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It's Birdrun vs. Ponzi Scheme in the Greenwood Cup at PARX

7/14/2011 11:19 AM
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POST TIME 3:22 PM EDT -- PARX Racing has drawn a quality field for the Greenwood Cup to be run a 1 1/2 miles on the dirt.  This is a key tune up and prep for those preparing for a run in the Breeder's Cup Marathon.  Ten will go postward and some new and old favorites like Birdrun, Ponzi Scheme, A.U. Miner, Ron the Greek and Schoolyard Dreams will be battling it out.  Frontrunning, #3 Birdrun, will be the chalk and deservedly so off that "made it look easy" wire-to-wire victory in the Brooklyn Handicap going today's 1 1/2 mile distance making him the only one in the field that has won a Grade 2 stakes race.  He'll be pressed by the venerable and always determined, #9 Chirac. to his outside throughout generating a pace that will be below par but fair.  Tucking in comfortably behind those two will be my top choice, #8 Ponzi Scheme.  This improving four year-old gelding is coming into this race looking to make it four wins in a row.  Normally, I would shy away from this type expecting a bit of a regression but he has done things rather easily and he has had good breaks between efforts.  #9 Chirac will be tough to shake off but in the end but I believe he'll start sputtering while still finishing ahead of most of the field.  It will be fun to watch #7 Ron The Greek.  He'll be fastest of all coming down the stretch and an on-the-board finish at a price is certainly within reach.

The Wager:

$.50 Superfecta 8 with 2,3,5,7 with 2,3,4,5,6,7,9 with All ($84)
$1 Trifecta 3 with 2,5,7,8 with 2,4,5,6,7,8,9 ($20)

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Ron The Greek is my key and will be playing in many different exotic bets, if not 1st or 2nd, confetti time !!
kdeppen1 | 7/16/2011 1:20 AM |  - Re: It's Birdrun vs. Ponzi S...

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