First Post: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Today is Palm Sunday, and so begins Holy Week 2017. As we do every Holy Week, we reacquaint you with the so-called Greatest Album Ever Made.

Past reviews:

http://cynthiapublishing.com/hp_wordpress/2012/04/01/first-post-sunday-april-1-2012/
http://cynthiapublishing.com/hp_wordpress/2013/03/24/first-post-sunday-march-24-2013/
http://cynthiapublishing.com/hp_wordpress/2014/04/13/first-post-sunday-april-13-2014/
http://cynthiapublishing.com/hp_wordpress/2015/04/01/first-post-thursday-april-2-2015/
http://cynthiapublishing.com/hp_wordpress/2016/03/20/first-post-sunday-march-20-2016/

Good listening.

Free ones: Rundown…

Aqueduct 1, 6, 9
Gulfstream Park Proper 1, 5, 10
Santa Anita 4, 6, 8

Pay-side (Weekday/Weekend): Today…

Golden Gate 4, 7, 9
Keeneland 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Laurel 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
Oaklawn 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9
Tampa 1, 5, 7
Turf Paradise 7, 8, 9

Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Keeneland 8 on the pay-side. Live fourth-choice on your morning-line in Aqueduct 8: #6 Macagone. Santa Anita 9 looks like a two-filly showdown between #4 Selcourt and #7 Chalon.

Yesterday’s Activity: (Plus Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s.) Hoo-boy. Take a deep breath.

Aqueduct (5/3½) — Thursday’s Race 6 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads had bit of Point Hope, 82 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he rallied like the champion he should have been, winning by a clean half-length at $21.66. In Friday’s Race 8, also contentious, Old-School Champeens did not forget to Play Me a Memory, Fair Odds of 6-1; she raced ribcage-to-wire to win by 1 at $32.40. Saturday’s Race 3 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads groped for luna via Moon Over a Beauty, 82 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he raced mane-to-wire to win by a clean half-length at $22.60. Race 5 was not contentious, but Dual Qualifier Old Upstart (93, 82) lived up to that billing for High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads, rallying to win by a clean half-length at $20.80. Good work.

Chas. Town (0/0) — Medical-marijuana bill heads to Gov. Justice’s office.

Emerald (1/0) — Visiting Mariners edged by Anaheim, 5-4; Jean Segura went 3-for-4 with 2 runs for Seattle.

Fonner (2/1) — Race 9 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads had a good-enough 83 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis on Saucy Shadow, who was a stalking-horse throughout, winning by 1½ at $35.20. Good work.

Golden Gate (3/1) — Race 9 was contentious, and players of all stripes had a debut-issue Endless Mile, Fair Odds of 2½-1 and with a connection-line/slashline readout of 16pc/15pc/24pc; he rallied like the champion he’s on his way to becoming, winning by a clean neck at $109-even; sorry, Left Coast-haters and other assorted Trump Klan fans — not a typo. Good work.

Gulf (4/1½) — Race 6 on Wednesday was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads could spring ahead to support Summers Back, 81 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; she rallied a little to win by a clean neck at $22.20. In the next race, also contentious, Old-School Champeens had a field-best Fair Odds forecast of 2½-1 on Queen Roller; she raced mane-to-wire to win by a clean half-length at $47.20. Good work.

Hawthorne (1/1) — Race 8 on Friday was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads saw the shine from Lights On Brite, 82 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he was a stalking-horse throughout, winning by a clean half-length at $31-straight. Good work.

Keeneland (6/2) — Friday’s Race 4 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads were elated with the presence of Gladtobehere, field-best 83 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he went gate-to-wire to win by a clean nose at $31-and-no-cents. Race 9 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads had a chance for the Big Score, a Dual Qualifier (92, 88), no less; he rallied like a potential champion, winning by a clean half-length at $22.40. Good work.

Los Alamitos (0/0) — See Emerald commentary.

Laurel (2/0) — Visiting Nats surrender 12 in first inning, get pummeled by Philalala, 17-3; Jayson Werthwolf drove in 2 for Wash., D.C.

Mahoning (5/2) — The opener was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads had Dual Qualifier E Z Moon (96, 96) to howl at; he howled back with a rallying win by 1½ at $25.40. In Race 7, again not contentious, High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads turned an ear toward Epic Story, 81 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; she rallied to win by 1¾ at $27.60. Good work.

Oaklawn (4/1) — Race 9 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads kept an eye on Dual Qualifier Illussion Artist (83, 80); she had to rally, though, to win by 1½ at $21.40. Good work.

PennNat (4/0) — See Laurel commentary.

Keystone (0/0) — See Laurel, PennNat commentaries.

Santa Anita (4/3) — Race 3 on Thursday was contentious, and players of all stripes deferred to Stately Command, Fair Odds of 5-1 and a bare-minimum 80 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; she rallied to win by 2¾ at $26.80. In Race 8, not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads could break the ice with On the Rocks, 81 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he raced tail-to-wire to win by 2¾ at $55-even. On Saturday, Race 7 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads went to Maine to commune with Rockport Babe, field-best 86 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; she raced up-front all the way, winning by a clean neck at $38.60. Good work.

Sunland (2/1) — Race 9 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads did not snicker at Dual Qualifier Laugh It Up (91, 96); she was up-close all the way, winning by a clean neck at $23.40. Good work.

Tampa (2/2) — Wednesday’s Race 3 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads took to Alaska for Dual Qualifier Kodiak Kody (97, 94); he rallied a little to win by 4 at $22.80. Race 9 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads could take Step Two, field-best 89 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he was a forward-factor before winning by a clean neck at $37.20. Good work.

Turf Paradise (1/1) — Race 10 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads were on board with Dual Qualifier Jila’s Vincenzo (99, 85); she rallied to win by 1¼ at $66.60. Good work.

The WRD (1/0) — Suspected Tulsa bank robber leaves empty-handed.

WMF Report:

Early
Gulf 1m
Los Alamitos 4½f
Laurel 1m
Keystone 6f
Santa Anita 6f

Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…

Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Have a solemn Holy Week 2017.

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