First Post: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Love the urgency of this live BBC version. The prophetic line now comes at 0:49.

‘The filly lost a purse…’

Free ones:

Saratoga Race Course 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11
Gulfstream Park Proper 1, 5, 11
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

Pay-side (Weekday/Weekend): Today…

Arlington 2
BelTerra 5, 8
Ellis Park 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
Laurel 3, 4, 8, 10
Lone Star 3, 8, 9, 10
Monmouth 10
Woodbine 4, 7, 8, 10

Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Woodbine 8 on the pay-side.

Should be OK for #3 Lull in Del Mar 7. Likewise #1 Conquest Big E in Gulf 10.

Extras for experts: #3 Dals Pal in Fargo 7. #4 Cantacho in Great Falls 9. #1 General Day in Grande Prairie 7. #6 Champion Risk in Wyoming 6. Longshots #9 Ebo and #8 Olimpio’s Scat Cat in Wyoming 7. As always, kindly consult with your friendly local turf accountant to arrange for your involvement in these fine events. Thank you!

Yesterday’s Activity:

Track (No. of Win Mutuels $20+/Gettable)

Albuquerque (0/0) — Acting chief justice for Navajo Nation to resign over health.

Arlington (0/0) — Host Cubs edge St. Louis, 3-2; Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Chicagoland.

Arapahoe (0/0) — Host Rockies beat Pgh., 7-3; Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Colo.

Assiniboia (1/1) — Players of all stripes went for debut-issue Sintalena, Fair Odds of 3½-1 and with a connection-line/slashline readout of 16pc/16pc/N/A, in the nightcap; he won by a clean half-length at $37-even. Good work.

BelTerra (0/0) — Host Reds edged by Miami, 5-4; Patrick Kivlehan had a solo HR for Cincy.

Canterbury (1/0) — Host Twins edge Detroit, 6-5; Eddie Rosario went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Minn.

Chas. Town (0/0) — Martinsburg residents protest motel-based crime wave.

Delpark (2/1) — Old-School Champeens had the clean sweep, starting in Race 5 with Three Beans, Fair Odds of 1½-1; he won by 1¾ at $21-straight. In the seventh, Eyerish Inspired had Fair Odds of 6-1 in a contentious lineup; she won by a clean nose at $28.80. Good work.

Del Mar (1/1) — Race 2 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads stole one via Iron Rob, field-best 97 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; he rallied like the champion he should have been, winning by 2¼ at $21.80. Good work.

Ellis Park (1/0) — Darryl Strawberry is awarded Kentucky Colonel and key to the city of Owensboro.

Emerald (2/1) — Race 4 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads went out in the weather with Some Storm Cat, 84 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he went gate-to-wire to win by 1½ at $65.40. Good work.

Evangeline (2/0) — Evangeline Parish seeking donations for French teachers.

Fargo (0/0) — Tower would restore bustle to sleepy 200 block of downtown Fargo.

Finger (2/0) — Ontario Co. Sheriff warns of potential phone scheme.

Fair Meadows (0/0) — Tulsa EMSA issues heat alert amidst triple-digit temperatures.

Fairmount (0/0) — See Arlington commentary.

Great Falls (1/1) — Race 7 was contentious, and players of all stripes had a piece of Miss Pinky Pie, Fair Odds of 2½-1 and a field best 90 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; she went gate-to-wire to win by 7¾ at $21.20. Good work.

Gulf (2/2) — Race 6 was contentious, and players of all stripes elevated their mood via debut-issue Lithium Z, Fair Odds of 4-1 and with a connection-line/slashline readout of 11pc/13pc/15pc; he went gate-to-wire to win by 1¼ at $24.20. In Race 10, contentious, only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads finished first with nice guy (and Dual Qualifier!) Durocher (96, 81); he was a stalking-horse throughout before winning by 1¼ at $22.60. Good work.

Grande Prairie (1/0) — Grande Prairie emerging from recession.

Hazel (0/0) — See Canterbury commentary.

Horsemen’s (0/0) — Strangers help Omaha man replace badly damaged car.

Hastings (0/0) — B.C. wildfire evacuees anxious to get Red Cross financial aid.

Indiana (2/1) — The opener was contentious, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads could invoke the Ghost of W.B. Yeats through The Sligo Poet, 82 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he went gate-to-wire to win by a clean neck at $24.40. Good work.

Los Alamitos (2/2) — The opener was contentious, and players of all stripes were extremely grateful to Very Thankful, 86 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; she went gate-to-wire to win by 1½ at $29.40. In Race 2, not contentious, only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads went nuclear with Family Rules, Dual Qualifier (89, 97); she went gate-to-wire to win by 2½ at $39.60. The natural daily double paid an overbet $230.80, for $2; but what are you gonna do, throw it back? Good work.

Louisiana (1/½) — The opener was contentious, and Old-School Champeens had Fair Odds of 5-1 on Freedom Rules, who ran to that billing to win by 1¾ at $28-and-no-cents. Good work.

Laurel (1/0) — Host Orioles doubled-up by Houston, 8-4; Jonathan Schoop had a 2-run HR for Balto.

Lone Star (0/0) — Visiting Rangers edge Tampa Bay, 4-3; Elvis Andrus’s solo HR was the only RBI for Tejas, amazingly.

Marquis (0/0) — First Nations filmmaking project rolls into Pelican Narrows, Sask.

Monmouth (2/2) — Race 1 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads curtseyed to Rhythm Queen, Dual Qualifier (97, 80); she rallied like the champion she should have been, winning by 1¼f; $21.20. Race 3 was contentious among the experienceds, but only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads kept Thirsty Actor, 87 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis, in the picture; he got to the front soon enough, winning by 6½ at $26.60. Good work.

PennNat (0/0) — Host Fightin’ Phils edged by Milw., 9-8; Cesar Hernandez and Cameron Rupp each hit a 3-run HR for Philalala.

Keystone (2/0) — See PennNat commentary.

Prairie (1/½) — Old-School Champeens had Fair Odds of 6-1 in a contentious Race 5 on Mingo Ruler, who won by 2¾ at $22-flat. Good work.

Ruidoso (0/0) — N.M. seniors compete in 27 sports for State Summer Olympic games.

Sac’to (1/0) — Host Giants edge S.D., 5-4; Eduardo Nunez had 2 RBI for S.F.

Saratoga (2/1½) — Race 9 was contentious, and Old-School Champeens had Fair Odds of 6-1 on Firenze Fire, who won by 1 at $27-and-xx/100. In the finale, contentious, only High-Octane Chancers and Progressive-Minded Eggheads settled on Glorious Empire, Dual Qualifier (89, 83); he went gate-to-wire to win by 7½ at $20-and-no ¢. Good work.

Thistle (1/1) — Players of all stripes were warriors for Dreaminofjustice, Fair Odds of 2-1 and a Dual Qualifier (86, 83), to boot; she was a stalking-horse throughout before winning by 2¼ at $28.80. Good work.

Woodbine (1/1) — Race 3 found players of all stripes out in the Moonlight Rain, Fair Odds of 2-1 and with a connection-line/slashline readout of 18pc/18pc/26pc; he won by a clean neck at $24.10. Good work.

Wyoming (0/0) — Trick riding, roping performers debut at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

WMF Report:

Early
Arlington 6f
BelTerra 6f
Emerald 6f
Los Alamitos 4½f
Lone Star 1m
Mountain 6f

Rally
Gulf 7½f (T)
Laurel 1 1/16m (T)

Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…

Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. ‘And my heart’s wide open, truly…’

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