Ticker
  • Hit It Once More makes every pole a winning one in the Albany Stakes.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Syndergaard makes short work of the Funny Cide to remain perfect in two starts.Posted 13 hours ago
  • On Leave (9-5) wins the Riskaverse for her third consecutive victory.Posted 1 day ago
  • Chad Brown earns career victory #1,000 as Mr. Maybe scores in the John's Call.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 4 days ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 5 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 5 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 5 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 6 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2)  just holds off Metaboss in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 6 days ago

Chac Mool is Lone Speed on Speed Favoring Surface

1/5/2013 11:12 AM
Track:
Author:
Amount Bet:
$30.00
Amount Cashed:
$0.00

 

Saturday's 7th race (3:25pm EST) at Laurel Park on paper appears to be short on speed, with one exception... Chac Mool, especially on a dirt oval that seemed to be kind to speed on Friday afternoon. 
 
#8 Chac Mool (7-2) makes his first start after being claimed for $10k (4th by 5 1/2) by trainer Jay Bernardini (17% in '12), but just 1 for 31 at Laurel Park. That 6f race was filled with early speed, so his 4th place finish was very credible for a runner used to going only 5f.  This 5-year-old gelded son of Yes It's True is always quick from the gate. IF jockey Richard Monterrey can harness his speed/energy in the early going, he just might be able to win for the first time in 10 tries going 6 furlongs.    

The Play: $10 WIN #8 and $20 PLACE #8

Selections for all 9 races on the Laurel Park on Saturday (Jan. 5th) card, including BEST BET and LONGSHOT PLAY of the Day, see Maryland's Own GQ

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Chac Mool is Lone Speed on Speed Favoring Surface ...

5/2/1 no ones a winner...the other pace horse got there
on the lead where there is speed, a 99/1 shot scored in Aqueducts 4th
no wins in 10 tries at the distance? Read Quirin's Winning at the Races: Computer Discoveries in Thoroughbred Handicapping to find out why that is not a good thing, at all.....Would need at least 6 to 8/1 on this one
contenders 1 My Golden Opinion 4 Peter's Creek 2 No Shenanigans 8 and 5 do appear to be the pacesetters but Laurel tends to run late, MOST of the time