Races of the Week, Part I
Last week, I was out of town and neglected to post any selections. The Form provides charts for last week's races, the Barbara Fritchie Handicap and the Sam F. Davis Stakes. Two weeks ago, Lovely Isle finished second in Las Virgenes Stakes, paying $4.80 to place and $3.40 to show. Check It Twice was scratched from the Risen Star Stakes. So far this year, a flat $2 win bet on my selections has yielded a net profit of $15 on total wagers of $20.
This week, the Daily Racing Form's races of the week are the San Luis Obispo Handicap today at Santa Anita and the Fountain of Youth Stakes tomorrow at Gulfstream. Equibase's race of the week is the Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup Stakes today at Tampa Bay Downs.
In the San Luis Obispo, I'll bet Obrigado, who is coming off of a bullet work. There's no early speed in this race, and Obrigado might be able to get out to an early lead. The Form provides free past performances.
I'll bet Cool Coal Man in the Fountain of Youth. He's coming off of a bullet work, and the inside post should help him with a short run to the first turn. The Form provides free past performances.
Cosmonaut looks like a deserving favorite in the Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup. There's not much early speed to challenge him, and his Beyer figures are consistently in the triple digits. Equibase provides free past performances.