Handicapping Preakness - March 07, 2012
Aqueduct is back in business after a pair of "dark" days and we have two races from there, along with a pair from Tampa Bay Downs to make up this afternoon's East Coast Racing Newsletter.
Tuesday's East Coast Results:
Santa Anita reopens tomorrow after a trio of "dark" days, so today our West Coast racing Newsletter will come from Delta Downs, where the First Post is 3:45pm Pacific.
Tuesday's West Coast Results:
Top pick: #6 (BLACK AND WHITE) - Gulfstream shipper finished 2nd there facing fellow Florida-breds on Dec 10th, then was off slowly from an inside post a month ago facing "open" special weights. Has a sharp work since shipping and runs in a claimer for the first time. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #5 (East Side Charley) - Speedy filly by "Mr. Greeley" has been on the sidelines since Sep 11th when she finished 4th at Monmouth. Training nicely for her retuen and this 3yo has been bet in all three starts. Tough if ready.
3rd pick: #2 (Really Bullish) - Drops and shortens-up in distace after tiring here going two-turns facing special weights on Jan 15th. Draws near the rail and can be a factor at a square price.
DELTA DOWNS Race #3 at 7:40 PM Eastern
Top pick: #10 (SPACEY STACY) - Filly cost $30K a nice sum for a Louisiana-bred and she's shown good early speed before tiring in both her starts. 3yo shortens-up a furlong today and draws a nice outside post to either go to the lead or stalk from. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #8 (Olivia's Bell) - Another with speed/stalking ability and last out finished in front of "Stacy". She's worked twice since her last race, is in a barn that wins a lot of races (Sam Breaux), is a win candidate and the probable favorite.
3rd pick: #5 (White Tail Cat) - Home-bred by "Tale of the Cat" finished an even 4th when debuting here going 5 furlongs on Feb 3rd. She took some money that day and stretches-out in distance today.
4th pick: #7 (Golden Silhouette) - She rallied to finish 2nd last out going 5 furlongs in the mud facing $20K "open" maidens. Her connections stretch her out in distance and have her face fellow Louisiana-bred special weights.
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