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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Spot Plays

Let's take a look at three races on Saturday night's schedule.  Surprisingly, while short in number of entries, the Lismore and Rooney Finals at Yonkers are worthy to watch as there are a few high quality horses racing in these races.  Must admit, the value may not be there but we try to grab a couple of decent prices anyway, realizing we may still end up losing.

Meanwhile Atochia heads out to Indiana to compete in the Dan Parch Invitational.  This is not a cake walk as Golden Receiver is there to do battle as does OK Commander.  This may turn out to be a good betting races.

4th YR - Pace; $176,484 - Lismore Final (3yo Fillies) - No Show Wagering
4 - Jamie Sue (Macdonald, 5-1) - What a difference a year makes.  Earns the shot against these.  Why not?
2 - Handsoffmycookie (Tetrick, 3-5) - Has race under her belt.  Expect better but offers no value.
3 - JK Fine Art (Morrill, 6-1) - Beat the fave last start but may not be able to do it this time.

6th YR - Pace; $306,204 - Art Rooney Final (3yo Open)
4 - Pet Rock (Sears, 8-1) - Have no doubt he has his work cut out for him but attractive at these odds.
1 - Bolt The Duer (Macdonald, 7-5) - Eye opening 1:50.1 qualifier at PcD5/8, including a :25.4 last quarter.  Still want to see more.
5 - Hurrikane Kingcole (Tetrick, 8-5) - Made three-wide move to win NJSS preliminary in last.  Eligible to impove.

12th Hop7/8; Pace - $200,000 - Dan Patch Invitational
5 - Golden Receiver (Palone, 5-2) - Never will see these odds but is the one to beat.
7 - Special T Rocks (Bier, 3-1) - Has blossomed this year and appears tight.  Consider.
1 - OK Commander (Dilander, 8-1) - May foul up the light exacta.
4 - Ideal Choice (Widger, 6-1) - Toss last.  Completes the exotics.

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