This is the best version of a song that will always make the people smile.
The kick-out on the electronic drum machine is the only way to start this song. And when the synth-string motif is introduced at 0:50 and reintroduced at the 1:47 mark, the heads start bobbing…
Free ones: Rundown…
Belmont 2, 3, 4, 9
Gulfstream Park Proper 7
Los Alamitos Thoroughbreds 1, 9
Arlington 1, 3, 5, 8
BelTerra 2, 8
Ellis Park 2, 3, 9
Laurel 1, 5, 6, 7
Lone Star 1, 3, 8, 9
Woodbine 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Pay-side has Woodbine 8.
Arapahoe 8 is wild-open, wild-open. Four live-longshot-type plays: #5 Ms Wild Rush, #1 Starry Starry Skys, #4 Lively Tale, #10 Last Dragoness. Choose wisely.
Hoo-boy. Bypassing the top two morning-line choices in Belmont 7, going instead with #1 Too Much Tip, #2 Golden Mischief. This could lead to excellence — or serious injury.
Grants Pass (where?) 9 has a cold-puncher’s box of #6 Arigato, #5 Ain’t Tellin’.
Singling-out #3 Princess Dream in Suffolk 9.
Track (Win Mutuels $20+/Gettable)
Albuquerque (0/0) — Man arrested after allegedly robbing O’Reilly’s in SW Albuquerque.
Arlington (2/1) — Race 9 was contentious, and players of all stripes took a shot with Ghost Hunter, Fair Odds of 6-1 and a Dual Qualifier (92, 87), too boot; he was a stalking-horse throughout before winning by three parts of a length at $26-even. Good work.
Arapahoe (0/0) — Host Rockies edged by Chisox, 5-4; Nolan Arenado and Gerardo Parra each had 2 RBI for Colo.
Assiniboia (1/1) — Race 7 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads had a Dual Qualifier in Gavar (97, 94); he went gate-to-wire to win by a clean neck at $20.30. Good work.
Belmont (2/1) — Race 5 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads were constant with Dual Qualifier Changewilldoyagood (82, 85); he went gate-to-wire to win by a clean head at $61-straight. Good work.
BelTerra (1/0) — Visiting Reds blank Ariz., 7-nil; Joey Votto had a 2-run HR and 3 RBI.
Chas. Town (0/0) — Eastern Panhandle LGBTQ Pride in the Park celebrated.
Delpark (4/½) — Race 9 was contentious, and Old-School Champeens had Fair Odds on My Magician; she rallied like the champion she’s on her way to becoming, winning by a clean nose at $29.80. Good work.
Ellis Park (0/0) — Weather delays start of Twin Bridges lane restrictions.
Emerald (0/0) — Host Mariners edged by Oaktown, 4-3; Jarrod Dyson went 2-for-3 with a solo HR for Seattle.
Evangeline (1/1) — The opener was contentious amongst the experienceds, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads could tame Born to D’ Wild, good enough on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; she rallied like the champion she’s on her way to becoming, winning by a clean half-length at $25.80. Good work.
Finger (1/1) — Race 7 was contentious, and players of all stripes kept their cool with Tough Temper, Fair Odds of 2½-1 and a Dual Qualifier (92, 90), to boot; she was a stalking-horse throughout before winning by 2¼ at $24.60. Good work.
Fair Meadows (1/0) — Chickasaw Lighthorse officer injured after pursuit ends in crash.
Fairmount (0/0) — Host Cardinals beat Metropolitans, 4-1; Paul DeJong went 4-for-4 with a solo HR and 2 RBI.
Gulf (1/0) — Visiting Marlins edge S.F., 5-4; Marcell Ozuna drove-in 2 for Miami.
Grande Prairie (0/0) — Rash of vandalism in Sexsmith.
Grants Pass (0/0) — Roads backed up on I-5 North following semi-truck accident in Jackson Co.
Hazel (1/0) — Visiting Tigers blanked by Clev., 4-0; J.D. Martinez had Detroit’s only extra base-hit.
Horsemen’s (0/0) — Neb. officials working to redesign highway rumble strips.
Hastings (0/0) — Wildfire near Princeton, B.C., prompts evacuation order.
Los Alamitos Nighttime (0/0) — Visiting Angels lose to Tejas, 5-2; Yunel Escobar had a solo HR for Anaheim.
Louisiana (1/0) — Driver attempts to rob man after giving him a ride in Shreveport.
Los Alamitos Thoroughbreds (0/0) — See Los Alamitos Nighttime commentary.
Laurel (0/0) — Visiting Orioles separate Minn., 5-1; Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo homered for Balto.
Lone Star (1/1) — The opener was contentious, and players of all stripes put their faith in debut-issue High Providence, Fair Odds of 3-1 and with a slashline/connection-line readout of 12pc/12pc/25pc; he rallied like the champion he&’s on his way to becoming, winning by 1½ at $26.60. Good work.
Marquis (0/0) — Regina police looking for alleged bank robber.
Monmouth (1/0) — Long Branch movie theater coming down soon for synagogue.
Northlands (1/0) — Edmonton international airport terminal evacuated in bear-spray scare.
PennNat (2/1½) — Race 4 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads made the call on Paging Mr. Hughes, field-best 88 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; she went gate-to-wire to win by 1 at $28-flat. Race 8 was contentious, and Old-School Champeens came up big via G R’s Giant, Fair Odds of 5-1; he raced tail-to-wire to win by a clean head at $23.40. Good work.
Keystone (3/1) — Race 8 was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads caught up with Late Breaking News, 82 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he was forwardly placed before winning by 2 at $23.60. Good work.
Pleasanton (0/0) — See Gulf commentary.
Prairie (0/0) — Fire destroys camper, trees at Lake Red Rock campground.
Suffolk (1/1) — Race 10 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads went brave with Dual Qualifier D’boldest (91, 90); she went gate-to-wire to win by 4¼ at $28-and-00¢. Good work.
Thistle (1/1) — Race 7 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads had fine vocal support for Dual Qualifier Cantico (93, 88); she rallied like the champion she should have been, winning by three parts of a length at $26.80. Good work.
Woodbine (1/0) — Host Blue Jays prove problematic to Houston, 7-2; Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki each had a 3-run HR.
Wyoming (0/0) — Keystone Fire crews work with aerial operations to combat blaze.
Lone Star 1m
Mountain 6f, 1m
Gulf 7½f (T)
Laurel 1 1/16m (T)
Woodbine 1 1/16m
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. ‘The wisdom of the fool won’t set you free…’