First Post: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hello again. Saturday now.

Free ones: Rundown…

Belmont 4, 5, 8, 10
Gulfstream Park Proper 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

Pay-side (Weekend/Weekday): Today…

Belterra 4
Delpark 7, 11
Ellis Park 1, 6, 7, 9
Louisiana 4, 6
Laurel 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
Lone Star 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Monmouth 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
Woodbine 4, 6

Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Belmont 8, Del Mar 5, 9 on the free page. Pay-side has Delpark 7, 11.

#7 Mister Pollard has the bona fides in Ellis Park 8.

Nonfavored box in Evangeline 7: #8 Rach’slastscarf, #9 Mi Copa Rebosa.

Hoo-boy. Indiana 3 has four potential upsetters: #6 Red Raven, #9 America Mon Amie, #10 Cabana, #11 Annulment. Even wilder in Race 5: #1 Flashlight, #6 Watchyourownbobber, #11 Fredericksburg, #10 Nun the Less, #2 Fixador. #4 Sweet N Wicked can surprise in the sixth there. Race 7 has #6 Mister Pollard (one tough Thoroughbred, given his similar status in Ellis Park 8!), #4 Aces High. In the ninth, #1 Discreet Lover and #6 Cocked and Loaded are the touted live longshots.

Tiptoeing around the morning-line fave in Northlands 8: #9 Autumn Song, #3 Hold the Giant, #10 Kristofferson, #7 Reason for Being.

#6 Count N Gold has upset potential in Prairie 8.

Yesterday’s Activity:

Track (Win Mutuels $20+/Gettable)

Albuquerque (1/1) — Race 9 was contentious, and Dances for Kamia had a squeaking-by 80 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; she rallied like the champion she’s on her way to becoming, winning by 1½ at $25.20. Good work.

Arlington (3/0) — Cubs blank visiting Tejas, 6-0; Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs for Chicagoland.

Arapahoe (0/0) — Visiting Rockies wallop Atlanta, 11-2; Ryan Raburn had a pinch-hit grand slam.

Assiniboia (1/0) — 3 impaired drivers charged on first day of Craven Country Jamboree.

Belmont (2/0) — Jankees defeated by visitor Boston, 5-3; Carlos Beltran, still in the league, had 2 RBIs for Nueva Jork.

Belterra (2/0) — Host Reds edge Milwaukee, 5-4; Adam Duvall and Tucker Barnhart each drove-in 2 for Cincinnati.

Canterbury (0/0) — See Thistledown commentary.

Chas. Town (1/0) — Martinsburg to prohibit discharge of fireworks in city limits.

Del Mar (1/0) — Host Padres beat San Francisco, 4-1; Adam Rosales and Wil Myers each had a solo HR in the win.

Ellis Park (3/0) — Overnight fire destroys Fox Den Restaurant in Mortons Gap.

Emerald (1/1) — Not contentious, Race 3, but High-Octane Chancers saw the good-enough 80 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis on Dreamer S.; she rallied to win by 1¼ at $27-even. Good work.

Evangeline (0/0) — Opelousas police increasing security at historic site.

Fair Meadows (0/0) — Okla. citizens preparing to deal with power outages for several days.

Fairmount (1/0) — See Gulf commentary.

Gulf (2/0) — Marlins edge host Cards, 7-6; Marcell Ozuna and Chris Johnson each drove-in 2 RBIs in the win.

Grande Prairie (0/0) — Missing boy found dead in empty Grande Prairie pool.

Hazel (0/0) — Host Tigers double-up on K.C., 4-2; Tyler Collins had a solo HR for Detroit.

Indiana (2/1) — The opener was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers could not deny the good-enough 82 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis earned by Cocoa Bandita; ’Bandita stole the race, winning gate-to-wire by 2¾ at $53.40. Good work.

Los Alamitos (0/0) — Los Angeles de Los Angeles of Anaheim/O.C. blank visiting White Sox, 7-nil; Geovany Soto went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Louisiana (1/0) — Bossier City police seek 2 runaway teens.

Laurel (1/0) — Visiting Orioles edge Tampa Bay, 4-3; Pedro Alvarez and Jonathan Schoop each had a solo HR for Balto.

Lone Star (0/0) — See Arlington commentary.

Marquis (1/1) — Race 6 was contentious, and Proud Twister was competitive via his 89 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he rallied like the champion he should have been, winning by a clean neck at $45.20. Good work.

Monmouth (0/0) — Primark opens in Freehold Twp.

Northlands (1/0) — Bridge over Groat Rd. finally reopens.

PennNat (1/0) — Host Fightin’ Phils lose to Metropolitans, 5-3; Peter Bourjos scored 1 and drove-in 1 for Philalala.

Prairie (0/0) — Ex-Des Moines teacher, coach sues school district, police.

Ruidoso (0/0) — Wildfire destroys 67 structures, 30 cars in Timberon.

Sac’to, Northern Cal., Sac’to, Northern Cal. (0/0) — See Del Mar commentary.

Thistle (0/0) — Indians beat host Minnesota, 5-2; Mike Napoli had 3 hits, 3 runs and an RBI for Cleveland.

Woodbine (3/2) — Race 2 was contentious, and Iphikles had a sharp 87 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he could not go gate-to-wire, though, but won by 1¾ anyway, at $33.40. Race 4 had publicly touted Clearer View, a just-sufficient 80 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis in a contentious race; he pretty much went gate-to-wire to win by 1¾ at $35.80. Good work.

WMF Report:

Early
Canterbury 6f
Chas. Town 4½f
Finger 6f
Fairmount 1m
Indiana 1m
Monmouth 6f
Northlands 6½f
Keystone 6f
Prairie 6f
Thistle 6f

Rally
Arlington 1m (T)

Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…

Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Bye-bye.

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