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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ocean Downs Preview

To commemorate Ocean Downs' reopening tonight, I have handicapped the entire card and am providing my selections in this blog entry.  If you want to see if your simulcast location or ADW is carrying Ocean Downs, you can click above on the Ocean Downs Simulcast Guide tab.

At Ocean Downs, there is Exacta, Trifecta, and dime Superfecta wagering in each race.  There is a Daily Double on the first two and last two races on the card.  Pick 3 wagering is offered starting on the 2nd and 9th races. 
Ocean Downs - Sunday, June 19, 2011; Post Time 7:00PM
1st Pace - $4,500; Late Closer - NW 2 Races or $10,000LT as of April 15, 2011
1 - Prayer Answered (Callahan, 5-2)
3 - Whos Up Whos Down (Russell, 4-1)
7 - She's A Cowgirl (Baggitt, 8-1)
6 - Audrey Jane (Long, 4-1)

2nd Pace - $3,000; Claiming $4,000
5 - Blissfull Ball (Long, 6-1)
2 - American Fury (Russell, 3-1)
4 - Cohendoleezza (Brenneman, 6-1)
3 - Ira's Sunny Boy (Truitt, 4-1)

3rd Pace - $3,000; NW $1,501 Last 5 Starts or NW $300 Per Start  2011
6 - Sentinelle Hanover (Banks, 6-1)
1 - The Romester (Gray, 7-2)
2 - Gold Star Smokin (Goldin, 6-1)
4 - Darko (Baggitt, 9-2)

4th Pace - $3,300; NW $2,001 Last 5 Starts or NW $425 Per Start 2011
8 - All Pro Hall (Russell, 3-1)
2 - Hare Force One (Mackinnon, 5-1)
3 - Art Simpson (Gray, 6-1)
1 - Travers Hall (Pratt, 4-1)

5th Pace - $4,500; Late Closer - NW 2 Races or $10,000LT as of April 15, 2011
3 - Rhea Nourrir (Russell, 4-1)
8 - Badlands Style (Roberts, 3-1)
6 - Nuts And Jolts (Gray, 6-1)
7 - Scarlet Pandemic (Gannon, 10-1)

6th Pace - $3,700; Claiming $7,500
3 - Sweepstake Jake (Roberts, 9-5)
7 - Local Lawmaker (Kirby, 10-1)
2 - Mandala Quest (Long, 12-1)
4 - My Last Wiggle (Brenneman, 15-1)

7th Pace - $3,700; NW $3,001 Last 5 Starts or NW $600 PS in 2011
1 - Draft Hanover (Kirby, 3-1)
5 - Izzy Real (Burton, 6-1)
7 - True North Hanover (Russell, 6-1)
2 - Romania Hanover (Long, 9-2)

8th Pace - $4,500; Late Closer - NW 2 Races or $10,000LT as of April 15, 2011
1 - Dutch's Gal (Long, 2-1)
5 - Barking Mad (Roberts, 3-1)
3 - Rusty's Flying (Russell, 5-1)
2 - Major Spirit (Lynch, 5-1)

9th Pace - $3,000; NW $1,501 Last 5 Starts or NW$300 PS in 2011
2 - Wynnfield Scamp (Robinson, 3-1)
7 - Funtime Filly (Hill, 4-1)
5 - Missed Tide (Roberts, 4-1)
4 - Sand Montana (Perry, 6-1)

10th Pace - $4,500; Late Closer - NW 2 Races or $10,000LT as of April 15, 2011
6 - Quiet Judy (Gray, 7-2)
1 - Best Filling (Roberts, 9-5)
7 - Fox Valley Co-Ed (Kirby, 7-2)
2 - Towel Time (Belote, 10-1)

11th Pace - $3,500; NW $1,001 Last 5 Starts or NW $200 PS in 2011
6 - Yokuzuna Bo (Robinson, 5-1)
3 - Grab The Fortune (Roberts, 7-2)
1 - Supreme Rocket N (Burton, 7-2)
5 - Frapper Joe (Perry, 6-1)


3 comments:

Jim H. said...

For the very first time, I went to OD (6.30.11); clearly, it is different from the other venues I visit (Har, DD, Chst, PcD) but in its own way, it holds its own.

The clubhouse was filled and trackside was crowded. From what I can tell, most marketing is via word of mouth; any billboard at the OC boardwalk claiming free parking, entertainment, etc. would fill the place. As it was, service at the clubhouse was slow in major part due to the attendance.

I have read elsewhere that the lack of a grandstand is taken as a negative--this is not my impression. Now, my impression is from one visit alone (so take it for what it's worth) but what is at OD makes for a party atmosphere; I did not miss the lack of a grandstand at all.

The place looked filled and not vacant.

Of particular note was the composition of the crowd. The crowd was much, much younger than what I normally see and in the clubhouse were quite a few making their first visit (we sat next to a table of golden girls making their first trip to the racetrack. They had a ball).

It was very much a party crowd.

Pacingguy said...

Jim,

This is good to know. Problem I understand, is there no bathrooms on the grandstand apron so you need ot use port-o-johns. In addition, if it rains, no one can stay outside.

Jim H. said...

From what I saw, you are exactly correct.

Port-o-johns are in plain view at the beginning of the stretch and there is absolutely no place to escape from inclimate weather (aside from going into the casino or clubhouse).