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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Races of the Week

Last week, Tiago finished sixth in the Hollywood Gold Cup. Solar Flare finished second in the Suburban Handicap, paying $7.00 to place and$4.30 to show. Pyrite Gem finished thirteenth in the Cleveland Gold Cup. I neglected to post a selection in the Cincinnatian Stakes, as I was unable to find an on-line source for free past performances. So far this year, a flat $2 win bet on my selections has yielded a net profit of $22.70 on total wagers of $94.

Today, the Daily Racing Form's races of the week are the American Oaks at Hollywood Park and the United Nations Handicap, which is also Equibase's race of the week, at Monmouth Park.

I'll bet Raw Silk in the American Oaks. I think she'll benefit from the lack of early speed in today's race. She's never gone a mile and a quarter before, but her Tomlinson rating indicates that it shouldn't be a problem for her. The Form provides free past performances. past performances are also available through McPeek Racing.

In the United Nations, I'll bet Strike a Deal. Strike a Deal's recent Beyer figures are competitive with the rest of this field. His Tomlinson rating indicates that he should like a mile and three eighths. He's never won a graded stakes, but he came close a couple of times last summer at Colonial Downs. Equibase provides free past performances. past performances are available through H. Graham Motion.


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