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Sierra Electrica an interesting firster for Kristin Mulhall

7/11/2013 6:09 PM
Author:
Amount Bet:
$30.00
Amount Cashed:
$0.00

 

Friday's 8th race (4:43pm PT) from Betfair Hollywood Park is a $52,000 Maiden Special Weight affair for 2-year-old fillies dashing five furlongs on the turf course (rail at 15 feet). 

#7 Sierra Electrica (5-1) is a $140k Keeneland sales grad by Tapit and dam has tossed four winners from as many starters including one on turf. Talamo and Mulhall are 5-for-11 together recently and she has been working steadily here since March. 

Play Friday’s Betfair Hollywood Park games at DerbyWars.com. 

#2 Concave (2-1) is a $160k daughter of freshman sire Colonel John and dam has tossed six winners including one on turf. Gutierrez and O'Neill are clicking together again and the local gate drills are out in force.

#9 Amy Jane (5-1) is a $100k daughter of now sire Malibu Moon and trainer Peter Miller is winning with babies here.

The Plays:

$18 to win #7

$6 Quinella 7/2-9 ($12)

analysis by Jarrod Horak

For daily insight on Betfair Hollywood Park's Pick 6 races, please check out Pick 6blog.com for free selections and tickets. 

I agree with Vic. Even the best trainers are not sure of their charges the first time out regardless of the works. Besides it is questionable whether or not to race 2yo's anyway. The trainers argue it's a matter of economics. But that still does not make it humane. I for one do not condone it. Good luck anyway!!!
cognibene | 7/12/2013 10:35 AM |  - Re: Sierra Electrica an inte...
PURE guesswork to suggest you can figure out which baby will adapt to the noise and commotion the first time they race. These youngsters have learned their lessons in isolation, running at most with another horse near them and have never experienced the cavalry charge of a field of inexperienced animals, MOSTLY thundering out of control, the first time they run for real.

Cost of baby as a criteria? I only have to point out about 50 who failed starting with the awfully named The Green Monkey. John Henry and Slew ran home their first starts and were cheapies. Dozens with the high price tag run everyday at levels of 3 y/o and up maiden special weights.

Watch the race or throw a dart. The latter is just about as logical as any other method
travel_vic | 7/12/2013 9:23 AM |  - Re: Sierra Electrica an inte...

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