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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Derby Trail Stakes

4/23/2010 6:07 AM
Author:
Amount Bet:
$84.00
Amount Cashed:
$97.00

 

With the Kentucky Derby just a week away, Churchill Downs opens this weekend with the Derby Trail Stakes featuring Derby contenders who miss the field. It is going to be an interesting day this race. 75% chance of rain around this race and the temperature will be 72 degrees.

My 3 picks:

5-Hurricane Ike
6-Miner's Reserve
10-Eightyfiveinafifty

My pick to win:

10-Eightyfiveinafifty

Hurricane Ike: Only one win in his career and it cam from his first start. In his last 3 starts, he has a second, a third, and a second. Calvin Borel is on him again, let's see if he can work his magic again at CD.
Miner's Reserve: Very disappointing performance in the Florida Derby in his last start. Won by over 5 lengths in his start before the Florida. With a new jockey on board, he could bounce back.
Eightyfiveinafifty: 2 wins in his 3 starts with a winning margin of 17 and 2 lengths. Usually up there in the beginning. A good pace setting in this race will make this horse the one to beat.

$16 WP on 10=$32
$10 WP on 5-6= $40
$2 exacta on 5-6-10=$12

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5-Hurricane Ike-Borel C H-13.80-5.60-3.00 9-Aikenite-Gomez G K-----------6.00-4.40 4-Pleasant Prince-Leparoux J R-------3.40 Times in 5ths: :223 :451 1:104 1:231 1:361 Times in 100ths: :22.62 :45.39 1:10.82 1:23.29 1:36.35 Scratched: Privilaged and Soaring Empire Also ran: Eightyfiveinafifty, Game On Dude, Wow Wow Wow, Miner's Reserve and Hear Ye Hear Ye Winning Trainer: Sadler John W - Owner: Thrash, Ike and Dawn $2 Exacta (5-9) Paid $75.40 $2 Trifecta (5-9-4) Paid $258.00 $2 Superfecta (5-9-4-10) Paid $708.20 Magic man strikes again!