So many interesting races, so few dollars in the pocket. I may need to be (a little) selective this weekend!
SA 1: Heyyoucan. How insanely productive has that BHP race 9 on July 14th been? Albert's Hope won that and came back to take a G2 next out and ran decently in the G1 DM Futurity. Bajan (2nd) came back to win next out. Rum Point (3rd) won next out. American Pride (4th) almost won next out. Dance With Fate (8th) won next out then placed in 2 G1's. Then, Heyyoucan (last) almost won next out and then won after that. I'd say that's a nice race to key on!
SA 2: Charm the Maker. I think she's rounding into top form now. Her last out was a fabulous race.
SA 3: Spirited Touch. This race is a toss-up to me, so when in doubt, Baffert it out.
SA 4: No Jet Lag / He Be Fire N Ice. Me, not taking a 2/5 odds on favorite? Inconceivable! After last week's fiasco (Who loses money while picking 30% winners? Me! That's who!), I may need to consider odds a little more going forward. I really really like He Be Fire N Ice, who wasn't quite able to run down Obviously last time out. But, I'm afraid he's going to be going off at a much shorter price, too. So, let's take a real flyer here! No Jet Lag was pretty much held at the gate last out but still ran them down like a steamroller at the end. I liked the way he looked so I'll toss a few shekels on him, especially if he's even close to that 20-1 m/l. If He Be is close to 4-1, I'll grit my teeth and play him to win and No Jet Lag to place. Even better, if Obviously is even money or more (HA!), I'll drop He Be and play Obviously for win and No Jet Lag for place. How's that for waffling? Cripes, maybe I should just box the three in a trifecta and be done with it...
SA 5: Drover Crazy. He's been running against some toughies recently! No such worries here...maybe...
SA 6: Mr Bossy Pants. Speaking of horses I love! Bossy Pants is a gamer! Plus, he loves the hill. Book it!
SA 7: Teddy's Promise. I think he's the class of the field here. Hopefully, I can get 8/5 on him!
SA 8: Yawannagokid. Very nice win on closing day at DMR! He was 10 clear of the show horse.
SA 9: Roman Threat. What a nice race this shapes up to be! I'm going to give Roman some benefit of the doubt on his last out. I want to believe that he needed that one, so I'll cross my fingers and hope!
SA 10: Cal Gal. Meh. Not sure I want to bet this race, but Cal Gal seems to be the lesser of all evils.
Bel 8: Admiral Kitten. Still have to ride these Kittens!
Bel 9: Artemis Agrotera. I have no real feel for this race, but Artemis' last out was a smasher! Always worry about Stopchargingmaria though. She's a good one.
Bel 10: Honor Code. Does anyone think he'll be 3-1? I am absolutely salivating over the thought of getting 3-1 on him here!
Kee 5: Great Mills. Love how hard he runs every time! He doesn't win as much as I would like though...
Kee 6: Gypsy Robin. Me, not betting *two* 3/5 favorites in one day? Gasp! But, really, doesn't it feel like Groupie Doll's vulnerable here? Her last out was a lot tougher than it should have been, plus Gypsy Robin is running lights out these days. I think Puype doesn't get enough credit. The dude can train.
Kee 7: Dayatthespa. Hopefully, she'll pay for a day at the spa here! I'll need one after this weekend...but she should pop and not look back.
Kee 8: General Jack. No feel for this race either.
Kee 9: Winning Prize. Just an action play here. Who in their right mind would bet against Wise Dan? I guess I'm just a crazy fool.
Good luck all!