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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Freehold Stakes Preview, Home Stretch for Tioga

Freehold Raceway hosts the Cane Pace on Monday in addition to the Shady Daisy for three year old fillies. While the Cane Pace seems to be a two horse affair between One More Laugh and I Am Gorgeous, the Shady Daisy may be the more competitive race.for bettors.

Up at Vernon Downs, three year old pacing mares take the stage with three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes on Monday as part of a special Monday card.  Over at sister track Tioga Downs, they are coming down the home stretch for the 2010 season.  Due to the excessive number of NYSS events over the past couple weeks, an extra race card is being scheduled for Wednesday so the final week's schedule is Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Here are my selections for the Shady Daisy and the Cane Pace at Freehold; the three divisions of the NYSS at Vernon on Monday; followed by my picks for Tioga's Sunday afternoon card. 

8th Freehold Pace - $130,000; Shady Daisy - 3yo Fillies
1 - Full Picture (Pierce, 5-1) - Showed some success in the Adioo Volo; finished  distant second in Valley Forge Cons.  Must stay flat to compete.
2 - Dancin Barefoot (Dube, 9-2) - Adioo Volo victor likes race on the engine.   Not sure she can sustain.
3 - Western Moonlight (Brennan, 6-1) - Winner of Freehold overnight has not had much success in stakes events.  Share with best.
4 - Rock N Soul (Gingras, 7-2) - Has ben hampered with poor posts of late.  Expect a much better effort today.
5 - Rockaroundthetrack (A. Miller, 10-1) - Up the track in NJSS final.  Suspect horse not handy when the money is on the line.
6 - Its Only Rocknroll (Tetrick, 12-1) - A better post may land this filly in the money today.
7 - Naughtytiltheend (Sears, 8-1) - Draws poorly but adds lasix off a decent effort.  May be one to look at if odds are high enough.
8 - Ticket To Rock (D. Miller, 3-1) - Riding four race win streak.    Horse to beat.  Willing to take low odds and eight hole?
Selections: 4-8-6-7

10th Freehold - Pace - $300,000; Cane Pace - 3yo Open
1 - One More Laugh (Tetrick, 2-1) - Expect him on the engine.  Question if he lasts if pressured.  Main contender.
2 - Delmarvalous (Sears, 5-2) - Roughed up in the Battle of Brandywine.  Threat with easier trip.
3 - Urgent Action (D. Miller, 20-1) - Winless this year and will be winless after today.  Pass.
4 - I'm Gourgeous (A. Miller, 4-1) - Blazed through wicked fractions unchallenged last week.  Doubt he will go unchallenged.
5 - Rockin Image (Gingras, 5-1) - Was concerned with securing a spot this week in last start.  Should be more agressive with the money on the line.
6 - Valentino (Brennan, 6-1) -  Finished third last week.  Seems to be in a little too deep.
7 - Woodstock (Pierce, 8-1) - Took a breather and came back like the horse he was figured to be.  Ready to pop in third start back?
8 - Foreign Officer (Dube, 15-1) - Draws in thanks to defection.  Best efforts come from the outside posts.  Possible play at big odds.
Selections: 1-4-7-8

3rd Vernon Downs - Pace - $48,391; NYSS - 3yo Fillies 1st Div
2 - Anndorovette (Bartlett, 9-5)
6 - Barks Like A Dog (P. Lachance, 3-1)
3 - Crown Lady (Whittemore, 10-1)

6th Vernon Downs - Pace - $48,391; NYSS - 3yo Fillies 2nd Div
3 - Enduring Delight (Bartlett, 9-5)
6 - Freedom Crossing (Marks, 3-1)
5 - Chatty Kathy (Braden, 5-1)

9th Vernon Downs - Pace - $49,291; NYSS - 3yo Fillies 3rd Div
4 - Hula's Z Tam (P. Lachance, 2-1)
6 - Tia Maria Hanover (Marohn, Jr, 8-1)
1 - Lindy's Bandita (Parker, 9-2)

Tioga Downs, Sunday, September 5, 2010
1st - Duval Crawl, Big Z Million, You Go Now (4-1-6)
2nd - Winona, Thor Blue Chip, Chrome Finish (6-4-5)
3rd - Turtle Express, Petraeus, Four Starz F (2-5-7)
4th - Village Blizzard, First Of Fun, Southern Cruiser, A Canuck Eh (1-2-3-7)
5th - Mystical Mikel, Judge Lindy, Mister Mojo (4-3-1)
6th - Hallin Cash, Marshmallow Man, Com'n Atcha Cash (2-4-6)
7th - Eagle Real One, Sheer Brilliance, Winbak Dimensions, Power Park (7-9-8-4)
8th - John Paul's Legacy, Budget Gap, Andover America (6-3-7)
9th - Grey Ice, Dramanotherdream, Sundowner Bob (4-3-2)
10th - Major Work Of Art, Tylers Rendevous, Ally-Con (3-7-1)
11th - L F Topaz, Doc's All Class, My Buddy Chimo (9-3-5)
12th - M D Bee Bee, Color Library, Sisyphus, Keep On Dreamin (3-1-7-8)

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