Well, Friends of Thoroughbred Racing in North America, Season 32 of America’s Favourite Quiz Programme is now in the books, and in case you missed it, the opening titles this year (all 230 episodes!) featured a snap of a field of equines competing on the grass somewhere. It was a perfect visual transition: one patrician-type pastime (the horses) yielding to another (Jeopardy!). Thank you to The Powers That Be for putting racing in the same frame as Jeopardy!. Thank you again for everything. Bless you.
Free ones: Rundown…
Saratoga Race Course 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11
Gulfstream Park Proper 4, 8, 10, 12
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Pending
Arlington 4, 5, 6, 8
Delpark 4, 8
Ellis Park 2, 6
Louisiana 2, 5, 7
Laurel 3, 4, 8, 9
Woodbine 2, 3, 4, 5, 10
Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Gulf 10, Saratoga 4 on the free page.
Stepping out with #4 Alpino Lucko in Assiniboia 6.
Canterbury 6 has the live longshot #10 Got Even Smarter. Bonkers Box-type scenario in Race 8 there: #1 Touch Vision, #5 Smooth Stroke.
Upset potential for #6 From Out There in Fair Meadows Tulsa 6.
The obvious #4 Diamond Joe looks OK in Horsemen’s Park Omaha 6.
Also seemingly too strong is #1 Lexie Lou in Woodbine 8.
Track (Win Mutuels $20+/Gettable)
Albuquerque (1/1) — The finale was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers saw a shout in for Southern Fire, based on that one’s sufficient 81 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he raced tail-to-wire to win by 2¼ at $57.40. Good work.
Arlington (0/0) — Host Cubs larrup Seattle, 12-1; Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward each drove-in 3 runs.
Belterra (0/0) — Visiting Reds blank San Diego, 6-nil; Eugenio Suarez had 4 RBIs.
Canterbury (1/1) — Stormquility had the field-best 94 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis in a contentious Race 4; she rallied like the champion she should have been, winning by a clean half-length at $22.60. Good work.
Chas. Town (2/1) — High-Octane Chancers were in on a noncontentious Race 4, thanks to the competitive 85 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis on Diamond Warrior; he rallied like the champion he should have been, winning by 2 at $20-even. Good work.
Del Mar (2/0) — See Belterra commentary.
Ellis Park (1/1) — High-Octane Chancers could not resist Dual Qualifier W W Allocation (94, 94), who was involved in a noncontentious Race 2; he raced pretty much gate-to-wire to win by a clean head at $21.20. Good work.
Emerald (1/0) — See Arlington commentary.
Evangeline (1/0) — Vermilion Parish suing dozens of oil and gas companies.
Fair Meadows (0/0) — Tulsa woman arrested after trying to use car to run over her mother.
Gulf (0/0) — Marlins trounced by visitor St. Louis, 11-6; Martin Prado had a 3-run HR in the loss.
Grande Prairie (0/0) — Alta. police searching for accused fentanyl trafficker.
Hazel (2/1) — Race 3 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers could not resist the field-best 86 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis on Charles; Chas. went gate-to-wire to win by 1¼ at $29-straight. Good work.
Horsemen’s Park (0/0) — River City Star boat hits shore; emergency evacuation underway on Missouri R.
Indiana (0/0) — IMPD officer wounded in so. Indpls. shooting.
Los Alamitos (0/0) — Los Angeles de Los Angeles & Anaheim/O.C. defeated by visitor Boston, 6-2; Andrelton Simmons and Carlos Perez drove-in the runs for the losers.
Louisiana (1/0) — Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood gear-up for for big weekend in Bossier.
Laurel (4/2) — Back-to-back jacks on the Dual Qualifier tracks — or something like that. In a contentious Race 6, Dual Qualifier Smart Dixie Jones (85, 80) had to rally hard but won anyway, by 1¾ at $34.60. In a noncontentious Race 7, the prohibitive V6 top pick, Tango Delta, was supported on LifeLiner as a Dual Qualifier (93, 88), and she too had to rally hard, winning by 4¾ at $21-even; the $2 natural daily double paid $278.80. Good work.
Marquis (0/0) — Water-treatment plant set for expansion at Whitecap Dakota First Nation.
Monmouth (0/0) — Police divers, helicopters rescue jet skier from Raritan Bay.
Northlands (3/2) — Not contentious, Race 6, needed High-Octane Chancers to see the field-best 84 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis on Jovial Destiny; he won by a clean half-length at $25.70. In Race 8, contentious this time, Bud Time had a nice 83 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he rallied like the champion he should have been, winning by 1 at $25.40. Good work.
PennNat (2/0) — Fightin’ Phils edged at Atlanta, 2-1; Cesar Hernandez scored Philalala’s only run.
Prairie (1/0) — Police seeking material witness in Des Moines shooting death.
Ruidoso (0/0) — N. Mex. Environment Sec’y. resigns.
Saratoga (5/2) — Publicly touted first-timer Freud’s Friend, whose connection-line/slashline readout was 21pc/13pc/18pc, went gate-to-wire to win by a clean nose at $32.40 in a contentious Race 5. Publicly touted Signature Look, OK via an 83 on his LifeLiner Speed Column analysis in a contentious finale, won by 1½f at $21-straight; for good measure, publicly touted Knight of Valor, bet-down to 3½-1, finished second to complete your publicly touted $115 Bonkers Exacta Box. Good work.
Santa Rosa (0/0) — Host Giants lose to Wash., D.C., 4-1; Gregor Blanco had the lone San Francisco RBI.
Thistle (1/0) — Host Indians beat Oakland, 5-3; Carlos Santana had a solo HR, his 22nd HR of the season, for Cleveland.
Woodbine (1/1) — Race 3 was not contentious, but Motown Melody qualified via having the second-best LifeLiner Spread Column analysis rating in the field; she went gate-to-wire to win by 3 parts of a length at $24.20. Good work.
Prairie 5½f, 6f
Gulf 7½f (T)
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Next time!