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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Races of the Week and Ohio Stakes Selections

Last week, Salute the Sarge finished seventh in the Lexington Stakes. Forest Melody finished fourth in the Santa Barbara Handicap. Good and Lucky finished fourth in the Bill Hartack Memorial Handicap. So far this year, a flat $2 win wager on my selections has yielded a net profit of $28.80 on total wagers of $52, but I've had five consecutive selections run out of the money. If that trend continues, I should be back in the red by Belmont day, and all will once again be right with the world.

Today, the Daily Racing Form's races of the week are the Calder Derby at Calder Race Course and the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Equibase's race of the week is the Bosselman/Gus Fonner Handicap at Fonner Park.

Sporting Art looks like a deserving favorite in the Calder Derby. He's 3 for 5 on the turf and is the only graded stakes winner in this field. The Form provides free past performances.

J Be K looks like a prohibitive favorite in the Withers. He's the only early speed in the field and he's undefeated around one turn. However, he'll probably go off at too short a price to be worth a bet. I think I'll pass this race. The Form provides free past performances.

My selection in the Fonner is Blumin Attitude, who is 5 for 9 at Fonner, and is coming off of a stakes victory. Equibase provides free past performances.

I'll bet Key Low in the Howard B. Noonan Stakes today at Beulah Park. Key Low has early speed, and is 2 for 3 at Beulah. Beulah Park provides free past performances for all Noonan nominees. Equibase provides entries.


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