First Post: Friday, May 5, 2017

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

Pay-side (Weekend/Weekday): Today…

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
Tampa 1
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.

Yesterday’s Activity:

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.

WMF Report:

Early
Chas. Town 7f
Gulf 5f (T), 6f
Laurel 6f
PennNat 1m

Rally
Golden Gate 5½f

Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage.

Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. ¡Adiós!

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2 Responses to First Post: Friday, May 5, 2017

  1. halochef says:

    boy the boys in the back room are losing it. jep ? about opera and they didn’t know the answer.
    gee i knew it was the “drinkin song” by Verde and the saprano!!! natalie dessay
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehIwBCDoL9U and her she is again..aaaahhhh
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWSzA0kyxPQ
    there ya go..isn’t she cute!!!

    • Shoutoute says:

      Thank you. Miss ya. What episode? Haven’t been able to watch in 2 wks. now. Nine episodes waiting on the DVR, the 10th was not recorded because of a wind-generated power outage. But thanks now for giving us the answer ahead of time. It will impress the people we watch the show with. Thank you.

      Pens doing good. Kvetchkin moved to the 3rd line now. The two captains in the series are really having a rough time now. Phil Kessel, he gives us all hope. His physique would not be out-of-place in a no-checking Sunday keg league, you know.

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