On Friday, the Lady Suffolk has been divided into two divisions, with five horses each. I know each owner wants their horses on the gate but this makes for two poor wagering events and horsemen forget this is a gaming sport (at least it is supposed to be). But two divisions we are left with so let's take a look. These races are also featured in the HANA Harness Grand Circuity Handicapping Shoot-Out contest.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Freehold Raceway 3rd Trot - $33,075 - The Lady Suffolk - 3yo fillies (1st Division)
1 - Low Valley Dream (Smith, 6-1) -Lost interest in season debut in qualifier. Pass.
2 - Fastdownthehill (Marshall, 3-1) - Three for three in the morning. Impresive but first time over the half mile oval. Not at these likely odds.
3 - Reality Storm (Abbatiello, 10-1) - Lightly raced filly has shown little in major stakes apperances. Pass.
4 - Suegrabitnrun (Schnittker, 4-1) - Fits these after starting off in Vernon late closing series.
5 - Bella's Spunkin (Meittinis, 9-5) - A good one, but don't feel the love for a horse who has been racing in DSBF exclusively.
Freehold Raceway 9th Trot - $33,075 - The Lady Suffolk - 3yo fillies (2nd Division)
1 - Mistresswithmuscle (Miller, 3-1) - Appears to have come back stronger. Greeness is only question.
2 - Cee Bee Yes (Bartlett, 2-1) - Seems to stand over field. Horse to beat.
3 - Glams K (Smith, 4-1) - Ships in from EC series at the Meadows. Can't dismiss.
4 - Thisgirlisonfire (Gregory, 8-1) - May develop into a good one, just not yet
5 - Pinkingofyou (Mashall, 10-1) - Some ability vs state-breds. Not likely here.
Saturday afternoon brings us the Dexter Cup where a field of eight are scheduled to compete in the 10th race. My selections for the 10th race.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Freehold Raceway 10th Trot - $115,750 Dexter Cup Final - 3yo Open
1 - Sumatra (Sears, 3-1) - Nice return. Will look to control from the rail. Dangerous.
2 - Derby (Stratton, 8-1) - Wiped out. Not strongest Schnittker participant. Pass.
3 - Donato's Wish (Schnittker, 6-1) - Maiden seems not up to it.
4 - King City (Brennan, 9-2) - Seems to have come back stronger. Finished 2nd in elim. Threat.
5 - Sheer Action (Gregory, 5-1) - Strongest of Schnittker contingent. Looks to land share.
6 - Dave Briggs (Jo. Takter, 10-1) - Two wins over track before being wiped out. Use in exotics.
7 - Consumer Rate (Dube, 12-1) - Another seems to have come back stronger but post compromises chance.
8 - Sarcastic Man (Pierce, 7-2) - Scored from post 7. One to beat as long as clean journey.