Having a little time to look at a few races this weekend, here are three races I have decided to take a look at. For the benefit of those in California who will be seeing two races from The Raceway at Western Fair District, I have handicaped those two races and I also handicap the Matron Stakes for 3yo Pacers at Dover Downs. Here is my analysis. Something to note about The Raceway; they race seven across so post position eight scores from the second tier.
11-26-2011 The Raceway 11th Pace - $12,000; Fillies & Mares Preferred
1 Mach Me Not (Jason Brewer, 6-1) - Comes off a win at Georgian Downs, Share with rail.
2 JingleJangleJingle (Jody Jamieson, 9-2) - Jamieson lowers morning line. Will need to step up a notch.
3 Grandma Dorothy (Greg Dustin, 8-5) - Has hit peak form. Just not sure he will repeat.
4 Call Me Yours (Stuart Sowerby, 10-1) - Leaves WEG circuit and has had three Qs. Won last by 18. Ready?
5 Sammy Syd (Michael Whelan, 8-1) - Filled race at 61-1 and finished 3rd. Has tough spor.
6 Misty Moonstone (Scott Zeron, 3-1) - Just missed in last. Could be the one to beat.
7 Putnam Mackenzie (Trevor Henry, 15-1) - Draws the outside in the field. Not likely.
8 Desinger Dreams (Tim Tetrick, 12-1) - May be a tough trip for Tetrick from second tier. May sneak into exotics.
#8 Designer Dreams scores from the second tier.
11-26-2011 The Raceway - $195,000; Forest City Pace - Final
1 Warrawee Koine (Jason Brewer, 9-2) - Stepping up. Don't see.
2 Voelz Hanover (Mario Baillargeon, 8-1) - Consistent sort. Wiill need to show her best.
3 Ginger and Fred (Trevor Henry, 4-1) - Fringe play in last; almost month off.
4 Blissful Smilee (Scott Zeron, 7-1) - Impossible trips in BC. Has raced well since.
5 Dreamfair Eternal (Chris Christoforou, 6-1) - Looks to repeat. Not out of the question.
6 Anndrovetter (Tim Tetrick, 7-5) - Been racing incredible. But matter of layoff.
7 Chancey Lady (Robert Shepherd, 6-1) - Leaves behind early speed. May land share.
8 Ticket to Rock (Jody Jamieson, 5-1) - Behind slow leaver. Hard pressed.
#7 Chancey Lady L and #8 Ticket To Rock score from the second tier.
11-27-2011 Dover Downs - $221,465; Matron Stakes Fianl -3yo colts and geldings (No Place or Show Wagering)
2 American Romance (Kakaley, 10-1) - No change in last. Was better in the Progress.
1 Hugadragon (Gingras, 2-5) - Elimination winner is weaker part of entry.
3 Samandar (Tetrick, 8-1) - Able to grab second last week against fave.
1A Westwardho Hanover (Palone, 2-5) - Looks to be the best.
4 Eighteen (D Miller, 15-1) - Can't see.
5 Lizard Lomg (Pierce, 12-1) - May complete trifecta.
6 :Lookingforadventure (Callahan, 15-1) - Can't recommend
7 Mr Tommy Fra (A Mller, 12-1) - Post hurts. Will need to move early get get involved.
WLKY in Kentucky did a report on horse slaughtering of thoroughbrds which starts at the auctions of the United States. While they did not report on standardbreds, rest assurd many of them follow the same route and will do so until the USTA makes animal retirement or humane euthanasia mandatory.