Friday, January 30, 2009

The Audacity of the 7th at Aqueduct

Yes siree..Cavallo Pazzo in the 7th...can't miss.

A big shout out to Johnny A who was quick to point
out to me yesterday that old CC Lopez won the 1st at Aqueduct
on a hopeless plodder...Dr Silver Packet paid $28.60 completing
a $79.00 exacta with My Horse...I didn't have it...but it was nice to get
the heads up...

So Cavallo Pazzo in the 7th, Apple in the 8th to
Divorce Court and My Fair El in the 9th...what an easy Pick 3.
Put on your aluminum foil hat Claire, the money's on the way!

and remember this little jem...
"the louder he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons"
RW Emerson...
reminds me of something...
See ya at post time,

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Climate change, global warming & an inconvenient horse at Big A...

It's snowing in Ozone Park and they have cancelled the races...
driving an ice pick through the heart of my Mortal Lock Pick 3.
Majhood can get back to the carrot munching, Contessa and Levine can
resume the backstretch poker game and Alan Garcia can finish his
Happy Meal with Jessica Simpson. 
What a world...Al Gore is a friggin' idiot!
San Naa in the 8th tommorw...6-1...can't lose.
See ya at post time,

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Year of The's not on the Value Menu.

Happy New Year to all my Chinese friends.
If Tony Dutrow wins the 1st race tomorrow at Aqueduct,
I'm going back to Bernie Madoff...with Bernie at least you know what you're
getting. In the 7th race  I'm betting Claire's car on Majhood...a $600,000
3 yr old  who lost her first and only race by 17 lengths...don't ask me,
I got a feeling. Majhood in the 7th to Mr Fantasy in the 8th to 
Next Day in the 9th...a Pick 3 that will take you clear through
The Super Bowl betting pool... 
That's a Stimulus Package.
See ya at Post Time,

Monday, January 26, 2009

Old Habits not only die hard, they die broke...

Being an astute observer of all things weird, it was difficult to
come to grips with what in hell is going on at Aqueduct this winter.
As a child I learned two hard and fast rules about The Big A inner
dirt track...
#1: Speed on the rail
#2: Speed on the rail
After losing way too many races playing the front running speed it
finally dawned on me it just wasn't working anymore. 
As Marvin Gaye asked, What's goin' on..? 
Well dang, if you go into The Racing Form's on line Formulator
there's this little  tool called Racing Flow Update.
They have a system called BL12, or how far back was the winner
at the first two points of call.

Shocked...I say, shocked, cause one things for sure, that old
early speed rail bias ain't what it used to be. A lot more closers from
off the pace. It's playing like a much different track. 
This may be boring to some people but, hey,
it's something to ponder while I wait on my trust fund check.

By the way, I just read that raccoons mate in January...clink.
See ya at Post Time,

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Screaming like Little Richard...

It could be just another morning beer buzz but I am swearing off
any horse with the name Jack...unless, of course I really need something
that's gonna finish fourth. I'm taking the remainder of my inheritance
and putting it on Shaunna in the 9th in Philly on Tuesday and with 
what's left, Majhood in the 7th at Aqueduct on Wednesday.
If this doesn't work out, it's off the end of the deck for me.
See ya at post time,

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Honest Spanky's Carbon Credits

Hey, really, who knew yesterday was National Pie Day?
There I was wasting my time with Gulfstream Park and
Aqueduct and all the while I should have been rolling out a crust.
Dang! Ah, well...I'm waiting on all my "Jack" horses today,
hoping I didn't miss my pie for nothing.

Loquacious Lover is running in the 5th tomorrow at Philly.
I'm gonna bet half my pie on her.
Thanks to Claire...I know she's making a pie.
See ya at post time.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Too many Jacks...

So...a guy puts in a $24 phone bet out of NYC OTB last Monday
on the Pick Six at Santa Anita. He not only hits it,$653G, he gets 
4 consolations...$8,442... total take, $687,371.
Yah, well somedays you're walkin' around lucky and don't even know it?

Saturday I got Ju Jitsu Jax at Gulfstream, Jack's Wild and
Lucky J.H. at Santa Anita...I mean you have yo play 'em...
last Saturday, Jack Sprat payed $30 at Gulfstream...Jack's on a roll
that's what I think....but I still have to go with
Dry Martini in the 10th at Gulfstream tomorrow...

Hey, Claire...put on the chicken, I'll be over for dinner.
Keep you posted...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Great Expectations, is Miss Havisham in the house...

Yah, well Lottaexpectations didn't quite live up to 'em
yesterday in Philly...she ran, or plodded and came in 6th...
Fortunately for me, "The Spankster", I had Lottaexpectations
in a 3 horse exacta box with Kid Freud and Chittlin...Kid Freud won
for $7.40 and Chitlin got up for 2nd at $18.20 completing
a $113 payoff. Sometimes my own stupidity really pays off.

Got a hot one in the 8th race today at Aqueduct...
Cellar Dweller, sure thing at 6-1...I'd bet my brother's wife on this one.

Keep your eyes on The PAMPLEMOUSSE.
He won last Saturday's San Rafael Stakes, a G3 at Santa Anita...
and he won it for fun. Looks like the connections have The Derby in mind.
The Santa Anita Derby that is, on April 4th. He wins out...
Hey I'll keep ya posted. Hi T.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Anybody out there checking the Breeze Figs in The Form for
January 21 has to have the same reaction I did, "whoa"... when they see the
numbers for Lottaexpectations, running in the 5th at Philadelphia.
She is a 3yr old making her 2nd start for trainer Allen Randy.
Well, I got a lotofexpectations...15 to 1...I'll keep you posted. 
PS...Claire, if you can't understand any of this, put down
the merlot and I'll get back to you.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


 Monday, Aqueduct posted early scratches and changes.
Rider change, 2nd race, a real open MSW affair
with a very overbet false favorite, Drivenby Solar due to bounce.
...Inger Management, at 4.5-1 was now 
being ridden by CC Lopez.... Hello! If anyone paid any attention
they were sitting on an easy $357 early Pick 4.
Nobody takes 'em out of the gate at Aqueduct like Chop Chop Lopez!
Sheesh, it's tough being so smart...well, I missed it...Pick 3, the double,
oh I got those ok...but dang, when it's handed to you
and you ignore it...well...back to the Form.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hey Sportsfans
Anybody catch the second race at Aqueduct on Sunday?
Tour of the Cat, running at Hialeah when I was a child,comes bounding
down the inner dirt stretch in a $7,500 claimer...Great
grandson of gawd, and he was the friggin heavy favorite
at 6/ was his 75th start and 20th win...
That's New the winter.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Up and running soon...