• April Pacing Appendages

    POSTED Apr 4, 2012
    With the Grand Circuit looming, the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series remains the American harness feature, along with the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway. We take to round three this first full weekend of April. 

    Friday and Saturday, April 6 and April 7, the males and the mares battle in more divisions of the two series with six episodes for the males on Satureday and  five fields for the femmes. Favorites have been scourging the series but we won’t let that get us down; our history of choosing well-paying winners in both of these series is great, so we will be eyeing upsets again, as explained below.  

    At Woodbine on the last night of March, the Glorys Comet and Spring Pacing Championships present leg 2 of their expensive shows. Horse of the Year San Pail won the first “Comet” leg in his return to the races and there is enough turmoil among the mares to support upsets.  

    At Cal-Expo on Friday, we the exclusive TwinSpires-Cal-Expo no-takeout Pick 4 offers another shot at a big pot of profits.   

    Levy Landslides

    The April 7 Yonkers program is again laden with “Levy” legs and once again we will analyze the battles.  Free brisnet F.A.S.T. sheets are available for the Levy races by clicking here.

    Race 2

    Code Word was hung as the choice from the outside last week and from the outside may have problems while Sea Venture attempts another wire job. However, poised to put in a good mile after falling a bit short in round one, Code Word may still be dismissed by bettors due to the very post that is his burden. This alone could make him worth it. Sea Venture could wind up in the exotic mix and using Gallant Yankee could deliver a decent triple.  

    Race 4

    Clear Vision dueled and was short because of it last week. That could be a problem again with River Shark gunning for a top spot. This could make a case for Fitz’s Z Tam, who made a strong brush and got into contention last time.  

    Race 5

    This third group is packed with power and you could create any number of scenarios for six of seven. Giddy Up Delight could be the best odds of the sextet, so keep an eye on Mark Ford’s stallion; he is using Mark Macdonald at the reins and the two are working well. 

    Race 6

    We were so disappointed in Valentino last week. Why is he so tepid? He should be winging. Art Z could not take Atochia last out but that one is not here and with Southern Allie leading, those two could be the exacta elements, though no big payoff will be the reward.

    Race 7

    Another team of hot pacers forces us to once again try with Art Two D Two. This would be a major upset but it is not so far fetched. Some major shuffling could go on here and if Art Two D Two saves some ground he may have just enough in that short stretch to pass tired ones. Four here threaten each other for duels, so go with the longshot here; his odds will be higher than his chances. 

    Race 8

    Real Nice was tons the best again last week and meets the softest of the sextet this week. The only unknown is Twin B Legend, a strongman from Canada coming to terms with these elders on the half mile. He may be in deep but he may also take to the going better than we would have imagined, resulting in one of those great upsets that teetered on the mysterious.

    ‘Match’ Mavellettes

    The Blue Chip Matchmaker for mares are the performers at Friday’s Yonkers’ features, with all eyes on the early prowess of See You At Peelers.  

    In the first division Pancleefandarpels needs to wake up and can. She should’ve been aggressive last week but lost momentum due to interference. It is a benefit to be on the rail.  

    The second division Mystical Diva finds herself in a field of nobodies and is the only one capable of beating the favorite.  

    The third Matchmaker mile should feature Krispy Apple. She was shuffled back slightly as the favorite last week and may be bet less and do better tonight.   

    The evening's fourth “Match” mile once again we endorse Oceans Motion. She didn’t get rolling with the outside post burdening her last week and could be a monster from post 1 in this mix. Notable is Note Blue Chip who tried but couldn't close from post 7 in round two. Post 3 should help.  

    The final fray of the evening focuses upon Hula’s Z Tam. Although the draw is poor, she should be able to beat Anndrovette a second time.

    Canadian Chapters

    The Glorys Comet Final will no doubt be a bettors’ onslaught for San Pail. Last week we went with a 76-1 trotter to upset and that one, Frenchfrysnvinegar, was third. He needed that race and this could be a good spot for the great “Pail” to be beaten by a trip and his own overconfidence. At least that is a good scenario to go against a 1-10 shot.  

    The Spring Pacing Championship Final, like the “Comet,” will unevenly tip the win wagers to Golden Receiver. To nudge this very likely prohibitive choice a bit, let’s take a small shot with Aracache Hanover. Second to the public choice in the March 31 round, this guy is fundamentally as good as his foe and better than the rest of this field, at least on paper. If his new season is going to get rolling, what better place than here to pick up dollars and pay a few to win, also.

    Cal Exotic

    The April 6 no-takeout Pick 4 at Cal-Expo is Race12 through Race 15. Here are contenders for your consideration.

    Leg 1
    (1) Freedom Art just missed last out and must be in this mix from the rail. (6) Blissful Winds was second by 13 lengths, best of the rest, at 17-1, and could start this ticket off with fireworks. 

    Leg 2
    (3) Serious Art should have taken last week’s effort and returns here to make amends. (6) Coal Younger is more talented than his most recent pair and may be available to pay far more than his chances indicate.

    Leg 3
    (4) Hey Scoop got the noose last week and had to settle for fourth. In this group, a clean trip murders ‘em.   

    Leg 4
    (7) Minettastuppence made two moves last week and they both cost her dearly, as she finished fifth. Perhaps the public will penalize her and we will get a price to cash a very good pool-profiting ticket. 

    Ray Cotolo contributed to this edition.
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