A good episode of a fine programme here. Leonard Lopate remains a top role model for the non-smug, the well-read and the well-rounded. He knows a lot but is never a dilettante. He says smart things without being an overbearing know-it-all. Thank you, Leonard Lopate. We can all learn from your example.
Free ones: Rundown…
Belmont 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Gulfstream Park Proper 7, 10
Arlington 5, 6, 8, 9
BelTerra 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
Golden Gate 1, 6
Laurel 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
Lone Star 3, 6, 8, 9
Turf Paradise 3, 5, 8
Woodbine 3, 6
Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Kentucky Oaks Day today at Churchill, which has five other added-money events on the undercard. Have a blast. Elsewhere, Belmont 7 appears on the free page. Should be OK for #7 Bermuda Star in Evangeline 8.
Track (No. of Actual $20+ Win Mutuels at That Track/‘Gettable’ No. of Those)
Belmont (0/0) — Host Blueshirt Rangers trounce Ottawa, 4-1, even series at 2 gms. apiece; Oscar Lindberg scored twice for Nueva Jork.
BelTerra (0/0) — Host Reds double-up Pgh., 4-2; Joey Votto and Adam Duvall each drove-in 2.
Churchill (4/2) — Race 4 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads staked their hopes on Dual Qualifier Small Fortune (89, 87); he went mane-to-wire to win by 1½ at $20.20. Race 8 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads shook hands with Dual Qualifier Mayor Mac (86, 86); he went gate-to-wire to win by a clean half-length at $44.20. Good work.
Chas. Town (1/½) — Old-School Champeens alone had a contentious Race 7 under control via Immediate Release, Fair Odds of 3½-1; she went gate-to-wire to win b a clean half-length at $26.40. Good work.
Evangeline (1/0) — Evangeline Parish schools to resume class on Friday.
Golden Gate (0/0) — Visiting Athletics beat Minn., 8-5; Ryon Healy went 2-for-5 witha solo HR, his 4th HR of the season, in the win.
Gulf (0/0) — Visiting Marlins clubbed by Tampa Bay, 5-1; Dee Groton went 2-for-4 and drove-in Miami’s run.
Laurel (1/1) — The finale was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads believed in Dual Qualifier Faith ’n Works (84, 86); she raced mane-to-wire to win by a clean neck at $25.80. Good work.
PennNat (1/0) — Fightin’ Phils edged by host Cubs in 13 inn., 5-4; Maikel Franco went 2-for-5 with a solo HR, his 5th HR of the season, for Philalala.
Prairie (2/1) — Race 5 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads found happy motoring with Rock City Roadhog, a fine 93 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he had to rally a little to win by 1 at $32.80. Good work.
Santa Anita (2/0) — Visiting Angels larruped by Seattle, 11-3; Juan Graterol drove-in 2 for Anaheim.
Chas. Town 7f
Gulf 5f (T), 6f
Golden Gate 5½f
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage.
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. ¡Adiós!