lot of people will be very happy. While not the sales topper, the full sister to Somebeachsomewhere, Someheartsomewhere, went for $210,000.

To brighten your day, here is a video clip for the 'colt' division of the Rickshaw Rumble which was recently held at Harrington Raceway to benefit Horse Lovers United.

There were separate Filly and Mare divisions. All kidding aside, this was a fun way to help horse adoption groups. Other tracks should put on similar events. Not only is it for a good cause, but it is an opportunity for media attention.


riceownz2 said...

Thanks for posting the video's. That was awesome.

Scooter D said...

Yes, more video. Nice day of handicapping Pacingguy including the ninth boxed. Most of your horses were very "live". Good luck tomorrow as well.