• SimonSays Handicapping Challenge

    POSTED Apr 1, 2011
    Week 10

    Anthony Kelzenberg

    Rosehill (04/01/11)
    Race 7A

    Key horse: 2-SMART MISSILE

    Comments: Smart Missile is a very fast horse. He's possibly the fastest horse in the field. But even more important he has an excellent turn of foot and his only two finishing splits on record are the best in a field with plenty of speed. He also gets to start close to the inside in post 5, which is a major advantage compared to his other accomplished rivals. I think this horse has the goods.

    Bets ($100 total):

    $70 win on 2-Smart Missile
    $1 trifecta key 2/1,4,6 ($6)
    $1 trifecta 2/1,4,6/1,4,6,8,9 ($12)
    $1 trifecta 1,4,6/2/1,4,6,8,9 ($12)

    José D. De León Alejandro

    Gulfstream Park (04/02/11)
    Race 7

    8-Longhunter (GB)

    Comments: Leparoux/Clement is a dangerous combo with this kind of horses, he needed the last one to get seasoned and looked like the winner at the mile (distance for today), but the last 100 meters were poisoning for him with a good one in Data Link.

    Gulfstream Park (04/03/11)
    Race 10


    Comments: He may not have the long distance pedigree we would like, but his Tomlinson is good enough for the way this race is expected to develop with him in front attempting to go wire-to-wire in a speed-favoring track that will be very fast on Sunday. He is fast, knows how to win and has a damn good trainer by his side. He is here for a reason and believe me: it is not sentimentalism.

    Garnet Barnsdale

    Plays for Woodbine Harness (4/2/11):

    Race 4: 8-CAT FOUR steps up in class after cutting the two fastest 3/4 mile splits that were recorded this winter in his last 2 starts only to tire in the lane and get beat by the same horse twice (ST. PETE STAR #4 in Race 5). The CAT is likely to be overlooked by the wagering public this time because of the losses at the lower class, but make no mistake, this horse is now DEAD fit and was winning at levels higher than this last year when on his game. He can also work out a trip and is not a one-dimensional speedster.

    Bets: $100 WIN & PLACE on 8
    $1 PICK FOUR 8 with 4 with ALL with ALL

    Chris Hernandez

    No Wagers this week.

    Anonymous said...

    Week 9 ?????

    Derek Simon said...

    Week 9 was posted, but the formatting went to heck when I attempted to make a change. When I have time to fix it -- it's a complete hash -- I'll re-post it (it was up prior to the week 9 races).

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