This will stir-up a lot of controversy: too much ‘woo’, overly touchie-feelie, not the sort of alpha-dog prosperity the preachers pander to. Oh, well.
Oprah split the scene, and the world got a little harder. No?
Free ones: Rundown…
Belmont 4, 6, 7, 10
Gulfstream Park Proper 5
Santa Anita 7, 10
Pay-side (Weekday/Weekend): Today…
Arlington 1, 2, 3
BelTerra 3, 6, 8
Churchill 4, 6, 7, 9, 10
Laurel 3, 4, 7
Lone Star 3, 4, 5, 10
Monmouth 9, 10
Woodbine 3, 4, 8, 9, 10
Belmont 9 finds us tiptoeing around the morning-line fave, going instead with #1 Crawdaddy, #5 Reason to Soar, #7 Bavaro. Hoo-boy. We’ll see.
On the other hoof, looks difficult to get past the top two morning-line faves in Santa Anita 9. What are you gonna do?
Contentious in Emerald 7, and #7 McKenzie Honey is not out of it.
Grants Pass 7 has favored #7 Ain’t Tellin’ looking OK.
Track (Win Mutuels $20+/Gettable)
Albuquerque (0/0) — N.M. State Police assisting with search and rescue in De Baca County.
Arlington (2/0) — Visiting Cubs beat Miami, 5-3; Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI for Chicagoland.
Arapahoe (4/2) — The opener was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads went to-bat with Swingen Charlie, field-best 87 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; she went gate-to-wire to win by 3½ at $35.40. Race 6 also was not contentious, but again High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads said go ahead to Ed N Fred, 86 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he led in quick stead to win by 10 heads (1 length) at $21.80. Good work.
Assiniboia (1/0) — Survivors hold reunion at little-known Winn. residential school.
Belmont (1/½) — Old-School Champeens had a slip in Super Marina, Fair Odds of even-money in a noncontentious Race 8; she won by a clean neck at $24.20. Good work.
BelTerra (2/1) — Race 7 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads could fasten on Dual Qualifier Brass Buckle (97, 81); he rallied to win by 1½ at $39-even. Good work.
Canterbury (0/0) — Visiting Twins double-up Cleveland, 4-2; Brian Dozier had a solo HR for Minn.
Churchill (0/0) — State Auditor: UofL athletics making money at Yum! Center.
Chippewa (0/0) — Minot awarded more than $950,000 to upgrade existing levee system.
Chas. Town (1/0) — Shepherdstown Annual Street Fest draws crowd.
Delpark (1/0) — Probation officer ‘grazed’ by bullet in Wilmington.
Emerald (1/½) — Race 6 was contentious, and Old-School Champeens had Fair Odds of 5-1 on Cats Gulch, who won by 1½ at $25.20. Good work.
Evangeline (2/0) — Road closures issued in several Acadiana parishes.
Finger (1/1) — The finale was contentious, and players of all stripes made a bid on Spectacularsociano, Fair Odds of 6-1 and a Dual Qualifier (85, 95), to boot; he went gate-to-wire to win by 2 at $25.60. Good work.
Fair Meadows (0/0) — Hard Rock Casino Hotel in Catoosa evacuated.
Fairmount (0/0) — Host Cardinals spatchcocked by Pgh., 7-3; Matt Carpenter had a solo HR for St. Louis.
Gulf (3/1) — Race 6 was contentious, and players of all stripes were OK with Icatiro, Fair Odds of 3-1 and an 83 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he rallied like the champion he should have been, winning by 1¾ at $25.40.
Grants Pass (1/1) — Race 7 was not contentious, but players of all stripes were thankful for Arigato, Fair Odds of 2-1 and a Dual Qualifier (99, 93), to boot; he went gate-to-wire to win by a clean half-length at $20.60. Good work.
Hazel (1/½) — Old-School Champeens had a contentious opener involving Teddy’s Prayer at Fair Odds of 6-1; ’Teddy won by a clean neck at $25.20. Good work.
Hastings (1/0) — Vancouverites enjoy first heatwave of the summer.
Indiana (1/1) — Race 5 was contentious, and players of all stripes were attracted to Unbridled Glow, Fair Odds of 3½-1 and an 85 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he rallied like the champion he should have been, winning by 1½ at $27.60. Good work.
Los Alamitos (0/0) — Visiting Angeles put a hole in the sole of Boston, 6-3; Kole Calhoun went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI for Anaheim.
Louisiana (0/0) — Miss Shreveport wins Miss Louisiana 2017.
Lethbridge (0/0) — Edmonton’s first cat cafe opens.
Laurel (3/0) — Orioles rip Tampa Bay, 8-3; Mark Trumbo, Trey Mancini and Welington Castillo each had 2 RBI for Balto.
Lone Star (0/0) — Visiting Rangers obliterate Jankees, 8-1; Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus and Carlos Gomez each had 2 RBI.
Marquis (0/0) — Regina receives CAN$175K federal grant for Railyard Renewal Project.
Monmouth (2/½) — Race 6 was contentious, and Old-School Champeens had Fair Odds of 5-1 on Pearsonality Too, who won by 3 parts of a length at $36.20. Good work.
Northlands (0/0) — Eskimos stay cool to foil late Lions’ charge in tight Western opener.
PennNat (0/0) — Visiting Fightin’ Phils eviscerated by Ariz., 9-2; starting pitcher Ben Lively’s 2-run HR was the extent of the Philalala offense.
Keystone (0/0) — See PennNat commentary.
Pleasanton (0/0) — Visiting Giants lose to Metropolitans, 5-2; Brandon Belt had a solo HR for S.F.
Prairie (1/½) — Race 7 was contentious, and Old-School Champeens had Fair Odds of 5-1 on Choteau, who won by 3 at $24.20. Good work.
Ruidoso (1/0) — NMSP helping to search for possibly drowned man in Fort Sumner.
Santa Anita (1/0) — Host Los Doyers blank Colo., 4-nil; starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw recorded his 11th win of the season and also had an RBI.
Thistle (2/0) — See Canterbury commentary.
Woodbine (1/0) — Visiting Blue Jays edged by K.C., 3-2; Troy Tulowitzki and Kevin Pillar each had a solo HR for Toronto.
Wyoming (1/0) — Armored car worker accused of stealing from Cheyenne ATM.
Gulf 5f (T), 1m
Los Alamitos 4½f
Mountain 6f, 1m
Santa Anita 6f
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Live your best life now.