First Post: Sunday, April 2, 2017

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Heavy hitter

It’s only Opening Day 2017, yet Kevork the Rocky Mountain Spotted Retriever here is already tearing the cover off the ball. Biter up!

Free ones: Rundown…

Aqueduct
Gulfstream Park Proper
Santa Anita

Pay-side (Weekday/Weekend): Today…

Fair Grounds
Golden Gate
Laurel
Oaklawn
Tampa
Turf Paradise

Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Aqu 8, FG 9, SA 8, Tam 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10

Yesterday’s Activity: Track (Win Mutuels $20+ That Actually Occurred at That Track On That Day/Gettable Via Current Home-Office-Approved Guidelines) [H/T to P.A.T. in Ky. for suggesting this clarification.]

Aqueduct (0/0) — Host Nets beat Orlando, 121-111; Bklyn.’s Brook Lopez led all scorers with 30 pts.

Chas. Town (0/0) — W.Va. Legislature votes to eliminate greyhound breeders fund.

Fair Grounds (3/0) — Heavy storms arrive late Sunday into Monday.

Fonner (0/0) — Lincoln police looking for driver of hit-and-run involving pregnant woman.

Golden Gate (0/0) — Visiting Giants beat Oaktown, 6-3, in Spring Training action from the Coliseum; Nick Hundley hit a grand slam.

Gulf (4/1) — Race 6 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads bought the ticket and took the ride on Time to Travel, 83 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he went gate-to-wire anyway, winning by 4¾ at $28.80. Good work.

Hawthorne (2/1½) — Race 4 was contentious, and players of all stripes had the catnip for Ima Little Kitten, Fair Odds of 5-1 and a bare-minimum 80 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; she went mane-to-wire anyway, winning by a clean head at $22.60. Race 5 also was contentious, and Old-School Champeens were entertained by Spectacular Act, Fair Odds of 6-1; he rallied hard to win by 1¼ at $34.80. Good work.

Los Alamitos (2/½) — Old-School Champeens were right that there was Somethingaboutnick, Fair Odds of 2-1 in a contentious Race 4; he went gate-to-wire to win by 2¼ at $21-even. Good work.

Laurel (0/0) — Host Nats and Boston finish at 4-all in Spring Training action from Annapolis; Trea Turner went 2-for-3 with 2 runs for Wash., D.C.

Mahoning (0/0) — Youngstown police: Man shot in leg after dispute on Roy St.

Oaklawn (1/0) — Copperhead snake bites man at Jacksonville (Ark.) Walmart.

PennNat (0/0) — Host Flyers blank N.J., 3-nil; Anthony Stolarz took over in goal for a fallen Michal Neuvirth and turned back all 26 shots he faced.

Keystone (1/0) — 2 injured after car slams into building in N. Philalala.

Santa Anita (1/0) — Host Clippers beat Jakers, 115-104; Blake Griffin led all scorers with 36 pts. for LAC.

Sunland (2/2) — Race 2 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads put the chips down on Dual Qualifier Seasalt N Vinegar (93, 87); he was up-close throughout, winning by 1½ at $20-even. Race 5 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads were not burned by Dual Qualifier Hottothetouch (99, 85); she had to rally, though, winning by a clean head at $22-straight. Good work.

Tampa (0/0) — Host Lightning edged by Mtl., 2-1, in OT; Yanni Gourde had the Tampa Bay goal.

Turfway (1/1) — Race 5 was contentious, and players of all stripes had the Debra Messing Hunch Play Willin’ Grace, Fair Odds of 5-1 and 87 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; she rallied a little to win by a clean nose at $25.80. Good work.

Turf Paradise (3/1) — Race 6 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads manned-up via R Boys Gone, field-best 89 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he went gate-to-wire to win by 1¼ at $23.60. Good work.

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